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Netanyahu to French FM: Direct talks better than peace summit

Netanyahu tells French Foreign Minister that encouraging Abbas to sit down for direct talks would be more useful than a peace summit.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2016, 8:32 PM

European diplomats think Paris talks a victory in itself

Diplomats believe any effort is better than none at all, even as Israel, US oppose the conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2016, 10:06 AM

Kahlon hints resumption of peace talks is imminent

Finance Minister says rumors about resumption of Israel-PA talks hold more water than some think.Hezki Baruch, 6/2/2016, 3:43 AM

Netanyahu: The path to peace is not through conferences

Prime Minister Netanyahu again criticizes the French peace initiative, says direct talks are the only way to achieve peace.Elad Benari, 6/2/2016, 1:13 AM

Saudi Arabia plays down Netanyahu's comments on peace talks

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says it's too early to assess Israel's seriousness to discuss changes in Arab peace initiative.Elad Benari, 6/1/2016, 6:44 AM

Erekat rejects Netanyahu's peace statement as 'PR strategy'

PLO Secretary-General rejects Netanyahu and Liberman’s statement in favor of peace talks and the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 6/1/2016, 6:14 AM

Abbas adopts a soft tone on Liberman

PA chairman says Israel's new Defense Minister should be judged based on his approach to peace talks.Elad Benari, 6/1/2016, 1:12 AM

Sanders: We need to take the Palestinians into account too

Democratic presidential candidate says he supports Israel’s right to exist, but stresses the Palestinians must also be considered.Elad Benari, 5/30/2016, 12:16 AM

Blair: Arab states will normalize Israel ties for peace talks

Former British PM says Arab countries would be willing to be more flexible in normalizing ties with Israel if peace talks resume.Elad Benari, 5/25/2016, 6:13 AM

Report: Israeli delegation in Cairo for peace talks

Egyptian officials claim Israel has chosen Cairo to mediate with PA over France; delegation also to coordinate security in Sinai.Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2016, 6:35 PM

Report: Arab countries willing to change peace initiative

Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt reportedly prepared to change their attitude towards Israel in exchange for peace with PA.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/21/2016, 1:01 AM

Kerry meets Sisi following his call for Israel-PA peace

Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian President to discuss the Middle East peace process.Ben Ariel, 5/19/2016, 12:16 AM

Herzog: Egypt's call for peace 'a rare opportunity'

Zionist Union chairman links his desire to join the coalition with the statement by Egypt's President calling for a peace agreement.Ben Ariel, 5/18/2016, 4:43 AM

Abbas welcomes Egypt's call for peace talks

PA chairman says he welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a peace agreement between Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 5/18/2016, 3:13 AM

Sisi: PA-Israel deal could be more crucial than peace with Egypt

Israel-PA peace deal could be 'more important' than Israel-Egypt deal, President Sisi insists.Hezki Baruch, 5/17/2016, 4:42 PM

Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

PLO chief negotiator says that despite being reluctant to support the French peace initiative, Kerry will attend a May 30 summit in Paris.Elad Benari, 5/17/2016, 2:15 AM

United States 'reluctant' to support French peace initiative

State Department unable to say whether Kerry will attend France's international summit aimed at solving Israel-PA conflict.Ben Ariel, 5/12/2016, 1:14 AM

French PM to visit Israel in bid to relaunch peace talks

French PM Manuel Valls will visit Israel and the PA this month in a bid to engineer a peace deal based on a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 5/11/2016, 6:13 AM

Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within Israel

Ultimately, a peace deal with the PA should be only the business of the PA and Israel - but it won't happen soon, Ya'alon says.Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2016, 12:13 AM

Abbas in Egypt to discuss Israel-PA peace process

PA chairman to meet with a number of Egyptian officials and discuss Gaza tension as well as peace process.Ben Ariel, 5/9/2016, 3:13 AM

Trump: I'd love to broker an Israel-PA peace deal

Republican presidential frontrunner says an Israel-Palestinian would be a “beauty”.Ben Ariel, 5/3/2016, 5:16 AM

Danon: PA, not Israel, rejecting peace talks

Israel on alert amid possibility of French-brokered talks, but note lack of leadership purely on PA side.Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2016, 2:07 PM

Jordan's FM discusses Israel-PA peace talks with Kerry

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh calls for peace talks resulting in viable and independent Palestinian state.Ben Ariel, 5/2/2016, 5:46 AM

Israel rejects French peace initiative

Jerusalem warns international summit will 'distance PA from direct talks,' as France remains vague on 'Palestine' recognition threats.Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2016, 4:12 PM

French FM: Only the 'two-state solution' will work

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says international summit must result in guarantees and not declarations.Elad Benari, 4/22/2016, 6:16 AM

France announces May 30 Israel-PA peace talks

Meeting of ministers from 20 countries in Paris to force peace talks on Israel, although Israel and PA aren't invited.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 6:47 PM

Kerry vows to continue pushing for 'two-state solution'

Secretary of State says the United States will push for a two-state peace until the end of Obama's mandate.Elad Benari, 4/19/2016, 6:13 AM

Putin tells Abbas he backs Israel-PA peace efforts

Russian President meets PA chairman in Moscow, backs efforts aimed at facilitating the Middle East peace process.Ben Ariel, 4/19/2016, 5:12 AM

Kasich: We shouldn't interfere in Israel-PA conflict

Republican presidential candidate says the United States should not interfere in the Israeli-PA conflict unless asked.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/16/2016, 1:00 AM

