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August 20, 2018 11:34 AM Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 94. The encounter took place during Israel’s invasion of Lebanon and war with Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), then designated 56

August 1, 2018 9:29 AM UK opposition leader apologizes after 2010 event which compared Israel to Nazis

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, apologized on Wednesday for causing “concern and anxiety” by hosting a 2010 event at which another speaker was reported by a newspaper to have compared Israeli policy to Nazi policies. Corbyn is wrestling with accusations that his party has been tolerant of anti-Semitism 61

June 28, 2018 7:22 AM Prince William tours Jerusalem on final day of royal visit

JERUSALEM – Prince William toured sensitive Jerusalem holy sites on Thursday and paid a pilgrimage to the tomb of his great-grandmother on the final day of his historic royal visit to the Middle East. The Duke of Cambridge's Jerusalem leg is by far the most charged of his five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories — the first official 82

June 15, 2018 8:56 AM Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Praises Taliban Ceasefire in Eid Holiday Address

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The holiday marks the end of the Ramadan holy month, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The cease-fire took effect at midnight Thursday and lasts 62

May 20, 2018 12:25 PM Palestinian leader Abbas hospitalized: Palestinian officials

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was hospitalized again briefly overnight on Saturday/Sunday 71

May 4, 2018 11:45 AM Palestinian president apologizes over anti-Semitic remarks

Palestinian president apologizes over anti-Semitic remarks Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an apology Friday following uproar over a speech he made this week that was condemned as anti-Semitic and dismissive of Jewish historical connections to the Holy Land. Palestinian officials said Abbas was under "tremendous" pressure from numerous diplomats 84

February 2, 2018 2:33 PM Bank executive, husband plead guilty to embezzling $2.7M

BOSTON – A former Bank of America executive and her husband have pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $2.7 million from the bank through fraudulent charitable donations then using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Palestine "Pam" Ace, a former senior vice president of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's 53

January 22, 2018 4:36 PM World leaders are starting to go around Trump

Arab lawmakers protest Pence's speech David A. Andelman is a visiting scholar at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and director of its Red Lines Project. He also is a contributor to CNN and a columnist for USA Today, and author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." He was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times 86

December 20, 2017 6:06 AM Christmas in Bethlehem: Trump's Jerusalem shift looms large

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital looms large in Christmas festivities this year in the traditional birthplace of Jesus, biblical Bethlehem. Some vendors and a leading hotelier in Bethlehem say Palestinian protests, triggered by what many here view as a provocative show of Trump's pro-Israel 54

December 15, 2017 12:10 PM Erdogan says Turkey starting initiatives at U.N. to annul U.S. decision on Jerusalem

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Speaking to crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya via teleconference, Erdogan said Turkey would first seek annulment of the move in the Security 42