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2010-12-08 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, made the following statement: "I note with regret that Israel has not been in a position to accept an extension of the moratorium as requested by the US, the EU and the Quartet. The EU position on settlements is clear: they are illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace. Recent...

2009-11-18 06:51:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East is disturbed to see America magazine continue its pattern of omitting critical facts while reporting about recent evictions in East Jerusalem. America editor Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. complains about the eviction of Sharihan Hannoun's family from their home in East Jerusalem. According to Fr. Christiansen "Jewish settlers" have been "grabbing Palestinian land" in the Hannoun's neighborhood "with...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

By MICHAEL GREEN 'In my parents' view, I'm stupid," says Sami Backleh, an articulate 28-year-old with two science degrees under his belt who spends most of his time working pro bono. "The mission is really hard, but it's important and I have to work at it. If I don't do it, then no one else will do it," he adds with a determined smile. The arduous task that Backleh has set himself is to green east Jerusalem, a mission he deems far more important than earning the kind of living that...

2008-08-27 06:00:21

By Ethan Bronner Peace Now, the Israeli advocacy group, said in a report issued Tuesday that in the past year Israel had nearly doubled its settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, in violation of its obligations under a U.S.-backed peace plan. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Jerusalem on a short visit to help Israeli and Palestinian leaders in their negotiations, said, when asked about the report, that she had told Israeli officials that such building did not advance...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

Jordan vows to continue efforts against Israeli plan to build bridge in east Jerusalem AMMAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jordan will continue its efforts against an Israeli plan to build a steel bridge at the Maghareba Gate in East Jerusalem, which will "destroy the Islamic antiquities" in the area, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Sunday. An official source was quoted as saying that Jordan will continue to exert diplomatic efforts to urge Israel to stop its practices with regard to...

2008-07-04 00:00:08

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian laborer driving a construction vehicle rammed into packed buses, tossed cars into the air and rolled over pedestrians in a deadly rampage Wednesday that killed three people and wounded dozens in Jerusalem. The attacker's unusual weapon - a yellow Caterpillar front loader transformed into a deadly assault vehicle - threatened both Israelis'sense of security and Palestinians'fragile status in the city. Hundreds of panicked people were...

2008-07-03 09:00:27

By Aron Heller Associated Press JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian laborer driving a construction vehicle rammed into packed buses, tossed cars into the air and rolled over pedestrians in a deadly rampage Wednesday that killed three people and wounded dozens in Jerusalem. The attacker's unusual weapon -- a yellow Caterpillar front loader transformed into a deadly assault vehicle -- threatened both Israelis' sense of security and Palestinians' fragile status in the city. Hundreds of panicked...

2008-07-02 21:00:02

JERUSALEM _ A Palestinian construction worker commandeered a construction vehicle and rampaged through central Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, killing three people in what police later described as the spontaneous act of a lone attacker. Dozens were injured as the front-loader flattened cars and flipped a crowded bus before its driver was shot dead by an Israeli soldier on leave who scrambled onto the vehicle. Though the attack evoked memories of the politically motivated suicide...

2008-06-25 06:02:24

Text of report in English by Saudi newspaper Arab News website on 25 June [Editorial: "French contribution to Mideast peace"] French President Nicolas Sarkozy laid it on the line to his hosts when he addressed the Israeli Knesset on Monday. The building of illegal settlements on the West Bank has to stop. Without this there could be no viable two-state solution and no peace. Sarkozy further urged Israeli legislators to backup legislation to encourage settlers to quit Palestinian territory...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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