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Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks with Abbas in New York

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for direct negotiations to relaunch the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is vowing to press ahead with an application at the United Nations for a Palestinian state. Mr. Netanyahu appealed to the Palestinian leader to open talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General […]

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Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks with Abbas in New York

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a meeting this week in New York with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to relaunch direct negotiations on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Mr. Netanyahu appealed to the Palestinian leader to open talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings and continue them in Jerusalem and the […]

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Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks with Abbas in New York

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a meeting this week in New York with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to relaunch direct negotiations on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Mr. Netanyahu appealed to the Palestinian leader to open talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings and continue them in Jerusalem and the […]

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US Urges Turkey to Smooth Relations With Israel

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Turkey to smooth over its growing diplomatic dispute with Israel. Clinton met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Monday in New York, as world leaders gathered for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. She called on Turkey to “keep the door open” with Israel. The United […]

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Palestinians Stay Firm as Diplomats Push to Avert UN Showdown

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:56 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to press ahead Monday with plans to seek full United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state. The move came as top diplomats from the United States and Europe continued to push to avert a showdown that could further jeopardize Middle East peace prospects. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Mr. […]

Palestinians Stay Firm as Diplomats Push to Avert UN Showdown

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:46 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to press ahead Monday with plans to seek full United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state. The move came as top diplomats from the United States and Europe continued to push to avert a showdown that could further jeopardize Middle East peace prospects. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Mr. […]

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Israeli, Palestinian Officials Meet as Diplomats Push to Avert UN Bid

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:32 am (UTC-5)
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Senior Israeli and Palestinian officials have held talks ahead of a planned Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, as top diplomats from the United States and Europe push to avert a showdown that could crush already dim Mideast peace prospects. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad met Sunday in New York with Israeli Defense […]

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High-Stakes Diplomacy Seeks to Avert Palestinian UN Bid

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Top diplomats from the United States and Europe have begun a last-ditch international push to avert a looming showdown at the United Nations over Palestinian statehood that could crush already dim Mideast peace prospects. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held talks Sunday as part of an increasingly […]

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World Powers to Discuss Palestinian Statehood Bid

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The group known as the Mideast Quartet will meet in New York on Sunday in what could be a last-ditch effort to persuade Palestinians to abandon plans to seek United Nations statehood recognition next week. The meeting of the group — comprised of the U.S., EU, U.N. and Russia — comes after Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Abbas Vows to Pursue Palestinian Independence

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Friday that peace talks are the only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He added that the Palestinian efforts at the U.N. are “counterproductive gestures.” A bid for full membership for the Palestinians would be subject to a veto by one of the five permanent […]

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