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Peter Yarrow: Last Friday I Returned from Israel (VIDEO)

New York, N.Y. Last Friday I returned from Israel. The fear and the distrust has spiked enormously due to the tragic knifings of civilians and quick response killings. I fear that the situation there will, alas, intensify. However, I also experienced something quite wonderful and beautiful when I was in Israel. “Blowing In the Wind” […]

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Ban Ki-moon in Mid-East: Non-Violence Takes More Courage than Violence

New York, N.Y. Amid roiling tensions in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken to the airwaves to speak directly to the peoples of Israel and Palestine and to urge the leaders on both sides to end the “posturing and brinkmanship” and get serious about pursuing the two-state solution –“the only solution […]

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Ban Voices ‘Profound Alarm’ at Rise in Deadly Incidents in West Bank

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced “profound alarm” today at the growing number of deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Construction in the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Photo: Annie Slemrod/IRIN. “The last few days of clashes, which resulted in the death of four Palestinians, including […]

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Highlighting Importance of Iran Deal in Israel

While traveling in Israel, Adam Szubin, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, laid out why the Iran deal is so vital to our global security.

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340 Rabbis Urge Congress to Support Nuclear Deal with Iran

New York, N.Y.  Yesterday, 340 rabbis from all streams of Judaism sent a letter to all Members of Congress urging that they support the agreement between the international community and Iran on the Iranian nuclear program. “We commend the U.S. and the other negotiating teams for their dedication to reaching an agreement to prevent Iran […]

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U.N.: Settlement Expansion ‘Root Cause’ of Palestinian Violence

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations human rights committee has completed its annual evaluation of the situation affecting millions of people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and has cited Israel’s policy of settlement expansion as a primary driver of the escalating violence in the area. Suffering displacement, injury and even death, children continue to […]

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Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the announcement today that Israel has approved construction of some 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as the planning and construction of nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem. An Israeli settlement viewed from […]

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Decisive Action by Israel, Palestine Can Dispel View Peace Process ‘On Life Support’

New York, N.Y. Welcoming the recent stated commitment by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to a peaceful solution to the region’s most enduring crisis, the United Nations special envoy on the Middle East told the Security Council today that such words need to be translated into “concrete and sustained actions on the ground.” U.N. Special Coordinator […]

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