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As Palestinians press their plan for a U.N. vote on statehood, stakes grow even higher

Even the secretary-general of the Arab League has urged caution. But with Israelis building settlements and militants firing rockets, the two sides are careening toward a crisis.


What should we take away from the ‘Palestine Papers’?

In order to revive the peace process, observers say, both sides must do more to educate the public about the concessions needed to achieve a two-state solution.


As peace talks founder, Palestine’s central banker helps build a state

With peace talks on the brink of collapse, many Palestinians say they will have no choice but to establish a state on their own. And Jihad Al-Wazir may be the key to that effort.

As peace talks begin, the Hamas question remains unresolved

Now that peace talks have restarted, Need to Know checks in on a question we asked several weeks ago: What to do with Hamas?


Thursday morning roundup

Mideast peace talks commence, unemployment claims drop and insomniacs are warned.


Activists mount new challenges to Israel as furor over raid continues

A second pro-Palestinian organization announced on Wednesday that it will send a flotilla of aid ships to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Deadly flotilla raid could pit Israel against Turkey, roiling region

The incident could have especially dire consequences for Israel’s relationship with Turkey, a major power in the region.

Activists sailing for Gaza anticipate confrontation with Israeli Navy

More than 700 international activists are speeding along the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to the Gaza Strip, prepared for a stand-off with Israel.


One Jerusalem, or two?

As indirect peace talks begin, Israeli leaders are insisting that Jerusalem remain “unified.” But a new report suggests the city is anything but.

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