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  • Murder of West Bank family members spurs protests, new housing approval

    March 13, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    Demonstrations in solidarity with settlers and a Cabinet committee’s approval for new housing in the West Bank are among the Israeli responses to the suspected terrorist attack that killed five members of a West Bank Jewish family.

    An estimated 20,000 people attended Sunday...

  • Denmark upgrading Palestinian delegation

    March 9, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Denmark said it will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to a mission.

    Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen at a news conference Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the status of Palestinian diplomats will advance from “Palestinian general...

  • Israeli lecturer attacked in Ireland

    March 8, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Security officials rescued an Israeli lecturing to law school students at a university in Belfast after pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupted the program.

    Members of the Palestine Solidarity Society at Queen’s University and the youth wing of Sinn Fein began heckling Solon...

  • 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...

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  • At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations

    March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    It’s March, which means the days get longer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict heats up on campuses across North America with the annual staging of Israel Apartheid Week.

    Last year, pro-Israel activists countered Apartheid Week events ranging from anti-Israel speeches to the...

  • Violent clashes erupt between Israelis, Palestinians near Nablus

    March 7, 2011 | 11:18 am

    One Israeli and a number of Palestinians were wounded Monday when clashes broke out on land between a West Bank outpost and a nearby Arab village.

    The Israeli was lightly wounded when struck by a rock hurled by a Palestinian during the clashes, Israeli Radio reported. Of the...

  • Obama: Israelis should soul-search about seriousness on peace

    March 2, 2011 | 10:18 am

    President Obama reportedly urged Jewish communal leaders to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel’s seriousness about making peace.

    In an hourlong meeting Tuesday with about 50 representatives from the Jewish community’s chief...

  • Netanyahu mulling interim peace deal

    March 2, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly is considering seeking a long-term interim peace deal with the Palestinians that would include the establishment of a Palestinian state with temporary borders.

    The impetus for an interim deal comes as peace talks between the two...

  • For J Streeters, pro-Palestinian is pro-Israel

    March 1, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The detractors of J Street, the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying organization, like to portray the organization’s leader, Jeremy Ben-Ami, as so far to the left of mainstream American Jewish opinion as to be out of bounds.

    If they think Ben-Ami is too much of a lefty on Israel,...

  • Ross: More time needed for bridging peace proposals

    February 28, 2011 | 11:38 am

    More time is needed to bridge gaps between Israelis and Palestinians before direct peace talks can resume, Dennis Ross said.

    In a speech Monday to the J Street conference in Washington, the senior White House adviser on Middle East peace issues said the current process of the United...

  • Angry Birds Middle East Peace Treaty

    February 24, 2011 | 11:06 am

  • Netanyahu warns Palestinians following Beersheba attack

    February 24, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not tolerate” the bombing of its citizens following a rocket attack on Beersheba.

    “I do not recommend that anyone test Israel’s determination,” Netanyahu said Thursday during a joint Cabinet meeting with the Polish government....

  • Israel allows Palestinians to return from Libya

    February 23, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Israel will allow 300 Palestinians from Libya to come to the West Bank.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late on Wednesday that “for humanitarian reasons” he had acceded to a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to allow the Palestinians to flee the violence-plagued Libya for the West Bank.

    More than a dozen countries sent airplanes to Libya to evacuate their citizens. Thousands are reported dead in protests calling for an end to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s 41-year reign; Gadhafi took power in a 1969 coup.

  • U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution

    February 18, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal.

    The Security Council resolution, which was brought to a vote Friday afternoon, earned the support of the council’s other 14 members.

    The Obama administration, which opposes...

  • Palestinians say U.N. resolution will get vote

    February 17, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Backed by Arab states, the Palestinians are pressing ahead with a United Nations Security Council resolution that slams Israel for settlement building.

    The Palestinian delegation said Thursday that it had the votes to bring the resolution to the U.N. Security Council for a vote the...

  • Israeli troops kill 3 nearing security fence

    February 17, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians in Gaza who were approaching the security fence in an attempt to plant explosive devices, the Israeli military said.

    The Israeli military said the men were approaching the fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Palestinian sources...

