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ISTANBUL -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry has urged Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to delay a planned visit to the Gaza Strip, saying it could jeopardize efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Ending a two-day visit here,...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Obama met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday in search of hopeful signs for the stalled peace process and declared that a sovereign state of Palestine beside Israel is still viable. Following a long...
The looming resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, announced last week, may be very bad news for the prospects of good governance in Palestine. But it has the potential to inject clarity and honesty into the problems of the much-too-...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Embattled Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned late Saturday after struggling for years against political rivals and lackluster public support. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who in recent months had also clashed...
Tags: Palestine, World Bank Group, Fatah, Jihad, John Kerry
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The political future of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad appeared shaky Thursday amid reports that he will resign after growing tired of constant battles with his rivals. Fayyad has come close to stepping...
Tags: Government, Politics, Hamas, West Bank, G8
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months. At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
SAIR, West Bank — As Israel looked for ways to contain growing Palestinian anger over the death of a West Bank detainee in its custody, thousands of mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of the man Palestinian officials say succumbed to torture...
Re “Moving past stalemate,” Opinion, Feb. 19 Maen Rashid Areikat relies on what has become the standard Palestinian rationalization for refusing to return to negotiations with Israel until the settlement issue is resolved. He relieves the...
Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations, Israel, Hamas, West Bank
President Obama's visit to the Middle East next month is widely billed as an earnest attempt to double down on diplomacy and revive the moribund peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against the...
Tags: Barack Obama, Palestine, Israel, Yasser Arafat, Fatah
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians demonstrated throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday demanding the release of four prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli jails. Israeli officials say the Palestinian prisoners are militants accused...
Tags: Barack Obama, Islam, Career and Workplace, Prisons, Israel
Who was Richard III? We've got an idea of what he looked like thanks to a new 3-D reconstruction of his head, made after the discovery of his skull, along with the rest of his skeleton, under a parking lot in Leicester, England. But what kind of...
WASHINGTON -- John F. Kerry arrived at State Department headquarters Monday morning to begin his new role as secretary of State, telling employees that he wanted to answer the question: “Can a man actually run the State Department?” The...
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