Feb 20 2015 - 10:26am 'US, EU to test Israel's sincerity on Palestine after elections'
February 20, 2015

The honeymoon period of any new Israeli government will be short, and neither the EU nor the US will have much patience for promises of developing new policies toward the Palestinians, according to Western diplomatic officials.

Feb 19 2015 - 10:35am Hamas: Quartet links Gaza aid to acceptance of two-state solution
February 19, 2015

A top Hamas member said on Wednesday that the Mideast Quartet has set five conditions for further funding to rebuild Gaza, one of which requires the group to accept the two-state solution.

Feb 19 2015 - 10:34am Israeli military lawyer says ICC probe not a concern
February 19, 2015

he Israeli military's chief legal adviser said on Thursday that he is not concerned about a possible investigation by the International Criminal Court into Israel's conduct during last year's Gaza war.

Feb 19 2015 - 10:32am Italy to vote on recognition of Palestinian state
February 19, 2015

The Italian parliament is set to vote on a non-binding bill calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state, following similar initiatives last year by France, Britain, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The Swedish government formally recognized a Palestinian state in October.

Feb 18 2015 - 10:50am The ISIS Theater of Cruelty
February 18, 2015

The administration is going to have to spend a great deal more time, effort and resources, and work closely with its regional allies, to develop a set of messages that can push back effectively against the prophetic, mystical appeal of the Islamic State’s theater of cruelty.

Feb 18 2015 - 10:49am Financial, political crisis in PA could trigger 'violence'
February 18, 2015

Senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath warned Tuesday that financial and political problems within the Palestinian Authority could lead to violence if not addressed.

Feb 18 2015 - 10:46am Desperation Drives Gazans Over a Fence and Into Israeli Prisons
February 18, 2015

“All the people in this place, in each house, you can find someone who tried to cross,” she added. “When I was traveling in the bus, the Israelis were asking us: ‘What’s wrong? Suddenly, the whole neighborhood is coming to us.’ ”

Feb 17 2015 - 11:00am Rawabi's dried-up pipe could land Israel in deep water
February 17, 2015

There are quite a few ways to explain to the world why uninvolved people were killed in Gaza or why Jews are allowed to settle in an occupied territory; but there is no way to explain why Israel is preventing a Palestinian city from receiving water.

Feb 17 2015 - 10:58am Arabs an inseparable part of Israel, President Rivlin says
February 17, 2015

In rebuke of FM Liberman, Rivlin says it’s up to Israeli Jews to prove country can be both Jewish and democratic; calls for water to be connected to PA’s new West Bank city

Feb 17 2015 - 10:58am Netanyahu visit to Hebron 'a time bomb'
February 17, 2015

Palestinian officials say the Israeli prime minister's plan to visit the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron is a "time bomb" that could drag the area into more violence and disorder.

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