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  • Obama meets with Mideast negotiators

    July 30, 2013 10:00 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has stepped into the Middle East peace process today, with a private White House meeting involving lead negotiators for the Israeli and Palestinian delegations. Despite the meeting, the official strategy for Obama is to take a mostly hands-off approach to the actual negotiations. Israeli and... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • US: Obama peace agenda 'urgent' on Israel visit

    February 6, 2013 6:30 AM

    JERUSALEM - The U.S. ambassador to Israel says President Barack Obama will bring an "urgent" peacemaking agenda to Israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Dan Shapiro spoke to Israeli media Wednesday, a day after the White House... more »
  • Israel forging ahead after settlement plan backlash

    December 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
  • US seeks way forward after Palestinian win at UN

    November 30, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage hopes for Mideast peace talks after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state over vehement U.S. and Israeli objections. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting senior Israeli and Palestinian officials Friday to try to plot a... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Abbas: UN vote is 'investment in peace'

    November 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appealing to all nations to vote in favor of a U.N. resolution recognizing the state of Palestine as "an investment in peace." In a statement ahead of today's General Assembly vote, Abbas says the Palestinians "remain committed" to a two-state solution to... more »
  • Helen Thomas retires in flap over Israel remark

    June 7, 2010 1:19 PM

    Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a fixture in... more »
  • Obama administration concerned about Gaza incident

    May 31, 2010 7:55 AM

    The Obama administration is voicing concern about the Israeli commando attack on ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists on a mission to bring aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. White House spokesman Bill Burton said Monday the United States "deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained" in the incident.... more »

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