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Palestinian Israeli Conflict

Kerry In Israel For New Round Of Mideast Talks

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Thursday in Israel to broker Mideast peace talks that are entering a difficult ph...

Palestinians Set Date For U.N. Bid

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The official news agency of the Palestinian Authority says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has set a date for seeking nonme...

Clinton Meets With Palestinian President

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

PARIS -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has held productive talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and hopes to build mome...

Palestinian Authority Can't Pay Salaries

AP | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority says it can't pay its workers their salaries this month because of a financial crisis in the Wes...

Hamas Agrees To Join PLO

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

CAIRO — The rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas took an important step toward reconciliation on Thursday, announcing plans for the Islami...

Israel Reopens Contested Ramp

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday reopened a temporary walkway leading to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, just two days after closing it, de...

Palestinians Hoist Flag At UNESCO

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

PARIS — Palestinians raised their flag at the headquarters of the U.N. cultural agency in Paris on Tuesday as the agency's 195th member, a histo...

Rockets Hit Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 02.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired at least 11 rockets into Israel on Friday after an airstrike against a Hamas target in Gaza that killed ...

Israeli Airstrike Kills Two Suspected Militants

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft fired missiles at militant facilities in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a Palestinian civilian an...

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 ...

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...

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...

Obama Urges A Divided Bosnia Not To Support Palestinian Claim

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Bosnian leaders urging them not to support the Palestinian bid for st...

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...

UNESCO To Vote On Palestinian Membership On Monday

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

PARIS — The Palestinian request for full membership in the U.N. Cultural Agency goes to a vote on Monday. Frustrated by stalled peace talks and...

Hamas: 1,027 Palestinian Prisoners To Be Freed In Gilad Shalit Prisoner Swap

AP | DAN PERRY and ARON HELLER | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

By DAN PERRY and ARON HELLER, The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a much-anticipated prisoner exchange that could have broad implications, Is...

U.S. Warns UNESCO To Stay Out Of Palestine Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehoo...

Palestinians Seek Full UNESCO Membership

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

PARIS — Palestinians cleared their first hurdle Wednesday to full membership in the U.N. cultural agency, an official said, as they expand and a...

Palestinian Protesters Target U.S. Delegation

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A small crowd of Palestinian protesters accosted an American diplomatic delegation visiting the West Bank Tuesday, blockin...

Palestinians: U.S. Suspended Millions Of Dollars For Development Projects

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian officials said Monday that the U.S. has suspended West Bank development projects worth tens of millions of dol...

Palestinians Won't Negotiate Without Settlement Freeze

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians can't resume negotiations with Israel under current conditions and will pursue their bid to win U.N. reco...

'Obama The Hypocrite': Protesters Slam President Over UN Speech

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian protesters have denounced President Barack Obama for his opposition to their bid to win U.N. recognition of a Pales...

Palestinians Confirm They Will Ask U.N. For Full Membership

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council next week to endorse his people's decades-lon...

When Decades Of Diplomacy Fail

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Middle East conflict faces a critical diplomatic moment this month with the Palestinians apparently sticking to their plan to as...

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: A Palestinian Martin Luther King

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

"Like Martin Luther King Jr., I too have a dream," Abuelaish writes. "My dream is that my children - all Palestinians and their children and our cousins, the Israelis and their children - will be safe.