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Kerry 'Encouraged' by Progress in Peace Talks

Secretary of State insists that concrete progress has been made in peace talks, but won't provide details.Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 5:13 AM

Bennett: No to Security Arrangements from US

Economics Minister responds to reports of Abbas rejecting US proposal own rejection, citing historical evidence that US involvement fails.Tova Dvorin, 12/13/2013, 11:12 AM

Abbas Rejects Israeli Presence in Jordan Valley

PA Chairman declares that if Israel insists on maintaining security presence in the Jordan Valley, there will not be a peace agreement.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 4:13 AM

Livni: Jewish Home 'Derailing' Negotiations

Justice Minister and chief negotiator says Jewish Home party pushing Judea-Samaria building 'deliberately' to thwart talks with PA.Ari Soffer and AFP, 12/12/2013, 12:57 PM

Abbas Phones Deri: We Want Peace

PA chairman phones Shas chairman, tells him he wants to advance peace process.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 3:15 AM

UN Official: 'Settlements' Holding Back Peace

UN's Jeffrey Feltman warns that chances of peace may be damaged because of Israel's plan to build beyond the 'Green Line'.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 4:13 AM

Kerry Changes Visit Date To Post-Thanksgiving

Speaking to AFP, who first reported Kerry's visit set for this Friday, Kerry decides he's too busy to visit Israel this week, reschedules.Tova Dvorin and AFP, 11/18/2013, 10:18 PM

Yaalon: The PA is No Different from Hamas

"I have yet to hear one Palestinian leader recognize Israel's right to exist," says Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.Elad Benari, 11/18/2013, 12:13 AM

Abbas Says Talks With Israel to Continue

Despite 'resignation' of Palestinian Authority negotiating team, PA head says they'll continue talking until the end of 9-month deadline.Ari Soffer and AFP, 11/17/2013, 10:52 PM

Livni: PA Promised to Continue With Talks

The PA negotiating team's announcement that it was quitting talks with Israel violates a promise made by PA Chief Abbas, said Tzipi Livni.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 12:55 PM

Poll: Israelis Don't Trust U.S. in Iran Talks

Israelis do not believe they can trust the U.S. to ensure their security interests in the negotiations with Iran, poll shows.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu Reprimands Ariel for New Construction

PM Netanyahu directs Housing Minister Uri Ariel to reconsider all new plans for construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 12:08 AM

Iranian FM: We Don't Threaten Israel, or Anyone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the West should stop threatening military action against IranDavid Lev, 11/7/2013, 8:22 AM

Terror Victims Tell Kerry: Stop Terrorist Releases

Terror victim advocacy organization to appeal to US Sec. Gen. John Kerry to stop pushing for terrorist release, meet with families.Tova Dvorin, 11/5/2013, 2:33 PM

Ministers: PA Team Didn't Quit Over Building

If the PA team to the talks with Israel resigned, it wasn't because of Israel's new construction announcements, say two Israeli ministers.David Lev, 11/3/2013, 3:48 PM

PLO Wants to Turn to International Courts

Palestinian foreign minister on Thursday denounced Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes in Jerusalem.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2013, 2:42 AM

Livni: PA Negotiations are in Israel's Interests

Israel's chief negotiator tells World Jewish Congress that "Palestinian state" is inevitable, says Israel must negotiate with the PA.Ari Soffer, 10/23/2013, 6:19 PM

Yesha Head: 'Peace Talks Only Bring Terror'

"Negotiations with Palestinians only lead to more terror," say Yesha Head and Housing Minister in response to brutal Jordan Valley attack.Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/11/2013, 10:17 AM

Obama Urged Faster Progress in 'Peace Talks'

Haaretz: US president told Netanyahu to start serious discussion of "core issues."Gil Ronen, 10/1/2013, 11:17 AM

Israel-PA Negotiations Continue

Talks continue apace in Jerusalem on Monday, as PA officials continue to leak details to the press.Ari Soffer, 9/16/2013, 2:57 PM

Israel, PA 'Determined' to Continue Talks

US Secretary of State reminds reporters that Syria is not the only thing on Obama's mind; Israelis nervous of 'secretive' talks.Ari Soffer, 9/8/2013, 5:11 PM

In Yesha: Fear that 'Interim Accord' Awaits

Leadership of settlement enterprise fears Netanyahu is going to follow Sharon's path of retreat.Uzi Baruch, 9/4/2013, 5:12 PM

Abbas: US Promised Full Pullout as Basis of Talks

Speaking in Ramallah, PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas shot down claims by Israel that the PA had agreed to allow Israel to retain settlement blocsDavid Lev, 9/2/2013, 12:20 PM

Two State Solution 'A Formula for Catastrophe'

Dr Mordechai Nisan explains why he believes that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria would be "lethal to the Jewish people."Arutz Sheva, 8/28/2013, 6:15 PM

PA Accused of 'Lying' as Talks Continue

Jericho meeting at the home of PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat went ahead as planned, in spite of apparent misinformation by PA officials.Ari Soffer, 8/27/2013, 5:35 PM

Palestinian State in Jordan 'Inevitable'

Jordanian-Palestinian dissident claims Israeli, Palestinian demands not necessarily mutually exclusive.Ari Soffer, 8/26/2013, 10:27 PM

Hotoveli: We Shouldn't Fear a 'Bi-National State'

Controversial comments made at Jerusalem conference discussing alternative "Two State Solution."Ari Soffer, 8/25/2013, 8:30 PM

Livni Hints Labor should Replace Bayit Yehudi

Justice Minister says the present makeup of the coalition makes "peace talks" more difficult.Gil Ronen, 8/20/2013, 9:41 AM

