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September 23, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A once-unthinkable proposal to turn over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City to United Nations authority is being resurrected in an attempt to breathe new life into peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, officials from several nations said Friday. The proposal, which Israel is said to now favor but Palestinians so far oppose, comes as American officials struggle for ways to salvage negotiations and set the Middle East on the road to a definitive peace.
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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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NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Palestinians opened fire on the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo south of Jerusalem after nightfall Monday, shattering what had been a relatively quiet day, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak scrambled to save his government. Meanwhile, U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson said in Geneva that she was "shocked and dismayed and even devastated" at the plight of Palestinians confronting Israeli forces in the occupied territories.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | Associated Press
With the United States abstaining, the Security Council approved a resolution Saturday condemning the "excessive use of force" that has left about 80 Palestinians dead. In the bitterly fought-over resolution demanded by the Palestinians, the council called for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and backed "a speedy and objective inquiry" into the fighting. The council also said it deplores the "provocation" at Jerusalem's holiest shrine Sept.
NEWS
November 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Palestinians opened fire on the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo south of Jerusalem after nightfall Monday, shattering what had been a relatively quiet day, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak scrambled to save his government. Meanwhile, U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson said in Geneva that she was "shocked and dismayed and even devastated" at the plight of Palestinians confronting Israeli forces in the occupied territories.
NEWS
October 17, 2000 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, his presence in the Mideast peace talks was a matter of lucky timing. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan happened to be in Paris the day U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was trying to convince the Middle Eastern leaders to salvage their faltering peace and invited Annan along. At one point, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat stormed out of the meeting and came back only when Albright yelled for the guards to shut the gates to keep his limousine from leaving the U.S.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | United Press International
The U.N. Security Council, failing to agree on whether to hold a Middle East peace conference, decided late Saturday to postpone discussions on the issue until Monday. Diplomats said nonaligned nations wanted to call for the conference, which would address the plight of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. But the United States indicated it would veto such a call if it were put to a vote.
NEWS
October 25, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Underscoring growing strains between traditional allies, the United States voted Wednesday to support a U.N. Security Council resolution deploring the refusal of Israel to allow a U.N. mission to visit Jerusalem to investigate the killing of 21 Palestinians earlier this month. It was the second time in less than two weeks that the Bush Administration has sided against Israel in the Security Council. On Oct.
NEWS
October 17, 2000 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, his presence in the Mideast peace talks was a matter of lucky timing. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan happened to be in Paris the day U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was trying to convince the Middle Eastern leaders to salvage their faltering peace and invited Annan along. At one point, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat stormed out of the meeting and came back only when Albright yelled for the guards to shut the gates to keep his limousine from leaving the U.S.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | Associated Press
With the United States abstaining, the Security Council approved a resolution Saturday condemning the "excessive use of force" that has left about 80 Palestinians dead. In the bitterly fought-over resolution demanded by the Palestinians, the council called for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and backed "a speedy and objective inquiry" into the fighting. The council also said it deplores the "provocation" at Jerusalem's holiest shrine Sept.
NEWS
September 23, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A once-unthinkable proposal to turn over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City to United Nations authority is being resurrected in an attempt to breathe new life into peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, officials from several nations said Friday. The proposal, which Israel is said to now favor but Palestinians so far oppose, comes as American officials struggle for ways to salvage negotiations and set the Middle East on the road to a definitive peace.
NEWS
March 11, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton said Monday that he realizes the latest U.S. veto of a U.N. resolution critical of Israel could damage American credibility in the Arab world but said that he had to act to prevent the United Nations from interfering in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
NEWS
May 19, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Palestinians accused the United States of bias after it vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution declaring Israel's confiscation of Arab land in Jerusalem invalid. "The United States has lost its status as an honest broker," said Marwan Kanafani, a spokesman for Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. The Security Council had voted 14-1 in favor of the measure.
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Security Council, dealing on Wednesday with the mounting trouble in the Middle East in different ways, avoided a public debate on the latest round of Israeli-Lebanon violence but dispatched a high-powered envoy to Iraq in hopes of pressuring the recalcitrant Iraqis to cooperate with future U.N. inspections. And, in a possible harbinger of even more tension ahead, the council warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of "serious consequences" if he does not cooperate.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar believes that all the major obstacles to a complex prisoner exchange have been cleared away, the hostage drama dragged on Friday, stalled by contentious egos and troublesome details. For the time being, apparently, the word is wait . "Most observers feel that the field is ripe now for further action," President Bush told reporters at his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Me.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, when Israeli commandos kidnaped Sheik Abdel Karim Obeid, a Shiite Muslim cleric, from his house in southern Lebanon and imprisoned him in Israel, top officials confidently predicted that the abduction would quickly break the impasse over the release of hostages and prisoners in Lebanon. It did not turn out to be that simple. Three Western hostages have been released in the last two weeks, but Obeid still sits in jail.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.N. hostage negotiator Giandomenico Picco, who has been instrumental in recent hostage releases, has returned to the Middle East, officials at U.N. headquarters said. They would not speculate about the possible release of more Western hostages, but nearly every time Picco has lately traveled to the region, he has made progress on hostage issues. A recent Picco mission bore fruit 10 days ago with the release of American Thomas M.
NEWS
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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