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Quartet: Settlement freeze and Palestinian state in 'two years'

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2010

The Middle East Quartet peace mediators have called on Israel to freeze all settlement activity and say their aim is to create a Palestinian state within two years.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who led the meeting with representatives from the US, the European Union and Russia, was the latest to condemn Israel’s plan to build 1,600 homes in Ramat Shlomo, east Jerusalem.

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Obama reaffirms Israel 'special bond'

By Jessica Elgot, March 18, 2010

US President Barack Obama has spoken of the “special bond” the US has with Israel, keen to smooth over the mounting diplomatic crisis between the countries.

Tensions have been high since the Israeli Interior Ministry announced the building of 1,600 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, east Jerusalem, just 24 hours after US Vice President Joe Biden visited the country in an attempt to start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Jerusalem riots ease as Clinton calls for peace

By Jessica Elgot, March 17, 2010

Jerusalem appeared to have returned to a semblance of calm last night as police reopened the Temple Mount and road closures from the West Bank were lifted, despite yesterday’s violent clashes.

The riots were in protest against the Israeli government’s approval given to 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, a move which cause a deep rift between Israel and the US, with US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, cancelling a visit to Israel.

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Chelsea Clinton engaged to Jewish beau

By Jessica Elgot, November 30, 2009

Chelsea Clinton is engaged to her Jewish boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, a spokesman for former President Bill Clinton has confirmed.

Miss Clinton, 29, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the current Secretary of State, is believed to have become engaged on Thanksgiving to Mr Mezvinsky, 31. The couple have been together for two years.

They were introduced through their parents in 1993 at the Renaissance Weekend, an annual event for political and business leaders. Both attended Stanford University. Mr Mezvinsky currently works as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs.

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Clinton to meet Netanyahu in Israel

By Jessica Elgot, October 28, 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Israel this weekend, in her first official visit since the Israeli elections.

On Sunday, she will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Middle East envoy George Mitchell, Defence Minister Ehud Barak and President Shimon Peres.

Mr Mitchell will arrive in Jerusalem on Thursday to prepare for Mrs Clinton’s visit.

After Mrs Clinton leaves Israel, she will fly to Morocco for a meeting with Arab foreign ministers

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Clinton and Kaminski: What the papers say

By Jessica Elgot, October 21, 2009

The Jewish Chronicle revealed last week that concerns were expressed during the London visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Conservative links to far-right European groups and Polish MEP Michal Kaminski.

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Hillary Clinton fears over Kaminski

By Martin Bright, October 15, 2009

The row over the Conservative Party's alliance with right-wing political parties in Europe intensified this week after it emerged that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised concerns about the issue during her visit to Britain last weekend.

The Tories have been under intense attack from Labour ministers for joining the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, which contains parties with alleged antisemitic and neo-Nazi links.

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Protest planned over Ahmadinejad UN visit

By Nathan Guttman, September 19, 2008

American Jewish groups are gearing up to protest against the annual visit of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York next week.

Mr Ahmadinejad will attend the United Nations General Assembly, as he did last year. The Iranian leader has been known to use the international arena for preaching his controversial views on Israel, America and the West.

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Race still on after US poll win

By Nathan Guttman, April 25, 2008

The Democratic race for the party’s nomination is no closer to a result despite Hillary Clinton’s win in Tuesday’s primary elections in the state of Pennsylvania. According to exit polls, Mrs Clinton benefited more than Barack Obama from efforts to lobby the local community, with 55 per cent of Jewish voters supporting her and only 45 per cent giving their vote to Mr Obama. Both contenders had made a special effort to reach out to Jewish voters in Pennsylvania.

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