UN Sec. Gen. Tells Israel, PA: Overcome Skepticism

UN Secretary General urges: "We must overcome the deep skepticism that comes from 20 years of stalemate."Ari Soffer, 8/16/2013, 11:18 AM

Israel-PA Talks to Begin in Jerusalem

Amid an air of secrecy, Israeli and Palestinian Authority chief negotiators are set to begin renewed "peace talks" in Israel's capital.Ari Soffer, 8/14/2013, 3:28 PM

Min. Steinitz: Min. Lapid 'Arrogant, Supercilious'

Strategic Affairs Minister still upset over incident in which Finance Minister demanded his ejection from a discussion.Gil Ronen, 8/3/2013, 11:22 PM

When Fantasies Become Policies

Netanyahu agreed to negotiate with the PA because Israel remains a besieged country and dependent on American support. But he can't possibly believe in what he is doing. Mark Silverberg, Ariel U. Policy Research Center, 8/1/2013, 4:50 PM

Chabad Reps.: Concessions 'Accelerate Bloodshed'

At their 34th annual conference, Chabad's official emissaries to Israel voice their opposition to Israeli concessions to the PA.Ari Soffer, 7/31/2013, 3:26 AM

Obama "Hopeful" About Israel-PA Talks

Livni: talks resuming "not just in response to US pressure, but because it's in the interest of both parties."Ari Soffer, 7/30/2013, 6:37 PM

'All Issues on the Table'

Kerry hopes for 'lasting peace' based on "Two-State Solution" - but negotiations to be held in secrecy.Ari Soffer, 7/30/2013, 5:34 PM

No 'rules' or 'red lines'

, 7/30/2013, 4:07 PM

Analysts: Abbas Interested in PA Political Gains

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas has very clear and attainable goals for the new round of negotiations, Israeli analysts saidDavid Lev, 7/26/2013, 3:08 PM

Hamas-Fatah Rift Widening?

"Peace talks" and Egyptian power vacuum render reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas increasingly unlikely.Ari Soffer, 7/23/2013, 3:03 PM

"Take 'Withdrawal' out of the Israeli Lexicon"

Director of Rabbinic Congress for Peace describes his fight for a "more Jewish" discourse - and why he's not worried about US, EU pressureAri Soffer, 7/22/2013, 7:25 PM

PA Official: Talks Likely as Netanyahu Folds

Israel and the PA may start negotiations again, after Israeli PM agrees to major concessions, including partial "building-freeze"David Lev, 7/18/2013, 12:15 PM

MK Erdan: PA Responsible for Lack of Agreement

Yisrael Beiteinu Minister responds to accusations by former PM Olmert, "Palestinians want to start negotiations from the finish line"Ari Soffer, 7/15/2013, 8:21 AM

Netanyahu to Abbas: Let's Begin Negotiations

"I hope that we speak not just on holidays," Netanyahu tells PA Chairman as he offers greetings for Ramadan.Elad Benari, 7/15/2013, 3:43 AM

Kerry Mideast Visit in Doubt Due to Wife's Health

US Secretary of State John Kerry's return to the Middle East could be postponed due to his wife's illness.Rina Tzvi , 7/9/2013, 7:54 PM

Texas Sends a Message to Israel: Never 'Buy' Peace

Member of Congress speaks to Arutz Sheva regarding "trading land for peace" and inherent biblical rights of Jewish people to land of Israel.Eliran Aharon, Washington, 6/30/2013, 5:40 PM

Kerry: Yesha Building Not to Blame for No Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that no further talks had been set between Israel and the PA - but that he would be backDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 4:25 PM

Kerry's Meetings 'Positive', Say Officials

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been having “positive” meetings in the Middle East, according to officials.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2013, 2:27 AM

Most Israelis Don't Believe Peace is Possible

Most Israelis support the resumption of peace talks with the PA, but do not really believe that a peace agreement is possible.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2013, 1:29 AM

Abbas Planning Another UN Move

Israel believes that Abbas's willingness to meet Netanyahu may be a ploy to buy time so he can make more unilateral moves at the UN.Elad Benari, 6/26/2013, 5:47 AM

'Israel to Freeze Building, Renew Negotiations'

Maariv reports Netanyahu agreed to free some terror prisoners, while PA will give up preconditions for negotiations.Gil Ronen, 6/25/2013, 9:13 AM

Kerry Makes Fifth Visit to Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Friday on a 12-day trip during which he will return to the Middle East.Rina Tzvi, 6/19/2013, 8:53 PM

Report: Kerry to Postpone Mideast Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry, who was to return to Mideast this week to attempt to facilitate peace negotiations, has postponed his visit.Rina Tzvi , 6/10/2013, 3:52 PM

Howard Grief Letters pt. 1

, 6/9/2013, 12:06 PM

Netanyahu to Abbas: Give Peace a Chance

It's time for PA Chairman to give up his endless preconditions and come to the negotiating table, says PM Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 6/6/2013, 1:15 AM

Kerry Returns to Israel in Peace Push

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to Israel Thursday as he continues a push to reignite peace negotiations.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/23/2013, 10:31 AM

Lapid: Won't Fall for Left's Negotiating Mistakes

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid emphasized that he was much more of a "hawk" on the PA peace process than many on the left believe him to be.David Lev, 5/21/2013, 12:13 AM

Erdogan: No Peace Without Hamas-Fatah Unity

Turkish Prime Minister warns Middle East peace will prove impossible without unity among Palestinian Authority Arab factions.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2013, 8:54 PM

Yachimovitch Urges Abbas to Seize Peace Talks

Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich urges PA chairman Abbas to seize opportunity of resuming peace negotiations. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/12/2013, 5:16 PM