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US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision

New York - The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.

Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Beirut - Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.

Trump puts domestic concerns over foreign in Jerusalem move

Washington - President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has reverberated across the Middle East and the world, but the motives for his move may lie in politics at home.

Trump 'very committed' to Middle East peace process: Tillerson

Brussels - President Donald Trump is "very committed" to the Middle East peace process, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday amid global alarm at a US plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate': UN

New York - Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts.

UN chief to make first visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit since taking the UN helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, at the end of the month, diplomats said Thursday.

Trump delays move of US embassy to Jerusalem

Washington - President Donald Trump postponed moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Thursday, avoiding a provocative step as he tries to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Will Trump save the Middle East peace process?

Washington - As he plans his first foreign trip and visits to Israel and the Palestinian territories, US President Donald Trump seems optimistic that he can help secure peace in the region.

US model Bella Hadid 'proud to be a Muslim'

New York - US model Bella Hadid has spoken out against President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans, saying she is proud to be a Muslim and the daughter of a refugee.

'Everything must be done' to preserve Mideast two-state solution: UN chief

Cairo - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in Cairo Wednesday there is no option other than a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and efforts to reach it should be preserved.

UN chief defends choice of ex-Palestinian PM as Libya envoy

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday defended his choice of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the UN peace envoy to Libya after the United States blocked the appointment.

US blocks appointment of former Palestinian PM as UN Libya envoy

New York - The United States blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new UN envoy to Libya.

Former Palestinian PM to be new UN envoy to Libya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal, diplomats said Thursday.

Pope to host Palestinian president Abbas on January 14

Vatican City - Pope Francis will grant Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit.

UN demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains

New York - The UN Security Council demanded that Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after the United States refrained from vetoing a resolution condemning its closest Middle East ally.

UN Security Council to vote on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council votes Friday on demanding Israel halt settlements, a measure which could see the United States take the rare step of refraining from wielding its veto to protect its closest Mideast ally.

Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Cairo - Egypt said Friday it agreed to delay a vote on a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements during a phone call between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President-elect Donald Trump.

UN Security Council postpones vote on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt its settlement activities as President-elect Donald Trump weighed in and said the United States should veto the measure.

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

New York - The UN Security Council will vote on Thursday on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem.

Palestinian leader Abbas to address first Fatah congress since 2009

Ramallah - Mahmud Abbas addresses his Fatah party's first congress since 2009 on Wednesday as he contends with internal dissent and grim prospects for advancing his decades-long goal of achieving a Palestinian state.

Abbas's Fatah opens first congress since 2009

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party opened its first congress in seven years Tuesday as the 81-year-old seeks to fend off opponents while talk of who will eventually succeed him mounts.

Palestinians tell UN Israel must face consequences for settlements

New York - Israel must face consequences for its failure to heed international appeals to stop building Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, the Palestinian envoy to the UN told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Palestinian president calls Peres 'brave' partner for peace

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed Shimon Peres as a "brave" partner for peace and sent his family condolences after the Israeli ex-president died earlier Wednesday, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

Obama flirts with Mideast peace push in final months

New York - When he came to power, he appeared to imply it was one of his priorities. In reality, US President Barack Obama has made less headway than many of his peers trying to achieve Mideast peace.

Businesses in Israeli settlements 'contribute to rights abuses'

Jerusalem - Companies operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank contribute to "an inherently unlawful and abusive system" violating Palestinian rights and should halt activity there, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Palestinian woman shot dead trying to stab Israeli police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian woman was shot dead by border police in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday after attempting to stab officers there, police said."A Palestinian woman acting suspiciously approached border police forces.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli guard, shot dead: Police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian tried to stab a private security guard at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank on Saturday and was shot dead, in the latest in a string of such attacks, police said.

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli army fire

Gaza - Two Palestinians died after being shot by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip Friday, the enclave's health ministry said, the latest such incidents in more than two weeks of clashes and attacks.

Fresh stabbing in Jerusalem, attacker shot dead

Jerusalem - An attacker stabbed and moderately wounded a woman near Jerusalem's crowded central bus station at rush hour Wednesday evening before being shot dead by police, authorities said.
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem bef...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before a meeting last May.
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T-shirt reading  “My first bullet  his last breath.” Posted by “ybaruch” on Instagram.
T-shirt reading, “My first bullet, his last breath.” Posted by “ybaruch” on Instagram.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug...
S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
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MOTO PHOTO: Advertisement for Motorola in Barcelona  Spain  before the 3GSM World Congress in 2006.
MOTO PHOTO: Advertisement for Motorola in Barcelona, Spain, before the 3GSM World Congress in 2006.
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Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
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A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile at a rally in support of Hamas following Friday pr...
A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile at a rally in support of Hamas following Friday prayers, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 8, 2014
Abbas Momani, AFP
Israel security personnel stop Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron in February du...
Israel security personnel stop Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron in February during a demonstration marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure since an Israeli man massacred 29 Palestinians in 1994.
Mustafa Bader
An injured child in a Gaza hospital
An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in...
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstr...
Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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Southern aerial view of the Temple Mount  (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎  Arabic: الحرم ا...
Southern aerial view of the Temple Mount, (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎, Arabic: الحرم القدسي الشريف‎) in the Old City of Jerusalem ((Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎, Arabic: البلدة القديمة‎). Annotated in the foreground is Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic:المسجد الاقصى), considered to be the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Behind are The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע) and to the
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OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamda...
OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah in April.
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CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 20...
CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 2005.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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FLASHPOINT: Palestinian refugee camp in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem is shown in photo...
FLASHPOINT: Palestinian refugee camp in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem is shown in photo from 2010.
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CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area s largest port wait ...
CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area's largest port wait for ships at the Port of Oakland.
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Meeting of the Parents Circle - Families Forum
Meeting of the Parents Circle - Families Forum
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Two Palestinian boys were struck by an Israeli-driven car which they were throwing rocks at in Jerus...
Two Palestinian boys were struck by an Israeli-driven car which they were throwing rocks at in Jerusalem.
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