Arab League Backs Abbas on Recognition of IsraelIsrael’s demand that it be recognized as a Jewish state is an “attempt to foil the talks”, claims head of Arab League.
Netanyahu Looking Into 'Enclave Peace Plan'Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly looking into the option of applying a Dutch-Belgian enclave model to the peace agreement with the PA.
U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize IsraelState Department spokeswoman says the U.S. believes there is no need for the PA to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Abbas: There's 'No Way' We'll Recognize IsraelPA Chairman stands his ground, reiterates that he will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Abbas Aide: Extending Talks is PointlessFormer PA negotiator Mohammed Shtayyah says that the gaps between Israeli and PA negotiators only have widened in seven months of talks.
Report: Obama and Kerry At Odds Over IsraelKerry reportedly upset over Obama's comments in interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, thinks they were too critical of Netanyahu.
Obama Promised Netanyahu to Pressure AbbasObama committed to Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Palestinians are not "going to get a pass", reveals American official.
Kerry: Peace Isn't About Me, It's About YouIsrael’s security "is our first priority," says Kerry at AIPAC conference. "We will not let the West Bank turn into another Gaza."
Abbas: Freeze Construction or Else...PA Chairman threatens to end peace talks and turn to international institutions unless Israel freezes construction in Judea and Samaria.
Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace"Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says in interview ahead of his meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister.
Shamir: Palestinian State? Forget ItAgriculture Minister says there is no room for a Palestinian state in the region, says he's willing to fight to keep Jerusalem united.
Obama to Meet Abbas on March 17President Barack Obama will meet PA Chairman as part of Washington's efforts to convince him to embrace peace deal with Israel.
Erekat Rejects Proposal to Extend Peace TalksPA chief negotiator rejects Kerry's suggestion that April deadline for talks with Israel will be extended.
Kerry: Peace Talks will Continue Beyond AprilKerry admits there won't be a peace deal by April's deadline, but says, "I don't think anybody would worry if there's another nine months."
Hamas: Recognizing Israel is a 'Death Sentence'Lawmakers from Hamas warn PA Chairman against recognizing Israel as part of the ongoing peace process.
Abdullah: Jordan is Jordan, Palestine is PalestineJordan’s King Abdullah II rejects the notion that his country is an "alternative homeland" for Palestinian Arabs.
Akunis: Peace is Foreign to the PalestiniansDeputy Minister warns against construction freeze, says that PA's rejection of Kerry's framework proves it doesn't want peace.
Ashrawi: Israel is Sabotaging Peace EffortsIsrael is "willfully sabotaging" Kerry's peace efforts, Hanan Ashrawi tells visiting J Street delegation.
Peres Hails Kerry's Peace EffortsSecretary of State Kerry "is doing an amazing job" mediating peace efforts, Peres tells Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Kerry and Abbas Talks were 'Constructive'Kerry and PA chairman "continue their constructive conversations on a framework", says American official.
Akunis: '67 Borders' Like Jumping Off a SkyscraperAn Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders is equivalent to suicide, says Likud Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.
Erekat: No Recognition, No Israelis in 'Palestine'Chief PA negotiator meets Palestinian Arabs in London, reiterates PA refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Erekat to Netanyahu: Say It - 1-9-6-7Chief PA negotiator claims PA has made concessions while "stubborn" Israel has refused to give up anything.
Jordanian Parliament: No to Recognition of IsraelJordanian parliament expresses support for PA's demands, rejects Israeli demand that it be recognized as a Jewish state.
Obama Lauds Kerry's Peace EffortsObama thanks Kerry for his "extraordinary passion" in trying to achieve Israeli-PA peace.
Kerry: I've Been Threatened by Real BulletsKerry tells CNN he is unfazed by criticism in Israel over his peace efforts, says he was “threatened by real bullets”.
State Department: Attacks on Kerry UnacceptableIsraeli criticism of Kerry's peace efforts "distort his records and distract from key issues," says State Dept. spokeswoman.
Erekat: Israel is 'Racist' and Should be PunishedThe world should rise against Israel’s "racist" regime, says the man who is in charge of peace talks on behalf of the PA.
Islamic Jihad Threatens to Sabotage Peace TalksIslamic Jihad official: We will destroy any agreement that legitimizes "the Zionist occupation."
