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  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands during their bilateral meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama heads into talks with Palestinian President Abbas

    President Obama arrived in Ramallah on Thursday morning for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting comes at a time when Palestinians are pushing Mr. Obama to ratchet up his involvement with peace talks.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Holocaust denier Abbas no partner for peace

    Dave Gordon's article, "Obama should use Israel trip to promote real peace" (Web, March 9), is excellent, calling on the president to make clear that demonizing our ally Israel is unacceptable. I would add one specific request: If President Obama truly wishes to promote peace, he must demand that Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas publicly repudiate his vile 1984 book "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism."


  • Embassy Row: Iran buying time

    Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren accused Iran of deceiving the West by opening new talks about its suspected nuclear weapons program, as he addressed a major Jewish conference in Washington on Sunday.


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    MEYERS: Will Obama take a detour to Hamas?

    Will President Obama meet with Hamas when he visits Israel next month? The answer should be obvious. Hamas is a terrorist organization committed to Israel's destruction. Yet, based on Mr. Obama's record, meeting with Hamas would be a logical step.


  • Sen. John F. Kerry acknowledges applause while addressing constituents at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Mr. Kerry on Friday stepped down from the office he has held for nearly three decades to become the next secretary of state. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Kerry calls foreign officials on first day on job

    New Secretary of State John F. Kerry had a busy first weekend on the job, calling Palestinian, Israeli, Turkish, Canadian and Mexican officials.


  • Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad blasts Arab donors

    The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in an interview Sunday.


  • Exiled leader Khaled Mashaal (center), in his first visit to Gaza, joins Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh (right) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the militant group. Once the target of an Israeli assassination attempt, Mr. Mashaal now is confident enough to enter Gaza and walk around in public. (Associated Press)

    Israel grows jittery of new Palestinian uprising

    The rising confidence and bellicosity of Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, combined with rapidly deteriorating relations with Israel's would-be peace partner in the West Bank, are raising jitters in Israel that a Palestinian uprising could be near.


  • Illustration: Obama and Israel

    MEYERS: Obama can't blame Israel for Palestine

    Earlier this week, the Obama administration once again blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for stalling the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Top administration officials said Israel's planned settlement expansion was "especially damaging" and "counterproductive" to forging a lasting peace.


  • Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal waves to Palestinian Hamas supporters during a rally to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the militant group, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Israel grows jittery of new Palestinian uprising

    The rising confidence and bellicosity of Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, combined with rapidly deteriorating relations with Israel's would-be peace partner in the West Bank, are raising jitters in Israel that a new Palestinian uprising could be near.


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