Abbas calls on int’l community for new peace talks plan


During visit to Brazil, PA president says current process is “managing the conflict but not solving it.”; Abbas sets cornerstone for Palestinian ’embassy’ in Brasilia during ceremony.

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Teheran to UN: Israel kidnapped former gov’t official


Iranian FM Salehi asks Ban Ki-moon to ‘clarify fate’ of former deputy defense minister who went missing in Feb. 2007 in Turkey.

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AP Interview: Abbas says recognitions hit Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that a recent wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based upon 1967 borders is pressuring Israel and the U.S. to return to negotiations and reach a peace deal.

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Palestinians weigh their statehood options

Palestinian leaders, determined to proclaim their state during the coming year, are readying an arsenal of diplomatic alternatives to negotiations with Israel, which are virtually frozen.

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Abbas lays first stone of Palestinian embassy in Brazil


Doves released as PA president attends ceremony in Brasilia to place cornerstone in ground donated by Brazilian gov’t which will become first state-level Palestinian diplomatic mission in South America.

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‘PA arrests Hamas man at no. 1 on ‘most wanted’ list’


Palestinian sources say al-Kawasma arrested in Hebron; IDF also tried to catch him the past; suspect has been on PA’s wanted list since 1998.

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2 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Shuafat refugee camp


Police suspect shooting occurred during brawl between feuding gangs in the camp near J’lem; man critically injured from gunfire in Tira.

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Exclusive: Livni wants Likud as partner if Kadima wins


PM has endorsed two-state solution, but ‘without real intent,’ Kadima leader tells ‘The Jerusalem Post.’

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New Year’s Eve celebrations kick off around the world


Gallery: New Zealand welcomes 2011; fireworks light up Australia’s skies; Japanese offer final prayers for 2010.

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Politics: 2011 – A legacy-deciding year


Balancing a delicate coalition, with a stagnating peace process and key advisers resigning, should Netanyahu be worried about early elections?

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