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Jimmy Carter offers suport for Palestinian UN bid

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

Former President Jimmy Carter has given his backing to Palestinian plans unilaterally to declare statehood at the UN later this month.

Mr Carter, who oversaw the Camp David negotiations which secured peace between Israel and Egypt while in office, is well-known as a critic of the Israeli government.

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Aged 8, and taking Clinton to court

By Nathan Jeffay, August 11, 2011

An eight-year-old boy is taking on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the American Supreme Court.

If you ask pint-sized plaintiff Menachem Zivotofsky where he was born, he gives the same answer as most Jewish Jerusalemites: Israel.

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Young Jewish passport holder takes on Hillary Clinton

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

A nine-year-old American is preparing for a court case against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Menachem Zivotofsky began legal proceedings after his parents were prevented from registering his birth country as Israel.

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US: Palestinian September plans 'not helpful'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

Palestinian plans to bid for statehood at the United Nations in September are a distraction from the goal of peace negotiations, a US State Department official has said.

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Hillary Clinton: Gaza flotilla is not necessary or useful

By Jennifer Lipman, June 24, 2011

Hillary Clinton has condemned the pro-Palestinian activists who plan on sailing a flotilla to Gaza as unhelpful and provocative.

The US Secretary of State said the plans, which would see a flotilla departing later this month with the intention of breaching Israel's sea blockade of Gaza, would only serve to increase tensions in the region.

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Clinton pledges millions more aid to Palestinians

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2010

Hillary Clinton has announced that the United Sates will give an additional £93 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority.

The US Secretary of State made the announcement during a joint video conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

The money is intended to boost the government there and help the Palestinian Authority reduce its budget deficit.

Mrs Clinton said that a peace settlement was still possible, despite a White House condemnation of plans for further construction in east Jerusalem yesterday.

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Hillary Clinton: don't defer Middle East decisions

By Jennifer Lipman, October 21, 2010

Hillary Clinton has called for the Palestinians to publicly disavow terrorist organisations Hamas and Hizbollah.

The US Secretary of State told a Palestinian peace group that Israel must take further steps to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip.

Mrs Clinton also told the audience at the American Task Force on Palestine event that while there is “no magic formula” to solve the Middle East conflict, negotiation remains absolutely necessary.

Direct peace talks resumed in Washington in September after nearly two years.

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Clinton: Netanyahu and Abbas 'serious' about talks

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2010

Hillary Clinton has praised the Israeli and Palestinian leaders for taking the peace negotiations seriously.

As a second day of direct Middle East peace talks commenced, this time in Jerusalem, the US Secretary of State said Benajmin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas were "getting down to business".

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Borders deal could eliminate settlement question

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2010

Hillary Clinton has said that “there are lots of ways” for peace talks to proceed between Israel and the Palestinians despite concerns that the upcoming expiry of the West Bank construction freeze will derail the negotiations.

The partial ban on building of Jewish settlements is scheduled to end on September 26, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas had warned that he might walk out of talks if it is not extended.

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Direct Middle East peace talks due September

By Jennifer Lipman, August 20, 2010

Hillary Clinton has announced the first direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians in nearly two years.

The US Secretary of State invited Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to Washington to resume negotiations in order to creat a "just and lasting peace."

Egyptian and Jordanian leaders have also been asked to attend.

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