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Palestinian village faces demolition by Israel

June 21st, 2012 Comments off

In this Friday, June 15, 2012 photo, a Palestinian girls carries a Palestinian flag in the West Bank town of Susiya. Palestinian herders in this hamlet have clung to arid acres spread over several West Bank hills for decades, even as Israel forced them to live off the grid while providing water and electricity to nearby Jewish settlements and unauthorized outposts. But the end seems near for Susiya's 200 residents: Citing zoning violations, Israel is threatening to demolish the village, including German-funded solar panels. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Palestinians in this hamlet have clung to their arid acres for decades, living without proper electricity or water while Israel provides both to Jewish settlers on nearby hills. But the end now seems near for Susiya: Demolition orders distributed last week by the Israelis aim to destroy virtually the entire village.

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Israel, Palestinians exchange fire on Gaza border

May 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Israeli troops are on standby along Israel's southern border with the Gaza StripThe Israeli army and Palestinians exchanged fire along the Gaza border Tuesday in a series of clashes that wounded one person, the Israeli military and Palestinian security sources said.

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Israel, Palestinians trade fire but truce holds

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

The Israeli air force and Gaza militants traded sporadic fire overnight despite a truceThe Israeli air force and Gaza militants traded sporadic fire overnight but a fragile truce between the sides that ended four days of violence appeared to be largely holding on Thursday.

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Israel, Palestinians trade fire but truce largely holding

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

A Palestinian man inspects destroyed buildings following an Israeli air strikeThe Israeli air force and Gaza militants traded sporadic fire on Wednesday night but a fragile truce between the sides that ended four days of violence appeared to be largely holding.

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Israel, Palestinians to meet on Monday, U.S. says (Reuters)

January 6th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this July 29, 2004 file photo an anti-ballistic missile, under development by the United States and Israel, lifts off from Point Mugu Sea Range, off the California coast, as a test of an improved version of the Arrow missile.The Israeli military says it will soon hold a major missile defense exercise with U.S. forces.  It follows a 10-day Iranian naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Israel's military says the drill with the U.S. was planned long ago and is not tied to recent events.(AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Files)Reuters – Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators will hold their second round of face-to-face talks within a week on Monday in Amman, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Israel, Palestinians to meet Tuesday; prospects hazy (Reuters)

January 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Israelis women (seated C) ride on a bus used mainly by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, during a protest against Jewish zealots trying to enforce gender separation in public places, in Jerusalem January 1, 2012. Ultra-Orthodox men trying to force women to sit in the back of public buses in deference to religious beliefs against any mixing of the sexes in public, is at the heart of an emotional debate that has topped the public agenda in Israel for nearly two weeks. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST)Reuters – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet this week after more than a year of deadlock in peacemaking, officials said Sunday, but both sides played down prospects of any imminent resumption of talks.

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US: Israel, Palestinians must restart direct talks (AP)

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

Men carry a torch symbolising the freedom of the Libyan people from Muammar Gaddafi's rule, during a rally in Martyrs Square in Tripoli December 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem  (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)AP – The U.S. says Israel and the Palestinians must start direct talks before there can be any negotiation on borders and security as part of a two-state peace deal.

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Palestinians must say no to negotiations with Israel

November 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Israel, Palestinians to offer peace proposals: Quartet (Reuters)

October 27th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to make proposals on issues of territory and security within three months, keeping peacemaking efforts alive, an official from the Quartet of Middle East peace mediators said on Wednesday.
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Barak: Israel-Palestinians must find path to talks (AP)

October 3rd, 2011 Comments off

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta answers questions aboard an Air Force plane over the Atlantic Ocean Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Panetta is traveling to the Middle East to meet with leaders on various issues related to the region. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)AP – Israel must find a way to resume negotiations with the Palestinians and has a responsibility to try to ease tensions with its neighbors in the region, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday amid prodding from the United States to return to peace talks.

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