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Former Israeli Ambassador to Washington: I do not doubt that Obama will refrain from using veto

The former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon recently said he would not be surprised if US President Barack Obama did not use the US veto in the upcoming decision on the Palestinian state. "I do not doubt that President Obama will refrain from using the US veto to abort the draft resolution for the establishment of a Palestinian state and to end what he calls the Israeli occupation".


UN: Israel is raising doubts about its commitment to peace

A senior official at the United Nations has said that Israel's commitment to build 1,060 settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the country's commitment to peace with the Palestinians.


US officials dismiss Netanyahu criticism

The spokesperson of the US State Department, Jen Psaki, described an American official's strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "inappropriate and counterproductive".


Washington worried over suspension of "oppositional organisation" in Bahrain

The United States expressed concern after a Bahraini court banned the country's main opposition group, Al-Wefaq, for three months on Tuesday, just weeks before a parliamentary election the group had already said it would boycott.


US: Israeli settlements 'incompatible' with peace efforts

The US expressed deep concerns on Monday over Israel's announcement of a new wave of illegal settlements in occupied Jerusalem, while the EU condemned the move and Jordan's parliament said that this kind of aggression against the Palestinians in Jerusalem is akin to the terrorism of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Arabs 48 website reported.