Month: December 2014

EU Calls for Peace Talks After PA Fails at UN
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EU Calls for Peace Talks After PA Fails at UN

The European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Palestinian statehood underlined the need for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to urgently resume peace negotiations.   The Security Council failed to adopt an Arab-backed resolution that would have […]

PA Toughens Language in Unilateral UN Resolution
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PA Toughens Language in Unilateral UN Resolution

The Palestinian Authority’s envoys presented on Monday a more toughly-worded United Nations (UN) draft resolution on statehood that could come up for a vote at the Security Council this week, AFP reports.   Arab ambassadors met at UN headquarters for about two hours to endorse the text that contains new […]

PA UN Bid to be Postponed for Next Year
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PA UN Bid to be Postponed for Next Year

The council of Arab UN ambassadors gathered on Monday to discuss the Palestinian Authority (PA) resolution set to be proposed at the UN Security Council, unilaterally demanding recognition and Israeli withdrawals – however, the vote on the resolution set for Monday looks to be postponed yet again.   Last Friday […]

Egyptian Court Bans Annual Jewish Pilgrimage
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Egyptian Court Bans Annual Jewish Pilgrimage

A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria issued an indefinite ban on celebrations marking the birthday of Yacoub Abu Hasira, held annually in January since 1979, the year Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty.   Abu Hasira lived between 1805 and 1880.    Despite an earlier ban on […]

Hamas Denies Qatar Cut its Funding Over Egypt
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Hamas Denies Qatar Cut its Funding Over Egypt

Hamas on Sunday denied a Kuwaiti newspaper’s report that Qatar has informed Hamas that it would be temporarily halting its financial support, reports i24news.   The Kuwaiti Al Jarida reported last week that the move was made in order to push Hamas to change its policy against Egypt, which the […]

Hamas Bans Gaza War Orphans from Traveling to Israel
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Hamas Bans Gaza War Orphans from Traveling to Israel

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organizers and officials said – despite Israel making the effort to allow the children to visit.    The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were […]