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April 20, 2003
Re "Planner of '85 Hijack Captured," April 16: Bravo to the U.S. for sticking to its guns in the arrest of Abul Abbas! It is indeed instructive to note that the same Palestinians who cheered as the Scuds flew into Tel Aviv in 1991 are the ones who have, once again, chosen the wrong side in demanding the release of Abbas. What was it Israeli leader Abba Eban said about the Palestinians never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity? Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official, claims that the U.S. has no right to imprison Abbas under the Oslo peace accords.
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WORLD
October 15, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israel is moving forward with another large housing project on territory it seized during the 1967 Mideast war, unveiling plans to build 2,610 units in what critics say would be the first entirely new development on disputed Jerusalem land in 14 years. The planned project, to be called Givat Hamatos, would expand the footprint of Jewish housing development into new areas, nearly cutting off Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem from West Bank communities. If built, the project would make it harder to create a Palestinian state with contiguous borders and a capital in East Jerusalem, opponents say. "This one is really bad," said Hagit Ofran of Peace Now, the Israeli anti-settlement group.
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OPINION
February 25, 2004
Re "Rush-Hour Bus Explosion Kills 7 in Jerusalem," Feb. 22: The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an offshoot of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing attack that took the lives of at least eight Israeli civilians. How ironic for you to print Arafat's right-hand man Saeb Erekat's supposed condemnation of the attack, and his urging the United States "to step up its efforts to revive the peace process." Indeed, it is obstacles such as Arafat and Erekat who stand in the way of the peace process.
WORLD
September 6, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinians have everyone guessing about their next move. Defying the United States and Israel, the Palestinian Authority is expected this month to apply for full membership in the United Nations. If the Obama administration vetoes the application in the Security Council as expected, Palestinian officials are likely to turn to the General Assembly to upgrade their status from non-member "entity" to non-member "state. " Gaining de facto statehood recognition from the international body could allow Palestinians to join key U.N. institutions, such as the International Criminal Court.
WORLD
February 13, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
A day after watching Egypt's regime collapse, Palestinian officials promised Saturday they would elect new leadership in presidential and legislative elections by September, and said that their chief peace negotiator had tendered his resignation. The shakeup appeared to reflect an attempt by the Palestine Liberation Organization to navigate the tidal wave of democratic upheaval spreading through the Arab world and, if possible, to use its momentum to draw international attention to the Palestinian bid for self-determination.
NEWS
August 30, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senior Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators met Thursday for the first time in months, just hours after thousands of Palestinians answered the call from their leader, Yasser Arafat, for a general strike to protest Israeli policies.
WORLD
January 23, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinian leaders Sunday rejected a report by Al Jazeera television network that they had agreed in 2008 to cede most of disputed East Jerusalem and to make other major concessions in an unsuccessful bid to win statehood. Citing documents that it called the "Palestine Papers," the Arab television outlet quoted minutes from a Jan. 15, 2008, meeting involving then-U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Korei.
WORLD
September 15, 2010 | By Paul Richter and Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Despite prodding by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israelis and Palestinians made little progress Tuesday toward resolving their standoff over Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The dispute will continue to loom over U.S.-brokered peace talks as they resume Wednesday in Jerusalem. For the third time in a week, American officials called upon Israel to extend its partial moratorium on construction, which is to expire toward the end of the month. Palestinians have threatened to quit the talks unless the moratorium continues.
WORLD
October 15, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israel is moving forward with another large housing project on territory it seized during the 1967 Mideast war, unveiling plans to build 2,610 units in what critics say would be the first entirely new development on disputed Jerusalem land in 14 years. The planned project, to be called Givat Hamatos, would expand the footprint of Jewish housing development into new areas, nearly cutting off Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem from West Bank communities. If built, the project would make it harder to create a Palestinian state with contiguous borders and a capital in East Jerusalem, opponents say. "This one is really bad," said Hagit Ofran of Peace Now, the Israeli anti-settlement group.
WORLD
November 10, 2010 | By Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clashed publicly with President Obama on Tuesday over Israeli construction in disputed East Jerusalem, throwing a teetering Mideast peace effort deeper in doubt. Responding to criticism from Obama, Netanyahu struck a defiant tone in commenting on plans to build 1,300 more Jewish housing units in East Jerusalem, saying his government had never agreed to limit construction in the city. "Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is the capital of the state of Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement.
