Peace process

In this Dec. 6, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view on Dec. 15, that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the officials, speaking ahead of Pence's trip to the region, essentially ruled out any scenario that didn't maintain Israeli control over the holiest ground in Judaism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 15, 2017 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, attends a round of negotiations with the delegation of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 14. 2017. (Xu Jinquan/Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:46 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria said the latest round of Geneva talks ended without progress on Thursday after two fruitless weeks — a "golden opportunity missed" — and acknowledged that he needs to come up with new ideas to make headway toward ending Syria's nearly seven-year war. Staffan...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he talks during the closing news conference following the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Muslim nations of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and appear set to counter it with a declaration of east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (Onur Coban/Pool Photo via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 3:37 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration's much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-...
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Protesters wearing masks with Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock Mosque, participate in a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel, near the venue of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations, members of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation gathered for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
December 13, 2017 - 12:27 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump "remains as committed to peace as ever" after the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has...
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The British and EU flags flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 11:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks. She told the House of Commons that Britain will be able to leave the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, shake hands during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/ pool photo via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 7:46 am
CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, making his second visit to Egypt in as many years, held talks Monday with his Egyptian counterpart on their countries' rapidly expanding ties. Egypt's general-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has visited Russia three times since the ouster of...
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European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, reaches out to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after participating in a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 4:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a press conference after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron "firmly and clearly" condemns all kinds of attacks against Israel in recent hours and days and reaffirmed his "disapproval" of U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 6:52 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump. In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard,...
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A protester prepares to throw back tear gas canister that was fired towards them by Lebanese riot police during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Scores of demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 10, 2017 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital. Benjamin Netanyahu says the sooner the Palestinians accept...
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