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  • Hamas rejects Fayyad nomination for prime minister

    June 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation appeared to be in jeopardy after Hamas rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister, Salam Fayyad.

    Hamas on Sunday rejected Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s current prime minister, to lead the transitional Palestinian government until elections...

  • Linux creator cancels Israel talks

    May 31, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The creator of the Linux computer operating system canceled three lectures at Israeli universities because of pressure from the Palestinian Authority.

    Richard Stallman, an American, said his Palestinian hosts threatened to pull their financial support for his July trip if he spoke...

  • Fayyad to Arab states: ‘Save’ the Palestinian Authority

    May 11, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    The Palestinian Authority appealed to Arab countries Wednesday to pay the salaries of 155,000 government workers after Israel decided to suspend the transfer of tax funds to the PA.

    “We say to our Arab brothers: save us. We need your help more than any time before. It is the moment...

  • Netanyahu to Abbas: You can’t have peace with both Israel and Hamas

    March 28, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas could spell the end of the peace process, after an aide to Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian president was would be willing to give up U.S. aid if needed to secure...

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  • State ‘disturbed’ by reports of Mughrabi square naming

    March 16, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    The State Department called “disturbing” reports that Palestinian Authority officials attended the renaming of a square after a terrorist, saying it condemned such commemorations.

    “We are very disturbed by these reports and are seeking clarification from the Palestinian Authority,”...

  • Yesterday’s terrorist is today’s statesman: Another view of the Itamar murders

    March 14, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Read a counter-point to this article by David Suissa here.

    Murdering people in their sleep (if that is what happened to the Fogel family in the Itamar settlement) and butchering children is horrible no matter whose children they are. But the fact remains that the jury is out. The...

  • PA settles lawsuit for Americans’ murders

    February 15, 2011 | 10:13 am

    The Palestinian Authority reportedly has settled a lawsuit over the murder of two American citizens living in Israel.

    Court papers indicating that a settlement agreement was reached were filed Monday in a Rhode Island District Court, but no details were provided, The Associated...

  • P.A’.s Fayyad shuns ban, attends Jerusalem dedication

    November 2, 2010 | 9:15 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad attended dedication ceremonies for a school in eastern Jerusalem, despite an Israeli ban.

    Fayyad on Tuesday attended the dedication of a school in the Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, which is located on the Palestinian side of the...

  • Israel bans PA prime minister

    November 1, 2010 | 5:24 pm

    Israel bans PA prime minister

    November 1, 2010

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel has banned the Palestinian Authority prime minister from attending an official PA event in eastern Jerusalem.

    Salam Fayyad was scheduled to visit two schools in eastern Jerusalem and attend a reception on...

  • PA to U.S.: Israel violating talks terms

    May 10, 2010 | 11:30 am

    The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of violating the terms of newly started indirect peace talks.

    Two days after the start of proximity talks with Israel, the first peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in 18 months, the Palestinian Authority on Monday reported...

  • Clinton to P.A.: talk

    April 15, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the Palestinian Authority to join negotiations with Israel.

    “We strongly urge President Abbas and his government to join negotiations with Israel now,” the U.S. Secretary of State said Thursday evening, addressing a Center for Middle East Peace dinner.

    ...
  • Briefs: Peace process proceeeds, says Livni; Bush waives Palestinian aid rules

    October 10, 2008 | 12:49 am

    Livni Says Peace Process Will Move Forward

    Tzipi Livni said the peace process will move forward and that Israel will be able to face challenges better with a stable government.

    The Israeli prime minister-designate, who is working to form a new government coalition, made her first...

  • Israel terrorizes Palestinians with super rats

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Israel’s stripper assassins must have been a treat compared to the Jewish state’s new weapon against Palestinians.

    See the Jew is much more insidious in his choice of weapon. Palestinian militants and martyrs make Qassam rockets or strap bombs to their chests or hijack bulldozers....

  • Top Ten Signs we’re making progress towards peace

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Monday for the first time since Feb. 19 at the urging of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who dropped by briefly a week earlier to declare the peace process was "moving in the right direction."
    ...
  • Israel is still fighting for independence

    By Rep. Elton Gallegly

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On May 14, Israel will celebrate 60 years of independence. It's never been an easy independence. Israel is surrounded by regional instability and Israelis have needed to regularly fight their neighbors to maintain their independence -- if not their very existence.

    Despite those...

  • Briefs: Rice pushes for renewed peace talks, U.N. votes new Iran sanctions

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Rice Pushes to Resume Peace Talks

    Israeli-Palestinian peace talks must resume, Condoleezza Rice said en route to the region.