Erekat: Liberman is lying about secret Israel-PA talks

PLO Secretary-General dismisses Liberman's claims that Israel has been holding secret talks with the PA, calls him a liar.Dalit Halevi, 4/15/2016, 3:14 AM

Clinton: 'Unfair' to put onus on Israel for peace talks failure

Democratic presidential frontrunner signals to Jewish voters she will be more openly supportive of Israel if elected.Ben Ariel, 4/13/2016, 6:14 AM

PA pushing UN resolution condemning Israeli 'settlements'

Netanyahu says PA chairman is pushing peace talks further away with latest unilateral move at the UN.Elad Benari, 4/8/2016, 1:16 AM

Abbas: I'm ready to work with Israel to stop the incitement

PA chairman tells visiting journalists he is ready to work with Israel to stop the “mutual incitement” between the sides.Ben Ariel, 4/6/2016, 6:13 AM

MK: State Dept. criticism causes Palestinians to avoid talks

MK Michael Oren says American criticism of Israel weakens the confidence of Israelis and also causes the PA to avoid peace talks.Nitsan Keidar, 4/4/2016, 6:14 AM

Abbas: Netanyahu is still a partner for peace

In interview on Israeli TV, PA chairman says he still sees Netanyahu as partner for peace, denounces current terror wave against Israelis.Elad Benari, 4/1/2016, 6:13 AM

Trump: The Palestinians must stop the terror and incitement

Republican presidential frontrunner expresses support for “two-state solution”, but says the PA must end the terrorist attacks.Elad Benari, 3/28/2016, 3:16 AM

French Foreign Minister to visit Ramallah, discuss peace

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will visit Ramallah and discuss French initiative for peace conference.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/26/2016, 12:24 AM

Obama: Israeli-PA conflict won't be resolved during my tenure

President Obama expresses pessimism over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being resolved in the next nine months.Elad Benari, 3/24/2016, 12:13 AM

Report: Congress delaying aid to PA

PA says Congress members are delaying $159 million in aid in an effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel.Elad Benari, 3/21/2016, 5:44 AM

'Labor understands the two-state solution isn't viable'

MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin says Labor understands there is a need to move on from the two-state solution, calls for new ideas.Shimon Cohen, 3/21/2016, 5:15 AM

Japan backs France's peace initiative

Japanese envoy reportedly tells PA chairman his country backs France's initiative for a peace conference.Ben Ariel, 3/17/2016, 6:15 AM

Kerry: Two state solution requires a 'global' push

Kerry still set on peace deal, discussing French initiative says 'international' effort necessary, amid reports of Obama's UN plans.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2016, 6:40 PM

Rubio: Conditions 'not right' for two-state solution

Republican presidential candidate says PA has never shown any willingness to reach a peace deal with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/11/2016, 11:48 PM

Biden not expecting peace breakthrough during Middle East visit

Vice President who starts a five-day visit to the region isn't expecting major breakthroughs in Israel-PA talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/4/2016, 11:11 PM

Abbas hopes French peace initiative succeeds like Iran deal

PA chairman hopes French initiative to hold an international peace conference could lead to a solution like talks on Iran's nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 4:46 AM

Obama: It's important to give hope to Israelis and Palestinians

President Obama, meeting Jordan's King, calls for a solution to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Ben Ariel, 2/25/2016, 5:47 AM

Livni warns against 'standstill' in conflict with PA

Former Foreign Minister warns against the continued standstill in the Arab-Israeli conflict, backs Herzog's “separation plan”.Hezki Baruch, 2/24/2016, 3:43 AM

Erdan: IDF plan to beat terror with peace talks is 'infuriating'

Internal Security Minister discusses IDF Intelligence head's call for 'diplomatic process,' noting periods of peace talks more lethal.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/23/2016, 3:28 PM

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution'

Former Secretary of State says she'll do everything she can to support Israel but the Palestinians "deserve a state of their own".Elad Benari, 2/22/2016, 6:14 AM

Kerry urges return to peace talks, easing of tensions

Secretary of State meets PA chairman, calls for "calm and a decrease in violence".Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 4:16 AM

UN envoy: Israeli 'settlements' are an impediment to peace

UN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov singles out Israel while ignoring a request to condemn Hezbollah.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2016, 6:14 AM

PA welcomes French peace initiative

PA welcomes French peace initiative, which calls for recognition of Palestine if an international peace conference fails.Elad Benari, 2/19/2016, 5:12 AM

Israel: PA official's comments prove they don't want peace

Israeli officials respond to PA Foreign Minister's declaration that there will "never" be direct talks with Israel again.Nitsan Keidar and Elad Benari, 2/16/2016, 1:12 AM

Netanyahu's office denies cooperation with Quartet report

PMO denies Israel agreed to cooperate with the process of compiling a report on the freeze in the peace process.Ben Ariel, 2/14/2016, 3:21 AM

Quartet to compile a report on peace talks

Quartet to formulate a report with recommendations for measures to end the escalation of violence and promote a two-state solution.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/12/2016, 11:21 PM

Ya'alon and Jordan's King Abdullah meet in Munich

Defense Minister meets Jordanian King, discusses regional developments and the peace process with the Palestinians.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/12/2016, 10:06 PM

Israel, EU end dispute over labeling decision

Netanyahu and EU foreign policy chief end a freeze on talks regarding the peace process, imposed by Israel following EU labeling decision.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/12/2016, 8:16 PM