Peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, his wife Sara , United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, his wife Tammy pose during the inauguration of a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in the Golan Heights, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Jewish settlement in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
June 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights (AP) — The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new...
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Venezuelans line up at an immigration processing office on the Rumichaca bridge, before crossing the border from Colombia to Ecuador, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Venezuelan migrants are making their way to Peru, where on June 15, the country will start requiring them to have a passport and a humanitarian visa. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 13, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's deepening crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews an honor guard as he is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, in an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Japanese leader is in Tehran on an mission to calm tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 12, 2019 - 7:57 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a press conference with foreign media at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A member of Venezuela's opposition said Friday, June 7, that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Maduro's refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation's political crisis. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition's demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela's political crisis. "A new meeting isn't planned at the moment, until we can get what we've...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a press conference with Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis at the CastelGrande as part of Pompeo's visit in Bellinzona, Switzerland, Sunday, 2 June 2019. (Samuel Golay/Keystone via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United States will not relent in trying to pressure the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before voting in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Israel's parliament has voted to dissolve itself, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 30, 2019 - 9:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament. In what seemed an improbable scenario just days ago, Israel's newly elected...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, White House Adviser Jared Kushner waves as he arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. Kushner is in Jordan Wednesday, May 29, 2019, as he tries to rally Arab support for a U.S. peace conference next month in Bahrain. Jordan, a key U.S. ally, has not yet said whether it will attend. Kushner said the conference will focus on the economic foundations of peace between Israel and the Palestinians and will not include core political issues, such as Palestinian statehood. The Palestinians have rejected the conference. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Wednesday stood by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exposing a rift with the United States as the Trump administration tries to rally Arab support for a peace conference next month in Bahrain. Presidential advisers Jared Kushner and Jason...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018 file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. There is little enthusiasm among U.S. allies for Kushner's planned Mideast conference at the end of June, 2019. The conference, presented as phase one of his long-awaited plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, has put pro-Western countries like Jordan and the Saudi Arabia in a difficult position. They can't afford to snub an invitation from their American benefactors but are wary of endorsing a plan that does not include Palestinian independence. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 28, 2019 - 2:42 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they visit several locations in the region and in Europe starting Tuesday to rally support for what they have billed as a workshop on the economic foundations of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The...
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May 22, 2019 - 2:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts. In a wide-...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday, May 19. Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, envoy of international negotiations, have been leading efforts to write the plan, but so far, there's been no participation from the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File)
May 20, 2019 - 8:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail. Mohammad Shtayyeh's comments immediately cast a cloud over the American-led Mideast peace conference expected to...
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