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Russia is following France on a diplomatic journey to nowhere

Regarding "Palestine," Russia's initiative will end up in the dustbin alongside that of France. David Singer, 8/25/2016, 4:13 PM

Netanyahu and Putin discuss Middle East peace

Russian President and Israeli Prime Minister speak on the phone after Putin reportedly said he was willing to host Israel-PA talks.Elad Benari, 8/24/2016, 6:17 AM

Poll: Most Israelis, Palestinians oppose bilateral peace plan

Most Israelis and Palestinians oppose the kind of peace deal that has been under negotiation in the past, a new poll found.Andrew Tobin, 8/23/2016, 1:01 AM

Egyptian president: Putin willing to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Egyptian President tells journalists he was told by Putin that he is ready to host direct talks between Netanyahu and PA.Elad Benari, 8/22/2016, 6:12 AM

Interfaith teens from Jerusalem, US visit Capitol Hill

28 Muslim, Christian and Jewish teenagers from Jerusalem and the United States encourage peace between Israel and the Palestinians.JTA, 8/3/2016, 4:56 AM

PA insists on timeframe for any peace talks with Israel

PA chairman meets Kerry and French counterpart in Paris, says any reboot of peace talks with Israel should happen within a clear timeframe.Elad Benari, 7/31/2016, 5:07 AM

Kerry and Abbas to discuss 'two-state solution'

Secretary of State to meet PA chairman Abbas in Paris to discuss stalled peace process.Elad Benari, 7/29/2016, 5:46 AM

Netanyahu: We welcome Al-Sisi's peace efforts

Speaking on Egypt's National Day, Netanyahu expresses his appreciation for President al-Sisi's efforts to renew Israel-PA talks.Nitsan Keidar, 7/29/2016, 12:12 AM

Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

French President meets PA chairman in Paris, says his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure Israel-PA peace.Elad Benari, 7/22/2016, 1:15 AM

Kerry and Abbas to meet in Paris, discuss peace talks

State Department says Kerry will travel to Paris this week for talks with PA chairman on peace prospects with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2016, 4:38 AM

Abbas urges African Union to support French initiative

PA chairman calls on African Union member states to support the French peace initiative, which Israel rejects.Ben Ariel, 7/18/2016, 6:46 AM

Arab nations: Quartet report biased in favor of Israel

Arab nations call on Security Council not to endorse Quartet report because the Palestinians view it as biased in favor of Israel.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2016, 5:45 AM

Officials: Egypt wants to host direct Israel-PA talks

Following Egyptian Foreign Minister's visit to Israel, officials say Egypt wants to host direct talks between Israel and the PA in Cairo.Ben Ariel, 7/11/2016, 6:16 AM

PA considering yet another anti-Israel resolution at the UN

Senior PA officials say PA may again go after Israel at the Security Council due to concern Washington will foil the French initiative.Ben Ariel, 7/6/2016, 5:16 AM

UN envoy: Two-state solution is 'slipping away'

UN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov calls on Israel and the PA to implement Quartet report.Elad Benari, 7/4/2016, 6:14 AM

Netanyahu rejects Quartet equating terrorism and construction

Netanyahu responds to Quartet report, rejects its attempt to equate Palestinian terrorism with construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/1/2016, 10:43 PM

Quartet blasts PA incitement but also 'settlement construction'

As anticipated, Middle East Quartet criticizes both Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria as well as the PA's incitement to terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2016, 8:23 PM

UN chief blasts 'occupation', calls Israel to work for peace

Meeting with PM Netanyahu, Ban Ki-moon urges "courageous steps" toward peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2016, 5:43 AM

Kerry leaves for Rome to meet Netanyahu

Meeting between PM and Secretary of State expected to deal with Quartet report criticizing Israel.Ben Ariel, 6/26/2016, 6:11 AM

Netanyahu and Kerry's upcoming meeting confirmed

PM Netanyahu and Secretary of State to meet on Sunday in Rome to discuss stalled peace efforts.Elad Benari, 6/23/2016, 6:15 AM

UN's Ban to visit Israel amid continued peace push

UN Secretary General heads to France ahead of a Middle East tour that will take him to Israel and the PA.Ben Ariel, 6/22/2016, 4:16 AM

Foreign Ministry: International conferences distance peace

Foreign Ministry rejects EU decision to adopt the French peace initiative.Nitsan Keidar, 6/21/2016, 3:44 AM

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet as French peace push continues

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet against the backdrop of French peace initiative and a Quartet report criticizing Israel.Ben Ariel, 6/20/2016, 5:13 AM

EU to back French peace initiative

Despite Israeli efforts to stop it, EU Foreign Affairs Council expected to adopt a resolution backing the French peace initiative.Ben Ariel, 6/19/2016, 6:40 AM

Kissinger: An interim peace agreement is the better solution

Former Secretary of State says interim agreement must ensure Israel’s security but also the dignity of the Palestinians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2016, 12:04 AM

Hamas rejects peace with the 'Zionist entity'

Hamas official criticizes Egyptian President's call for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.Dalit Halevi, 6/6/2016, 2:13 AM

Kahlon: In the end there will be two states for two peoples

Finance Minister urges opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog to join the coalition, says a Palestinian state will ultimately be established.Elad Benari, 6/5/2016, 6:05 AM

Saudi FM: Arab Peace Initiative is the best solution

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir rejects Netanyahu's call to update Arab Peace Initiative.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/4/2016, 2:09 AM

Erekat hails French initiative, rejects direct talks

PLO secretary-general says Paris peace summit is a "significant step" on the path to peace, rejects Netanyahu's call for direct talks.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/3/2016, 11:59 PM

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