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Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Hezbollah's heading for sectarian showdown

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 20 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has taken heavy losses while backing regime forces in Syria, heightening concerns the Shiite movement's heading for a showdown with Sunni jihadists.

Four jailed in U.S. on al-Shabaab ties

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Four men were sentenced in a U.S. court in Minnesota to prison for terrorism offenses related to support for Somali organization al-Shabaab.

Official: Hamas and Fatah to form unity government in three months

CAIRO, May 15 (UPI) -- Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a unity government in the Gaza Strip within three months, a senior Hamas official said.
U.N. panel backs off comments on Syrian rebels using chemical weapons

U.N. panel backs off comments on Syrian rebels using chemical weapons

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.N. panel looking into claims of human rights abuses in Syria backed off reports Monday it has evidence rebels used the nerve agent sarin gas.

Syria bristles after apparent Israeli air raid

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 5 (UPI) -- Syria vowed to retaliate after an apparent Israeli airstrike on the capital Damascus early Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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Fatah dispute blamed for attacks on party leaders

Fatah dispute blamed for attacks on party leaders

GAZA, May 3 (UPI) -- A faction fight in Fatah is to blame for recent attacks on the party's leaders in Gaza, the interior ministry said Friday.

Israeli stabbed to death in West Bank

JERUSALEM, April 30 (UPI) -- An Israeli man was stabbed to death and shot Tuesday in an attack at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank and a suspect was captured, police said.

Abbas: Talks to begin on Palestinian unity government

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged cooperation Saturday as he announced the beginning of talks on forming a unity government.

Body of Fatah operative found in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, April 24 (UPI) -- The body of a Fatah operative released by Israel in 2011 was discovered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, Jordanian authorities said.
Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti accused the Palestinian Authority of not doing enough to secure his release from an Israeli prison.

Erdogan plans to visit Gaza in May

ANKARA, Turkey, April 14 (UPI) -- Turkey's prime minister said Sunday he will visit Gaza in May, one day after saying he wouldn't send an ambassador to Israel until the Gaza blockade is lifted.
Poll: Fatah, Hamas should reconcile

Poll: Fatah, Hamas should reconcile

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 10 (UPI) -- Most Palestinians believe Fatah and Hamas should reconcile even if that spurs sanctions from Israel and the United States, an Israeli poll indicates.

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Prisoner death prompts clashes in Hebron

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, April 2 (UPI) -- Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Hebron Tuesday following the death of a 64-year-old Palestinian prisoner, officials said.

Hamas blames Fatah for attempted hit

GAZA, March 31 (UPI) -- The Hamas government in Gaza said Sunday the attack on a senior leader of the rival Fatah was the result of dissension within the ranks of Fatah.

Turkey cautioned on PM's visit to Gaza

ANKARA, Turkey, March 29 (UPI) -- An expected visit to Gaza by Turkey's prime minister should be planned to avoid further dividing rival Palestinian factions, a Palestinian diplomat said.

Qatar's emir proposes $1B Palestinian fund

DOHA, Qatar, March 27 (UPI) -- Qatar Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, speaking at an Arab League summit, proposed a $1 billion fund to support Arabic and Islamic heritage in Jerusalem.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 17, 2013
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 15, 2013.
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Ban: 2013 year for Mideast peace

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Failure to make progress on long-standing issues in negotiations for a Middle East peace settlement will lead to more violence, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Rocket fired at southern Israel

JERUSALEM, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Russian-made Grad rocket was fired from Gaza and struck south of Ashkelon Tuesday morning, damaging a road but causing no injuries, the Israeli army said.

Thousands attend West Bank funeral

HEBRON, West Bank, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of people attended the West Bank funeral Monday of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian who died in an Israeli prison, and stone-throwing incidents followed.

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