- Palestinian urges boycott of Israeli settlements Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
- New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic Updated: Apr-02-14 12:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian U.N. envoy urged the world Tuesday to boycott products from "illegal" Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help Palestine become independent.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.