Gaza's only mobile phone company forced to close

The Gaza attorney general's shutdown of Jawwal for alleged tax evasion could affect hundreds of jobs and has been met by criticism by those who see the company as a victim of a political divide.
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 Ahmad Abu Amer for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on July 3

Netanyahu coalition's days may be numbered

The natural gas fiasco, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to withdraw his proposed outline from a Knesset vote, is yet another sign of the fragility of his coalition.
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 Mazal Mualem for Al-Monitor on July 3

Iran's conservatives suspicious after IAEA head's visit

Iranian conservatives believe that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, traveled to Tehran to resolve issues over possible military dimensions.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor on July 2

Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon speaks out

The Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammed Badr al-Din Zayed, weighs in on the prospects regarding the situation in Egypt and other issues.
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Translated from Al-Nahar (Lebanon) on July 2

Israel, PA officials disagree over source of West Bank violence

Despite the recent spate of attacks, Palestinian security officials argue that neither Fatah nor Hamas are interested in escalating the situation with Israel and emphasize that Israeli policies create continuous frustration among West Bank residents.
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 Shlomi Eldar for Al-Monitor on July 3

Egypt fights for Mubarak's millions

Egypt is seeking to repatriate $700 million that Switzerland has frozen in accounts that belong to Hosni Mubarak and his family.
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 Rami Galal for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on July 2

Erdogan looks for military victory to avenge electoral defeat

Some observers believe that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is attempting to force Turkey into a confrontation with Syria before a coalition government is formed.
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 Fehim Ta┼čtekin for Al-Monitor on July 2

Common market between Africa, Egypt not in the offing

The African economic blocs summit left some feeling that the African common market idea is far-fetched.
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 Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on July 2

Netanyahu puts American Jews in tight spot

US Jews feel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's defiant policy on the Iran agreement and talks with the Palestinians forces them to choose between the US agenda and interests and their support of Israel.
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 Akiva Eldar for Al-Monitor on July 2

Larijani comments renew calls for release of Mousavi, Karroubi

Remarks by Iran's judiciary that the 2009 protests were not trying to overthrow the government have led to a call by an Iranian MP to end the house arrest of Green Movement leaders.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor on July 1

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