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Obama: Dim Hope For End To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution.

03/24/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Obama Aide: US Can’t Ignore Netanyahu’s Comments

WASHINGTON (CBS Washington/AP) — President Barack Obama’s chief of staff rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to distance himself from his comments rejecting Palestinian statehood, telling an Israel advocacy group Monday that the U.S. […]

03/23/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Promises No Palestinian State If He Is Re-elected

In a frenzied last day of campaigning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state and vowed to keep building east Jerusalem settlements as he appealed to hard-line voters on the eve of Israel’s closely contested general election.

03/16/2015

Visiting Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström speaks with her Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja before their joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden’s New Government Recognizes State Of Palestine

Sweden’s new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.

10/30/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Stands By Rebuke Of Israeli Settlements

The White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes “against American values.”

10/06/2014

Protesters in DC marching to the White House along Constitution Avenue, calling for a Free Palestine. (Photo by Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1)

Protesters March in DC Calling For A Free Palestine

Thousands marched down Constitution Avenue to the White House Sunday, protesting Israel and calling for a free Palestine.

07/20/2014

Nearly three-quarters of Israeli Jews believe the Americans are applying more pressure on Israel than the Palestinians to accept a potential US framework agreement, and almost two-thirds of both Jewish and Arab Israelis say they don’t trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Israel’s security.  (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom / GPO via Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Israeli Jews Don’t Trust Kerry On Security

Nearly three-quarters of Israeli Jews believe the Americans are applying more pressure on Israel than the Palestinians to accept a potential US framework agreement, and almost two-thirds of both Jewish and Arab Israelis say they don’t trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Israel’s security.

03/11/2014

Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: US, European Boycott Threats To Israel ‘Immoral And Unjust’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning that Israel faced a growing boycott threat if peace talks with the Palestinians fail, saying the campaign would not achieve its goal.

02/02/2014

Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline coalition partners on Sunday stepped up pressure on the Israeli prime minister, threatening to topple the government if he caves in to American pressure to accept a key Palestinian territorial demand in U.S.-backed peace talks.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi - Pool /Getty Images)

Israeli Hardliners Threaten Netanyahu Against Caving to U.S. Demands

Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline coalition partners on Sunday stepped up pressure on the Israeli prime minister, threatening to topple the government if he caves in to American pressure to accept a key Palestinian territorial demand in U.S.-backed peace talks.

01/05/2014

Israeli and Christian leaders reacted negatively to the comments in which he suggested that Israel is responsible for Christian exile from the Holy Land, saying Bethlehem is “under occupation,” the Times of Israel reports. (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Responds To Abbas Comment That Jesus Was ‘Palestinian Messenger’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas labeled Jesus Christ a “Palestinian messenger” in a Christmas greeting issued earlier this week.

12/26/2013

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