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  • Fatah unit claims responsibility for murder of Israeli couple

    October 2, 2015 | 9:06 am

    A cell affiliated with Fatah’s armed wing assumed responsibility for the murder of an Israeli couple near the West Bank settlement of Itamar.

    The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, announced on Friday that its men on...

  • Most Israelis support peace deal; Bennett vows settlement expansion

    July 24, 2013 | 7:42 am

    With Israeli-Palestinian talks set to begin, a poll has shown that a majority of Israelis would support a final-status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

    Conducted by Tel Aviv University and the Dialog Institute, the poll showed that 39 percent of Israelis would vote for a...

  • Israel moves ahead with E1 settlement plans; EU summons envoy

    December 5, 2012 | 8:30 am

    Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank, as the European Union summoned Israel's envoy to add its voice to a storm of international protest.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday the...

  • Netanyahu rejects widespread criticism of homes plan

    September 28, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Western and Arab complaints that the planned construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo on annexed land close to Jerusalem would complicate Middle East peace efforts.

    “Gilo is not a settlement nor an outpost. It is a...

  • Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire

    September 28, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations.

    In media accounts about the diplomatic standoff over the issue, Israel’s decision not to...

  • No hasty decisions on peace talks, Abbas says

    September 27, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he will not make a hasty decision to pull out of renewed peace talks in response to new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Abbas at a joint news conference Monday in Paris with French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he will seek...

  • 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...