Mubarak Replacing Mitchell? Bibi, Abbas Visiting Egypt Sunday

Netanyahu and Abbas both are visiting Mubarak Sunday separately a day after the PA leader rejected Mitchell’s bid for direct talks.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/18/2010, 9:15 AM

Mitchell Returning; More Talk on Not Talking

The US says Israel and the PA are not ready for direct talks although Erekat confirms Obama is pressuring Abbas. More talk on not talking. Maayana Miskin and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/13/2010, 7:29 AM

Borders for PA: Abbas Relies on Clinton, Obama Ignores Bush

Abbas is relying on Bill Clinton and not Obama for PA borders as Netanyahu flies to Washington. Obama’s officials mum on Bush’s promise to Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/5/2010, 7:08 PM

PA Denies Report that It Offers Israel Control of Jewish Quarter

PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat denies a report that the PA would allow or accept Israeli sovereignty over the Western Wall in a new Arab state.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2010, 6:00 AM

Opinion: Proximity Talks: Questions for Washington

An Arab Muslim, veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades, analyzes prospects for peace.Khaled Abu Toameh, 6/30/2010, 11:18 PM

Mitchell, Armed with US Media, Trying to Extend Building Freeze

Mitchell tries to convince Netanyahu to extend the building freeze in return for direct talks with Abbas. Newsweek: Bibi repeating Bush’s mistakesTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/30/2010, 1:44 PM

Lieberman: Stop Dreaming about a PA State

Israel's straight-shooting Foreign Minister Lieberman told his Russian counterpart one can only dream about a Palestinian Authority state by 2012.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/30/2010, 8:57 AM

PA Asks Mitchell for 28 More Security Stations near Jewish Areas

PA negotiators have told Mitchell they want to open 24 more “police stations” near Jewish areas while its forces demand wider authority.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/29/2010, 1:31 PM

Abbas: Return to Direct Talks If Mitchell Makes Progress

If proximity talks go well, the Palestinian Authority may return to direct negotiations, according to PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.Hana Levi Julian, 6/27/2010, 3:41 PM

Lieberman Heads for NYC to Brief Israeli Diplomats

Foreign Minister heading for Big Apple Sunday night to meet diplomats and Jewish leaders. On the agenda: flotilla, global anti-Israel campaign.Gil Ronen, 6/6/2010, 8:34 PM

Israel-PA Proximity Talks in Shadow of PA Aggression

As Israel-PA proximity talks limp along, PA ignores international law and claims settlements are illegal. PA aggression is certainly illegal.Hillel Fendel, 5/23/2010, 12:02 PM

Mitchell’s Round Two with PA Starts at Square One

Round Two of mediated talks start Tuesday. Mitchell meets Abbas in Ramallah. Round One ended with the US talking for Israel and the PA.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/17/2010, 11:39 PM

Obama Calls Abbas, Sets Ground Rules

Obama put Abbas on equal footing with Netanyahu, phoning him, setting ground rules for “proximity talks” and inviting him to the White House.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/12/2010, 10:12 AM

White House Reports Two-Year Building Freeze in Ramat Shlomo

PM Netanyahu has agreed to freeze construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo for two years, State Department says.Maayana Miskin, 5/9/2010, 10:01 PM

Indirect Talks ‘Begin” with Loud Silence

The PA okays indirect talks with Israel, Netanyahu says no accord can be reached by “remote control,” and the ”talks” wait for Mitchell’s return. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/9/2010, 2:46 PM

PA Poll: Majority Oppose 'Proximity Talks', Support Fayyad

The majority of PA Arabs in a recent survey opposed “proximity talks” with Israel, and supported a unilateral declaration of a new country in 2011.Hana Levi Julian and Hagai Huberman, 4/13/2010, 3:10 PM

PA Pulling Out of 'Proximity Talks'?

The PA may be backing out of the "proximity talks," using this week's approval of a years-old planned Jerusalem housing project as an excuse.Hana Levi Julian, 3/11/2010, 11:26 AM