Articles Tagged 'Palestinians'
Pence arrives in Israel as Trump’s Jerusalem move reverberates
US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel on Sunday for a visit that will see him warmly welcomed by Israeli leaders but snubbed by… READ MORE
Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed
Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the occupied West Bank, and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday… READ MORE
Palestinians demand role in probing Chapel Hill ‘terrorism,’ killings of Muslims
The Palestinian government on Saturday condemned the killings of three young Palestinian-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, declaring it an act of “terrorism.” Officials called on U.S. authorities to include Palestinians in their investigation.
Police have charged the victims’ neighbor Craig Stephen Hicks, with Tuesday’s shooting of Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha,… READ MORE
U.S. official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment
WASHINGTON | The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.
Gaza-based Hamas – which is listed by the United States as a terrorist organization – and President Mahmoud Abbas’s West Bank-based PLO announced a unity… READ MORE
Kerry says Israel, Palestinians lay groundwork for peace talks
AMMAN | Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, although he cautioned the deal was not final and required more diplomacy.
Kerry, winding up his sixth Middle East brokering mission this year, gave few details. He anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys… READ MORE
Obama urges Palestinians, Israeli students to â€˜think anewâ€™
JERUSALEM â€” In separate talks before West Bank Palestinians and Israeli college students that carried echoes of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s call to â€œthink anew and act anew,â€ President Obama urged both groups Thursday to abandon old ways of thinking and search for new means to reach peace while it was still possible.
On the second day of his three-day visit to… READ MORE
In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons
JERUSALEM | President Barack Obama faces a stony reception when he travels to the West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of letting Israel ride rough-shod over their dream of statehood.
Obama has said he will not bring any new initiatives to try to revive long-dormant peace talks and has instead come to Israel and… READ MORE
Netanyahu’s pick for defense minister cautious on Iran
JERUSALEM | Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s next defense minister shares his deep distrust of the Palestinians, the two could yet clash about when – and whether – Israel should go to war with Iran.
Ex-general Moshe Yaalon is a loyalist of Netanyahu’s Likud party who, as a senior if sometimes sidelined member of the outgoing coalition government, routinely boosted the rightist… READ MORE
Egypt floods Gaza tunnels to cut Palestinian lifeline
GAZA | Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel for more… READ MORE
Palestinians win support from Swiss, Danes for U.N. vote
By Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning, Reuters
GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank | Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a growing list of European countries that back an upgrade for Palestinians to non-member status at the United Nations, a victory that would be a diplomatic boost to their aspirations for statehood.
With overwhelming support from the developing world, the Palestinians appear certain… READ MORE