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  • Israel closes embassies around the world as diplomats strike

    March 24, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a dispute over pay, officials said.

    The industrial action has already threatened to postpone a visit by Pope Francis to Israel planned for...

  • Palestinian protesters throw shoe at American diplomats

    October 5, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Palestinian protesters confronted a group of U.S. diplomats visiting the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The diplomats, including Jerusalem consulate employees, were in a convoy of vehicles heading to a reception reaffirming cultural and educational ties with the Palestinian Authority,...

  • Britain upgrading status of Palestinian diplomats

    March 7, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    Britain will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to the United Kingdom to a mission.

    British Foreign Secretary William Hague made the announcement upgrading the status of Palestinian diplomats in Britain on Monday, a day before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

  • Israeli diplomats’ strike damages international ties

    January 12, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    A strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry employees has broadened, halting defense-related exports and freezing assistance for Israelis abroad.

    The strike, which began several weeks ago and has added sanctions on a weekly and now daily basis, has included refusing to cooperate with other...

  • Diplomats: U.S. will not pressure Israel on nukes

    May 5, 2010 | 4:56 pm

    A statement from the major powers committing to a nuclear-free Middle East will not result in pressure on Israel, according to two diplomats familiar with the issue.

    Reuters reported Wednesday that the five permanent, veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council—including the...