Friday, July 28, 2017

Palestinian nationalism

Zakaria al-Jawadah, center left, the father of Mohammed Mohammed al-Jawawdeh, a 17-year-old Jordanian, who was killed on Sunday evening by an Israeli security guard who said he was attacked by him with a screwdriver, cries at a funeral tent in Amman, Jordan, Monday, July 24, 2017.

BY ARON HELLER and KARIN LAUB JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over a major Jerusalem shrine, including mass ...
In this photo taken April 24, 2017, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is ...
In this Friday, May 5, 2017 photo, a general view, foreground, of the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BY PHILIP ISSA SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn’t wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 file photo, a Palestinian family warm themselves up with a fire outside their makeshift house during a power cut in a poor neighborhood in town of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra, File)

BY MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The West Bank-based government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will stop paying for electricity in the power-starved Gaza Strip and “dry up” the flow of funds to the territory’s Hamas rulers, a ...
In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011, file photo, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Federation and Olympic Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official expressed newfound optimism in the Trump administration Monday, saying he was encouraged by early signs that the new U.S. president was strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. Jibril ...
President Donald Trump listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JILL COLVIN and VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

BY KARIN LAUB RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with the CIA chief in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said Wednesday, as they expressed concern over the Trump administration’s suggestion that a two-state solution to ...
In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. (Gali Tibbon, Pool via AP, File)

BY KARIN LAUB RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials said Wednesday that there’s no alternative to Palestinian statehood, expressing concern over the Trump administration suggestions that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be optional. It remains unclear ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, stands in front of a newly unveiled plaque on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

BY NICOLE WINFIELD VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy ...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, left, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shake hands before their meeting at the presidential compound in Jerusalem, Monday, June 27, 2016.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Masked Palestinians threw stones and shot fireworks at Israeli police at a contentious Jerusalem holy site for a second day in a row on Monday, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the resumption of peace efforts. Police ...
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