Topic: Saeb Erekat
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to meet Thursday in New York with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli authorities recently announced the construction of 1,300 more housing units in Arab East Jerusalem.
11/11/2010 08:42 am
Israel publicized plans to build more than 1,300 new homes in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians and disappointing the US on the eve of a Netanyahu visit.
11/08/2010 04:58 pm
Palestinians are discussing other options if peace talks fail. Chief among them is seeking recognition as a sovereign state from the UN.
10/20/2010 05:12 pm
Palestinian leaders have been warning that renewed peace talks with Israel, scheduled for next week, could be derailed after an Israeli settlement freeze expires. But behind the threats is a more nuanced and compromising position.
08/25/2010 03:51 pm
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas won Arab League backing today to enter direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – a step the US and Israel have been pushing for.
07/29/2010 02:31 pm
Gaza Strip blockade, along with new settlements, had caused a rift between the US and Israel. But a Tuesday meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu seemed to soothe rocky relations.
07/06/2010 05:30 pm
A Jerusalem municipal council approved plans to install a tourist park in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, which calls for demolishing 22 Palestinian homes. The US warned that the plan threatens Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
06/22/2010 03:54 pm
Israel says it will allow construction materials into Gaza for civilian projects only. In response to international pressure, Israel will ease the Gaza blockade on food, toys, and kitchen utensils.
06/17/2010 01:01 pm
International pressure in the wake of the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla has boosted sympathy for Hamas, the chief rival of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's party and a longtime opponent of peace talks.
06/01/2010 05:41 pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a visit to the White House in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid, in which Israeli forces killed at least 10 while preventing humanitarian ships from breaching Israel's blockade of Gaza.
05/31/2010 01:21 pm