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Israel Formally Suspends Talks With Palestinians

04/24/2014
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WASHINGTON — Israel formally suspended peace talks with the Palestinian Authority over the P.A.’s national unity accord signed with the Hamas authority in the Gaza Strip.

Honor Killings In Palestinian Authority Territory Double In One Year

03/05/2014
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Nabila Rizq, director of coordination in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the number of Palestinian women being murdered by families in “honor killings” doubled in 2013. Rizq criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas for not doing enough to address a PA law that protects the perpetrators of these crimes.

U.S. Presses UNESCO On Cancellation Of Jews In Israel Exhibit

01/20/2014
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration is “deeply disappointed” with a decision by UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural arm, to cancel the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel and is seeking its placement “as soon as possible.”

House Spending Bill Includes Full $3.1 Billion For Israel

01/16/2014
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WASHINGTON  — Funding to Israel was restored to its pre-sequester levels in the spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Is Mideast Peace Possible?

03/11/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

 The announcement of President Obama's forthcoming visit to Israel and the Palestine Authority in March presents an opportunity to review the status of the Peace Process between Israel and the P.A.  Right now the peace process is in a state of repose.  Both sides say they seek renewal of negotiations, but only Israel has offered to negotiate face to face on all issues without preconditions.

Kenneth J. Bialkin

EU Condemns Israeli Settlements

European Union calls on Israel to cancel construction, avoid 'undermining' Palestinian Authority's finances.

12/11/2012

The European Union called on Israel to cancel planned construction in West Bank settlements and “avoid any step undermining the financial situation of the Palestinian Authority.”

The European Union made the appeal in a document published Tuesday titled “Council conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process,” which came out of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels the previous day.

The European Union's headquarters in Brussels. Getty Images

French District Inks Agreement With Palestinian Authority

10/04/2012

Ile-de-France, the district of France that includes Paris, has signed a cooperation agreement with east Jerusalem, the city’s Palestinian district.

The agreement between Ile-de-France and the Palestinian Authority, which was approved on Sept. 28 and which will be signed this month, will send 300,000 euros for educational and social welfare programs to east Jerusalem, according to the Times of Israel.

The agreement undercuts Israel’s claim to east Jerusalem, which Israel considers part of its united capital.

Missing The Point At The UN

10/03/2012
Editorial

The shallowness of mainstream media was evidenced last week in its reporting on the major addresses to the United Nations General Assembly by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Despite uncertainty, diplomat says leaders shouldn’t ‘hunker down’; says Obama would strike Iran.

08/21/2012
Editor And Publisher

Dennis Ross, the longtime U.S. diplomat and Mideast expert, says that there has never been a time in its tumultuous history that the State of Israel has faced as many threats and unknowns as today.

He should know.

Gary Rosenblatt

PA Says It’s Facing ‘Worst Financial Crisis’

07/03/2012

The Palestinian Authority is facing its “worst financial crisis” yet, according to a PA official, because of a foreign aid shortfall and the rejection of a $100 million loan by the International Monetary Fund.

Unless the PA finds a way to close its budget gap, PA Labor Minister Ahmed Majdalani said, the delay in aid from Arab donor nations will render the PA unable to pay its employees’ July salaries and its debts to private businesses, according to the French news agency AFP.

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