    "Negotiations ought to resume as soon as possible," the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday before beginning a troubleshooting trip to Israel and the...

  • Families of terror victims can have their day in court

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Families of terror victims got the green light to pursue lawsuits against the Palestinian Authority thanks to a personal lobbying blitz and some quiet diplomacy by U.S. lawmakers and the pro-Israel lobby.

    About 20 lawsuits targeting the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine...

  • Israel’s new reality

    By Shira Kaplan

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The death of Ronnie Yahia, 47, an instructor at the Sapir College for Liberal Arts in Ashkelon and a father of four, was a bitter reminder of the threat Israel is facing on its 60th anniversary.

    It is the same reminder the Israeli army faced in Southern Lebanon in July 2006 during...

  • Arab League could back off ‘two-state’ solution

    By Leslie Susser

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Irked by the slow rate of progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, major Arab players are threatening to withdraw their offer to normalize ties with Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Underlying the Arab reassessment is a deeper problem: Arab belief in the viability...

  • Briefs: ‘Christian Nation’ vote; Aid to P.A.

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Xmas Resolution Renews 'Christian Nation' Debate

    A seemingly benign U.S. congressional resolution supporting Christmas has become the latest fodder in the debate over whether America is a "Christian nation."

    Nearly all the members of the House of Representatives, including a majority...

  • Will Annapolis momentum spur a regional thaw?

    By Leslie Susser

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas may have bridged the necessary gaps to issue a joint commitment to pursue peace, but their words in Annapolis revealed the substantial distance they have yet to travel.

    President Bush announced the hoped-for agreement early in the day on Tuesday, saying...

  • Annapolis parlay repeating the mistakes of Oslo

    By Morton A. Klein

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Before year's end, a U.S.-sponsored conference involving Israel and the Palestinian Authority will convene in Annapolis, Md., to frame yet another plan to end the Arab-Israeli war and create a Palestinian state.

    Sadly, this conference has as much chance of succeeding as did Oslo,...

  • Prospects for results from Annapolis seem dim

    By Leslie Susser

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Days away from the Annapolis peace parley, the glaring weaknesses of both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are raising significant questions about the long-term viability of the renewed peace process and the consequences of failure.

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who may have...

  • OneVoice speaks mistakenly on achieving peace

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Again and again, private organizations appear on the scene, promoting agendas designed to advance the peace process in the Middle East. In many cases, their intentions may be good; unfortunately, however, they generally lack a minimal understanding of the situation, and their...
  • Briefs: Rice says Abbas can do, Peres talks Turkey, Olmert suspected

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rice: Abbas a True Peace Partner

    Condoleezza Rice told thousands of Jewish communal activists that the president of the Palestinian Authority is a true partner for peace. The U.S. secretary of state, addressing delegates in Nashville at the General Assembly of the United Jewish...

  • Jerusalem status takes center stage in advance of talks

    By Leslie Susser

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With just more than a month to go before the Israeli-Palestinian peace conference is scheduled to take place, Jerusalem is shaping up to become the key issue.

    Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams opened Monday with major differences on the table, but with both...

  • 5767: News of the Jewish year in review

    By Justin Sulsky

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a chronology of some of the top news items of the past year:

    September 2006

    • Yeshiva University announced that its immediate past chairman, fertilizer and oil magnate Ronald Stanton, was giving $100 million to the school -- believed to be the highest amount of money ever...

  • Briefs: Separation fence must be moved, court says; Olmert expands Fatah amnesty; Jewish woman eyes

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Bil'in Fence to be Rerouted

    Israel's High Court of Justice ordered a controversial section of the West Bank security fence rerouted. A three-justice panel under High Court President Dorit Beinisch on Tuesday ordered the Defense Ministry to come up with a new plan for Bil'in, a...

  • Is Barak moving Labor to the right?

    By Leslie Susser

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ehud Barak, the new leader of Israel's Labor Party, is proving to be something of an enigma.

    Although at the helm of a traditionally dovish party, he reportedly has made a string of hawkish comments in private conversations that place him well on the right of the Israeli political...

  • Briefs: Condi tries to strike Mideast balance, Chelsea Clinton gets Shabbat-experienced

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rice: U.S. Will Keep Mideast Strategic Balance

    The United States intends to help preserve the strategic balance between Israel and the Arabs, Condoleezza Rice said. Washington's decision to boost defense aid to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia by $60 billon over the next decade will...

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