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Two years, two states. In 2009, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad laid out a plan to end the decades-long territorial stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians. But by 2011, despite Fayyad's efforts, including a successful campaign...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians held rallies and protests Wednesday to commemorate 65 years of what has come to be known as the “nakba,” or catastrophe, a reference to their displacement in the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948. Thousands...
WASHINGTON — President Obama faces a fresh test Thursday of his determination to steer clear of the civil war in Syria when he considers a desperate plea from a longtime U.S. ally. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to urge...
Congressman Ted Deutch, who represents areas of both Broward County and Palm Beach County, recently returned from a high level trip to Israel with other members of Congress where he met with Israeli and Palestinian leadership. "I was with a group of...
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police on Wednesday detained and questioned a top Palestinian cleric about clashes that took place a day earlier in Jerusalem’s Old City. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Sheik Muhammad Hussein, also known as the mufti of...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian Authority's acting prime minister came under fire Saturday for statements he reportedly made to a U.S. newspaper in which he criticized former and current Palestinian leaders. “Our story is a story of...
Google has switched the tagline on its Palestinian website, replacing the words “Palestinian territories” with “Palestine” in both English and Arabic. Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said the company consulted "a number of...
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months. At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
Tags: Hamas, Israel Defense Forces, Murder, Politics, Gaza Strip
BEIJING -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured Shanghai on Tuesday, paying tribute to the city’s role sheltering Jews during World War II and conveniently avoiding Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who was visiting Beijing....
Tags: Shanghai (China), Beijing (China), Xi Jinping, Judaism, Politics
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Embattled Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned late Saturday after struggling for years against political rivals and lackluster public support. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who in recent months had also clashed...
Tags: Hamas, Gaza Strip, Politics, Fatah, Finance
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The political future of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad appeared shaky Thursday amid reports that he will resign after growing tired of constant battles with his rivals. Fayyad has come close to stepping...
JERUSALEM -- Wrapping up his first solo visit in a renewed Obama administration campaign to restart peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel on Tuesday with few signs of progress and a vow to keep trying. After talks Monday and Tuesday...
Tags: Israel, Politics, West Bank, Benjamin Netanyahu, Travel
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