Religious leaders in Chicago are reacting to President Barack Obama's foreign policy speech on Thursday. Islamic and Jewish organizations in Chicago praised the speech overall, but disagreed over Mr. Obama's tone toward Palestine and Israel.
Leaders of the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Hamas movement completed an agreement to end an almost four-year rift and establish a unity government.Israeli officials say the accord will harm the peace process.
Dennis Ross, special assistant to President Obama on Middle East issues, said Monday, “If Israel can view one lesson from the events in Egypt, it is the danger of getting stuck with an unsustainable status quo.”
This morning's headlines from the news outlets that have the so-called Palestine Papers — thousands of previously secret documents that, as correspondent Alan Greenblatt wrote for NPR.org, allegedly reveal Palestinian thinking during a decade of negotiations with Israel:— Al Jazeera:
News outlets around the world this morning are headlining the news from Al Jazeera and The Guardian about confidential documents that, as the Guardian puts it, seem to reveal "that Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to accept Israel's annexation of all but one of the settleme
Thirty-six-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a protest on New Year's Eve.The incident in the town of Bil'in brought renewed attention to the long running non-violent protest movement in the West Bank.