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President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Politics clouding Obama’s coming visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A week before President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the region, Middle East politics are already casting a cloud over the visit as Israeli and Palestinian officials plan a series of events to promote their agendas.

03/13/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli’s Netanyahu: world has double standards

JERUSALEM (AP) – Netanyahu says the international community has double standards, saying it condemns Israeli settlements in the West Bank but not Palestinians’ refusal to renew peace talks or Hamas’ call for the end of the Jewish state.

12/10/2012

Palestine flag

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

Experts exhume remains of Palestinian leader

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave on Tuesday so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials […]

11/26/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and […]

11/16/2012

Israel's premier vows to build in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to continue building in a contested Jerusalem district, just days after European Union criticism of Jewish housing there. Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking during a visit to Gilo […]

10/23/2012

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

Key issues in Israeli election early next year

JERUSALEM (AP) – Key campaign issues in Israel’s parliamentary election, set for early next year: * Israel-U.S. relations: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a frosty relationship with President Barack Obama. If both are re-elected, […]

10/09/2012

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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