Trump setting up policy team for peace plan

Officials say Trump administration staffing up a Middle East policy team in anticipation of unveiling its peace plan.Elad Benari, 8/3/2018, 3:34 AM

Erekat: No to reduction in number of 'refugees'

PA officials oppose any change in the definition of "Palestinian refugees" as part of Trump administration's peace efforts.Dalit Halevi, 7/31/2018, 5:42 AM

Sisi to Israel: Take advantage of opportunity for peace

Egyptian President urges Israeli public to make use of an opportunity for peace with Palestinian Arabs.Ben Ariel, 7/30/2018, 5:40 AM

Saudi Arabia: No peace talks without eastern Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia reportedly tells allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem or “right of return”.Elad Benari, 7/30/2018, 1:07 AM

PA officials scoff at Trump's economic measures

PA officials reject effort by Trump administration to sweeten peace plan with measures aimed at improving economic situation.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2018, 6:34 AM

Report: Trump's peace plan to include robust economic plan

American official says "Deal of the Century" will be the most detailed package of solutions ever offered.Elad Benari, 7/26/2018, 4:08 AM

Hamas official: We will never accept 'Deal of the Century'

Hamas official Talal Nassar stresses the organization will never Trump's peace proposal "even if we are turned into ashes."Elad Benari, 7/25/2018, 6:30 AM

Abbas spokesman: We thwarted the 'Deal of the Century'

PA chairman's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Arabs' steadfastness have led to the thwarting of Trump's peace plan.Elad Benari, 7/23/2018, 6:16 AM

Report: Trump administration to focus on Gaza first

Officials say U.S. administration focusing on improving conditions in Gaza in order to pressure PA to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, 7/8/2018, 6:37 AM

Arabs rally in Ramallah against Trump peace initiative

Hundreds of Palestinian Arabs rally in Ramallah, back Abbas' position on Trump's "Deal of the Century".Elad Benari, 7/3/2018, 6:13 AM

White House: Peace efforts will continue

White House press secretary says Kushner and Greenblatt's meetings in the region were productive.Elad Benari, 6/26/2018, 5:14 AM

Trump silent on timetable for peace plan

At meeting with Jordanian King, Trump says "progress" made in the Middle East but won't offer timetable for announcing Israel-PA peace plan.Elad Benari, 6/26/2018, 12:05 AM

Erekat blasts Kushner after newspaper interview

PLO Secretary General says Trump’s senior adviser "represents a policy of dictation".Elad Benari, 6/25/2018, 6:15 AM

Kushner: I'm ready to work with Abbas

Trump's senior adviser sends a message to Palestinian Arabs as PA chairman continues to boycott him. "You deserve a bright future".Elad Benari, 6/24/2018, 5:07 AM

Netanyahu meets Kushner and Greenblatt

Prime Minister hosts Trump's advisers for a discussion that dealt mainly with the U.S. peace plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/22/2018, 8:22 PM

Jordan's King to meet Trump

Jordan's King Abdullah II sets off for the United States, will discuss Israel-PA peace with Trump.Elad Benari, 6/22/2018, 2:36 AM

PA: No to initiative that will separate Gaza from Judea, Samaria

Abbas spokesman says Palestinians will thwart any American initiative that is contrary to their positions.Dalit Halevi, 6/19/2018, 3:10 AM

PA spokesman: Trump's peace efforts will achieve nothing

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Kushner and Greenblatt's meetings will be a complete failure.Elad Benari, 6/17/2018, 6:53 AM

Europe trying to intervene in peace initiative

Britain reportedly planning meeting of foreign ministers from Europe and Arab countries with Jared Kushner.Nitsan Keidar, 6/17/2018, 5:08 AM

Kushner and Greenblatt meet Haley and UN chief

Trump's senior adviser and special representative discuss peace efforts in New York ahead of visit to Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/16/2018, 1:22 AM

Abbas spokesman: 'Deal of the Century' isn't happening

PA chairman's spokesman says Trump's peace deal will never succeed if it doesn't include Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 6/14/2018, 4:05 AM

Kushner and Greenblatt to visit the region

U.S. Special Representative and Trump's son-in-law will visit the region in attempt to move peace initiative forward.Elad Benari, 6/13/2018, 12:03 AM

Erekat and Greenblatt trade barbs

After Trump's special envoy blasts Erekat for false claims about the U.S. role in peace talks, PLO chief fires back.Ben Ariel, 6/11/2018, 4:06 AM

Friedman in Washington for talks on Trump peace plan

U.S. ambassador to Israel is in Washington for discussions at the White House and State Department about the administration's peace plan.Nitsan Keidar, 6/11/2018, 12:06 AM

PLO chief: Trump 'fanning extremism'

PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat accuses Trump administration of destabilizing the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/19/2018, 1:56 AM

Analysis: Out-of-the-box peace proposals

A possibly realistic approach to the conflict between Arabs and Jews from Bar Ilan University scholar Mordechai Kedar.Yochanan Visser, 5/7/2018, 11:44 PM

Trump's envoy: Hamas using protests to attack Israel

Jason Greenblatt blasts Hamas, says Iran is to blame for instability in the region.Ben Ariel, 4/25/2018, 5:07 AM

Report: Trump asked Netanyahu if he cares about peace

Sources say Trump last year bluntly asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace.Ben Ariel, 4/23/2018, 6:15 AM

Macron assures Abbas of commitment to two-state solution

French President assures PA chairman his country supports peace process based on the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 4/22/2018, 6:39 AM

