Arab MKs: No Way Will we Live Under the PA

Arab MKs react angrily to a report that Israel has offered to transfer to the PA areas with a dense Arab population.Elad Benari, 1/2/2014, 4:44 AM

Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth Visit to Israel

As Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East, State Department official says Israeli construction "creates a lot of questions."Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 6:44 AM

Cameron and Merkel to Push for Peace

British PM and German Chancellor will make separate visits to Israel in February, part of an international push for a peace agreement.Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 4:16 AM

Abbas: No Peace Until All Prisoners Are Released

PA chairman celebrates release of 26 terrorists, personally greets 18 of them who arrived in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 12/31/2013, 3:44 AM

Erekat: The Talks Have Failed, Let's Go to the UN

Chief PA negotiator accuses Israel of destroying the peace talks, says the PA should seek statehood recognition at the UN.Elad Benari, 12/31/2013, 3:16 AM

Kerry 'Appreciates' Israel Releasing Terrorists

As Israel releases 26 terrorists, Secretary of State John Kerry "expresses his appreciation" for that decision.Elad Benari, 12/31/2013, 2:16 AM

Kerry 'Deceived Israel' on Terrorist Release, Says Official

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has clarified to the Americans that no Israeli Arab terrorists will be released as a "gesture" to the PA.Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 11:39 PM

PA Official Calls for 'Smart Resistance' Against Israel

Nabil Shaath predicts that peace talks will fail, says the PA should then resort to pursuing statehood through the UN.Elad Benari, 12/29/2013, 4:57 AM

Abbas Asks Americans to Stop Israeli Construction

The PA has appealed to the United States to block Israel's plan to build new homes in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/27/2013, 9:36 PM

EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

Israel should expect a "strong reaction" if it announces new construction in Judea and Samaria, says EU official.Elad Benari, 12/27/2013, 2:12 AM

PA Officials: Israel 'Killing the Peace Process'

As expected, PA officials express outrage over reports that Israel plans to announce extensive new construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 5:15 AM

Netanyahu Defies Americans, Will Announce Extended Construction

PM plans to announce extended Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria next week, parallel to the release of another 26 terrorists.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 2:16 AM

Livni: Ignore the Terrorists and Keep Talking

Justice Minister says that the terrorists who carried out the bus bombing in Bat Yam should be ignored in favor of peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 5:46 AM

PA: Strip Judea, Samaria Residents of Their Israeli Citizenship

PLO negotiator blames Netanyahu for failures in peace talks, threatens to coerce other countries to strip 'settlers' of Israeli citizenship.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2013, 12:40 PM

EU Envoy: There's Growing Support for Labeling Initiative

The outgoing EU envoy to the Middle East says there is growing support among the 28 member states for labeling "settlement" products.Elad Benari, 12/20/2013, 3:40 AM

Erekat: Peace Talks Could be Extended if Necessary

Chief negotiator indicates that PA is willing to extend peace talks if a detailed framework is reached by their April deadline.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 1:11 AM

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

Kerry to Visit Israel, PA Yet Again

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in the region again on Wednesday to pressure the sides to reach a peace agreement.Elad Benari, 12/10/2013, 3:12 AM

Report: Kerry to Postpone Terrorist Release to Pressure PA

Kerry may delay release of terrorists from Israeli prisons in order to get PA to agree to his proposed security arrangements.Elad Benari, 12/9/2013, 5:15 AM

Herzog: Liberman Trying to Sabotage the Peace Process

Opposition leader slams Foreign Minister for saying that there is no chance of peace with the PA in the near future.Elad Benari, 12/8/2013, 4:16 AM

Kerry: Iran Deal Will Make Israel More Secure

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defends the deal signed with Iran, says his country would never allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.Elad Benari, 12/8/2013, 2:32 AM

Poll: 87.5% of Israelis Don't Believe in Current Peace Talks

An overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews believe that the current negotiations with the PA will not lead to peace, finds Israel Hayom poll.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/6/2013, 10:30 PM

Kerry: There's Progress, but I Can't Tell You About it

Secretary of State John Kerry says that progress has been made in talks Israel-PA peace talks, but won't provide details.Elad Benari, 12/6/2013, 2:12 AM

Liberman Meets Ban at UN Headquarters

Foreign Minister Liberman meets UN chief. Iran and peace talks are among issues discussed.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 3:16 AM

Kerry in Israel, Will Discuss Iran Deal with Netanyahu

State Department official says Kerry will update Netanyahu on deal reached between Iran and the West.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 2:16 AM

Erekat to Kerry: Save the Peace Process

PA negotiator urges Secretary of State to salvage peace talks, says Israeli "settlements" and "crimes" are to blame for lack of progress.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 1:16 AM

EU Threatens Action Against Israel and PA if Talks Fail

The EU, fed up with the lack of progress in peace talks, threatens to cut annual aid to PA and label "settlement" products.Elad Benari, 12/4/2013, 2:15 AM

Herzog to Push Netanyahu to Make Concessions to PA

"Abbas has a real desire to achieve peace," claims opposition leader after meeting PA chief in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 12/2/2013, 3:14 AM

PA: Cancel Building Tenders Or Talks Over

PA claims Israel didn't really cancel construction tenders announced several weeks ago, threatens to end talks.Elad Benari, 12/2/2013, 1:16 AM

Ban Concerned Over 'Dangerous' Tensions Between Israel and PA

UN chief says Israeli construction is "cause for very grave concern", says it risks collapse of peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/1/2013, 4:31 AM

Peres in Mexico: Peace is Possible

"Peace is urgent but possible as well," says ever optimistic Israeli president during trip to Mexico.Elad Benari, 11/28/2013, 2:14 AM

PLO Official Threatens to Join International Organizations

Nabil Shaath: The peace talks are failing, so we're prepared to sue Israel in the ICC over the 'settlements'.Elad Benari, 11/27/2013, 5:12 AM

PA Sheikh: Only Solution for Jews is the Sword

Al-Aqsa sheikh blasts the Palestinian Authority for being “too soft” towards Israel, says it gave up parts of "Palestine".Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/25/2013, 3:16 AM

Abbas: I'm Willing to Come to the Knesset, But...

