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  • Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza

    For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. Writing...
  • The soul of Israel is at stake

    The soul of Israel is at stake
    In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders. In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
  • Sweden to recognize state of Palestine

    Sweden to recognize state of Palestine
    Sweden's new center-left government will recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. The U.N. General Assembly approved the de facto...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
  • Israel needs peace partner, security to resolve conflict

    After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
  • British parliament to hold symbolic vote on Palestine status

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue....
  • Questions linger over Hamas' role in kidnapping that led to Gaza war

    JERUSALEM After the killing Sept. 23 of two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and fatally shooting three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank in June, Israeli officials declared the end of a case that shook Israel and triggered a series of events that...
  • Filmmaker stars Bethlehem as model of diversity in Middle East

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, she had no idea she would end up running a campaign to put the ancient city on the world map as a model for...
  • 'Too many Israelis' ready to give up on peace, Obama laments

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama lamented on Wednesday that "too many Israelis" were ready to abandon Middle East peace efforts and urged them to reflect on the matter, saying the status quo with the Palestinians was...
  • Israel says it's killed 2 Palestinians accused in kidnappings that led to Gaza war

    JERUSALEM After an extended manhunt, Israeli security forces on Tuesday tracked down and killed two Palestinians suspected of abducting and slaying three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June, the army said. The kidnapping, blamed by Israel on the...