Greenblatt to PA: Time to work for peace

Trump envoy urges PA leaders to solve Gaza's humanitarian situation and work towards peace with Israel.Elad Benari, 4/20/2018, 1:46 AM

PA official: We won't accept peace plan without Jerusalem

PA's Washington stresses the PA will not accept any Trump peace plan that does not include eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 4/17/2018, 5:42 AM

Greenblatt to Erekat: Roll up your sleeves and get to work

Trump envoy rejects PA negotiator's claims that he is biased in favor of Israel.Elad Benari, 4/15/2018, 5:38 AM

Trump's peace plan nearly complete

Trump administration has nearly completed Israel-PA peace plan. It will not include commitment to two-state solution.Elad Benari, 4/11/2018, 11:35 PM

German Foreign Minister to PA: Don't tear down bridges

Germany's new foreign minister meets PA leaders, stresses importance of U.S. involvement in peace talks.Elad Benari, 3/27/2018, 6:13 AM

Hamas trying to unite Muslims against Trump

Hamas leaders trying to create an international and Arab front in an attempt to block American peace initiative.Dalit Halevi, 3/23/2018, 4:05 AM

Abbas spokesman: We'll thwart Trump's peace plan

PA chairman's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh threatens increased violence against Israel as U.S. tries to renew peace talks.Dalit Halevi, 3/19/2018, 4:35 AM

PA blasts American policy of 'dictates'

PA bureau in charge of foreign affairs says Washington is biased in favor of Israel and thwarts the efforts to achieve peace.Dalit Halevi, 3/18/2018, 4:32 AM

Report: Abbas under pressure to accept Trump plan

Saudi Crown Prince and Egyptian President reportedly told PA chairman he has no choice but to accept Trump's peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2018, 6:46 AM

Netanyahu: The two-state idea does not work

PM Netanyahu to reporters in Washington: We don't want to control the Palestinians, but we will not give up our security.Nitsan Keidar, 3/7/2018, 12:37 AM

PA government rejects American peace plan

PA government stands by Abbas in rejecting Trump administration's peace plan.Dalit Halevi, 3/6/2018, 6:03 AM

Fatah official: Trump's peace plan won't be implemented

Fatah member Azzam al-Ahmad declares that Trump’s "deal of the century" will not be implemented.Dalit Halevi, 3/5/2018, 6:04 AM

Abbas: Trump's plan was coordinated with Israel

Fatah rejects Trump's peace plan, calls for "popular resistance" against the "occupation and its settlers".Dalit Halevi, 3/5/2018, 4:08 AM

Gabbay: The PA must stop the incitement

Labor chairman calls for two-state solution, but stresses both sides must take steps to rebuild trust.Elad Benari, 3/5/2018, 1:05 AM

PA official: EU countries trying to amend Trump peace plan

PA official in charge of foreign affairs says European countries are negotiating with U.S. to persuade it to amend its peace plan.Elad Benari, 3/1/2018, 3:16 AM

Will India mediate between Israel-PA talks?

PA officials believe that good relations between India and both Israel and the PA can enable it to act as a mediator.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/23/2018, 11:31 PM

Arab League chief: Accept Abbas plan

Ahmed Aboul Gheit urges international community to positively react to peace plan put forward by PA chairman.Elad Benari, 2/22/2018, 5:43 AM

Trump's envoys seek UN support for peace plan

Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner tell Security Council ambassadors they hope for their support for Trump's peace plan.Elad Benari, 2/22/2018, 3:05 AM

Haley to Abbas: We will not chase after you

U.S. Ambassador responds to PA chairman's Security Council speech, says he has a choice between achieving peace and “hateful rhetoric”.Elad Benari, 2/21/2018, 4:12 AM

'We'd consider bringing in other countries to peace talks'

State Department responds to Abbas: U.S. would consider involvement of other countries in peace talks if it believes it would be helpful.Elad Benari, 2/20/2018, 11:38 PM

Kahlon: The Americans are the only honest brokers

Finance Minister meets PA leader, urges PA to accept U.S. mediation in peace talks.Nitsan Keidar, 2/20/2018, 3:08 AM

Abbas to Putin: We refuse to cooperate with U.S. mediation

PA chairman reiterates he can no longer accept the U.S. as mediator in peace talks, as Trump tells Putin it's time to work on peace.Elad Benari, 2/13/2018, 2:04 AM

Abbas: Jerusalem is Arab, Islamic and Christian

PA chairman refuses to take Jerusalem and "refugees" off the negotiating table.Dalit Halevi, 2/7/2018, 4:15 AM

UN chief warns against 'one-state reality'

Antonio Guterres warns recent developments in the Middle East could bury the “two-state solution”.Elad Benari, 2/6/2018, 4:46 AM

'United States must play a role in Israel-PA peace'

King Abdullah II of Jordan criticizes Trump's Jerusalem declaration, but stresses U.S. is essential to any hope of Israel-PA peace.Elad Benari, 2/5/2018, 6:15 AM

Gabbay: If peace talks fail, we should unilaterally withdraw

Zionist Union chairman says Israel should unilaterally withdraw from Judea and Samaria if peace talks with PA fail.Elad Benari, 2/4/2018, 6:36 AM

Abbas urges African leaders to get involved in peace process

PA chairman speaks at African Union summit, reiterates that U.S. can no longer broker peace talks and calls for international involvement.Elad Benari, 1/29/2018, 4:16 AM

Trump's envoy meets Netanyahu

Jason Greenblatt says he had a productive meeting on the peace process with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 1/29/2018, 12:05 AM