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Netanyahu: PA Accountable for 'Every Gaza Rocket'

Netanyahu notes unity deal has changed dynamics to Japanese FM, says 'we both face rogue states'; tells Emperor of similarities.Ari Yashar, 5/13/2014, 5:55 PM

PLO Official: 'Unity' Government By the End of May

Fatah member 'confident' that a unity government with Hamas will be enacted by the end of this month - despite Hamas's opposition.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2014, 8:36 PM

Abbas: Hamas Doesn't Need to Recognize Israel

PA Chairman insists that Hamas does not need to recognize Israel or renounce terrorism.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 5/12/2014, 4:13 AM

Hamas: We Won't Recognize Israel

Hamas reiterates it will not recognize Israel, says Americans are trying to get in the way of unity with Fatah.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 5/11/2014, 5:46 AM

Fatah Agrees to Release All Hamas Prisoners

Hamas-Fatah reconciliation takes a step forward, despite sharp rhetoric. But will it last?Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 3:00 PM

Minister Slams Indyk's 'Lies'

Deputy Minister laments US envoy Martin Indyk's comments as the result of too much influence from PA propaganda.Hezki Baruch, 5/9/2014, 1:45 PM

PA: Hamas Will Not Be Part of 'Unity' Government

The PA and Hamas continue to battle for control over a 'unity' government - one Abbas insists Hamas will not even be party to.Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 8:18 AM

Hamas Kills 2 for 'Collaborating' with Israel

Hamas executes 'collaborators.' Will this become the norm in a unity government?AFP and Tova Dvorin, 5/7/2014, 7:39 PM

68% of Israeli Jews Support End to Peace Talks

Monthly "Peace Index" survey sees majority wary to Hamas-Fatah agreement - and disagree with US blaming Israel for the talks' failure.Tova Dvorin, 5/7/2014, 6:21 PM

'Hamas Will Rise to Power in Judea and Samaria'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman gives grim prediction ahead of Palestinian Arab unity government elections.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2014, 6:19 PM

Hamas Releases Fatah Prisoners from Gaza Prisons

Hamas-run Gaza government releases six prisoners affiliated with Fatah movement, part of the unity pact between the sides.Elad Benari, 5/6/2014, 3:45 AM

PA Police to Merge with Hamas Police in Gaza?

Hamas leaders intend to incorporate PA police into its own forces, representatives say, after meeting in Qatar.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2014, 9:21 PM

Video Shows Fatah Committed to Terror, Not Talks

Fatah official back in height of peace talks declared 'Palestinian blood,' not negotiations, would 'bring back Jerusalem.'Ari Yashar, 5/5/2014, 10:10 AM

Abbas and Mashaal to Meet in Qatar

Hamas and Fatah continue to hold talks on the implementation of the unity pact signed between the sides recently.Dalit Halevi, 5/5/2014, 1:16 AM

Hamas Insists on Military Control in Unity Gov't

Gaza denies reports of a merger with PA police forces in another declaration that Hamas will rule a unity government.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2014, 10:28 AM

Senators to Kerry: Condition Aid to PA

Senators Kirk and Rubio call on Kerry to state that aid to PA will be cut off if unity government fails to recognize Israel.Elad Benari, 5/2/2014, 5:44 AM

Kerry: Hamas-Fatah Pact Was Unexpected

Secretary of State admits that the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas took the U.S. by surprise.Elad Benari, 5/2/2014, 3:14 AM

Islamic Jihad Seeks to Join Hamas-Fatah Pact

Three Islamic Jihad leaders visit Egypt for talks on joining Hamas-Fatah unity government.Elad Benari, 5/1/2014, 4:43 AM

Fatah: '2-State Solution Dead, Time for War'

Fatah official on TV calls for 'historic solution' of armed struggle; claims all of Israel is 'Palestine.'Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 10:07 AM

Hamas To Run in 'Palestinian President' Elections

Senior Hamas figure says his group will submit a candidate, potentially take a position of control, in unity elections.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 2:12 AM

Israel Warns: Your Money Will Go to Hamas

"When Israel tries to tango with Abbas, we find ourselves abandoned on the dance floor," says Israeli Ambassador Prosor.Elad Benari, 4/30/2014, 12:16 AM

Hamas Leader Says Abbas 'Lying' About Unity Govt.

Hamas co-founder denies his group will recognize Israel's existence or put its terror army under PA control, calls Abbas 'very weak.'Ari Yashar, 4/29/2014, 10:39 PM

Official: Obama Backed Us on Hamas

Israeli official says Israel received "a specific commitment" from the Obama administration regarding negotiations with Hamas.Elad Benari, 4/29/2014, 5:12 AM

EU Calls to Resume Peace Talks Despite Unity Pact

Catherine Ashton says EU expects new government to be headed by Abbas, recognize Israel's right to exist.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2014, 2:06 PM

'Hamas Attempting to Create Another Holocaust'

Prime Minister strongly condemns Hamas-Fatah unity pact ahead of Holocaust memorial day, calls for Abbas to stop allying with terrorists.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2014, 11:28 AM

Danon: Abbas Becoming a Professor of Terrorism

Deputy Defense Minister slams the speech by Abbas before the PLO Central Council.Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/27/2014, 4:41 AM

