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  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, actress Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Under The Skin" at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Johansson is ending her relationship with Oxfam International after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    Oxfam accepts Scarlett Johansson's resignation

    Oxfam International said Thursday that American actress Scarlett Johansson's support of an Israeli company operating in a West Bank settlement was incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.


  • People hold a giant Palestinian flag during a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank town of Jenin, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state on Thursday but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

    EDITORIAL: Palestinian state of mind

    The United Nations may confer new rights upon the Palestinians, but it can't bring them peace. The U.N. General Assembly's vote Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian territories to non-member observer status simply ratchets up tensions in an already overwrought region. This misguided action ensures turmoil over contested land will persist into the foreseeable future.


  • President Obama (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy make statements to reporters at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Sarkozy overheard telling Obama that Netanyahu's 'a liar'

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has labored to improve French relations with Israel, said he "can't stand" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called him a liar in a conversation with President Obama.


  • U.N. Security Council set to consider Palestinian membership

    The U.N. Security Council took its first official step Wednesday to consider the Palestinians' request for U.N. membership.


  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israel approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem

    Israel's government on Tuesday granted the go-ahead for construction of 1,100 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem, raising already heightened tensions fueled by last week's Palestinian move to seek membership in the United Nations.


  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a letter requesting recognition of Palestine as a state as he addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 23, 2011, at U.N. headquarters. (Associated Press)

    Palestinian leader Abbas rejects international peace blueprint

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly suggested Saturday that he would reject a peacemaking blueprint put forward by international mediators, saying he would not agree to any proposal that disregarded Palestinian conditions for the resumption of peace talks.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama: No shortcut to peace in Middle East

    President Obama on Wednesday sought to head off a diplomatic crisis in the Mideast.


  • Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, second from left, poses for a photo with a supporter after a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Perry: Obama 'appeasement' hurts Israel in Palestinian clash

    Republican presidential contender Rick Perry said Tuesday that the decision of Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the United Nations is proof that President Obama has badly mishandled the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.


  • Barak

    Barak warns 'tsunami' of sanctions awaits Israel

    Israel faces a "diplomatic tsunami" that could erode its international support and bolster its enemies in the Middle East, the Jewish state's defense minister said this week.


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