GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militant group that governs the Palestinian territory — according a religious legitimacy to the truce and giving the Gaza government strong backing to enforce it.
By Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press
, November 25, 2012
UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinians brushed aside heated Israeli objections and a promised U.S. veto Monday, vowing to submit a letter formally requesting full U.N. membership when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Assembly.
By Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press
, September 20, 2011
JERUSALEM — Israeli airstrikes killed four Palestinian militants in Gaza while Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel, hitting a synagogue and a school and wounding several Israelis in the aftermath of the deadliest attack against Israelis in three years.
By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press
, August 19, 2011
JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister on Sunday accused the Palestinian Authority of planning “unprecedented bloodshed” next month after an expected symbolic U.N. endorsement of Palestinian independence.
By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press
, August 07, 2011
VILNIUS, Lithuania — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the rule of law, political parties and democratic institutions must emerge in the Arab world if it is to emulate Eastern Europe's remarkable transition two decades ago from authoritarianism to truly free societies.
By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press
, July 01, 2011
WASHINGTON — Exasperated by stalled Middle East peace talks in a season of tumultuous change, President Barack Obama jolted close ally Israel Thursday by embracing the Palestinians’ terms for drawing the borders of their new nation next door.
By Ben Feller, The Associated Press
, May 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts, scrambling the volatile battleground against al-Qaida in Yemen and raising concerns about the durability of Egypt's stance against militants.
By Stephen Braun, The Associated Press
, February 06, 2011
JERUSALEM — Israeli bulldozers demolished a vacant hotel in an Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem on Sunday, clearing the way for a new Jewish housing development that has drawn heavy Palestinian and American condemnations.
By Josef Federman, The Associated Press
, January 09, 2011
HEBRON, West Bank — Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man in his bed during a pre-dawn raid Friday to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.
By Nasser Shiyouhi, The Associated Press
, January 07, 2011
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday blamed Israel for the stalemate in peace negotiations with the Palestinians in a speech before a joint session of the Egyptian parliament's two chambers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists the U.S. will keep pressing Israel and the Palestinians to settle their stubborn differences even as she betrays frustration with the latest impasse.
JERUSALEM (AP) — With crisis looming for recently restarted Mideast peace talks, Israel's deputy prime minister on Monday urged the Palestinians to relax their demand that a freeze on new Jewish settlement construction be extended past its planned weekend expiration.
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