Oct 22 2014 - 11:18am Ban says U.N. will investigate weaponry in its Gaza agencies
October 22, 2014

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an independent Board of Inquiry will look into the cases of U.N. agencies hit by artillery during the Gaza conflict, as well as instances in which weaponry was found on UN premises.​

Oct 22 2014 - 11:15am Kerry: Status quo between Israel, Palestinians 'unsustainable'?
October 22, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that current relations between Israel and the Palestinians were "unsustainable" and that the United States was conscious of the urgency of the situation.

Oct 22 2014 - 11:10am EU seeks talks with Israel over ‘red lines’ in West Bank
October 22, 2014

The European Union is interested in opening negotiations with Israel with the aim of preventing a series of Israeli moves in the West Bank deemed “red lines” which may jeopardize the possibility of a future Palestinian state alongside Israel, an internal EU document obtained by Haaretz reveals.

Oct 21 2014 - 10:35am Erekat: If UN resolution fails, Palestine to join int'l orgs
October 21, 2014

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.

Oct 21 2014 - 10:32am Israeli settlers construct 2 outposts near Nablus
October 21, 2014

Israeli settlers on Tuesday set up two new outposts in the northern West Bank after confiscating hundreds of dunams of land, an official told Ma'an.

Oct 21 2014 - 10:29am Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
October 21, 2014

The heightened rhetoric is a departure for the normally staid Mahmoud Abbas — and an apparent sign of desperation as he tries to halt a slide in his own popularity following this summer's war between Israel and the Islamic militant Hamas in Gaza.

Oct 20 2014 - 10:43am Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on '67 lines
October 20, 2014

Some 75 percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 lines, according to a new survey published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Oct 20 2014 - 10:39am Settlers take over 2 buildings in East Jerusalem
October 20, 2014

Armed Jewish settlers took over two buildings in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, a local group said.

Oct 20 2014 - 10:32am Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site
October 20, 2014

Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all means".

Oct 17 2014 - 10:30am Kerry: 'Imperative' to resume Israel-Palestinian talks
October 17, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called for a resumption of the Israel-Palestinian peace process, saying the talks were vital in the fight against extremism.​


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