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Abbas to Hold Meeting with Ministers, Diplomats in New York

UNITED NATIONS, US — Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has invited Middle East envoys, foreign ministers and Security Council diplomats to a meeting in New York next week to discuss prospects for peace, the Palestinian ambassador said Wednesday.

The new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, listens to proceedings during a Security Council meeting of the United Nations, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative Michele Sison is at center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Nikki Haley to Palestinians: Stop Incitement to Violence

The Palestinian Authority must “stop its incitement to violence” and engage with Israel in “direct peace negotiations, rather than looking to the UN,” a top American diplomatic official said on Tuesday.

Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour speaks during the first-ever hearings of candidates seeking to become the next secretary-general at UN headquarters in New York on April 12, 2016.

Palestinian UN Envoy Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday drew parallels with Israel’s “labeling” of Palestinians terrorists and Nazi Germany’s similar designation of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighters.

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UN Chief Ban Ban Ki-moon Calls Israeli Settlements ‘Provocative Acts’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel’s settlement activities as “provocative acts” that raise questions about the nation’s commitment to a two-state solution. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel