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Israelis, Palestinians to Meet to Salvage Peace Effort

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet in Jordan for talks aimed at restarting the stalled peace process. The meeting Tuesday will be their first in more than a year, since the negotiations fell apart over the issue of Israeli settlement construction. Both sides say they are ready to re-open a dialogue, but optimism […]

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Israelis, Palestinians to Meet to Salvage Peace Effort

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet in Jordan for talks aimed at restarting the stalled peace process. The meeting Tuesday will be their first in more than a year, since the negotiations fell apart over the issue of Israeli settlement construction. Both sides say they are ready to re-open a dialogue, but optimism […]

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Hamas Says It Is Ready to Join Western-Backed PLO

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The militant Palestinian faction Hamas, which has called for Israel’s destruction, says it is prepared to join forces with the Western-backed Palestine Liberation Organization. A Hamas official said Thursday the group is moving towards non-violent resistance against Israel. Hamas controls the West Bank and launching rocket attacks into Israel has been one of the group’s […]

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Israel Releases 550 Palestinian Prisoners

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has released 550 Palestinian prisoners in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home one Israeli soldier after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip. Among those released Sunday were 55 minors, aged 14 to 17. Israel released 477 Palestinians in October in exchange for Israeli army Sergeant Gilad Shalit […]

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Israel Prepares to Free 550 Palestinian Prisoners

Posted December 18th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israel is set to release 550 Palestinian prisoners Sunday in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home one Israeli soldier after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip. A late evening release operation is planned. Israel released 477 Palestinians in October in exchange for Israeli army Sergeant Gilad Shalit in […]

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Hamas Marks 24th Anniversary with Gaza Rally

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Wednesday marked its 24th anniversary with a rally in the Gaza Strip attended by tens of thousands of the group’s supporters. Addressing the rally, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh vowed to continue the resistance until the end of Israel’s occupation. He told the crowd “Resistance is the way and […]

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Palestinians Outraged Over US Official Comments

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians have expressed outrage over comments by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who referred to them as an “invented” people. In an interview Friday with the Jewish Channel, a U.S. cable television station, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives departed from official American policy which supports the creation of a Palestinian state […]

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Palestinians Slam Remarks from U.S. Candidate

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians leaders are denouncing comments made by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who referred to Palestinians as an “invented” people. The remarks from the former Speaker of the House of Representatives were released on Friday by the Jewish Channel, a U.S. cable television station. Mr. Gingrich said historically, there was “no Palestine as a […]

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Israeli Air Raids in Gaza Kill 1; Rockets Hit Israel

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian medical sources say two Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed at least one civilian and wounded more than 10 others early Friday. The air strikes targeted Palestinian militants, including a Hamas training camp. The Israeli military confirmed the air raids, saying they were in response to rockets fired deep into southern Israel […]

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Jordan King to Visit West Bank

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Jordan’s King Abdullah will make a rare visit to the West Bank Monday to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah for talks on the latest political developments in the region. Jordanian officials said the visit comes “in the context of Jordan’s support for the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people to achieve creation of […]

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