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Israel To Release Tens Of Millions Owed To Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' government narrowly dodged a full-blown cash crisis after Israel agreed Wednesday &nd...

Rival Palestinian Factions Hold Talks, Say They Narrowed Gaps

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

CAIRO — Rival Palestinian leaders on Thursday held their first detailed talks on reconciliation since the Islamic militant Hamas seized control ...

UNESCO Fueling Cultural Conflict Over Hebron Holy Site

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Now that the Palestinians have been accepted as UNESCO's 195th member in late October, they can now apply for World Heritage classification for cultural sites they deem exclusively theirs.

'Price Tag' Attacks Pose Test for Israel

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

With tensions already running high between all the parties, an outbreak of widespread violence in the occupied territories is the last thing anyone needs. Putting an end to "price tag" attacks is urgently important not only for Israelis and Palestinians, but for the U.S., as well.

Hamas, Fatah Reportedly Agree To Hold Elections

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold elections next May, a senior official said Tuesday, in ...

Palestinans Gear Up For Plan B

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians are resigned to defeat in their quest for full membership at the United Nations, officials said Tuesday, and h...

U.K. Will Abstain On UN Palestinian Vote

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain will abstain from the United Nations vote on the Palestinian bid for statehood, Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament...

Palestinian Foreign Minister Admits Not Enough Support To Win Statehood Claim

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian foreign minister admits for the first time there is not enough support in the U.N. Security Council for re...

Palestinians Freed In Deal With Israel Go To Hajj

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's Hamas rulers say 300 Palestinian prisoners freed in a recent swap for a captured Israeli soldier will take part i...

Israel Suspends $100 Million Payment To Palestinians

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel has carried out its threat to suspend transfer of tax payments totaling some $100 million to the Palestinian Authority to pro...

Netanyahu Says Israel's Right And Duty To Build In All Parts Of Jerusalem

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to expand construction in east Jerusalem, saying it was...

Israel Orders New Housing Units In East Jerusalem

Posted 01.01.2012 | World

By IAN DEITCH -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister is ordering the building of 2,000 new housing units for Israelis, m...

Palestinians Aim To Join 16 UN Agencies Within Weeks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Emboldened by their admission to the U.N.'s cultural agency, the Palestinians plan to seek membership in other internation...

Official: Israel Plans Expansion Of Military Operations In Gaza

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has authorized its military to take all necessary steps to stop rocket fire from Gaza, including a ground operation, an Israel...

UNESCO Admits Palestine As Full Member

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

PARIS -- Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and that...

Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza Strip

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — With rockets falling on southern Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday issued a tough warning to Palestinian militants...

Israel And Gaza Militants Exchange Newest Round Of Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern...

Remarkable Revelations From Mahmoud Abbas

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president, in a remarkable assessment delivered on Israeli TV, said Friday the Arab world erred in rejecting the Uni...

The New U.S. Zionist: Israel-bashing, Made Kosher

Bradley Burston | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Israel-bashing is not what it used to be. In fact, Israel-bashing is not what it was a week ago. The difference is Gilad Shalit.

No Reason for Shahira Amin to Apologize for Interviewing Shalit

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

As a journalist, I immediately put myself in her shoes and wondered whether I would take this opportunity if I had been offered? Of course I would!

Negotiating With Terrorists

Joshua Gleis | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

As long as kidnappings of Israelis continue, Israel will continue to negotiate with terrorists despite every intention and declaration to the contrary.

Israeli Terror Victims Feel Betrayed by Shalit Prisoner Release Deal

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

"I am not asking for revenge now, I am asking for justice. When the government releases these murderers, who are supposed to serve life sentences for their horrific deeds, there is no justice."

Palestinian Prisoners Take Center Stage in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the hunger strike enters its second week, the Palestinian population in the big prison -- the West Bank and Gaza -- is expressing solidarity and support for inmates.

Can Their Leaders Make the Very Hard Decisions Required for Peacemaking Between Israel and the Palestinians?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

There is nothing in the history of Netanyahu and Abbas that would indicate that they have the fortitude to achieve a resolution of the conflict. Still, as we have seen in the case of Ireland, history is sometimes made by leaders who surprise us.

The Three Competing Strategies That Led to the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

The controversial Palestinian request for UN membership is the culmination of three competing strategies pursued by the US, Israel, and the Palestinians over the last three years.