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President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

Jan. 28, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions. Trump’s plan envisions a...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Key points in Trump's Mideast peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 6:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday supports the Israeli position on nearly all of the most contentious issues in the decades-old conflict. Where previous presidents tried to cajole Israel and the Palestinians into compromising on thorny issues like the...

Palestinian protesters chant angry slogans during a protest against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 28, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration's much-anticipated Mideast peace plan in the latest U.S. venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Palestinians angrily reject Trump Mideast peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no's” to the Mideast peace plan announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel. The Palestinians remain committed to ending the Israeli occupation and establishing a state with its...

Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Chief: UN committed to Israel-Palestinian peace

Jan. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations remains committed to supporting Palestinians and Israelis in resolving their conflict on the basis of U.N. resolutions,...

Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan

Jan. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian president says 'a thousand no's' to Trump peace plan.

Hamas rejects U.S., Israeli 'conspiracies,' says 'all options are open'

Jan. 28, 2020 1:15 PM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas rejects U.S., Israeli 'conspiracies,' says 'all options are open'.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory

Jan. 28, 2020 12:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 4-year freeze in Israel settlement activity, doubling of Palestinian territory.

US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Trump peace plan calls for 2 states, Israel and Palestine; Palestinian capital in parts of east Jerusalem.
A view overlooks the Jewish West Bank settlement of Ari'el, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration's much-anticipated Mideast peace plan in the latest American venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

West Bank settlements report rapid growth in 2019

Jan. 28, 2020 10:01 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The population of Jewish settlements in the West Bank surged by more than 3% in 2019, well above the growth rate of Israel’s overall population, a settler group said Tuesday. It predicted even higher growth this year thanks to a nascent building boom made possible by friendly...

GOP challenger LaTurner jabs Watkins on Middle East vote

Jan. 27, 2020 5:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas Republican challenging first-term Rep. Steve Watkins in the party's August congressional primary has returned from a trip to Israel and is escalating his opposition to Watkins' position on Israeli settlements. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas Treasurer Jake...