Netanyahu calls on Christians to visit

Netanyahu calls on Christians to visit

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Israel's Christian community is fully active in the life of the nation and is strong and growing, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a Christmas message.

P.A.'s Fayyad calls for boycott of Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called for an economic boycott of Israel in response to Jerusalem's decision to withhold Palestinian funds.
The two-state litmus test

The two-state litmus test

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The author says Arab rejection of Israel is the true hurdle to solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator
U.N. votes to upgrade Palestine status

U.N. votes to upgrade Palestine status

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations Thursday voted to upgrade Palestine to non-member observer status, with 138 countries voting in favor, nine against and 41 abstaining.

Palestinians call for end to Oslo Accords

RAMALLAH, Gaza, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Palestinian activists are calling for demonstrations Friday to press their demands for an end to the Oslo Accords and other agreements with Israel.

Palestinians protest for lower food prices

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Palestinians protested in Ramallah Tuesday in the sixth day of demonstrations prompted by economic hardships on the West Bank, officials say.

Israel says no to Paris Protocol change

JERUSALEM, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Israel will reject a Palestinian request to amend the Paris Protocol that regulates economic ties between the two sides, Israel's deputy foreign minister said.

Iran opens NAM Summit, urges U.N. reforms

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iran's foreign minister said Sunday the United Nations needs a major overhaul in order to carry out its mission of preserving world peace.

Israel, Palestinians reach tax deal

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed on bilateral trade and tax procedures to ease trade and reduce tax evasion, officials said.
Romney seeks to boost U.S.-Israeli ties

Romney seeks to boost U.S.-Israeli ties

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's camp indicated the U.S. presidential candidate's speech in Israel Saturday would build up the longstanding alliance between the two nations.

Candidate Romney heading overseas

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to England this week before heading to Israel and Poland, his campaign staff said Sunday.
Clinton: U.S., Israel on same page re Iran

Clinton: U.S., Israel on same page re Iran

JERUSALEM, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday the United States and Israel are on the "same page" when it comes to Iran.
Barroso urges resumption of Mideast talks

Barroso urges resumption of Mideast talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 10 (UPI) -- Re-launching Palestinian-Israeli peace process remains a "strategic priority" for the European Union, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says.
Palestinians get new government

Palestinians get new government

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 17 (UPI) -- A new 24-member Palestinian government headed by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has been sworn-in in Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority said.

Abbas, Fayyad agree to form new Cabinet

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have agreed to form a new Cabinet headed by Fayyad, al-Quds al-Arabi reported.
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Salam Fayyad
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad arrives at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, to sign a deal with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice granting $80 million to reform the Palestinian security service, August 2, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Debbie Hill)

Salam Fayyad (Arabic: سلام فياض‎, Salām Fayāḍ; born 1952) is a Palestinian politician and one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, the matter being under political and legal dispute. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, which was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the Palestinian Legislative Council, the Palestinian Authority's parliament. He was reappointed on 19 May 2009. Fayyad has also been the finance minister from 17 March 2007 and previously held the post from June 2002 to November 2006. Fayyad is an internationally respected economist and politician.

—Salam Fayyad, 2007

Salam Fayyad was born in Deir al-Ghusun. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1975 and received his MBA from St. Edward's University in 1980. Fayyad has a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a student of William Barnett and did early research on the American Divisia Monetary Aggregates, which he continued on the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fayyad began his career teaching economics at Yarmouk University in Jordan, before joining the International Monetary Fund in 1987, where he served as representative to the Palestinian National Authority from 1996-2001. Following this Fayyad served as the regional manager of the Arab Bank in the West Bank and Gaza until he accepted an offer to become Yasser Arafat's finance minister.

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