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Abbas Vows to Pursue Palestinian Independence

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Saying Palestinians deserve independence, President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Friday to seek full membership to the United Nations next week despite Israeli and U.S. objections. Mr. Abbas told Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on Friday that full U.N. membership is a legitimate right for Palestinians and that he will go to New York with an “olive branch” […]

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Egypt PM: Peace Treaty with Israel ‘Not Sacred’

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, during an interview with Turkish television Thursday, said his country’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel is “not sacred” and subject to change. Mr. Sharaf said the agreement, signed at Camp David in the United States, is “always open to modification if that would benefit the region or a just peace.” […]

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Palestinians Vow To Seek Full UN Membership

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians vowed Thursday to seek full membership to the United Nations next week despite Israeli and U.S. objections, but left open the possibility of a resumption of Mideast peace talks. Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23rd. He will then submit […]

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Palestinians Vow To Seek Full UN Membership

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 11:36 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians vowed Thursday to seek full membership to the United Nations next week despite Israeli and U.S. objections, but left open the possibility of a resumption of Mideast peace talks. Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23rd. He will then submit […]

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Palestinians Plan to Submit UN Bid Next Week

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Palestinian official says the Palestinians will present their bid next week for state recognition at the United Nations, as Western envoys continue to push for a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said Thursday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will submit the application on September 23, as the U.N. General Assembly […]

Palestinians Plan to Submit UN Bid Next Week

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Palestinian official says the Palestinians will present their bid next week for state recognition at the United Nations, as Western envoys continue to push for a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said Thursday that Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will submit the application on September 23, as the U.N. General […]

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Western Envoys Try Mediation Ahead of Palestinian UN Bid

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Western envoys are shuttling between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the Middle East to try to limit the fallout from an Israeli-opposed Palestinian plan to seek state recognition at the United Nations. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton released a statement Wednesday saying she hopes that in the coming days, mediators will be able to […]

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Diplomatic Flurry Tries to Curtail Palestinian Recognition Bid

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomatic efforts continued on several fronts Wednesday in Israel and the Palestinian territories to convince Palestinian leaders to pull back from a plan to unilaterally seek recognition at the United Nations. Israel warned against the Palestinian move as American diplomats led a shuttle diplomacy effort between Jerusalem and Ramallah. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said […]

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US Moves to Avert Showdown Over Palestinian State

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is sending two top envoys back to the Middle East in the hopes of avoiding a looming showdown over Palestinian statehood. The mission by U.S. Middle East envoy David Hale and senior White House aide Dennis Ross appears to be a last-ditch push to dissuade the Palestinians from seeking statehood at next […]

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US Moves to Avert Showdown Over Palestinian State

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is sending two top envoys back to the Middle East in the hopes of avoiding a looming showdown over Palestinian statehood. A senior Palestinian politician said on Tuesday that Palestinians will pursue full recognition from the United Nations with the start of next week’s meetings in New York. But U.S. Secretary of […]

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