US Vice President Joe Biden visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Wednesday and warned that fresh Israeli settlement construction is undermining confidence in the peace process.
Peggy, a guinea pig, poses for photos after having its hair brushed and styled at PetZoo, a beauty parlor for pets in Cuenca, Ecuador, on March 9.
As US Vice President Joe Biden prepares to meet Palestinians tomorrow, the Interior Ministry announced 1,600 new housing units in an Israeli settlement today. The move could disrupt a newly agreed restart of Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Tehran urged China not to bend to US pressure for new Iran sanctions, which Vice President Joe Biden strongly supported in meetings with top Israel leaders today.
US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Monday after Israelis and Palestinians agreed to restart peace talks. But the issue of Israel settlements came to the fore again, with 112 new housing units announced for the West Bank.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) move to allow indirect talks with Israel clears the way for the first negotiations in more than a year ahead of Vice President Joseph Biden's arrival in the region later this week.
Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the man leading the investigation into the Dubai assassination of Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, has called for the arrest of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The declaration of two biblical tombs in the West Bank as Israel heritage sites last week sparked clashes. Though Monday was quiet, some fear a new Palestinian intifada in response.
Israel named the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel's tomb in the West Bank heritage sites on Monday. Both biblical tombs are in Palestinian cities, and the decision brought warnings of violence and protests on Tuesday.