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UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday to slightly enhance the status of the Palestinian territories at the international organization, a controversial gambit that conveys world recognition for beleaguered Palestinians....
Tags: Government, Israel, United Nations, Palestine, West Bank
Tribune Washington BureauWhen Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
Tags: Israel, Government, West Bank, Travel, Elections
World NowNearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning....
World NowHundreds of Palestinians protested across several West Bank cities Monday, the most violent eruption yet in the growing public uproar over rising consumer prices and the Palestinian Authority’s budget crisis....
World NowA Palestinian official criticized President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for opposing Palestinians’ bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations and failing to give the issue more attention in their speeches this...
World NowRAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians headed to the polls Saturday in the West Bank’s first local elections in seven years, selecting new leaders for 93 cities and villages. Turnout was light in the morning but picked up as the day progressed,...
World NowPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that he has opened talks with the world body on obtaining recognition of Palestine as a nonmember state....
World NowFor weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the United States to draw a clear “red line” to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Today, Netanyahu showed them how. Literally. Warning the United Nations General Assembly...
World NowPalestinians expressed hope Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term will be more forthcoming toward resolving their conflict with Israel than his first. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quick to congratulate Obama...
Until this year, the world would have been looking at the intensifying armed confrontation between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with a sense of deja vu all over again. But this is 2012, and the political map of the Middle East has changed...
Israelis cynically refer to the repeated rounds of violence with the Arabs as "happiness," as in "it's happy today." Before the cease-fire, as Hamas fired 1,000 rockets at Israel, it was indeed very "happy." A diplomatic push put an end to the fighting,...
Tags: Israel, Government, Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran
Staff reporterNear the Israel-Gaza border (CNN) -- After eight days of violence and nearly 150 deaths on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border, a cease-fire set to take effect Wednesday night promised to silence the warplanes and rocket launchers. The cease-fire,...
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