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Palestinians Mull Next Move UN Membership Bid

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leaders are considering their next move in their bid for United Nations membership after a U.N. committee said the council is deadlocked on the issue. Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour said Friday that his government will “quickly” decide on the next step. He added that Palestinian authorities are determined to succeed in the membership […]

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UN Panel Deadlocked on Palestinian Membership Bid

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Diplomats at the United Nations have failed to reach an agreement on a Palestinian application for United Nations membership. A U.N. Security Council committee on admitting new members met briefly Friday morning to approve a report that says it is deadlocked on the issue. A draft of the report was obtained by the media earlier […]

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UN Panel Deadlocked on Palestinian Membership Bid

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. Security Council committee is expected to report Friday that it could not reach an agreement on a Palestinian application for U.N. membership. Diplomats say the committee on admitting new members will approve a report that says it is deadlocked on the issue. The committee began considering the request in September, after Palestinian President […]

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Sarkozy: Israeli PM is a ‘Liar’

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “liar.” News organizations say Mr. Sarkozy made the remark during a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama, last week, as the two leaders sat side-by-side at a meeting of the world’s leading 20 economies in France. The two leaders’ comments were inadvertently […]

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UN Reports Security Council Divided on Palestinians

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A draft report from the U.N. Security Council says members cannot reach a decision on whether to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state. The report by the Security Council membership committee was leaked to news outlets Tuesday. The Palestinians needed at least nine votes in the 15-member Security Council for their membership application […]

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Israeli Security Websites Down After Hacker Threat

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli government says disruptions in the websites of the Israeli military, the Mossad intelligence agency and the Shin Bet domestic security service were caused by a technical glitch, not by a “cyber attack.” The websites crashed Sunday, days after a shadowy group of hackers, calling themselves Anonymous, posted a video on YouTube threatening to […]

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Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Kills Palestinian Militant

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has carried out an air strike in the Gaza Strip against militants as they were preparing to fire rockets into Israel. Medical sources said one member of the Islamic Jihad militant group was killed and three others wounded in Saturday night’s attack targeting Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. There was no immediate word on […]

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Israel Begins Deportation of Gaza Flotilla Activists

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has begun deportation procedures for a group of 27 pro-Palestinian activists who tried to break the naval blockade of Gaza. Israel’s Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said two Greek crew members and three journalists from the United States, Spain and Egypt were released Saturday and the rest will be sent home within the next […]

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Israel Begins Deportation of Gaza Flotilla Activists

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli government has started deportation procedures for a group of pro-Palestinian activists who tried to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Authorities said several activists and journalists who had been on the boats were flying home Saturday. More than 20 other people still are being processed. Israeli forces intercepted the activists’ two ships in international […]

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Peres: Military Option Nearer For Iran

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli President Shimon Peres says the international community is closer to pursuing a military option to deal with Iran’s nuclear program than it is to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat. Mr. Peres told Israel’s channel 2 TV Friday world leaders need to “fulfill their promises” to stop Iran. On Thursday, U.S. President Barack […]

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