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Abbas willing ‘at any moment’ to restart Israel talks

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Monday in Colombia said he was willing “at any moment” to restart peace negotiations with Israel aimed at a settlement that allows them to exist side by side as states. “We are in favor of peaceful negotiations leading to the creation of a Palestinian state,…

El Salvador can help Palestinian peace process: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes on a Latin American tour to rally support in his quest for recognition of statehood at the United Nations. “We understand that President Abbas wants to share with us how they are seeing the process at the United Nations,” said Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez. Abbas, who…

Netanyahu suggests new settlement freeze unlikely

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in an interview published Tuesday that he would not seek to lure the Palestinians back to peace talks by renewing a freeze on settlement building. “We already gave at the office,” Netanyahu told The Jerusalem Post, referring to a 10-month partial settlement freeze that…

Abbas rules out talks without settlement halt

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — The Palestinians will not hold peace talks without a “complete halt” to Israeli settlement building, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told cheering crowds on Sunday. “There will be no negotiations without international legitimacy and a complete halt to settlements,” he said in an address to thousands who…

Huge crowds pack West Bank cities to back UN bid

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Huge crowds packed into the main towns and cities of the West Bank on Friday as people turned out to support a Palestinian bid to seek UN membership, AFP correspondents said. The crowds began gathering as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas handed over a historic request to…

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…

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