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  • Syria calls for U.N. sanctions on Israel over air strikes

    3 weeks ago

    Syria asked the United Nations Security Council on Monday to impose sanctions on neighboring Israel, a day after accusing the Jewish state of bombing areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

    Israel has struck Syria several...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    October 1, 2014 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • Iran nukes talks to renew in November

    October 16, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said.

    “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary...

  • Iran, world powers meet in Kazakhstan on Islamic Republic’s nuclear program

    February 26, 2013 | 7:28 am

    Iran and six world powers are meeting for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

    The talks began Tuesday in Kazakhstan. It is the first negotiations to be held in nearly eight months. The world powers are made up of Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security...

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  • Violence in Eastern Congo is our problem

    December 5, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    We’re staring down the barrel of another full-scale war in Congo. The M23 rebellion, launched in March 2012, last week stormed and seized Goma, a crucial town in eastern Congo. The M23 rebels already had been responsible for the displacement of more than half a million civilians —...

  • Strong European support for Palestinian statehood bid

    November 28, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    A Palestinian bid for indirect U.N. recognition of statehood received vows of support from more than a dozen European nations as of Wednesday, and diplomats said this backing may deter Israel from harsh retaliation against the Palestinian Authority for seeking to upgrade its U.N....

  • Gaza journalists wounded by Israeli attack on buildings

    November 18, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Israeli aircraft hit two Gaza media buildings on Sunday, wounding eight journalists and drawing concern from press covering the fighting between Palestinian militants and the Jewish state.

    The Israeli military said the attacks were pinpoint strikes on Hamas communication devices...

  • Israel protests to U.N. over Iranian rhetoric

    August 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Israel submitted a letter to the United Nations Security Council protesting recent statements by Iranian leaders against Israel.

    “Over the past several days, the most senior Iranian leaders have issued yet another series of outrageous statements, which called for the destruction of...

  • Israel: New Gaza flotilla has ties to Hamas, terrorist organizations

    April 21, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Israel warned the United Nations Security Council on Thursday not to allow a new flotilla to sail to Gaza, saying that the flotilla organizers had “ties to Hamas and other terrorist organizations.”

    Another flotilla to Gaza is being planned for May, one year after Israel’s deadly...

  • Jewish groups ask Obama not to veto settlements resolution

    January 20, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    J Street and Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to withhold a U.S. veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.

    In a policy statement posted Thursday on its website, J Street noted that for 40 years and across eight...

  • Ex-officials urge Obama to back U.N. resolution on settlements

    January 19, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Former U.S. officials and policy writers are urging President Obama to endorse a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution blasting Israel’s settlement policy and calling for a return to peace talks.

    “At this critical juncture, how the U.S. chooses to cast its vote on a...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Violence Continues, Despite Plan

    Despite the Saudi peace initiative being bandied about, violence continued in Israel. On Wednesday, a Palestinian murdered his Israeli employer at a factory in Atarot, north of Jerusalem. Also Wednesday, two Israeli police officers were wounded...

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