Mahmoud Abbas

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US announces resumption of Mideast talks

JERUSALEM (AP) – The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel’s Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts […]

07/28/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on Friday,  July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Kerry wins step to resuming Mideast peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunching the long-halted Mideast peace process, announcing Friday that Israel and the […]

07/19/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, unseen, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Kerry wins Arab backing on Mideast peace effort

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won Arab League backing Wednesday for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume. Kerry cited significant progress […]

07/18/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry close to restarting talk

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is closing in on an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians to relaunch peace talks for a period of six to nine months, Palestinian […]

07/04/2013

Gaza Strip

Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads.

04/07/2013

Palestinians protest (AP Photo)

Thousands of Palestinians protest in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations after two protesters were killed by Israeli troops and a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer in Israeli custody.

04/04/2013

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U.N. votes to recognize Palestine as state despite U.S. opposition

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body.

11/29/2012

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Palestinians celebrate ahead of UN vote

Thousands of Palestinians from rival factions have been celebrating in the streets of the West Bank today, ahead of a U.N. vote on a resolution calling for a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.

11/29/2012

Jimmy Carter says Mideast peace is 'vanishing'

JERUSALEM (AP) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says the prospect of an Israel-Palestinian peace accord is “vanishing.” Speaking in Jerusalem Monday, Carter called the current situation catastrophic. He condemned Israel’s West Bank settlement construction […]

10/22/2012

French judges to exhume Arafat body in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – The widow of Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in hopes of determining what killed […]

09/05/2012

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