  • U.S. reportedly proposing U.N. ‘statement’ on settlements

    February 16, 2011 | 9:21 pm

    The United States reportedly is backing a U.N. Security Council statement that would slam Israel on settlements but would stop short of a resolution.

    The Security Council president’s statement proposed by the Obama administration would express “strong opposition to any unilateral...

  • Israel failing to resolve attacks on Palestinians, rights group says

    February 16, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Nine out of 10 investigations of Israeli attacks against Palestinians are closed with no resolution, an Israeli human rights group said.

    Yesh Din on Wednesday released a data sheet on its monitoring of police investigations of offenses against Palestinians. The data sheet includes...

  • Letters to the Editor: Egypt, women’s rights, Palestine

    February 16, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Eshman’s Siren Song

    The Egyptian people clamoring for a voice in “one brief shining moment” historically and presently, by all accounts, share one thing in common — their hatred for Israel and for Jews (“Siren Song,” Feb. 11). Yet Eshman and his political mentor, Tom...

  • Alleged Palestinian terrorist arrested in Athens

    February 14, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Athens police arrested an alleged Palestinian terrorist accused of being in Greece to plan a major attack in Europe.

    Ghaleb Taleb, who who was arrested Feb. 12, is said to be a member of the Fatah-Al-Islam terror group based in Lebanon. He holds a Lebanese passport and citizenship....

  • Libya’s Gadhafi tells Palestinians to challenge Israel

    February 14, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi called on Palestinians to mass on Israel’s borders until their demands are met.

    “Fleets of boats should take Palestinians ... and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved,” Gaddafi said in a speech Sunday night on state television,...

  • PA Cabinet dissolved, Fayyad to form new government

    February 14, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved his Cabinet and will form a new government.

    Monday’s announcement comes two days after a decision by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to hold presidential and legislative elections by September. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb...

  • Germans oppose a unilateral Palestinian state, poll finds

    February 10, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    A new poll suggests that most Germans would oppose an early declaration of a Palestinian state.

    The poll also found that Germans would view a nuclear Iran as a serious threat both to Israel and Germany, and that respondents also backed enforcing sanctions against Iran even if it...

  • N.Y. Times apologizes for pro-Palestinian writer

    February 9, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    The New York Times apologized for allowing a writer who has attended pro-Palestinian rallies to co-author a story claiming that Jewish criticism of Israel has grown in the San Francisco region.

    The Feb. 3 article, headlined “A Jewish Group Makes Waves, Locally and Abroad,” covered...

  • Israeli soldiers deliver Palestinian baby

    February 7, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Israeli soldiers delivered a Palestinian woman’s baby boy inside a military ambulance.

    The woman, a resident of the Jordan Valley, called for help early Monday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces. She lives in an area unreachable by ambulance, so the soldiers gave the...

  • Peres: Israeli-Palestinian peace urgent in light of Egypt crisis

    February 6, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    President Shimon Peres urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to move quickly toward a solution in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of the crisis that has wracked Egypt over the last two weeks.

    “The dramatic events of the recent period make it necessary for...

  • Carter sued over book on Palestine

    February 3, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Five readers have filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter for his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

    His publisher, Simon & Schuster, also was named in the lawsuit over the book published in 2006.

    The lawsuit, Unterberg et al v. Jimmy Carter et...

  • Netanyahu: Israel must prepare for any Egypt outcome

    February 3, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Israel must be prepared for any outcome in Egypt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset, “by reinforcing the might of the State of Israel.”

    While an Egypt that fully embraces democracy and democratic reform would be a welcome neighbor, Netanyahu said Wednesday,...

  • Palestinian government calls for local elections amid Egypt unrest

    February 1, 2011 | 10:12 am

    The Western-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank said Tuesday it will hold local council elections as soon as possible.

    The move appeared to be a response to unrest in Egypt, where demonstrators have staged days of mass protests against the authoritarian regime. The...

  • Olmert, Abbas outline 2008 differences and agreements

    January 28, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas made advances in peace talks but could not overcome differences over settlements and refugees in time.

    The sides agreed on sharing Jerusalem’s Old City and on the security conditions for a Palestinian state, Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister,...

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