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Israel Wants U.S. To Block Palestinian Statehood Drive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday sought assurances from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Washington would block efforts by Palestinians and Europeans on Palestinian statehood. “Our expectation is that the United States will stand by its position for the past 47 years that a solution to the conflict will be achieved through […]

PARIS (Reuters) – France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution. Lawmakers will hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on Dec. 2 on whether the French governmentshould […]

Attack At Jerusalem Synagogue

Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes burst into a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday and killed four Israelis before being shot dead in the bloodiest attack in the city in years. It was a rare attack on a place of worship and sent shockwaves through the country. It came as months of unrest gripped […]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris, March 5, 2014. Kerry spoke to reporters at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) The United States has pledged an additional $212 million in immediate assistance to the Palestinians as part of […]

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a “firm timetable”, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. “It’s high time for this settlement occupation to end now,” Abbas told the 193-member […]

#BREAKING Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume in Cairo Wednesday, officials say — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 20, 2014 Now read this:U.S. Criticized For Ferguson–By China, Egypt, Russia And Iran! (Aug 20, 2014) Crackdown Involves Burning Books (Aug 10, 2014) My Interview With The PLO Ambassador To The United States (Aug 8, 2014) Hamas Fires Rockets Into […]

JERUSALEM — When Issa Abu Khdeir drove a relative to the airport last month, police arrested two sons and him, and ransacked their Jerusalem home. Abu Khdeir, 58, said his family might have been targeted because they offered their home as a press center for Tariq Khdeir, 15, a nephew whose beating last month by […]

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal wants President Obama to persuade Israel to  “lift the siege” of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a “holocaust” against the Palestinians. “You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression […]

H/t to Max Blumenthal for this one. For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the […]

The Target was Mohammad Deif, the head of the military wing of Hamas, but it’s unclear if he was home at the time of the bombing. The Israeli warplanes that dropped at least five bombs on a house in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City late Tuesday were seeking Mr. Deif, in at least […]

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