WORLD
February 13, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
A day after watching Egypt's regime collapse, Palestinian officials promised Saturday they would elect new leadership in presidential and legislative elections by September, and said that their chief peace negotiator had tendered his resignation. The shakeup appeared to reflect an attempt by the Palestine Liberation Organization to navigate the tidal wave of democratic upheaval spreading through the Arab world and, if possible, to use its momentum to draw international attention to the Palestinian bid for self-determination.
WORLD
January 23, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinian leaders Sunday rejected a report by Al Jazeera television network that they had agreed in 2008 to cede most of disputed East Jerusalem and to make other major concessions in an unsuccessful bid to win statehood. Citing documents that it called the "Palestine Papers," the Arab television outlet quoted minutes from a Jan. 15, 2008, meeting involving then-U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Korei.
WORLD
January 2, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders and Maher Abukhater, Los Angeles Times
Frustrated by the collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks, Palestinians are preparing to take their case to the U.N. Security Council in the coming days with a resolution declaring ongoing Jewish settlement in the West Bank a major obstacle to ending the conflict. The carefully worded resolution stops short of calling for sanctions against Israel or seeking recognition for Palestinian statehood. But it is designed to increase pressure on both Israel and the United States, Palestinian officials said.
WORLD
November 10, 2010 | By Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clashed publicly with President Obama on Tuesday over Israeli construction in disputed East Jerusalem, throwing a teetering Mideast peace effort deeper in doubt. Responding to criticism from Obama, Netanyahu struck a defiant tone in commenting on plans to build 1,300 more Jewish housing units in East Jerusalem, saying his government had never agreed to limit construction in the city. "Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is the capital of the state of Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement.
WORLD
September 15, 2010 | By Paul Richter and Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Despite prodding by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israelis and Palestinians made little progress Tuesday toward resolving their standoff over Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The dispute will continue to loom over U.S.-brokered peace talks as they resume Wednesday in Jerusalem. For the third time in a week, American officials called upon Israel to extend its partial moratorium on construction, which is to expire toward the end of the month. Palestinians have threatened to quit the talks unless the moratorium continues.
OPINION
February 25, 2004
Re "Rush-Hour Bus Explosion Kills 7 in Jerusalem," Feb. 22: The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an offshoot of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing attack that took the lives of at least eight Israeli civilians. How ironic for you to print Arafat's right-hand man Saeb Erekat's supposed condemnation of the attack, and his urging the United States "to step up its efforts to revive the peace process." Indeed, it is obstacles such as Arafat and Erekat who stand in the way of the peace process.
WORLD
January 2, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders and Maher Abukhater, Los Angeles Times
Frustrated by the collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks, Palestinians are preparing to take their case to the U.N. Security Council in the coming days with a resolution declaring ongoing Jewish settlement in the West Bank a major obstacle to ending the conflict. The carefully worded resolution stops short of calling for sanctions against Israel or seeking recognition for Palestinian statehood. But it is designed to increase pressure on both Israel and the United States, Palestinian officials said.
WORLD
September 6, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinians have everyone guessing about their next move. Defying the United States and Israel, the Palestinian Authority is expected this month to apply for full membership in the United Nations. If the Obama administration vetoes the application in the Security Council as expected, Palestinian officials are likely to turn to the General Assembly to upgrade their status from non-member "entity" to non-member "state. " Gaining de facto statehood recognition from the international body could allow Palestinians to join key U.N. institutions, such as the International Criminal Court.
WORLD
May 17, 2003 | Ruth Morris, Special to The Times
Laying yet another stumbling block on the bumpy road to Mideast peace, leading Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat resigned his post on the eve of talks with the Israeli government, a Palestinian official said Friday. Erekat tendered his resignation Thursday after new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas excluded him from a team of aides scheduled to meet tonight with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
OPINION
April 20, 2003
Re "Planner of '85 Hijack Captured," April 16: Bravo to the U.S. for sticking to its guns in the arrest of Abul Abbas! It is indeed instructive to note that the same Palestinians who cheered as the Scuds flew into Tel Aviv in 1991 are the ones who have, once again, chosen the wrong side in demanding the release of Abbas. What was it Israeli leader Abba Eban said about the Palestinians never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity? Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official, claims that the U.S. has no right to imprison Abbas under the Oslo peace accords.
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