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PM makes final push to foil Swedish initiative to divide Jerusalem

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israel and the Palestinian Authority are each lobbying European Union foreign ministers to adopt its respective position on Sweden's initiative to rec...

Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Palestinian Authority is coming under increasing pressure ­ from Israel and the international community ­to back down from its threat to unilate...

Remembering the legacy of late PLO Chairman Arafat | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yasser Arafat with Kofi Annan at the 2001 World Economic Forum. Photo: Flickr user WorldEconomicForum Palestinians marked the fifth anniversary of th...

Abbas to Obama: I'll quit, there's no chance for peace with Netanyahu

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the White House that he intends to resign his post, Channel 10 reported on Monday. ......

Fatah memo: We lost hope in Obama for caving to Zionist pressure

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An internal document circulated among members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' political party says all hopes placed in the Obama administratio...

Abbas and Netanyahu may meet later this month in Egypt

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later this month in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, g...

PA's Goldstone block linked to tape

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Report says Israeli video forced Palestinian Authority to delay vote on UN Gaza war report....

Jailed Fatah chief emerges as Palestinian presidential contender

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Marwan Barghouti, the senior Fatah leader who could be set free in a prisoner swap with Israel, appears to be already testing the waters for a possibl...

Netanyahu proposes 10-month West Bank settlement freeze | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed a 10-month freeze on settlement construction. For more on the latest announcement, Martin Sa...

US 'pressured Abbas on UN report'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Outrage after Palestinian Authority backs delay in voting on Gaza war report....

Economic Self-Interest for Peace

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

With the Gaza Strip still under Hamas rule, potential investors in the Palestinian Authority - the Arab states and international community - need to focus on improving conditions in the West Bank.

Gideon Levy / Obama, you won't make peace without talking to Hamas

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's as if U.S. President Barack Obama did the least he had to. He "rebuked" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas...

Israel Diary: Hyper-Alert Security Guards, Hyper-Creative Tech Geeks, and an Upcoming Interview with President Peres

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

JERUSALEM -- I arrived in Tel Aviv at 6:30 Sunday evening and went straight from the airport to a charming restaurant in Jaffa to have dinner with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, where I asked him to compare George W. Bush's leadership to Obama's when it comes to Israel. "I'm an ABB," he said. "Anyone But Bush. Obama is investing a lot of his political capital in the peace process, and it's important that we don't waste this moment." Wednesday morning I'm meeting with President Shimon Peres. Coming on the heels of yesterday's tripartite meeting between Obama, Netanyahu, and Abbas, we will discuss, among other things, the state of US/Israel relations, Israeli settlements on the West Bank, and Iran's nuclear program. If there is anything you'd like me to ask President Peres, please put your questions in the comments section.

At Obama Israel Summit, Netanyahu Will Defend Settlement Growth, Says Aide

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will defend the expansion of West Bank settlements when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian Preside...

The Goldstone Report: Three Strikes and You're Out!

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

By the time the Goldstone mission "considered" Israel's entry into Gaza, the result was a foregone conclusion. Context? No way. Balance? Forget about it. The verdict? Already in

The Thirteenth Palestinian Government

Amb. Edward S. Walker, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Edward S. Walker, Jr.

Now the Palestinian National Authority is advancing a new approach in its program of the thirteenth government entitled "Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State".

A Fast For Human Rights In Gaza

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David A. Love

There are many opinions on the Mideast conflict, but one thing is certain: the situation in Gaza is a humanitarian and human rights disaster, and it cannot continue.

Israeli Restrictions On American Travelers In West Bank Blasted By U.S.

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The United States has harshly criticized new Israeli restrictions placed on foreign nationals entering the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge, calling t...

"Mabruk" Mubarak

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Mubarak shares the president's goal of moving the Middle East peace process off dead center, and is well positioned now to be Washington's go-to guy in the Arab world, once again.

President Mahmoud Abbas: No Peace Talks Until Israel Freezes Settlement Construction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that peace talks with Israel will not resume until Israel completely freezes construction in the ...

Fatah Conference Rocked By Infighting

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The first Fatah party conference in 20 years has been extended amid infighting between delegates. The meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas'...

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Threatened By Fatah Divisions

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service BETHLEHEM, Aug 5 (IPS) - Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), is fighting...

Hamas Blocks Gaza Patients Seeking Care: PA

IMEMC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Palestinian Ministry of Health issued on Tuesday a press release accusing the Hamas-run government in Gaza of barring dozens of patients, includin...

Hamas: PA Is Threatening to Arrest Our West Bank Leaders

International Middle East Media Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several legislators of the Hamas movement in the West Bank stated on Thursday that they received arrest threats from the Palestinian Security Forces, ...

Palestinian Authority Approves West Bank's First Planned City: Is Palestine Inching Toward Statehood?

Catesby Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catesby Holmes

Because it stimulates the banking sector and creates stability across a wide swath of society, middle-class homeownership is generally considered a key step in the development of a healthy emerging economy.