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US Meets With Palestinians to Forestall Statehood Bid

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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United States envoys are meeting with Palestinian leaders in an attempt to convince them to drop a Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations. Envoy David Hale held talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank on Wednesday after U.S. diplomats met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials […]

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Turkey Suspends Defense Industry Ties With Israel

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it is suspending military trade and cooperation with Israel and increasing naval surveillance in Mediterranean waters following Israel’s refusal to apologize for a deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship last year. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday Ankara’s “trade, military and defense industry” relations with Israel will be suspended “completely.” […]

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US Urges Palestinians to Avoid ‘Negative Scenario’ at UN

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration says it will press Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks and avoid a “negative scenario” at the United Nations this month where the possibility of membership for a Palestinian state will be raised. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says that U.S. envoys have returned to the region in a bid […]

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Turkey Suspends Defense Industry Ties With Israel

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it is suspending military trade and cooperation with Israel and increasing naval surveillance in Mediterranean waters, in response to Israel’s refusal to apologize for a deadly raid on a Turkish aid vessel last year. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Ankara’s “trade, military and defense industry” relations with Israel will […]

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Turkey Suspending Trade, Military Ties with Israel

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it is “totally suspending” all trade and military ties with Israel as relations between the two countries continue to worsen. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the freeze Tuesday, a day after Turkey ordered all senior Israeli diplomats to leave the country by Wednesday. Mr. Erdogan also said he may visit the […]

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Israel Launches Airstrike on Gaza Strip

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli warplanes have launched an airstrike on the central Gaza Strip in what the military says is a response to rockets fired from the Hamas-controlled territory. The Israeli military said Tuesday the overnight bombing targeted a weapons manufacturing site. The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency said the airstrike caused a fire, but no injuries were reported. […]

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Turkey Expels Senior Israeli Diplomats

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey is ordering all senior Israeli diplomats out of the country by Wednesday in a deepening rift between the two countries. The move comes after Turkey last week expelled the Israeli ambassador and downgraded diplomatic relations. Israel refuses to apologize for the deaths of eight Turkish citizens and a Turkish-American during last year’s Israeli raid […]

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Palestinian Prime Minister Blames Israel For Mosque Arson

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has blamed Israel for an arson attack on a mosque in the West Bank, saying the government has failed to hold those behind similar attacks responsible for their actions. Officials said burning tires damaged the first floor of the mosque in Qusra Monday, while the names of two Israeli settlement […]

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Israeli PM: No Apology to Turkey for Gaza Flotilla Raid

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s prime minister has once again refused to apologize to Turkey for the Israeli military’s deadly raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed nine Turkish activists last year. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country never wanted ties with Turkey to “deteriorate,” and still does not wish to see relations between the […]

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Israel: Turkey’s Decision to Expel Israeli Ambassador ‘Regrettable’

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has expressed regret over Turkey’s decision to expel the Israeli ambassador and suspend all military ties between the two countries in the wake of a United Nations report on a deadly Israeli raid off the coast of the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip last year. A statement issued Saturday by the prime minister’s office said Israel […]

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