U.S. Keeps Options Open On Israeli Settlements Resolution

The United States refused to say Thursday whether or not it would support a Palestinian proposal for a United Nations resolution to condemn Israeli settlement building — but ruled nothing out. While Washington often criticizes Israeli building work in occupied

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Abbas Wants ‘Urgent’ UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said there is an “urgent” need for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, in an interview with AFP ahead of a multi-country diplomatic tour. “The Security Council is a very important subject because it has now

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Palestinians Circulate UNSC Resolution Draft Condemning Israeli Settlements

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian UN Mission says it has circulated a proposed Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements to Arab nations. The draft was condemned Thursday by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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U.S. Condemns UN Call For List Of Firms Operating In West Bank

The United States on Wednesday condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that calls for setting up a database of businesses operating in the occupied West Bank, a move that Israel has called a “blacklist.”

A Palestinian volunteer prepares goods at a donation center before a distribution by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to Palestinian people in need as the Israeli-Hamas conflict continues on August 2, 2014 in the northern West Bank village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus.

UNHRC to Debate Boycott of Israeli Settlements

TEL AVIV –  The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday will debate a resolution that calls on member states to boycott Jewish settlements, the Jerusalem Post reported. The UNHRC is often charged with having an extreme anti-Israel bias. The resolution would

Maale Adumim, with a population of about 36,000, is one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Global Muslim Body Demands Ban On Products From Israeli Settlements

A global Muslim body called for a ban on products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and pledged full support for the “inalienable rights” of the Palestinians. The demand came at the end of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

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Kerry Meets Abbas, Urges Calm, Decrease in Violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged calm in talks on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (R) at the Palestinian ambassador's residence on February 21, 2016 in the Jordanian capital Amman

EU Defends Labeling Goods Made in Israeli Settlements

The European Union reinforced on Monday its position that products made in Israeli settlements must be clearly labeled in Europe, despite growing tensions with Israel over the issue, but stressed that the bloc opposes any boycott of the Jewish state.

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