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Egyptian FM to present vision on Israel-PA peace

Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, will attend the Paris peace conference and give a speech on Israel-PA peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/15/2017, 6:32 AM

Hotovely: Paris conference will distance peace

Deputy Foreign Minister reiterates Israel’s objection to the Paris peace conference, likens it to "a wedding without a bride and groom".Nitsan Keidar, 1/12/2017, 3:02 AM

Secretary of State nominee: Israel is our most important ally

Rex Tillerson blasts the Obama administration's attitude towards Israel, says PA must demonstrate it is serious about peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/12/2017, 12:05 AM

Kerry to attend Paris conference

Secretary of State to attend the Paris peace conference scheduled to take place five days before his term ends.Elad Benari, 1/11/2017, 3:07 AM

Erekat: Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu in Moscow

PLO Secretary-General says PA chairman is willing to attend a three-way peace summit in the Russian capital.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2017, 6:29 AM

Abbas: 'Settlements' threaten the two-state solution

PA chairman says Paris peace conference is an opportunity to reach a peace agreement but criticizes Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 1/6/2017, 6:07 AM

Kerry laments failed peace process in exit memo

Outgoing Secretary of State calls on Israel and the PA to resume peace talks, praises Iran deal in memo to Obama.Elad Benari, 1/6/2017, 2:06 AM

Abbas willing to work with Trump administration

PA chairman expresses willingness to work with the incoming American administration to establish a Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 1/1/2017, 3:17 AM

Jewish American leaders urge France to cancel peace conference

Leaders of Conference of Presidents call on France to cancel or postpone "ill-conceived" international meeting on Middle East peace.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/30/2016, 10:26 PM

Russia: Kerry's speech doesn't help peace

Russia's Foreign Ministry wonders why Kerry didn't raise his concerns about Israel-PA peace until weeks before the end of his term.Elad Benari, 12/30/2016, 6:09 AM

Huckabee: Defund the UN and give the money to veterans

Former Arkansas Governor blasts Kerry's "ridiculous" speech, calls for the United States to pull its portion of the UN's funding.Elad Benari, 12/29/2016, 11:20 PM

Obama advisor: He'll veto any anti-Israel resolution

President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor says he will veto any UN resolution that dictates a peace solution on Israel.Elad Benari, 12/29/2016, 6:07 AM

France welcomes Kerry's speech

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Kerry's speech reinforces the urgency of implementing the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 12/29/2016, 3:40 AM

Abbas: Stop building and peace talks can resume

PA chairman responds to Kerry speech by again imposing preconditions on peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/29/2016, 12:06 AM

Kerry to respond to Israeli claims on UN vote

Official says Secretary of State will respond in his speech to Israeli claims that the U.S. was behind anti-Israel vote at the UN.Elad Benari, 12/28/2016, 4:06 AM

Erdan on Kerry's speech: Pathetic

Internal Security Minister criticizes Secretary of State's planned speech on how to achieve Israel-PA peace.Elad Benari, 12/28/2016, 2:39 AM

Kerry to offer comprehensive vision on Israel-PA peace

Secretary of State will make a speech on Wednesday regarding the peace process between Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 12/27/2016, 11:18 PM

Russia: Only direct talks can bring peace

Russia says the only way to achieve peace is through direct Israel-PA negotiations, affirms readiness to host Netanyahu and Abbas.Elad Benari, 12/27/2016, 4:11 AM

Pope Francis hopes for Israel-PA peace

Pope Francis urges Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to "write a new page of history".Ben Ariel, 12/26/2016, 4:38 AM

Egypt wants to play a key role in Israel-PA talks

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says the country will play a key role in Israel-PA peace talks along with Donald Trump's new administration.Elad Benari, 12/25/2016, 5:37 AM

Trump: We'll get peace deal done despite UN vote

President-elect says the UN Security Council vote against Israel makes a peace deal "much harder," but claims a deal can still be reached.Elad Benari, 12/25/2016, 3:13 AM

Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace

Egyptian President and U.S. President-Elect agree to allow Trump's administration to deal with Israel-PA peace issues.Elad Benari, 12/23/2016, 6:08 AM

France to hold peace conference on January 15

France announces that 70 countries will gather on January 15 for peace conference. Israel, PA officials will not attend.Ben Ariel, 12/23/2016, 3:36 AM

Swedish Foreign Minister tweets about trip to 'Palestine'

Swedish Foreign Minister calls for action to "save the two state solution" after meeting with PA officials in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 12/18/2016, 6:32 AM

France confirms peace conference has been postponed

France confirms a peace conference aimed at restarting Israel-PA talks has been postponed until January.Elad Benari, 12/18/2016, 5:48 AM

Report: France postpones peace conference

France decides to postpone its international peace conference until January 2017 due to preparation issues.Elad Benari, 12/14/2016, 4:42 AM

PA trying to convince Obama not to veto UN resolution

PA sending a delegation to Washington in hopes of avoiding American veto of a UN Security Council resolution that criticizes "settlements".Elad Benari, 12/11/2016, 6:30 AM

Russia waiting for Israel, PA proposals for peace summit

Russian official says his country is waiting for Israeli and PA proposals on holding a direct meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 12/9/2016, 6:16 AM

Obama: Sustaining diplomacy is critical on Israel-PA front

In his final speech on national security, Obama says diplomatic engagement is “required” to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts.JTA, 12/9/2016, 3:19 AM

