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UN Security Council Transfers Palestinian Membership Bid to Committee

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:56 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has taken its first formal step in considering a Palestinian bid for full membership in the world body by referring the matter to a committee. The council turned over the Palestinians’ request to the committee on new admissions, which includes all 15 member states on the council. The step is a […]

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UN Security Council to Consider Palestinian Statehood Bid

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:41 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is set to formally consider a Palestinian bid for full membership at the world body. The discussion Wednesday comes amid continued calls for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and condemnation by U.S., European and Palestinian leaders of an Israeli plan to construct new housing in east Jerusalem. U.N. political chief Lynn Pascoe […]

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World Leaders Condemn New Israeli Settlement Building Plan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S., European and Palestinian leaders have condemned Israel’s plan to construct 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem, a move that could raise already heightened tensions after last week’s Palestinian bid to seek United Nations membership. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday called Israel’s decision “counter-productive” to reviving stalled Mideast peace talks. She said […]

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Israel Moves Ahead on New Settlement Building Plan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:13 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is going ahead with a plan to construct 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem, a move that could further strain efforts for renewed peace talks with Palestinians. An Israeli district committee approved the plan for settlement construction in Gilo on Tuesday. The measure must now pass a 60-day public comment period, during which […]

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Israel Moves Forward With Settlement Construction Plan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is going ahead with a plan to construct 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem, a move that could further strain efforts for renewed peace talks with Palestinians. An Israeli district committee approved the plan for settlement construction in Gilo on Tuesday. The measure must now pass a 60-day public comment period, during which […]

Israel Moves Forward With Settlement Construction Plan

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is going ahead with a plan to construct 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem, a move that could further strain efforts for renewed peace talks with Palestinians. An Israeli district committee approved the plan for settlement construction in Gilo on Tuesday. The measure must now pass a 60-day public comment period, during which […]

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UN Security Council to Discuss Palestinian Statehood Bid Wednesday

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:28 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council says it will meet Wednesday to formally consider the Palestinian bid for statehood and full U.N. membership, a move many see as certain to fail. Council President Nawaf Salam briefed reporters about the decision Monday after the group held preliminary talks in New York. He gave no further details. Despite a […]

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UN Security Council to Discuss Palestinian Statehood Bid Wednesday

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council says it will meet Wednesday to formally consider the Palestinian bid for statehood and full U.N. membership, a move many see as certain to fail. Council President Nawaf Salam briefed reporters about the decision Monday after the group held preliminary talks in New York. He gave no further details. Despite […]

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UN Security Council to Discuss Palestinian Statehood Bid Wednesday

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council says it will meet Wednesday to formally consider the Palestinian bid for statehood and full U.N. membership, a move many see as certain to fail. Council President Nawaf Salam briefed reporters about the decision Monday after the group held preliminary talks in New York. He gave no further details. Despite […]

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UN Security Council to Discuss Palestinian Bid

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:17 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss the Palestinian bid for statehood Monday, as Israeli leaders continue to call for a return to peace talks. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for full recognition of a Palestinian state Friday, and received a hero’s welcome Sunday as he returned to the West Bank. He […]

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