Trump’s son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan

Politics 05/02/19, 19:47

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law is being tight-lipped about the guts of the long-awaited White House blueprint for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. At a think tank event in Washington Thursday, Jared Kushner offered no details of the plan, which he described as a very detailed "operational document" ...

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

World 04/29/19, 19:34

The U.N. political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority." Rosemary DiCarlo told the U.N. Security Council that "a sustainable resolution" to the authority's funding crisis is urgently needed. Israel is withholding about $11 million of the roughly ...

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

World 04/21/19, 02:13

Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged to begin annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. ...

Israeli envoy: No action on West Bank until after peace plan

World 04/17/19, 18:45

Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the ...

Interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of ‘financial war’

World 04/17/19, 02:20

The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over the weekend, Mohammad Shtayyeh laid out ...

In Israel election, Palestinians are nowhere to be found

World 04/03/19, 01:44

In a charged election campaign that has been heavy on insults and short on substance, Israel's conflict with the Palestinians has been notably absent from the discourse. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party has offered no plan for what many believe is the country's most existential problem. His main challenger ...

US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

Politics 03/03/19, 19:55

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a ...

US officials visiting Mideast to seek backing for peace plan

Politics 02/07/19, 19:34

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration officials are headed to the Middle East later this month to brief diplomats in at least five countries on the economic section of a U.S. proposal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, will be ...

In role reversal, Abbas pressures Hamas as Israel allows aid

World 01/14/19, 01:08

The Western-backed Palestinian Authority is threatening to step up pressure on Hamas amid renewed tensions in Gaza, even as Israel allows a lifeline of Qatari aid to flow directly to the Islamic militants. The unlikely role reversal reflects the two sides' conflicting priorities. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants to reassert his ...

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

World 01/02/19, 01:14

With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures, gathered from official ...

Israeli army says Palestinian killed at West Bank roadblock

World 12/21/18, 12:33

The Israeli military on Friday confirmed shooting a Palestinian car passenger dead in the West Bank, while a second Palestinian teenager was killed in a weekly border demonstration in the Gaza Strip. The army said it opened fire on the car after it broke through a West Bank checkpoint. The military ...

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