Israeli-Palestinian relations

Israeli, Palestinian UN Ambassadors Exchange Barbs on Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors engaged in a rare shouting match in the U.N. Security Council on Monday, reflecting Israel’s growing consternation at the upsurge in Palestinian attacks against civilians and Palestinian frustration at the failure

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Palestinian Opinions Split After Abbas Interview With Israeli TV

JERUSALEM — Recent comments by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas critical of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis have caused controversy among journalists and factions in the Palestinian Liberation Organization other than Abbas’s own Fatah party. In the interview with Israel’s Channel

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 4, 2016.

On Israel Visit, Monica Lewinsky Tackles Online Hate Speech

JERUSALEM – Monica Lewinsky on Wednesday tackled the issue of cyber hatred during a panel she moderated at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Lewinsky is an anti-bullying champion, having been the victim of personal attacks in the wake of the

Monica Lewinsky was presented with flowers as she continued to draw crowds, 15 March 1999, when her book signing tour reached Scotland.

Abbas Defines All of Israel as ‘Occupied’ in TV Interview

JERUSALEM – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas defined all of Israel as an “occupation ” in an Arabic-language interview, contradicting comments he has made in the past to the Israeli media. Abbas, ostensibly Israel’s best option as a partner in peace talks,

President Mahmoud Abbas reacts during a meeting with Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 23, 2016. /

$100 Million From World Bank To Create 100,000 Jordan Jobs

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will get a cheap $100 million loan to help create 100,000 jobs for Syrian refugees and its own citizens, the World Bank president said Sunday. The long-term loan, almost interest free, is part of an

Syrian refugees wait to cross from Syria into Jordan, at the Hadalat border crossing, east of the Jordanian capital Amman, on January 14, 2016.