PA Chairman responds to Netanyahu's invitation, says he would to come speak in the Knesset but not say what Netanyahu wants to hear.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/22/2013, 9:40 PM

Livni on Bennett's Coin: Don't Live in the Past

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni dismisses the 2,000-year-old coin used by Minister Bennett, says it doesn't hold water diplomatically.Elad Benari, 11/21/2013, 2:45 AM

Former Ambassador: No to Negotiations With Unilateral Steps

Israel should not negotiate with the PA so long as it seeks recognition at the UN, says Ambassador Meir Rosenne.Elad Benari, 11/21/2013, 2:14 AM

Arab Ministers: No Peace Progress? It's Israel's Fault

Arab ministerial committee blames Israel for the impasse in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari and AFP, 11/20/2013, 3:13 AM

Fatah: 'Settlements' a 'Crime Against Humanity'

Abbas’s Fatah faction warns Israel against any further "settlement construction" on "occupied Palestinian territory."Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/18/2013, 5:44 AM

Orbach: Blame the Arabs, Not Jewish Home

Minister for Senior Citizens Uri Orbach hits back at those blaming his party for the failure of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 11/17/2013, 4:00 AM

That “Peace” Will Be a Holocaust

Talk of Israel's "peace" with the PLO conjures up pictures that Jews would do well to think about now. Giulio Meotti, 11/13/2013, 3:04 PM

When the Talks Fail Again

The present and culminating political dead-end may hopefully evoke more reasonable thinking.Dr. Mordechai Nisan, 11/12/2013, 7:06 PM

PA Official: No Deal is Better than Deal with 'Settlements'

PA negotiator: Failure to reach a peace deal with Israel would be better than an agreement which allows it to continue “settlements.”Elad Benari, 11/12/2013, 5:12 AM

Kerry: Peace Is Not 'Mission Impossible'

U.S. Secretary of State remains as optimistic as ever about peace as he meets with President Shimon Peres.Elad Benari, 11/7/2013, 4:15 AM

PA: Stop the 'Settlements' Or We're Not Talking

Senior PA official: No talks as long as Israel continues with "unprecedented settlement attacks."Elad Benari, 11/6/2013, 1:13 AM

Kerry: Negotiations Are the Only Way

Amid reports that the U.S. intends to force a peace agreement, Kerry stresses the importance of negotiations.Elad Benari, 11/5/2013, 3:13 AM

PA Threatens Security Council Action Over Construction

After Israel announces new construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, PLO says it will go the UN Security Council.Elad Benari, 11/4/2013, 2:13 AM

PLO Official: Peace Negotiators Didn't Resign

Senior PLO official denies reports that peace negotiators have resigned over Israel's "settlement construction."Elad Benari, Canada, 11/1/2013, 10:33 PM

UN's Falk Seeks Int'l Court Decision on Israeli 'Occupation'

UN's human rights expert Richard Falk says that if peace talks fail, the UN should seek an opinion on "Israel's occupation."Elad Benari, 10/30/2013, 6:13 AM

PA Takes Issue with Israel's Demand for Security

PLO official says that Israel's demand for security for its citizens as part of a future agreement is a "hardline" position.Elad Benari, 10/30/2013, 5:42 AM

Abbas Urges Europe to Boycott Businesses in the 'Settlements'

In Europe, PA Chairman urges companies not to deal with businesses in “occupied Palestinian territory”.Elad Benari, 10/24/2013, 6:40 AM

Abbas: No to Israeli Presence in the Jordan Valley

PA Chairman: Israel will be to blame if peace talks fail over its demand to keep military forces in the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 10/23/2013, 6:16 AM

PA's UN Envoy Blames Israel for Lack of Progress in Peace Talks

“Tangible progress remains elusive” because of Israel, says the Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour.Elad Benari, 10/23/2013, 3:46 AM

Kerry: The Peace Talks Are Intensifying

Israeli and PA officials have held 13 meetings so far, reveals Secretary of State during visit to Paris.Elad Benari, 10/22/2013, 3:16 AM

Abbas: The Peace Talks Are Not Dead

Palestinian Authority Chairman rejects reports that peace talks are deadlocked, says they are only at the beginning.Elad Benari, 10/21/2013, 5:12 AM

Merkel Urges Israeli 'Restraint' in Judea and Samaria

German Chancellor meets PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, reiterates her country's commitment to the "two-state solution."Elad Benari, Canada, 10/18/2013, 8:47 PM

Netanyahu: The Peace Talks Are Going Nowhere

Netanyahu, during meetings with the heads of the American Jewish organizations, reportedly said that the peace talks are stuck.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/4/2013, 10:21 PM

Experts' Round Table on the Israel-PA Talks, Part II

BESA Center research associates convened recently to discuss the fortunes and pitfalls of the newly reignited Israeli-PA talks. Among the points of debate: Is time on Israel's side?BESA Center, 10/1/2013, 8:52 AM