Israel. Palestinian Authority

Fresh Rift Seen In PA UN Bid

Most Jewish groups oppose Abbas’ move; Israelis on left urge support for PA leader.

11/27/2012
Staff Writer

The frustration in the voice of former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh is evident when he speaks of the planned U.S. opposition to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for United Nations’ recognition of Palestine as a non-member state.

The move, slated for this Thursday, threatens to “destroy America’s only achievement in this region,” he said by phone from Jerusalem, referring to the American training of the Palestinian security force in the West Bank.

Abbas: Rewarded for not negotiating with Israel? getty images

Denying Reality Won’t Make It Go Away

08/28/2012
Editor And Publisher

How do you deal with Mideast heads of state who refuse to accept historical fact or reality?

Gary Rosenblatt

Activists Protesting Palestinian Woman’s Death Arrested

01/02/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli police arrested 11 activists demonstrating in front of the U.S. ambassador to Israel's home against the death of a Palestinian woman who protested the West Bank security fence.

Jawaher Abu Rahma, 36, died on the morning of Jan. 1, hours after she inhaled tear gas at a demonstration near the West Bank village of Bilin. She reportedly died of complications from inhaling the tear gas.

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