Palestinian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40731/all en Palestinians stage tent protest to urge Obama action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/palestinians-stage-tent-protest-urge-obama-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian militants pitched a protest camp Wednesday on the site of a contested Jewish settlement, in an act of defiance as US President Barack Obama began a historic visit.</p> <p>Israel's plan to build in a strip of West Bank land outside Jerusalem called E1 has sparked a major international backlash, with experts saying it could wipe out hopes for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/palestinians-stage-tent-protest-urge-obama-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Hospitality Middle East Palestinian refugees Palestinian territories War AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788883 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Palestinians stage tent protest to urge Obama action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/corrected-palestinians-stage-tent-protest-urge-obama-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian activists pitched a protest camp Wednesday on site where Israel is planning thousands of new settler homes in an act of defiance as US President Barack Obama began a historic visit.</p> <p>Israel's plan to build in a strip of West Bank land outside Jerusalem called E1 has sparked a major international backlash, with experts saying it could wipe out hopes for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/corrected-palestinians-stage-tent-protest-urge-obama-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Hospitality Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:15:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789554 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab Israeli 'Nakba' descendants return to village http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/arab-israeli-nakba-descendants-return-village <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sixty-five years after their ancestors were driven out during the Nakba, the "catastrophe" that befell Palestinians, Arab Israeli youths are returning to the village of Iqrit in the Upper Galilee.</p> <p>A small Catholic church is all that remains of the village their families fled in 1948 during the conflict that accompanied Israel's declaration of independence.</p> <p>Palestinians and Arab Israelis on Wednesday mark what to them is the Nakba -- Arabic for "catastrophe" -- of the creation of the Jewish state and exodus of 760,000 of them from their homes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/arab-israeli-nakba-descendants-return-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Labor Law Palestine Palestinian refugees Politics AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 09:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5838077 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli-Palestinian talks to start on Tuesday: Palestinian official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130728/israeli-palestinian-talks-start-tuesday-palestinian-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) - Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are set to begin in Washington on Tuesday, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Sunday.</p> <p>Nabil Abu Rdaineh, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who was in the Jordanian capital Amman, said Abbas had received an official invitation to come to the talks from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130728/israeli-palestinian-talks-start-tuesday-palestinian-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees Palestinian territories Thomson Reuters Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:03:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5896206 at http://www.globalpost.com Aid enters besieged Damascus refugee camp: Palestinian official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/aid-enters-besieged-damascus-refugee-camp-palestinian-official-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Food aid entered the besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria on Saturday for the first time in four months, a Palestinian official and Syrian state media said.</p> <p>The delivery of food comes after reports that dozens of people in the camp in southern Damascus have died of hunger and lack of medical care.</p> <p>"A first batch of food aid entered successfully this morning and distribution to residents has begun," Palestine Liberation Organisation official Anwar Abdul Hadi told AFP.</p> <p>Syrian state media also reported the delivery, citing a second Palestinian official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/aid-enters-besieged-damascus-refugee-camp-palestinian-official-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Palestinian refugees United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East AFP Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:47:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046652 at http://www.globalpost.com Aid enters besieged Syria Yarmuk camp for second day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/aid-enters-besieged-syria-yarmuk-camp-second-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations distributed food in the Syrian capital's besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp for a second day Friday in a bid to help tens of thousands of trapped civilians.</p> <p>The aid distribution comes after months of siege by the army that has caused shortages of food and medicines, which have led to the deaths of 86 people, according to a monitoring group.</p> <p>UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said an aid convoy entered the camp in south Damascus on Friday morning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/aid-enters-besieged-syria-yarmuk-camp-second-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Palestinian refugees AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058049 at http://www.globalpost.com Aid enters besieged Syria Yarmuk camp for second day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/aid-enters-besieged-syria-yarmuk-camp-second-day-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations distributed food in the Syrian capital's besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp for a second day Friday in a bid to help tens of thousands of trapped civilians.</p> <p>The aid distribution comes after months of siege by the army that has caused shortages of food and medicines, which have led to the deaths of 86 people, according to a monitoring group.</p> <p>UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said an aid convoy entered the camp in south Damascus on Friday morning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/aid-enters-besieged-syria-yarmuk-camp-second-day-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Palestinian refugees AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:47:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058395 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognise Jewish state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140304/netanyahu-palestinians-must-recognise-jewish-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under pressure in Washington to revive the Middle East peace process, said Tuesday that Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state.</p> <p>Speaking to a pro-Israeli audience at the AIPAC lobbying group, he urged Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to tell his people to "abandon the fantasy of flooding Israel with refugees."</p> <p>hmw-dc/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees AFP Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:32:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6086620 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu declared unilateral end to talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140304/netanyahu-declared-unilateral-end-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to pro-Israel lobbyists in Washington on Tuesday amounted to "an official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations," a top Palestinian official told AFP.</p> <p>Fatah central committee member Nabil Shaath said Netanyahu's repeated demand that the Palestinians recognise Israel as a Jewish state and his rejection of Palestinian demands on refugees and international peacekeepers were "totally rejected".</p> <p>na-sst/scw/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees Palestinian territories AFP Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:50:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6086796 at http://www.globalpost.com Senior Palestinian official killed in Lebanon: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140310/senior-palestinian-official-killed-lebanon-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AIN EL-HILWEH, Lebanon (Reuters) - A high-ranking military official from the Palestinian group Fatah was killed on Monday by gunmen in southern Lebanon, Lebanese state media said.</p> <p>Brigadier General Jamil Zeidan died in hospital after unidentified assailants shot him in Ain El-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, the National News Agency reported.</p> <p>A senior Fatah official confirmed Zeidan's death to Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140310/senior-palestinian-official-killed-lebanon-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian refugees Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:47:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6091891 at http://www.globalpost.com Americas News Agenda for March 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/americas-news-agenda-march-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Jim Mannion</p> <p>Tel: +1 202 414 0541</p> <p>What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:</p> <p>+ New Fed chief Yellen chairs first policy meeting</p> <p>+ Obama gives highest honor to 24 veterans</p> <p>WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee opens a two-day monetary policy meeting, headed for the first time by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who took the helm of the central bank on February 1. 1600 GMT (US-ECONOMY-BANK-RATE)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/americas-news-agenda-march-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Janet Yellen Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees Technology AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:19:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098029 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry throws down gauntlet to Israelis, Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/kerry-throws-down-gauntlet-israelis-palestinians-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday demanded action from recalcitrant Israeli and Palestinian leaders, saying negotiations were at a "critical moment" and they had to choose whether to make peace.</p> <p>Negotiating teams in Jerusalem made progress in overnight talks that stretched until 4:00 am (0100 GMT), but "there is still a gap and that gap needs to close fairly soon," Kerry said in Algiers at the start of a trip to North Africa.</p> <p>"You can facilitate, you can push, you can nudge, but the parties themselves have to make fundamental decisions to compromise," Kerry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/kerry-throws-down-gauntlet-israelis-palestinians-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees Palestinian territories AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:50:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112589 at http://www.globalpost.com Abbas convenes Palestinian leadership over Israel teen deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140630/abbas-convenes-palestinian-leadership-over-israel-teen-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas summoned his leadership to an emergency meeting on Monday night, after Israel said it found the bodies of three young Israelis snatched in the West Bank.</p> <p>"President Abbas has convened an urgent meeting of the Palestinian leadership tonight to discuss the latest developments," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP.</p> <p>he-sst/agr/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Mahmud Abbas Palestinian nationalism Palestinian refugees Palestinian territories Technology AFP Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6191999 at http://www.globalpost.com