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Fatah Official Says Palestinians Will Seek Full UN Recognition

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian leaders appear ready to pursue full recognition from the United Nations despite American warnings that such a move would be counterproductive to Mideast peace efforts. A senior Fatah official said Tuesday that the Palestinians will go ahead with their bid for full U.N. membership next week at meetings in New York. Mohammed Shtayyeh’s comments […]

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Obama: Palestinian Statehood Bid a “Distraction”

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he would “object very strongly” to a possible push for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, saying such a move would be counterproductive. President Obama reiterated Monday that the U.S. would use its veto to stop the motion for full Palestinian statehood if it reaches the Security Council next week […]

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Israel in Talks with Egypt to Return Ambassador After Embassy Attack

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel says it is talking to Egypt about returning an ambassador to Cairo after rioters burst into the Israeli embassy there Friday, prompting an evacuation of Israeli personnel to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday the Israeli-Egyptian talks are focused on the security arrangements necessary to protect the Israeli ambassador and his […]

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Egyptian Security Forces on High Alert Following Attack on Israeli Embassy

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces are on high alert following an emergency meeting of the country’s government Saturday to deal with the aftermath of an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. After the urgent closed-door session called by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, Information Minister Osama Heikal said authorities will take all necessary measures to preserve order […]

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Egyptian Security Forces on High Alert Following Attack on Israeli Embassy

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces are on high alert following an emergency meeting of the country’s government Saturday to deal with the aftermath of an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf called the urgent closed-door session after a large crowd stormed the embassy late Friday and tore down a protective wall […]

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Israel Vows to Keep Peace With Egypt Despite Embassy Attack

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will continue to stand by its peace agreements with Egypt, in spite of a mob attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. Mr. Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel is working with Egyptian officials to return the embassy staff to Cairo as soon as possible. He also thanked […]

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Egypt Announces Emergency Measures Following Embassy Attack

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt has announced emergency measures to restore order following a mob attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. Information Minister Osama Hassan Heikal said Saturday that legal measures were being taken to transfer suspects detained for Friday’s violence to an emergency state security court. Earlier, the state-run MENA news agency said military police had arrested […]

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Tensions High Outside Israeli Embassy in Cairo

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters remained outside of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Saturday, a day after demonstrators tore down sections of a security wall and raided the building. Egypt’s security forces remain on high alert at the scene. The government says at least three people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded in overnight clashes between protesters […]

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Egypt on High Alert After Israeli Embassy Violence

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s security forces are on high alert Saturday following a night of violence in which protesters raided the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. The Egyptian government also is holding a crisis meeting about the incident. Protesters converged on the embassy Friday, tearing down sections of the graffiti-covered security wall. After entering the building, some protesters threw […]

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Egypt on High Alert After Israeli Embassy Violence

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s security forces are on high alert Saturday following a night of violence in which protesters raided the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. The Egyptian government also is holding a crisis meeting about the incident. Protesters converged on the embassy Friday, tearing down sections of the graffiti-covered security wall. After entering the building, some protesters threw […]

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