January 1, 1997 |
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators said they had completed their work Tuesday on an agreement for Israel's withdrawal from most of the West Bank city of Hebron and that another meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat was required to close a deal.
November 17, 1994 |
Like the signers of the historic peace agreement that spawned its creation, the nonprofit group working to bring economic development to the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank has seen the euphoria of a year ago dissipate under the harsh realities of the politics of the Middle East. But Builders for Peace plods along in its efforts to broker business deals in the economically depressed territories and in Jordan.
June 6, 1990 |
The Israeli government has portrayed the influx of Soviet Jews to the occupied lands as minuscule, but a survey completed today estimated that more than 3,700 Soviet Jews are living on land seized from Jordan in 1967. The survey total, which encompasses annexed areas of Jerusalem that are excluded by the government, shows the magnitude of the immigration to occupied zones is far short of the mass influx feared by the Arabs.
December 6, 1990 |
The United States is considering whether to accept a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an international peace conference to solve festering conflicts between Israel and Palestinian residents of the occupied territories. Several permanent members of the Security Council called for such a conference during debate Wednesday. While the idea of such a meeting is not new, its possible inclusion in a U.N.
November 24, 1992 |
Away from the angry confrontations with Israeli troops, far from the stalled peace talks in Washington, a Palestinian government-in-waiting is taking shape on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in anticipation of an end to Israeli occupation and eventual independence.
January 16, 1992 |
The Middle East peace process lurched toward deadlock Wednesday with Israelis and Palestinians trading ultimatums over Jewish settlements in the occupied territories and Israel and Syria even disagreeing about the facts of their shared history. Although they denied that they might walk out over the issue, Palestinian participants said that no progress can be made until Israel agrees to stop building settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
July 19, 1989 |
Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat has written to Pope John Paul II asking him to make another public appeal on behalf of Palestinians in Israel's occupied territories. Nimer Hammad, PLO representative in Italy, said that Arafat's letter was given to the Vatican on Tuesday, adding that it will probably be forwarded to northern Italy, where the Pope is at a mountain retreat until Friday. Hammad called it a "very humanitarian letter."
May 23, 1990 |
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told world socialist leaders Tuesday that the immigration of Soviet Jews into Israel's occupied territories could spark a new Middle East war, and he accused the Jewish state of undermining peace efforts. "(The Jewish immigration) threatens to blow up the peace march and put the whole region on the verge of a new bloody confrontation," Mubarak told the opening session of a meeting of the Socialist International.
April 2, 1990 |
Caretaker Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has set in motion plans to start five more Jewish settlements in Israel's occupied territories, an aide, Yossi Ahimeir, said. Israel Radio said former Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin of the Labor Party had postponed construction of five of eight settlements in response to U.S. protests. The defense minister has final say on when settlements will be built.