PA: Israel refuses peace and builds settlements

Abbas’s spokesman welcomes France’s peace efforts, while accusing Israel of refusing peace.Dalit Halevi, 12/8/2016, 6:10 AM

Netanyahu: I'll meet Abbas if French conference is canceled

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks with French President, agrees to meet PA chairman - but not at France-led peace conference later this month.Elad Benari, 12/8/2016, 2:43 AM

Abbas: We will never recognize Israel

PA chairman and Fatah leader declares the Palestinian Arabs will never give up on their fight to achieve an independent state.Dalit Halevi, 12/1/2016, 4:12 AM

There are 'things we can do' to preserve two-state solution

Outgoing Secretary of State hints the Obama administration is still considering action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Ron Kampeas, 12/1/2016, 2:31 AM

'Save peace', urges UN chief

UN Secretary General warns that hopes for a two-state solution are fading fast.Elad Benari, 11/30/2016, 5:42 AM

PA again imposes preconditions for peace talks

Abbas's spokesman demands that Netanyahu stop "settlement construction" and accept French initiative in order to resume talks.Dalit Halevi, 11/24/2016, 6:12 AM

French initiative will continue with or without Israel's consent

PLO member Ahmad Majdalani says international peace conference led by France will take place whether Israel likes it or not.Elad Benari, 11/20/2016, 6:29 AM

Trump warns Obama: Don't force solution on Israel

President-elect warns Obama not to push policies Trump doesn't agree with.Chana Roberts, 11/12/2016, 10:17 PM

Abbas calls on Trump to work towards Palestinian state

PA chairman's office says president-elect should work towards a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 11/10/2016, 6:15 AM

PA: Promote French initiative despite Israel's objection

PA leaders urge France to move forward with its peace initiative despite Israel’s rejection of it.Elad Benari, 11/8/2016, 6:14 AM

France will promote peace initiative despite Israeli opposition

Senior French diplomats say France will not stop trying to promote its peace initiative despite Israel's negative response to the idea.Elad Benari, 11/8/2016, 1:02 AM

France adamant on peace initiative

France's Middle East envoy says his country is determined to promote its peace initiative, urges Israel to take part.Nitsan Keidar, 11/7/2016, 4:42 AM

Russian PM to discuss Israel-PA peace

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly will visit Israel and the PA on November 9.Elad Benari, 10/31/2016, 5:13 AM

Clinton: Peace talks for show are better than no talks at all

Israel-PA peace process for show is better than no process at all, Democratic candidate said in newly leaked email.Reut Hadar, 10/16/2016, 3:17 AM

Kerry: We must 'act or shut up' on two-state solution

Revealed: Secretary of State took Israel to task at a private meeting over its policy in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 9/26/2016, 12:43 AM

Lavrov: We're ready to mediate Israel-PA talks

Russian Foreign Minister says Moscow is ready to help mediate peace talks if both sides are willing to compromise.Elad Benari, 9/25/2016, 6:39 AM

Quartet: Israeli 'settlements' are an obstacle to peace

Middle East Quartet yet again blasts Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/23/2016, 9:06 PM

Sisi calls for effort to reach 'two-state solution'

Speaking at the UN, Egyptian President says the Arab-Israeli is “the core of regional instability in the Middle East”.Elad Benari, 9/21/2016, 4:16 AM

White House: Obama will discuss 'settlements' with Netanyahu

White House adviser tells reporters that the President will raise his concerns over "Israeli settlements" when he meets Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 9/21/2016, 3:44 AM

Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

Pope holds, 'World Day of Prayer,' speaks of peace with religious leaders of all faiths, and says that Islam is not terrorism.AFP, 9/20/2016, 4:20 PM

Senators to Obama: Continue vetoing anti-Israel UN resolutions

88 senators from both parties urge Obama to maintain policy of vetoing any one-sided Security Council resolutions on the Israeli-PA issue.Elad Benari, 9/20/2016, 3:44 AM

Abbas and Kerry discuss 'two-state solution'

Secretary of State meets PA chairman in New York amid renewed push for Israel and the PA to resume stalled peace talks.Elad Benari, 9/20/2016, 12:15 AM

US pushes Russia for 'true' Syria deal ahead of talks

Ahead of peace talks on Syria between the US and Russia, Washington is warning its patience is wearing thin.AFP, 9/9/2016, 9:14 AM

Dichter: Preconditions for peace talks are unacceptable

MK Avi Dichter welcomes Netanyahu-Abbas meeting, but says that if the PA is imposing preconditions, it means it's not serious about talking.Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2016, 6:15 AM

Washington aware of Russia's Israel-PA peace efforts

State Department deputy spokesman says the U.S. is "closely following" Russia's efforts to host a meeting between Netanyahu and Abbas.Nitsan Keidar, 9/8/2016, 12:15 AM

Netanyahu and Abbas willing to meet, but blame each other

Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and PA chairman say they are willing to meet to relaunch peace talks, while trading blame for stalled talks.Elad Benari, 9/7/2016, 2:12 AM

Report: Abbas accepts Russia plan to meet Netanyahu

PA ambassador to Russia says chairman Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a Russian proposal for him to meet Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 9/6/2016, 4:12 AM

Russian envoy to meet Netanyahu, discuss peace

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister scheduled to meet Netanyahu and discuss possible meeting with Abbas.Elad Benari, 9/5/2016, 6:13 AM