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  • WH 'deeply concerned' about new Israeli settlements

    The construction of roughly 2,5000 settlement homes in East Jerusalem "would send a very troubling message" to the international community, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Israeli Prime...

  • Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians and military leaders for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the bloc's leader said Saturday....

  • Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from...

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the...

  • Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer's Gaza war, in an apparent attempt to head off international investigations into its conduct. By investigating...

  • Israeli cop charged over hurt Palestinian-American

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday that police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Florida, was beaten at the east Jerusalem protest that followed the gruesome...

  • Obama's delusions dispelled? Well, we can hope for change

    This is not what President Obama expected for his presidency. The world was not supposed to fall apart.

  • After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • United Nations agency exposed as a tool for Hamas

    Clearly, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has done nothing to prevent its schools or facilities from providing shelter and bases for weapons, rocket launches, and terrorist command personnel.



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