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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

PA asks EU to recognize 'Palestine'

Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath calls on EU to impose sanctions on Israel in order to end the "occupation".Dalit Halevi, 2/11/2016, 6:13 AM

Fatah official: The Americans aren't an 'honest broker'

Fatah Central Committee member says United States is Israel's "strategic ally" and therefore cannot broker peace talks.Elad Benari, 2/8/2016, 5:14 AM

Ban Ki-moon 'ashamed' at lack of progress in peace talks

Days after repeatedly attacking Israel, UN chief says he is working for benefit of the people in the region.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/5/2016, 10:32 PM

Netanyahu: Israel ready to talk but no pre-conditions

Netanyahu blasts French proposal for peace talks as an 'incentive' for Palestinians 'not to compromise.'Nitzan Keidar, 1/31/2016, 2:17 PM

Hamas: Peace talks are a 'waste of time'

Hamas spokesman says the group rejects France's latest peace initiative, notes Hamas views peace talks as useless.Dalit Halevi, 1/31/2016, 5:46 AM

Abbas welcomes France's peace proposal

PA chairman supports French initiative to jumpstart the peace process through international peace conference.Elad Benari, 1/31/2016, 1:56 AM

'Will France also offer international conference for ISIS?'

Political officials express fury over French proposal. US also prefers solution that is not unilateral.Nitsan Keidar, 1/30/2016, 10:15 PM

PA announces new UN campaign to renew peace talks

PA’s UN envoy says PA may try to pass resolution condemning "settlements" as part of a campaign to force peace talks on Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/29/2016, 11:02 PM

France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

French Foreign Minister says his country would recognize a Palestinian state if efforts to resume peace talks fail.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/29/2016, 8:26 PM

Report: France trying to get Netanyahu and Abbas to meet

Channel 2 News reports that France is trying to organize a regional conference on security that will force Netanyahu and Abbas to meet.Elad Benari, 1/26/2016, 6:13 AM

Abbas: We will not back down from our demands

PA chairman dismisses the idea of "negotiations for the sake of negotiations" with Israel.Dalit Halevi, 1/24/2016, 6:33 AM

US indicates Abbas lied about peace talks

State Department shoots down Abbas's claims his negotiation attempts were snubbed by Netanyahu, saying it isn't aware of the attempts.Nitsan Keidar, 1/22/2016, 8:18 AM

Chinese President calls for creation of Palestinian state

China's President says his country supports the creation of a Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.Elad Benari, 1/22/2016, 4:44 AM

Abbas: Israel only wants to continue the 'occupation'

PA chairman blasts Israel in speech marking Fatah's anniversary, blames Jewish state for the failure to achieve peace.Elad Benari, 1/1/2016, 3:12 AM

Israel to PA: Stop terror wave and peace talks can be renewed

PA officials say Israel conditioned a return to peace talks on an end to the current terror wave.Ben Ariel, 12/31/2015, 6:15 AM

Erekat denies suggesting secret peace talks with Israel

PLO Secretary-General denies Israeli report that he proposed to start secret negotiations with Israel last summer.Elad Benari, 12/29/2015, 6:45 AM

Abbas advisor: Americans are victims of the 'Jewish lobby'

Mohammad Shtayyeh, a senior advisor to PA chairman, claims the United States can't be an honest broker in peace talks.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2015, 3:13 AM

Kerry warns: Israel could become a 'unitary state'

Secretary of State warns that without the two-state solution, terrorist groups will be strengthened and Israel could be "one big fortress".Elad Benari, 12/15/2015, 6:15 AM

American UN ambassador criticizes Israeli 'settlement growth'

Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at Haaretz Conference, says Israeli "settlements" raise questions about its objectives.Elad Benari, 12/14/2015, 6:13 AM

Erekat: Make peace or ISIS will take over

Senior PLO leader warns that if Israel doesn't agree to a Palestinian state, ISIS jihadists will replace the PA.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/11/2015, 10:02 PM

Rivlin: Obama 'concerned' about Abbas's future

President Rivlin says President Obama expressed concern over the future of the PA chairman and the peace talks.Ben Ariel, 12/10/2015, 6:12 AM

Rivlin: Israel should take steps to improve Arabs' lives

Israeli President says there is no solution to conflict with the PA, but Israel should take steps to improve the situation regardless.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2015, 4:12 AM

Clinton warns: Abbas could be replaced by ISIS flag

Leading presidential candidate tells Saban Forum that PA chairman must be strengthened, says she believes in "two-state solution".Elad Benari, 12/7/2015, 4:42 AM

Kerry: 'One-state solution' isn't the answer

Secretary of State lashes out at Israel at Saban Forum, hints Israel isn't serious when it states it favors a "two-state solution".Ben Ariel, 12/6/2015, 3:48 AM

Peres: Abbas is fighting terrorism

Former President claims PA chairman is a partner for peace, says Netanyahu is failing to promote a diplomatic initiative.Ido Ben Porat, 12/4/2015, 5:13 AM

Trump plans to force peace talks - a la Obama?

Ahead of Israel trip, Trump places onus for lack of peace deal on Israel, saying it has to prove if it's 'willing to sacrifice.'Ari Yashar, 12/3/2015, 5:24 PM

Report: PLO considering voiding its recognition of Israel

Senior members of the PLO are reportedly considering announcing that the group no longer recognizes Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/27/2015, 9:35 PM

Abbas admits: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

Abbas tells Israel TV that he turned down flat an offer by Olmert for a state on the equivalent of 99.5% of Judea and Samaria.Hillel Fendel, 11/22/2015, 1:07 AM

MK Begin: There is 'no solution' to the Arab-Israeli conflict

MK Benny Begin says he does not see a possible agreement with the Arabs, notes the PLO will never agree to concede land.Uzi Baruch, 11/13/2015, 6:13 AM

'Two-state solution is not impossible', declares Kerry

Speaking at the UN, Secretary of State says two-state solution requires courage.Ben Ariel, 11/12/2015, 6:14 AM

Obama spokesman admits: Two-state solution unlikely

White House spokesman says the administration has concluded that the two-state solution can't be reached before Obama leaves office.Ben Ariel, 11/10/2015, 3:14 AM