How West Bank Construction Hampers Progress for a Two-State Solution…
Israel's West Bank Settlement Expansion Prompts Diplomatic Frustration…
U.S. efforts toward a cease-fire to end hostilities between Hamas and Israel are made more pressing by a bus bombing in Tel Aviv that left at least 27 injured, according to the Associated Press.
By Larisa Epatko
The largest illegal settlement outpost in the West Bank, called Migron, is set for a court-mandated evacuation on Tuesday, but some wonder if it actually will happen.
Addressing Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Tuesday insisted Israel is ready to seek peace with the Palestinians, and for the first time acknowledged that Israel would give up some West Bank settlements for a deal, but said that he…
Israel sealed off the West Bank over fears that its plans to authorize more housing settlements would ignite violence, just as Vice President Joe Biden returned home from a visit meant to kick-start peace talks. Ray Suarez reports.
In other news Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank as the international community pressures Israel to stop expanding settlements in east Jerusalem. Also, there are reports that much of the U.N.'s food aid…
Vice President Joe Biden is in the Middle East, meeting with Israeli officials about resuming peace talks after more than a year or deadlock in the region. He pledged commitment to Israel's security, but condemned plans to expand settlements eastward.
In other news, Los Angeles county detectives opened an investigation into the wildfires that claimed the lives of two firefighters this week, and Israel plans to speed up the pace of settlement expansion in the West Bank.
By Tom LeGro
President Obama said Tuesday after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
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