Abbas to discuss peace process with Trump

Abbas advisor says PA chairman will soon visit Washington at Trump's invitation.Dalit Halevi, 4/7/2017, 2:15 AM

Trump: I'm working hard to achieve peace

President Trump reiterates commitment to achieving peace agreement between Israel and the PA.Nitsan Keidar, 4/6/2017, 12:04 AM

Abbas to visit Russia on May 11

PA chairman to visit Russia on May 11, discuss peace process with Putin.Elad Benari, 4/3/2017, 5:14 AM

'Two-state solution is under pressure'

Norway's Foreign Minister says only two-state solution can lead to lasting peace.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2017, 6:28 AM

Fatah official: Israel not a 'peace partner'

Jibril Rajoub blasts Israel's approval of new community in Samaria, says it proves there's no partner for peace.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/1/2017, 1:07 AM

Europe blasts Israeli construction

Britain, France and Germany condemn Israel's approval of new community for Amona residents, say it undermines peace.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/31/2017, 11:29 PM

Abbas: Trump is serious about peace

PA chairman praises President Trump's efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 3/31/2017, 6:13 AM

Jordanian King to meet Trump

Jordan's King Abdullah to visit White House next week amid efforts to restart Israel-PA talks.Elad Benari, 3/31/2017, 4:16 AM

Greenblatt won't impose peace plans

Washington clarifies that Jason Greenblatt does not intend to impose a peace agreement on Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 3/30/2017, 6:15 AM

Abbas to Israel: Don't waste peace opportunity

PA chairman urges Israel to reach peace agreement based on the “two-state solution”.Elad Benari, 3/28/2017, 6:15 AM

Chinese President calls for Palestinian state

During meeting with Netanyahu, Chinese President calls for peace between Israel and an independent Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 3/22/2017, 6:04 AM

Abbas and Sisi discuss 'Palestinian cause'

PA chairman meets Egyptian President amid reports of tensions between Fatah and Egypt.Elad Benari, 3/21/2017, 4:46 AM

Trump envoy meets Jordanian King

Jason Greenblatt meets King Abdullah II, stresses the importance of Jordan's role in the peace process.Elad Benari, 3/16/2017, 12:16 AM

Israel, U.S. aim to achieve formula on construction

Netanyahu and Trump's envoy meet for five hours, discuss construction in Judea and Samaria.Nitsan Keidar, 3/14/2017, 12:36 AM

Abbas: Trump assured me of his commitment to peace

PA chairman says Trump assured him of his commitment to Israel-PA peace in their telephone conversation.Elad Benari, 3/13/2017, 3:16 AM

PA officials: Abbas is a 'peace partner'

PA officials claim that Abbas's conversation with Trump refutes Israel's claim that Abbas isn't a partner for peace.Elad Benari, 3/12/2017, 6:34 AM

Trump to speak to Abbas

White House announces that Trump will speak on the phone with PA chairman for the first time.Elad Benari, 3/10/2017, 4:55 AM

Ambassador Haley makes bid to renew peace talks

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses reviving Israel-PA talks with PA envoy to the United Nations.Elad Benari, 3/8/2017, 4:14 AM

Trump expects Israel to act 'reasonably' on peace process

Senior American official says Trump expects Israel to give him enough time to consult on how to move forward with peace talks.Ben Ariel, 3/7/2017, 6:15 AM

Report: Abbas friction with Egypt is over peace initiative

PA chairman reportedly objected to efforts to launch regional peace initiative with Netanyahu, causing latest tensions with Egypt.Ben Ariel, 3/6/2017, 3:09 AM

Did former British PM want to be Trump's adviser?

