Erekat hails French initiative, rejects direct talksPLO secretary-general says Paris peace summit is a "significant step" on the path to peace, rejects Netanyahu's call for direct talks.
Netanyahu to French FM: Direct talks better than peace summitNetanyahu tells French Foreign Minister that encouraging Abbas to sit down for direct talks would be more useful than a peace summit.
European diplomats think Paris talks a victory in itselfDiplomats believe any effort is better than none at all, even as Israel, US oppose the conference.
Kahlon hints resumption of peace talks is imminentFinance Minister says rumors about resumption of Israel-PA talks hold more water than some think.
Netanyahu: The path to peace is not through conferencesPrime Minister Netanyahu again criticizes the French peace initiative, says direct talks are the only way to achieve peace.
Saudi Arabia plays down Netanyahu's comments on peace talksSaudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says it's too early to assess Israel's seriousness to discuss changes in Arab peace initiative.
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.
Abbas adopts a soft tone on LibermanPA chairman says Israel's new Defense Minister should be judged based on his approach to peace talks.
Sanders: We need to take the Palestinians into account tooDemocratic presidential candidate says he supports Israel’s right to exist, but stresses the Palestinians must also be considered.
Blair: Arab states will normalize Israel ties for peace talksFormer British PM says Arab countries would be willing to be more flexible in normalizing ties with Israel if peace talks resume.
Report: Israeli delegation in Cairo for peace talksEgyptian officials claim Israel has chosen Cairo to mediate with PA over France; delegation also to coordinate security in Sinai.
Report: Arab countries willing to change peace initiativeSaudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt reportedly prepared to change their attitude towards Israel in exchange for peace with PA.
Kerry meets Sisi following his call for Israel-PA peaceSecretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian President to discuss the Middle East peace process.
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.
Abbas welcomes Egypt's call for peace talksPA chairman says he welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a peace agreement between Israel and the PA.
Sisi: PA-Israel deal could be more crucial than peace with EgyptIsrael-PA peace deal could be 'more important' than Israel-Egypt deal, President Sisi insists.
Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summitPLO chief negotiator says that despite being reluctant to support the French peace initiative, Kerry will attend a May 30 summit in Paris.
United States 'reluctant' to support French peace initiativeState Department unable to say whether Kerry will attend France's international summit aimed at solving Israel-PA conflict.
French PM to visit Israel in bid to relaunch peace talksFrench 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.
Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within IsraelUltimately, 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.
Abbas in Egypt to discuss Israel-PA peace processPA chairman to meet with a number of Egyptian officials and discuss Gaza tension as well as peace process.
Trump: I'd love to broker an Israel-PA peace dealRepublican presidential frontrunner says an Israel-Palestinian would be a “beauty”.
Danon: PA, not Israel, rejecting peace talksIsrael on alert amid possibility of French-brokered talks, but note lack of leadership purely on PA side.
Jordan's FM discusses Israel-PA peace talks with KerryJordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh calls for peace talks resulting in viable and independent Palestinian state.
Israel rejects French peace initiativeJerusalem warns international summit will 'distance PA from direct talks,' as France remains vague on 'Palestine' recognition threats.
French FM: Only the 'two-state solution' will workFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says international summit must result in guarantees and not declarations.
France announces May 30 Israel-PA peace talksMeeting of ministers from 20 countries in Paris to force peace talks on Israel, although Israel and PA aren't invited.
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.
Putin tells Abbas he backs Israel-PA peace effortsRussian President meets PA chairman in Moscow, backs efforts aimed at facilitating the Middle East peace process.
Kasich: We shouldn't interfere in Israel-PA conflictRepublican presidential candidate says the United States should not interfere in the Israeli-PA conflict unless asked.
Erekat: Liberman is lying about secret Israel-PA talksPLO Secretary-General dismisses Liberman's claims that Israel has been holding secret talks with the PA, calls him a liar.
Clinton: 'Unfair' to put onus on Israel for peace talks failureDemocratic presidential frontrunner signals to Jewish voters she will be more openly supportive of Israel if elected.
PA pushing UN resolution condemning Israeli 'settlements'Netanyahu says PA chairman is pushing peace talks further away with latest unilateral move at the UN.
Abbas: I'm ready to work with Israel to stop the incitementPA chairman tells visiting journalists he is ready to work with Israel to stop the “mutual incitement” between the sides.
MK: State Dept. criticism causes Palestinians to avoid talksMK Michael Oren says American criticism of Israel weakens the confidence of Israelis and also causes the PA to avoid peace talks.
Abbas: Netanyahu is still a partner for peaceIn interview on Israeli TV, PA chairman says he still sees Netanyahu as partner for peace, denounces current terror wave against Israelis.
Trump: The Palestinians must stop the terror and incitementRepublican presidential frontrunner expresses support for “two-state solution”, but says the PA must end the terrorist attacks.
French Foreign Minister to visit Ramallah, discuss peaceFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will visit Ramallah and discuss French initiative for peace conference.
Obama: Israeli-PA conflict won't be resolved during my tenurePresident Obama expresses pessimism over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being resolved in the next nine months.
Report: Congress delaying aid to PAPA says Congress members are delaying $159 million in aid in an effort to pressure the PA to relaunch negotiations with Israel.
'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.
Japan backs France's peace initiativeJapanese envoy reportedly tells PA chairman his country backs France's initiative for a peace conference.
Kerry: Two state solution requires a 'global' pushKerry still set on peace deal, discussing French initiative says 'international' effort necessary, amid reports of Obama's UN plans.
Rubio: Conditions 'not right' for two-state solutionRepublican presidential candidate says PA has never shown any willingness to reach a peace deal with Israel.
Biden not expecting peace breakthrough during Middle East visitVice President who starts a five-day visit to the region isn't expecting major breakthroughs in Israel-PA talks.
Abbas hopes French peace initiative succeeds like Iran dealPA chairman hopes French initiative to hold an international peace conference could lead to a solution like talks on Iran's nuclear deal.
Obama: It's important to give hope to Israelis and PalestiniansPresident Obama, meeting Jordan's King, calls for a solution to the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Livni warns against 'standstill' in conflict with PAFormer Foreign Minister warns against the continued standstill in the Arab-Israeli conflict, backs Herzog's “separation plan”.
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.
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".
Kerry urges return to peace talks, easing of tensionsSecretary of State meets PA chairman, calls for "calm and a decrease in violence".
UN envoy: Israeli 'settlements' are an impediment to peaceUN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov singles out Israel while ignoring a request to condemn Hezbollah.
PA welcomes French peace initiativePA welcomes French peace initiative, which calls for recognition of Palestine if an international peace conference fails.
Israel: PA official's comments prove they don't want peaceIsraeli officials respond to PA Foreign Minister's declaration that there will "never" be direct talks with Israel again.
Netanyahu's office denies cooperation with Quartet reportPMO denies Israel agreed to cooperate with the process of compiling a report on the freeze in the peace process.
Quartet to compile a report on peace talksQuartet to formulate a report with recommendations for measures to end the escalation of violence and promote a two-state solution.
Ya'alon and Jordan's King Abdullah meet in MunichDefense Minister meets Jordanian King, discusses regional developments and the peace process with the Palestinians.