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Israel on high alert as Palestinians petition U.N.

Some 22,000 Israeli police and border police were on high alert across the country on Friday, poised to respond to any unrest resulting from a Palestinian bid to seek UN membership in New York. “We have deployed 22,000 police and border police officers who will be on duty until at…

Obama U.N. speech sparks angry Palestinian protests

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Angry Palestinians on Thursday protested in the streets of Ramallah and Gaza after a UN speech by US President Barack Obama which was seen as unashamedly pro-Israel. More than 1,000 Palestinians carrying signs denouncing Obama gathered outside the West Bank headquarters of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas…

Despite warnings, Palestine aims for U.N. showdown

The Palestinians steered towards a clash with Washington over their UN statehood bid despite a stern warning from President Barack Obama that there was no “shortcut” to peace. The hard-hitting speech by Obama and a personal meeting with Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday failed to sway the Palestinian leader from a…

U.S., Israeli military chiefs meet

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his US counterpart Leon Panetta met Monday at the Pentagon to discuss political changes in the region ahead of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. At the second Pentagon meeting for the two defense leaders since Panetta became Defense Secretary in…

Palestinians vow UN membership amid diplomatic tussle

President Mahmud Abbas has promised Palestinians he will seek UN membership before the Security Council next week, amid mounting opposition from Israel and the United States. With Washington calling the move “counterproductive,” Abbas told Palestinians in a televised address on Friday: “It is our legitimate right to demand the full…

Palestinian statehood bid to go before U.N.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed Friday to lodge a bid for UN membership before the Security Council in one week, despite mounting Israeli and US opposition. “When I have finished delivering my speech (to the General Assembly), I will submit the request for membership to the Secretary General to be…

Palestinian leader vows to pursue UN statehood bid

AMMAN — President Mahmud Abbas said in remarks published on Sunday that Palestinians will seek UN membership despite US “threats” to stop financial aid. “We will go to the United Nations to obtain an international recognition to the state of Palestine, despite the obstacles and dangers, including US threats to…

Palestinian leaders meet to endorse UN bid

The PLO Central Council was on Wednesday expected to endorse a decision by the Palestinian leadership to seek full membership in the United Nations in September. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to address council members at the meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, which got under way late…

Senators Hatch, Lieberman oppose Israel return to 1967 lines

WASHINGTON — US senators proposed a resolution Thursday opposing any Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines, dealing a symbolic blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to renew peace talks. “It is contrary to United States policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the armistice lines that…

Palestinians aim to reboot UN anti-settlement campaign

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – The Palestinians aim to launch a new bid to clinch UN condemnation of Israeli settlement building, after Washington vetoed a Security Council motion, a senior official said on Saturday. Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s secretary general, said Palestinian leaders had decided to make…

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