Tony Blair denies reports he had contacts with Trump about the possibility of Blair becoming his Middle East adviser.Ben Ariel, 3/6/2017, 1:07 AM

EU mulling high-level talks with Israel

EU foreign ministers considering holding high-level talks with Israel amid concern over the "two-state solution".Elad Benari, Canada, 3/3/2017, 11:35 PM

Abbas to visit Moscow in May

PA chairman will reportedly visit Moscow, discuss Israel-PA peace efforts.Elad Benari, 3/3/2017, 6:15 AM

Abbas deputy: We accept 'one-state solution'

PA chairman's deputy claims the PA accepts a “one-state solution” but Israel doesn't.Elad Benari, 3/2/2017, 6:13 AM

Congressmen introduce bill for Israeli-Palestinian peace fund

Two congressmen introduce measure to establish international fund to promote peace between Israel and Palestinians.JTA, 3/1/2017, 1:56 AM

Trump: I like the two-state solution

Trump explains he likes the concept of a two-state solution but will be satisfied with what makes both parties happy.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/24/2017, 10:33 PM

Abbas blames Israel for talks impasse

Visiting Lebanon, PA chairman claims he is extending his hand for peace but Israel refuses talks.Elad Benari, 2/24/2017, 6:15 AM

Hollande: France insists on 'two-state solution'

French President says his country is committed to a “two-state solution” and that won't change.Elad Benari, 2/23/2017, 6:11 AM

'The two-state solution has been dead for a decade'

MK Avi Dichter says there won't be a “one-state solution” but makes clear the “two-state solution” is no longer viable either.Hezki Baruch, 2/23/2017, 3:10 AM

Australian PM reiterates support for two-state solution

In newspaper column ahead of Netanyahu visit, PM Turnbull expresses support for directly negotiated two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2017, 3:12 AM

Egypt committed to two-state solution

Spokesman for Egypt's president reaffirms his country's commitment for a Palestinian state.Ben Ariel, 2/20/2017, 5:45 AM

Herzog: Netanyahu 'ran away' from peace initative

Opposition chairman: Kerry's peace proposal was historic opportunity but Netanyahu backed off because it would have dismantled Likud.Elad Benari, 2/20/2017, 4:15 AM

Revealed: Kerry offered Netanyahu regional peace plan

Haaretz reveals Netanyahu took part in a secret summit in Jordan in 2017, where Kerry presented plan for regional peace initiative.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2017, 5:49 AM

Netanyahu: We must maintain our security interests

In MSNBC interview, Netanyahu says peace with the Arabs will only come when they recognize Israel and stop trying to destroy it.Elad Benari, 2/17/2017, 3:06 AM

Sweden to appoint Middle East peace envoy

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom announces her country will be involved in Israel-PA peace talks.Elad Benari, 2/16/2017, 6:14 AM

Official: Trump won't insist on 'two-state solution'

Senior White House official: Peace is the goal, but we will no longer insist on “two-state solution”.Elad Benari, 2/15/2017, 3:27 AM

'At the end of the day, the goal is peace'

White House spokesman: Statement about "settlements" is very clear. Netanyahu and Trump will discuss the peace process when they meet.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/3/2017, 9:33 PM

White House: 'Settlements' may not help promote peace

In first official statement on Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria, White House suggests it may not be helpful in promoting peace.Elad Benari, 2/3/2017, 2:04 AM

Report: Trump asks Israel to stop construction

American official tells Jerusalem Post Israel's recent construction announcements undermine Trump's peace efforts.Elad Benari, 2/3/2017, 1:06 AM

"Abu Mazen is an illegitimate leader. The PA does not exist"

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says at conference that the PA is split between Fatah and Hamas, only a regional framework can bring peaceArutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 7:13 PM

Trump: Peace can only be achieved through direct talks

President Trump tells Netanyahu that peace with the PA can only be reached through direct negotiations between the sides.Elad Benari, 1/23/2017, 12:11 AM

Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

Outgoing Secretary of State blames Israel and PA for failure to reach peace deal during his tenure.Elad Benari, 1/17/2017, 2:04 AM

Abbas welcomes Paris conference statement

PA chairman urges countries to recognize the "State of Palestine" following Paris peace conference.Dalit Halevi, 1/16/2017, 12:11 AM

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