May 15 2015 - 10:24am Israeli demolition plan for Bedouin village sparks outcry
May 15, 2015

Israelis are once again locked in a bitter settlement dispute with their Arab neighbors, but this time the conflict is not unfolding in the West Bank, but in Israel's southern desert.

May 14 2015 - 8:05am Germany announces $41 million to Gaza
May 14, 2015

Germany announced Tuesday a $41 million contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance program in Gaza.

May 14 2015 - 8:04am Talks dissolve between Israel, France over UN resolution
May 14, 2015

Meetings between Israel and France fell apart last week after an argument erupted over French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' revived attempt to advance a resolution on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the United Nations Security Council, Israeli media reported Thursday.

May 14 2015 - 8:02am Vatican to formally recognize State of Palestine
May 14, 2015

The Vatican has concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, news reports said Wednesday.

May 13 2015 - 9:04am Despite Obama's demand, Netanyahu's coalition guidelines make no commitment to Palestinian state
May 13, 2015

Neither of Netanyahu's previous two governments made commitment to two states either, but Israel's international standing and the demands of the U.S. and Europe have changed the playing field.

May 13 2015 - 9:03am ICC prosecutor: Without cooperation, Gaza war probe will rely on evidence from just one side
May 13, 2015

Fatou Bensouda tells AP that she has not received any information yet from either side regarding last summer's Gaza war.

May 13 2015 - 9:02am Obama: Palestinians deserve end to indignity of occupation
May 13, 2015

President Barack Obama says the United States is "taking a hard look" at its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, telling an Arabic language news source Wednesday that Palestinians "deserve an end to occupation."

May 12 2015 - 8:05am Hamas civil servants go on strike in Gaza
May 12, 2015

Civil servants hired by the Gaza Strip's de facto Hamas leaders went on strike across all Gazan ministries and public institutions except schools on Tuesday.

May 12 2015 - 8:05am Senior Palestinian official: US, EU pressuring PA to renew peace talks with Israel
May 12, 2015

The Palestinian Authority leadership is under pressure from the international community to resume the peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official was quoted on Saturday as saying.

May 12 2015 - 8:03am Israeli general sees common interests with Hamas
May 12, 2015

Israel and Hamas share common interests, and the Palestinian Islamists must stay in power in the Gaza Strip to prevent the enclave descending into chaos, an Israeli general was quoted as saying on Tuesday.


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