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  • Supporting Palestinians should not mean supporting Hamas

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    Last Saturday, our reporter Ryan Torok covered a massive anti-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood. The crowd swelled to an estimated 1,500 to 3,000 people, outgrew the plaza, then spontaneously spilled onto the street, shutting down Wilshire Boulevard as it...

  • First PLO delegation since 2007 war heads to Gaza for Palestinian unity talks

    April 22, 2014 | 11:29 am

    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sent a delegation to Gaza on Tuesday to negotiate unity with militant group Hamas for the first time since their 2007 conflict, potentially boosting Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's position.

    Few...

  • Israel approves 184 new settlement homes

    March 19, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved building plans on Wednesday for 184 new homes in two Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing anger from Palestinians engaged in faltering statehood talks.

    A municipality spokeswoman said the local planning committee had approved...

  • Palestinian investigators: Israel only suspect in Arafat ‘killing’

    November 8, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Palestinian investigators named Israel the “only suspect” in the death of Yasser Arafat after laboratory tests suggested the Palestinian leader died of poisoning.

    “We say that Israel is the prime and only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat’s assassination, and we will continue...

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  • PLO leader: U.S. envoy has not participated in peace talks

    August 22, 2013 | 9:20 am

    American negotiators have not participated in the renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a Palestinian leader said.

    “The Americans did not participate in any negotiating session so far in spite of assurances that they will play a direct role,” Yasser Abed Rabbo,...

  • Obama administration: PLO’s U.N. elevation broke no laws

    January 10, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    The Obama administration said the Palestinians' ascension in U.N. membership status did not violate U.S. law.

    William Burns, the deputy secretary of state, in a Jan. 8 determination said the Palestinians did not break the U.S. law that requires shutting down the Palestine...

  • Jewish groups stake out opposing positions on penalizing Palestinians

    December 31, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Two major Jewish groups are at odds over the prospect of penalties for the Palestinians in the wake of their enhanced U.N. status.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in recent weeks has backed two congressional bids to at least shut down the Palestine Liberation...

  • Congressional letter urges Obama to shut PLO office

    December 11, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Incoming and outgoing leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are circulating a letter calling on President Obama to close the Washington office of the PLO.

    Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Edward Royce (R-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)  are...

  • Senate amendment penalizing Palestinians for U.N. status does not pass

    December 5, 2012 | 9:19 am

    A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed late Tuesday, did not include among its amendments one that...

  • AIPAC calls for review of U.S.-Palestinian ties

    November 29, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a "full review" of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.

    "In requesting this...

  • GOP senators propose penalties for enhanced Palestinian status

    November 29, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Republican U.S. senators introduced the first efforts to penalize the Palestinians and the United Nations should the body affirm enhanced Palestinian status.

    Language proposed this week as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would cut assistance to the...

  • Arafat’s body exhumed to test for poisoning

    November 27, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Forensic experts took samples from the body of former Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's uncovered corpse in the West Bank on Tuesday, trying to determine if he was murdered with the hard-to-trace radioactive poison polonium.

    Palestinians witnessed the funeral of...

  • U.N. bid finds Palestinian leadership between a rock and a hard place

    November 13, 2012 | 9:26 am

    The arguments for and against the latest Palestinian bid for statehood status at the United Nations come down to which is the faster path to irrelevancy.

    The Palestine Liberation Organization is seeking a diplomatic victory to preserve the legitimacy of its affiliated Palestinian...

  • Oren—first item on U.S.-Israel agenda is Palestinian statehood bid

    November 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    The Palestinians' bid for an upgrade in U.N. status is of immediate concern in the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in a post-U.S. election interview.

    "We regard this with the utmost seriousness and are closely communicating with the United States...

  • France opens murder inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death

    August 28, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    Arafat’s family filed legal action in July asking French authorities to look into claims that he had been poisoned. Traces of radioactive polonium were found on Arafat’s...

  • Abbas tells Palestinians: Step up Arab Spring-style protests against Israel

    July 27, 2011 | 10:33 am

    President Mahmoud Abbas urged Palestinians on Wednesday to step up peaceful protests against Israel, urging “popular resistance” inspired by the Arab Spring to back a diplomatic offensive at the United Nations.

    Abbas, addressing a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting,...

  • PLO mission raises flag in D.C.

    January 18, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    The PLO office in Washington raised a flag for the first time.

    “It’s about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood is raised in the United States,” said Palestine Liberation Organization envoy Maen Areikat in a...

  • Accord Was to Ensure Jewish Majority

    By Yossi Beilin

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Oslo agreement was the first agreement ever signed between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), intended to put an end to the national struggle that is the heart of the larger Arab-Israeli conflict.

    The Olso agreement was the natural...

  • Sinking Feeling

    By Avi Machlis

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Supporters of the Oslo peace process have, for seven years, persistently argued that there was no choice but to make peace with the Palestine Liberation Organization, Israel's most bitter of enemies.

    As diplomacy raised and dashed hopes - and bus bombings and Palestinian riots...

  • A Misstep on the Road to Reconciliation

    By Jonathan S. Tobin

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Though the agreement signed by the Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) last week was aimed at strengthening Arab-Catholic ties, it will probably go down as having a greater influence on Catholic-Jewish ties.

    Signed on the eve of Pope John Paul II's trip to Israel...

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