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December 11, 1989 | ART PINE and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Soviet Union appears to be prepared to co-sponsor a new U.S. attempt to overturn a 1975 U.N. resolution that equated Zionism with racism, senior Bush Administration officials said Sunday. The move, while mostly symbolic in its impact, would be a conspicuous example of U.S.-Soviet diplomatic cooperation and a major step toward resumption of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Israel.
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April 26, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations with Israel over a U.N. investigation into its three-week occupation of the Jenin refugee camp got underway here late Thursday and will resume today, U.N. officials said, as the fact-finding team prepares to leave for the Middle East. The Israeli delegation, arriving for talks at the U.N. Secretariat, said it hoped to be able to resolve its concerns about the U.N. mission--and to avert another Security Council meeting on the issue.
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October 18, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to the script, the world's eyes are supposed to be focused on Kuwait and who owns it. But in a blink, the focus has been diverted to the knotty and explosive question of who owns Jerusalem, or at least parts of it. Undoubtedly, in these cooling autumn days, attention will soon return to Kuwait and the Persian Gulf region, where armies anchored by a 200,000-member U.S. force are massed in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait in August.
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April 9, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. said it would block an Arab attempt to get the Security Council to pass its fourth resolution on the Middle East crisis in four weeks, arguing in a protracted debate here Monday that further U.N. action could undermine Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's cease-fire mission. Nasser Kidwa, the Palestinian representative to the U.N.
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November 13, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to head off further international reproach, Israel announced Monday that it will accept a visit by a United Nations envoy to discuss the Palestinian conflict, but only if the U.N. official steers clear of the issue of last month's police shootings of Palestinian rioters, which is what the United Nations wants to investigate.
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March 26, 1998 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Israel on Wednesday to recommit itself to the principle of trading land for peace and declared that much of the world holds the Jewish state accountable for the impasse in Middle East peacemaking. "The great majority of the member states of the United Nations . . . regard Israel as having been responsible, directly or indirectly, for provocative acts that undermine goodwill and spark hostilities," Annan said in a speech here.
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May 17, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with new--but apparently inconclusive--concessions from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Thursday that Middle East peace is possible but still a long way off.
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September 24, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an act sure to help repair tattered U.S. relations with Israel and American Jewish leaders, President Bush urged the General Assembly on Monday to unconditionally repeal its controversial 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism. "To equate Zionism with the intolerable sin of racism is to twist history and forget the terrible plight of Jews in World War II and, indeed, throughout history," the President told the General Assembly.
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August 4, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. conceded Friday that it mishandled videotapes and reports related to the October kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers, after denying for months that the tapes existed and failing to pass on information that the soldiers might have been fatally injured. The kidnappers, members of the Islamic militant movement Hezbollah, apparently posed as U.N. peacekeepers to lure the Israeli soldiers into vehicles that had fake U.N. license plates and contained real U.N. uniforms, berets and insignia.
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February 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. human rights team said it had ended its investigation of the Palestinian uprising against Israel. The team is to present its report to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in March. Israel refused to cooperate to protest the language of a U.N. resolution that condemned it for "war crimes and crimes against humanity" related to its handling of the uprising. The U.N.
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October 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Syria won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Monday with overwhelming global support and no opposition from the United States, despite its prominent position on the U.S. list of nations sponsoring terrorism. Israel was the only nation to oppose Syria's bid for a two-year term on the powerful U.N. panel. It was joined by several Jewish organizations and 38 members of the U.S. Congress who wrote to President Bush on Friday urging that he oppose Syria's election.
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August 4, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. conceded Friday that it mishandled videotapes and reports related to the October kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers, after denying for months that the tapes existed and failing to pass on information that the soldiers might have been fatally injured. The kidnappers, members of the Islamic militant movement Hezbollah, apparently posed as U.N. peacekeepers to lure the Israeli soldiers into vehicles that had fake U.N. license plates and contained real U.N. uniforms, berets and insignia.
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June 17, 2001 | From Reuters
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Palestinians and Israelis on Saturday to "seize the moment" to transform a delicate cease-fire into a strengthened peace effort. Annan met with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon late Saturday after talks with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in the West Bank. He called on both sides to shore up the U.S.-brokered truce and end more than eight months of bloodshed.
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March 28, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing before Arab kings, presidents and top officials, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan sharply criticized Israel on Tuesday for its "collective punishment" of the Palestinian people and what he labeled its long occupation of Arab lands. But in a straightforward yet measured approach, Annan also laid a share of the blame for the Israeli-Palestinian crisis at the feet of the Arab leaders, saying they would have far more credibility if they accepted Israel's right to exist.
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February 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. human rights team said it had ended its investigation of the Palestinian uprising against Israel. The team is to present its report to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in March. Israel refused to cooperate to protest the language of a U.N. resolution that condemned it for "war crimes and crimes against humanity" related to its handling of the uprising. The U.N.
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October 23, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Charging that Israel has "turned the peace process into a war process," Arab leaders Sunday demanded that a U.N. war crimes tribunal try Israelis responsible for bloodshed that has claimed dozens of Palestinian lives, and they formally ended economic cooperation with the Jewish state. The carefully crafted final declaration of the two-day emergency summit here of the Arab League stopped short, however, of severing all diplomatic relations with Israel.
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March 28, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing before Arab kings, presidents and top officials, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan sharply criticized Israel on Tuesday for its "collective punishment" of the Palestinian people and what he labeled its long occupation of Arab lands. But in a straightforward yet measured approach, Annan also laid a share of the blame for the Israeli-Palestinian crisis at the feet of the Arab leaders, saying they would have far more credibility if they accepted Israel's right to exist.
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April 2, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an official policy shift, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security Cabinet team Wednesday formally accepted a 20-year-old United Nations resolution calling for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The vote is symbolically important but unlikely to bring a quick end to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon, increasingly unpopular at home. This is the first time an Israeli government has accepted U.N.
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October 19, 2000 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pushing past the objections of the United States, the General Assembly convened an emergency session Wednesday to consider a second, harsher resolution condemning Israel for recent "acts of violence" against Palestinian civilians. U.S. and Israeli diplomats have tried to block the session, saying it flouts the spirit of the truce reached at this week's Israeli-Palestinian summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheik. "We don't think this session is helpful to the cause of peace," U.S.
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June 17, 2000 | Associated Press
In a setback for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Lebanon on Friday rejected the U.N.'s verification of the Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon, saying Israel still controls some Lebanese territory. Annan said earlier Friday at U.N. headquarters that the Israeli withdrawal is complete. That announcement was intended to clear the way for U.N. troops to move into the border area and help Lebanese forces restore peace and regain authority in the region.
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