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Thousands of Arabs have no water in Jerusalem

In this April 3, 2014 photo, water tanks are seen on rooftops in Shuafat in east Jerusalem. Tens of thousands of Palestinians in east Jerusalem have been without water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man’s land. Their district is technically part of Jerusalem municipality, but on the other side of the massive Israeli-built West Bank separation barrier, so Israeli services there are sparse yet Palestinian officials are barred for operating. With the scorching summer approaching, residents are growing increasingly desperate. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man’s land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Major events in the life of Ariel Sharon

In this Wednesday Feb. 7, 2001 file photo, Ariel Sharon, then Israel's Prime Minister-elect, looks up as he touches Judaism holiest site, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem. The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his father has died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. His son Gilad Sharon said: "He has gone. He went when he decided to go." AP

A look at the life of Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister who died Saturday at the age of 85: Feb. 26, 1928: Born to Russian immigrants in farming community of Kfar Malal north of Tel Aviv.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinian president appoints new prime minister

A picture taken on June 15, 2006 shows Rami Hamdallah, president of Al-Najah University, during a graduation ceremony in the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas named Rami Hamdallah on June 2, 2013 to form a new government and the university chief said he accepted the task, as the term of prime minister Salam Fayyad formally ended. AFP/POOL/ALAA BADARNEH

The Palestinian president on Sunday picked a little-known academic as his new prime minister, according to the official government news agency, following the resignation of his chief rival.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama demands Hezbollah be named a terrorist group

President Barack Obama AP

US President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded that foreign governments brand Hezbollah a “terrorist organization,” slamming the Lebanon-based militia for attacks on Israelis.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gaza rockets hit southern Israel during Obama visit—police

President Barack Obama.  AP FILE PHOTO

Two rockets fired by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Thursday hit southern Israel, police said, sparking a top-level condemnation from visiting US President Barack Obama.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama in Israel on first trip as US president

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Barack Obama landed in Israel for the first time as US president on Wednesday, on a mission to ease past tensions with his hosts and hoping to paper over differences on handling Iran’s nuclear threat.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry makes calls abroad in first weekend on job

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

New Secretary of State John Kerry has assured Israeli and Palestinian leaders that the Obama administration will continue to pursue a Mideast peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns on both sides.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinians euphoric over UN recognition

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CRY FREEDOM. Palestinians celebrate the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, along the streets of Gaza City in November 29. The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by the 193-member world body late Thursday by a vote of 138-9 with 41 abstentions. AP/Adel Hana

Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted “God is great” after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty over lands Israel occupied in 1967.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH breaks ranks with US on Palestinian statehood

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines was one of the 138 countries that voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution upgrading Palestine’s observer status at the world body.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UN recognizes state of Palestine

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he embraces the United States Ambassador Susan Rice after speaking during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state in the UN headquarters Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.  AP PHOTO/KATHY WILLENS

The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Arafat body ‘to be exhumed’ for poison tests

Undated file photograph of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, along with his deputy Abu Jihad, right, made available by the Palestinian Authority in Gaza City of the Gaza Strip. AP FILE PHOTO

The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday to undergo poison tests, the head of the Palestinian inquiry team said on Saturday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Truce agreed to end week of Gaza bloodshed

In this image made from Egyptian State Television, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, right, give a joint news conference announcing a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Egypt has announced a cease-fire agreement to end a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said the truce would take effect at 9 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT.) He made the announcement alongside visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

Israel and Hamas agreed on a truce that will take effect on Wednesday night, ending a week of violence in and around the Gaza Strip that killed more than 150 people, Egypt and the United States said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rockets kill 2 Israelis; Fajr 5 hits tower near Tel Aviv

A damaged residential building is seen after it was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, in the Israeli central city of Rishon Lezion, near Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. AP/Oded Balilty

An Israeli soldier and a civilian were killed by Gaza rockets on Tuesday, and an Iranian-built Fajr 5 scored a direct hit on a residential building in greater Tel Aviv causing major damage, officials said.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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