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On 'Palestine' - Trump must blow his own trumpet with greater clarity

It is time to ask with whom Trump intends to negotiate "somewhat neutrally" on the Middle East. David Singer, 3/14/2016, 10:00 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

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

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

French FM Calls to Renew Peace Talks, Warns About 'Settlements'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius claims that continued Israeli "settlement" construction poses a threat to a final peace deal.Elad Benari, 6/21/2015, 6:36 AM

Minister Shalom to PA: Resume Peace Talks without Preconditions

Interior Minister says the Palestinian Authority should restart peace talks with Israel without preconditions.Elad Benari, 6/9/2015, 5:42 AM

EU's Mogherini to Visit Israel, PA Next Week

EU foreign policy chief to visit the Middle East as part of renewed push to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/15/2015, 9:22 PM

Obama: 'Two-State Solution' Best for Israel's Security

President Barack Obama continues to push new Israeli government towards accepting the "two-state solution" for peace with the PA.Elad Benari, 5/15/2015, 2:13 AM

New Zealand Seeking UN Resolution on Israel-PA Talks

New Zealand says it is working on a draft resolution to revive the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 4/22/2015, 6:13 AM

France to Submit UN Resolution on Israel-PA Talks in 12 Days

Officials say France is preparing a draft UN Security Council resolution on Palestinian statehood to be submitted in 12 days.Elad Benari, 4/1/2015, 6:44 AM

Report: Blair to Step Back as Quartet's Middle East Envoy

Former British PM reportedly has recognized that a frontline role in the Quartet is no longer tenable.Elad Benari, 3/16/2015, 12:16 AM

Quartet to Meet to Discuss Israel-PA Peace

Envoys from the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia will meet January 26 to discuss stalled peace process.Ben Ariel, 1/16/2015, 2:14 AM

Lapid Outlines His Diplomatic Vision Ahead of Elections

In a speech at a diplomatic conference, Yair Lapid reiterated his 'centrist' views, differentiating himself from left and right-wing.Cynthia Blank, 12/11/2014, 12:00 PM

Obama and Jordan's King 'Concerned' Over Israel-PA Tensions

President Obama meets King Abdullah II, says they are both “concerned” about the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/5/2014, 9:53 PM

Ya'alon: Conflict Has Nothing to Do with Mideast Instability

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says there is no linkage between the Israeli-Arab conflict and all the other problems in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 10/26/2014, 1:55 AM

Kerry Meets Abbas, Discusses Peace Efforts

PA Chairman and U.S. Secretary of State meet on sidelines of donor conference in Cairo, as Kerry restarts peace efforts.Ben Ariel, 10/13/2014, 2:14 AM

Livni: Abbas is Wasting Precious Time

Justice Minister tells NPR that PA Chairman should have chosen negotiations instead of unilateral moves at the UN.Hezki Baruch, 10/1/2014, 4:12 AM

Abbas to Netanyahu: End the Occupation, Make Peace

PA Chairman says he will present a new timetable for peace talks with Israel when he addresses the UN.Elad Benari, 9/23/2014, 5:15 AM

Herzog Speaks to Abbas, Urges Resumption of Talks

Opposition leader speaks to PA Chairman, asks him to resume peace talks with Israel and to refrain from unilateral steps.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/5/2014, 11:50 PM

Herzog Calls for Resumption of Peace Talks Amid IDF Operation

Opposition leader calls for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume talks, even as Operation Protective Edge continues.Hezki Baruch, 7/11/2014, 4:44 AM

Indyk Says Peace Talks Left Him 'Battered'

In his first Tweet since resigning as Middle East envoy, Martin Indyk says he is "battered but unbowed".Elad Benari, 6/29/2014, 6:30 AM

Danon: Livni Should be Dismissed as Chief Negotiator

Deputy Defense Minister says Livni is harming Israel's diplomatic efforts by meeting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 5/19/2014, 2:12 AM

Obama Sees Israel as Responsible for Peace Talks Failing

Senior official in Washington says President Obama thinks Israeli "settlement construction" caused peace talks to fail.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2014, 11:05 PM

Lapid Not Giving Up on Peace with PA

"We will not give up until we are separated from the Palestinians," says Yesh Atid leader at party convention.Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2014, 5:13 AM

Abbas: We're Willing to Resume Talks, But...

Abbas says PA ready to resume negotiations with Israel but conditions that on the release of terrorists and a construction freeze.Elad Benari, 5/9/2014, 3:16 AM

Erekat: Israel Chose Settlements Over Peace

Chief PA negotiator blames Israel for the failure of the peace talks.Benny Moshe, 4/30/2014, 3:45 AM

State Department: Both Israel, PA Have Made 'Unhelpful' Steps

United States lays the blame on both Israel and the PA for failure of peace talks, says efforts to salvage them will continue.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 4:45 AM

Netanyahu: Hamas-Fatah Deal is a 'Blow to Peace'

Speaking to foreign media, Netanyahu vows he will not negotiate with the PA so long as it is part of a government with Hamas.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 1:15 AM

Senior Fatah Official Slams Netanyahu's 'Racist' Coalition

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub claims the deal between Hamas and Fatah has nothing to do with the peace talks with Israel.Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 4:43 AM

U.S. Backs Israel's Move to Cancel Talks with PA

State Department says Israel can't be expected "to negotiate with a government that does not believe in its right to exist."Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 1:16 AM

