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

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