Jordan’s FM Rejects Recognizing IsraelJordan’s Foreign Minister against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, says Jordan is not an alternative home for Palestinian Arabs.
Abbas Suggests NATO Forces in 'Palestine'Abbas offers to have IDF troops remain in 'Palestine' for five years, then replace them with a NATO force that can stay "for a long time."
Livni Receives Compliments from Saudi Official"I understand why you're Israel's negotiator," former head of Saudi intelligence tells Justice Minister at Munich conference.
Ashton to Discuss Israel-PA Peace with QuartetEU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton calls for "bold decisions" in the Israel-PA peace process.
U.S. Wants Peace by End of 2014, Says IndykKerry's "framework" will include a Palestinian state and will leave 80% of "settlers" in their homes, say Jewish leaders who met Indyk.
Palestinian Arabs Rally Against Talks with IsraelLeftist PA-based groups organize rallies against peace talks and against Kerry's proposal for a framework.
Kerry: Israel's Security Must be EnsuredKerry: Peace would involve ending the "occupation" but should also ensure that Judea and Samaria do not become another Gaza.
PM: I Will Not Evict Israelis from Jordan ValleyPrime Minister Netanyahu tells reporters in Davos that he will not evict any Israeli communities in the Jordan Valley.
Abbas Wants Greater Russian Role in Peace TalksAbbas, on a visit to Moscow, hails Russia's successes in the Middle East, asks it to play role in Israel-PA peace talks.
Abbas Not Ruling Out Speaking in the KnessetPA Chairman tells Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) that he is willing to meet Netanyahu "anytime."
Erekat Fumes Over Latest Construction ApprovalNew construction in Givat Ze'ev proves Israel doesn't want peace, claims chief PA negotiator.
Abbas to Harper: No Israelis in 'Palestine'PA Chairman meets Canadian Prime Minister, reiterates that there will be no official Israeli presence in the future Palestinian state.
Abbas: There's No Progress, It's Israel's FaultAbbas says that the PA has gotten nothing out of peace negotiations with Israel, blames "the Israeli side."
Obama: Chances of Israel-PA Peace Less than 50%President Obama tells the New Yorker he is not as optimistic as John Kerry regarding the possibility of Israel-PA peace.
Akunis: Palestinian State would Endanger Israel"I support maximum self-rule for the Palestinians but not a Palestinian state," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.
Abbas: Israel Using Talks to Expand 'Settlements'PA Chairman says peace talks must "not serve as a cover for the expansion of Israeli settlements."
'Arab States Will Never Recognize a Jewish State'PA foreign minister: Arab states told Kerry that they fully support the PA's stand that it will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Biden: Seize the Moment, Make PeaceU.S. Vice President meets President Shimon Peres, urges Israel to make peace with the PA.
Abbas: No Jerusalem, No PeacePA Chairman says there will be no peace with Israel unless eastern Jerusalem is the capital of the future Palestinian state.
Liberman Turns Heads in Praising Kerry's OfferForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman turns some heads, urges Israel to accept the peace deal currently being brokered by Washington.
Shaked: No to Government that Accepts '67 Borders'Jewish Home will quit the government if it accepts the indefensible pre-1967 lines as a basis for peace talks, says MK Shaked.
Kerry Mocked in New Nationalist CampaignA new online campaign warns against Kerry’s plans to impose an agreement with the Palestinian Authority on Israel.
Livni: PA Incitement Bad, but Keep TalkingThe PA's ongoing incitement against Israel should be an incentive for a peace agreement, claims Justice Minister and lead negotiator.
Kerry: Saudis Support Peace EffortsU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he won Saudi support for his efforts to broker a deal between Israel and the PA.
Tibi: Abbas Will Never ConcedeMK Ahmed Tibi accuses PM of trying to prevent a peace agreement with the PA, says Abbas will never give up any of his demands.
Kerry and Netanyahu Meet for Five HoursSecretary of State arrives in Israel for tenth visit, attempting to reach a framework for continued peace talks.
Arab MKs: No Way Will we Live Under the PAArab MKs react angrily to a report that Israel has offered to transfer to the PA areas with a dense Arab population.
Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth VisitAs Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East, State Department official says Israeli construction "creates a lot of questions."