PA Claims Congress is Pushing for Sanctions Against It

PA claims some members of the U.S. Congress are calling for action against it in response to the unilateral UN move.Elad Benari, 4/14/2014, 6:13 AM

Indyk to Return to Israel and Meet Negotiators

A meeting between Israeli PA negotiators ends in no results, sides to meet again later this week.Elad Benari and AFP, 4/14/2014, 4:12 AM

U.S. Criticizes PA Moves, Israel's Sanctions

White House says the PA's unilateral moves hurt peace, as State Department says Israel's sanctions on the PA are "unfortunate".Elad Benari, Canada, 4/12/2014, 1:01 AM

Israeli Officials: No Chances that Talks Will Resume

Officials in Jerusalem pessimistic about the possibility of the stalled peace talks resuming anytime in the near future.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/12/2014, 12:09 AM

Hamas: No to Extension of Peace Talks

Hamas declares it is against any extension of peace talks between Israel and the PA, amid reports that a deal may be in the works.Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 3:16 AM

State Department: Talks Continue, but No Progress

Jen Psaki says a new round of talks between Israel and the PA but says "any speculation about an agreement are premature."Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 1:12 AM

Hamas: Unleash the Resistance

In response to Israel's sanctions on the PA, Hamas says that Abbas should "give rein to resistance against the occupation".Elad Benari, 4/10/2014, 6:16 AM

Arab League: Stalemate in Peace Talks is All Israel's Fault

The Arab League says Israel is responsible for the “serious predicament” facing the negotiations.Elad Benari, 4/10/2014, 2:12 AM

Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Kerry for Blaming Israel

Republican Jewish Coalition says it is "outrageous" for Kerry to blame Israel for the stalled peace talks.Elad Benari, 4/9/2014, 6:12 AM

PA Official: Israel Keeps Threatening Us

PA sources blame Israel as last-ditch talks between Israeli and PA negotiators end without a breakthrough.Elad Benari, 4/7/2014, 4:16 AM

PA Official: 'Zionist' Indyk Protects Israel

Senior PA official Abbas Zaki claims that American mediator Martin Indyk is "a Zionist who protects the interests of Israel."Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 4/6/2014, 5:32 AM

PA: We Didn't Mean to Upset Kerry

Senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath tries to do damage control after Kerry says he will "evaluate" his next steps.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/4/2014, 8:26 PM

PA: Kerry's 'Jewish Advisors' Are to Blame for Talks Failure

Former minister in the PA government claims that John Kerry’s “Jewish advisors” are to blame for the impasse in the peace talks.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 4/2/2014, 3:14 AM

Kerry Considering Yet Another Middle East Trip

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry may come to the Middle East on Monday in order to save the failing peace process.Elad Benari, 3/31/2014, 12:16 AM

PA Official: Releasing Terrorists 'Good for the Morale'

PA official who was jailed in Israel tells Likud Central Committee members that releasing terrorists "creates a good atmosphere."Uzi Baruch, 3/30/2014, 5:40 AM

State Department Denies Israel-PA Talks are Failing

U.S. denies that the peace talks have failed, despite earlier reports that Israel is refusing to release the fourth batch of terrorists.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/28/2014, 8:38 PM

Kerry Announces Surprise Meeting with Abbas

U.S. Secretary of State to interrupt a visit to Italy to meet with PA Chairman in Amman, amid impasse in peace talks.Elad Benari, 3/26/2014, 2:12 AM

Abbas: Israel Trying to Get Out of Releasing Terrorists

PA Chairman launches a tirade against Israel, says it is responsible for the peace talks not progressing.Elad Benari, 3/26/2014, 12:12 AM

Palestinian Arabs Favor Extending Talks if Terrorists Freed

A majority of Palestinian Arabs would support extending peace talks if Israel releases more terrorists, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 5:42 AM

Abbas Sets Conditions for Extension of Talks

PA Chairman agrees to extend peace talks, but only if Israel freezes construction in Judea and Samaria and releases more terrorists.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 4:16 AM

Erekat: Israel Systemically Makes Effort to Spoil Talks

Chief PA negotiator accuses Israel of taking “actions against the Palestinian people” that indicate that it has “chosen settlers.”Elad Benari, 3/24/2014, 5:12 AM

Livni: Terrorist Release Depends on Abbas

Livni: the PA will have to show seriousness in talks in order for Israel to go ahead with the release of the fourth batch of terrorists.Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 4:12 AM

PA Official: Recognizing Israel 'Hurts the Refugees'

Fatah member Nabil Shaath denies he said that the PA is willing to consider recognizing Israel as a Jewish state after talks conclude.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 2:16 AM

Erekat: Israel Must Choose - 'Settlements' or Peace

Chief PA negotiator blames Israel for lack of progress in peace talks, says negotiations don't need to be extended.Elad Benari, 3/18/2014, 2:15 AM

Kerry Urges Abbas to 'Make Tough Decisions'

Secretary of State urges PA Chairman "to make the tough decisions that will be necessary" for peace with Israel.Elad Benari, 3/17/2014, 3:16 AM

Abbas to Demand Terrorist Release, Construction Freeze

PA Chairman will demand that Israel release arch terrorists and freeze construction in return for continuation of talks.Elad Benari, 3/17/2014, 1:15 AM