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MAR 27, 2015 - Christian Science Monitor

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Israel unfreezes Palestinian tax revenues under US pressure to ease tensions

Israel withheld the tax transfers it collects for the cash-strapped government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he applied to join the International Criminal Court – a move potentially paving the way for a war crimes investigation of Israel.

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MAR 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Israel To Stop Withholding Palestinian Tax Revenues

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will resume the transfer Palestinian tax revenues that it has been withholding as punishment for unilateral Palestinian actions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Friday the decision was made following the recommendation of Israel's security establishment and because of humanitarian considerations. Earlier this year, Israel withheld tax transfers it collects for the cash-strapped government ...

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MAR 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

Israel has been under international pressure to release the frozen funds and Israeli security officials had warned that continuing to hold back the revenue could spark violence. Israel withheld the tax transfers it collects for the cash-strapped government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he applied to join the ICC — a move potentially paving the way for a war ...

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MAR 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Netanyahu's Allies Blame White House Criticism On Misunderstanding

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 22 (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu's allies acknowledged on Sunday that his election-eve disavowal of a Palestinian state had caused a rift with the White House, but blamed U.S. President Barack Obama's unprecedented criticism on a misunderstanding. The Israeli prime minister pledged on the eve of his re-election victory last week that there would never be ...

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MAR 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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For Many, Netanyahu's Backtrack On Palestinian State Is Unconvincing

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed on his pre-election promise that he would not allow for the creation of a Palestinian state. "I don't want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution," Netanyahu said Thursday during an interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” These remarks come three days after Netanyahu told Israeli voters ...

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