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  • Abbas: Hamas unity pact is off if gov’t doesn’t allow unity gov’t to run Gaza

    September 7, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would break his government’s unity agreement with Hamas if Hamas does not allow the unity government to operate in Gaza.

    “We won’t accept a partnership with them if the situation continues like this in Gaza where there is a...

  • Hamas finds itself in war it didn’t want — and cannot escape

    July 10, 2014 | 10:46 am

    The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

    Hamas has sent its rockets streaking into...

  • U.S. warming to Palestinian unity draws Israeli ire

    June 3, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    The new Palestinian unity government brought together rivals Hamas and Fatah, but it has opened a divide between allies Israel and the United States.

    “I’m deeply troubled by the announcement that the United States will work with the Palestinian government backed by Hamas,” Prime...

  • With time running out to form a government, Netanyahu facing tough choices

    March 5, 2013 | 9:02 am

    When he emerged bruised but unbeaten following the Jan. 22 elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced some tough choices.

    Should he aim for a narrow, right-wing governing coalition comprised of haredi Orthodox, nationalist and religious Zionist parties that would...

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  • Editorial Cartoon: Sidecar

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 15, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    The Other Choo

  • Mofaz approved as minister, Yachimovich named opposition leader

    May 9, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    Kadima party chairman Shaul Mofaz was approved as a government minister and Labor party chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich was appointed head of the opposition.

    Mofaz was approved as a minister without portfolio and as a deputy prime minister by the Knesset plenum on Wednesday by a vote...

  • Abbas says he’s ready to engage with Israel

    May 8, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he was ready to engage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a Middle East peace agreement if he proposes “anything promising or positive.”

    Abbas, speaking to Reuters after Netanyahu announced a grand...

  • Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

    February 6, 2012 | 8:50 am

    The leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar on Monday to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    The move, following the failure of exploratory...

  • Fatah, Hamas agree to establish caretaker government without Palestinian PM Fayyad

    November 15, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed to hold elections next May and are due to establish a caretaker government in the coming weeks which will exclude Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Palestinian sources said Tuesday.

    According to Palestinian sources, a breakthrough in...

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