Abbas Speech The 'Death Blow' To Peace Talks

Israeli officials slam Abbas speech Saturday which reiterated ultimatums, delivered 'coup de grace' to talks.Ari Yashar, 4/26/2014, 8:08 PM

Haniyeh to Abbas: Don't Bow to 'External Pressure'

Hamas’s Gaza Prime Minister phones PA Chairman for the first time since unity pact announced.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/26/2014, 12:26 AM

PA's Prime Minister Offers to Step Down

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offers to step down, in a move which may pave the way for a unity government with Hamas.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/25/2014, 9:40 PM

'Ignore Hamas Deal, Continue Talks'

Prof. Alex Bley of Ariel University says unity deal merely staged threat by Abbas, 'we need to keep sending Livni to talk with Abbas.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 10:05 AM

ADL: Suspension of Peace Talks Fully Justified

The Anti-Defamation League supports Israel’s decision to suspend peace talks with the PA in light of its pact with Hamas.Elad Benari, 4/25/2014, 5:44 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

US to 'Reconsider' Aid to PA if It Joins Hamas

Aid to a unity government that includes Hamas would amount to providing assistance to a terrorist organization.Gil Ronen, 4/24/2014, 2:14 PM

Fatah Official: Hamas will Accept 2-State Solution

Jibril Rajoub says all of the Palestinian factions will have to follow Mahmoud Abbas's lead on 'peace process.'Gil Ronen, 4/24/2014, 8:25 AM

Fatah 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

Islamic Jihad: Hamas-Fatah Pact Will Fail

Islamic Jihad says agreement between Hamas and Fatah will fail, cites the five-week period set by the sides to form unity government.Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 3:46 AM

Abbas: Hamas Pact Doesn't Contradict Peace Talks

PA chairman believes he can form a government with Hamas and still hold peace talks with Israel.Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 2:14 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

Cabinet to Decide if 'Peace Talks' are Over

Netanyahu calls John Kerry, says 'whoever makes peace with Hamas cannot make peace with Israel.'Gil Ronen, 4/23/2014, 10:43 PM

Israel: Fatah & Hamas United... on Annihilating Us

Foreign Minister Liberman: This is the end of negotiations. Minister Bennett: The PA has become the largest terror body in the world.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2014, 6:35 PM

Fatah-Hamas Unity Government in Five Weeks?

In secret Gaza meetings officials say decision reached to form unity government for 'one national program' as peace talks crumble.Ari Yashar, 4/23/2014, 8:33 AM

Fatah and Hamas to Relaunch Unity Efforts

Prime Minister Netanyahu derides PA zig-zagging: 'When they want peace they should let us know.'Ari Soffer and AFP, 4/22/2014, 6:06 PM

Hamas Releases Fatah Prisoners in Gesture

Gaza's Hamas government frees seven imprisoned Fatah members, part of efforts to mend relations between the longtime rivals.Elad Benari, 1/9/2014, 5:12 AM

Hamas: Reconciliation with Fatah in 2014

Hamas announces new policies promoting reconciliation with Fatah, introduces confidence-building measures.Dalit Halevy, 1/6/2014, 8:04 PM

Haniyeh Invites Abbas to Discuss Unity Government

Hamas’s Prime Minister in Gaza invites the head of the rival Fatah to discuss the formation of a unity government.Elad Benari, 12/20/2013, 5:08 AM

Ashton Urges Reconciliation with Hamas

Unity between Hamas and Fatah important for "two-state solution", says EU foreign policy chief.Elad Benari, 10/25/2013, 4:45 AM

Hamas and Fatah Leaders Speak on Eve of Holiday

The leaders of longtime rival factions Fatah and Hamas spoke via telephone, stressing the need for reconciliation.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 6:43 AM

Hamas to PA: Stop Talking to Israel

Netanyahu's demand that the PA recognize Israel a Jewish state means there should be no peace talks, says Hamas spokesman.Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 10/7/2013, 2:47 AM

Abbas Planning to Call Elections, Challenge Hamas

PA Chairman planning to challenge Hamas by holding elections only in Judea and Samaria, declaring that Gaza is a 'rebel region.'Elad Benari, Canada, 8/24/2013, 1:15 AM

Fatah: Hamas Stirring Up Trouble in Egypt

Fatah spokesman: Hamas put its alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood before its concern for the "Palestinian cause".Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 7/8/2013, 5:12 AM

Haniyeh to Abbas: Don't Negotiate with Israel

Hamas prime minister urges PA Chairman "not to fall yet again into the trap of talks" with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2013, 1:01 AM

New PA Government Includes Ministerial Changes

PA prime minister Rami Hamdallah's new cabinet, includes changes in around half the ministerial portfolios.Elad Benari, 6/7/2013, 4:46 AM

Hamas Slams ‘Illegal’ New PA Government

Hamas angered by new PA leadership, accuses Fatah of prolonging dispute.Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 3:34 PM

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

Fatah Official: Time to Make Peace with Hamas

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas must form a government with the Hamas terror group, a member of the Fatah party says.Elad Benari, 4/16/2013, 6:42 AM

Hamas, Fatah Meet in Cairo, Don't Reach Agreement

PA factions meeting in Cairo to seal a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas will hold a second round of talks.Elad Benari, 2/10/2013, 4:45 AM

Tunisian President Postpones Gaza Visit

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has postponed his visit to Gaza until March after talks with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Elad Benari, 1/28/2013, 6:44 AM