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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

UNITED NATIONS/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution. Abbas spoke as the … Continue reading Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

Palestinian leader urges EU to recognize state, boost role

BRUSSELS/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged European Union countries to recognize the state of Palestine and called on the 28-nation bloc to step political efforts in the Middle East amid Arab disappointment with the U.S. role in the region. At talks with EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Abbas also recommitted to … Continue reading Palestinian leader urges EU to recognize state, boost role