Oct 30 2014 - 11:20am Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process
October 30, 2014

The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Oct 30 2014 - 11:18am Abbas: Closure of Aqsa 'declaration of war'
October 30, 2014

Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday.

Oct 30 2014 - 11:16am Israeli police kill suspect in Temple Mount activist assassination attempt
October 30, 2014

The man police say was responsible for shooting a Temple Mount activist was killed at his eastern Jerusalem home during a shoot out with police.

Oct 29 2014 - 1:13pm The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here
October 29, 2014

This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors, and is yet another sign that relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have moved toward a full-blown crisis.

Oct 29 2014 - 1:10pm Netanyahu's office hits back at U.S. official's 'chickenshit' jibe: PM won't give in to pressure
October 29, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office launched at counter-offensive at the Obama administration Wednesday, after a senior U.S. official was quoted as saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “a chickenshit prime minister,” who only cares about his political survival.​

Oct 29 2014 - 1:01pm UN Security Council to meet on Israeli settlements
October 29, 2014

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, diplomats said.

Oct 27 2014 - 11:07am Palestinians barred from Israeli West Bank buses
October 27, 2014

Palestinians will be banned from riding the same buses as Israeli settlers in the West Bank, a move slammed as “racial segregation” by a rights group.

Oct 27 2014 - 11:05am Israel’s baffling policies only encourage a third intifada
October 27, 2014

Even if the current spasm of violence ebbs away without producing a sustained uprising against Israeli rule, all that would ensure is that Palestinian frustration and outrage will inevitably give way to another rebellion. Eventually, something’s got to give, and anger might trump judgement.

Oct 27 2014 - 10:53am Israel approves plans for 1,000 East Jerusalem settler homes
October 27, 2014

The Israeli government has given the green light for the planning of more than 1,000 new Jewish settler homes in annexed East Jerusalem, an official told AFP on Monday.​

Oct 24 2014 - 11:25am Israel Chooses Settlements Over Friends
October 24, 2014

Netanyahu's government believes that the Jewish settlements in the West Bank are irrelevant to its conflict with the Palestinians. The Israeli government thinks that the core of the conflict is located in what it sees as the Arab rejection of the Jewish people’s right to a nation-state.


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