PA official: Oman offered to mediate Israel-PA talks

Senior PA official says sultan of Oman offered to play a role in mediating peace talks. Greenblatt welcomes Netanyahu visit to Oman.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/26/2018, 11:58 PM

PA leader asks China to support Abbas' peace initiative

PA cabinet leader hosts Chinese Vice President, urges him to support Abbas initiative which calls for international peace conference.Elad Benari, 10/24/2018, 6:05 AM

Jerusalem the capital of 'Palestine'? Not anytime soon

Senior US official makes clear to Arutz Sheva: Possibility of recognizing East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital is not on the agenda.Nitsan Keidar, 10/22/2018, 3:07 AM

White House denies Lauder sent by Trump to meet Abbas

White House denies Israeli TV report that Trump had sent WJC President to convince Abbas to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, 10/19/2018, 2:37 AM

Pompeo: US-Israel relations stronger than ever

Secretary of State says Israel is "is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like".Elad Benari, 10/11/2018, 5:06 AM

Merkel and Abbas express support for 'two-state solution'

German Chancellor speaks with PA chairman days after her visit to Israel.Elad Benari, 10/10/2018, 5:58 AM

'I don't trust the Palestinians'

Yesh Atid chairman presents the diplomatic principles of his party.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2018, 3:36 AM

'Abbas is not helping the Palestinian people'

US ambassador Haley meets Netanyahu, calls on PA chairman to return to the negotiating table.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2018, 11:19 PM

Sisi calls for resumption of Israel-PA talks

Speaking at UN General Assembly, Egyptian President says peace talks should guarantee establishment of Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 9/26/2018, 5:20 AM

Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

PA chairman denies US claims that the PA refused to enter peace talks with Israel, says he is ready for talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/22/2018, 12:26 AM

Greenblatt: Israel-Egypt treaty is proof that peace is possible

Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations praises peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.Elad Benari, 9/18/2018, 6:25 AM

Erekat: The US will never introduce a peace plan

Chief PA negotiator accuses US of trying to unilaterally change the terms of reference for any future peace proposal.Elad Benari, 9/16/2018, 6:03 AM

Germany criticizes US for shutting down PLO mission

Germany says US decision to close PLO office in Washington will harm efforts to reach two-state solution.Elad Benari, 9/16/2018, 4:16 AM

Abbas spokesman: Kushner unaware of reality

Nabil Abu Rudeineh condemns Kushner's remarks to New York Times, accuses US of "irresponsible policy" in the region.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/14/2018, 10:26 PM

'We're prepared for Israeli criticism of peace plan'

US envoy says both Israel and PA can expect parts they will dislike in peace plan, but it is the best path forward.Elad Benari, 9/14/2018, 2:08 AM

'Just as Trump pressures them, he can also pressure us'

Prof. Shmuel Sandler warns Trump could pressure Israel just as he pressures the PA.Shimon Cohen, 9/13/2018, 4:46 AM

Spanish FM: US losing its role as Israel-PA mediator

Spanish Foreign Minister says Washington is "aligning" with Israel.Elad Benari, 9/5/2018, 4:16 AM

Haley: Israel-PA peace plan takes everything into account

US Ambassador to the UN praises Trump administration's peace plan, urges both sides to listen to it when it is presented.Elad Benari, 9/5/2018, 1:46 AM

Jordan rules out Palestinian-Jordanian 'confederation'

Jordan rejects idea of a “confederation” between the PA and the Hashemite Kingdom, says Jordan's position is based on two-state solution.Elad Benari, 9/3/2018, 2:12 AM

Abbas calls for international peace conference

Abbas revives diplomatic plan he presented at UN Security Council, blasts Nationality Law as "racist".Dalit Halevi, 8/30/2018, 6:44 AM

Abbas claims he wants a demilitarized Palestinian state

PA chairman reportedly tells Israeli academics he supports a demilitarized Palestinian state which will be secured by police.Elad Benari, 8/29/2018, 3:07 AM

Netanyahu sees path to peace with PA in Israeli-Arab ties

Netanyahu says peace with Palestinian Arabs could come through normalization of relations with Arab states.Ben Ariel, 8/28/2018, 5:46 AM

Netanyahu: I see no urgency in unveiling Trump peace plan

Speaking to reporters in Lithuania, PM Netanyahu says it's Trump's choice whether to present the peace plan for Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/24/2018, 8:17 PM

PA to Trump: We will not give up on Jerusalem

PA says there will be no solution to the conflict as long as Jerusalem isn't the capital of "Palestine".Dalit Halevi, 8/23/2018, 6:14 AM

Trump: Israel will have to pay a 'high price' in peace talks

Trump says Israel will have to pay a "high price" in its peace talks with the PA in return for the U.S. embassy relocating to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 8/22/2018, 5:06 AM

Abbas blasts Trump: The slap of the century

PA chairman calls for unity against Nationality Law, vows to continue to pay salaries to terrorists.Elad Benari, 8/16/2018, 5:42 AM

'Peace can only succeed if it is based on reality'

U.S. negotiators acknowledge neither side will be fully satisfied with peace proposal, but stress that is the only way to achieve peace.Elad Benari, 8/15/2018, 11:13 PM

'When the peace plan is ready, it will be unveiled'

State Department spokeswoman rejects reports that Trump administration’s peace has been delayed.Elad Benari, 8/10/2018, 6:13 AM

Trump setting up policy team for peace plan

Officials say Trump administration staffing up a Middle East policy team in anticipation of unveiling its peace plan.Elad Benari, 8/3/2018, 3:34 AM

Erekat: No to reduction in number of 'refugees'

PA officials oppose any change in the definition of "Palestinian refugees" as part of Trump administration's peace efforts.Dalit Halevi, 7/31/2018, 5:42 AM

Sisi to Israel: Take advantage of opportunity for peace

Egyptian President urges Israeli public to make use of an opportunity for peace with Palestinian Arabs.Ben Ariel, 7/30/2018, 5:40 AM

Saudi Arabia: No peace talks without eastern Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia reportedly tells allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem or “right of return”.Elad Benari, 7/30/2018, 1:07 AM

PA officials scoff at Trump's economic measures

PA officials reject effort by Trump administration to sweeten peace plan with measures aimed at improving economic situation.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2018, 6:34 AM

Report: Trump's peace plan to include robust economic plan

American official says "Deal of the Century" will be the most detailed package of solutions ever offered.Elad Benari, 7/26/2018, 4:08 AM

Hamas official: We will never accept 'Deal of the Century'

Hamas official Talal Nassar stresses the organization will never Trump's peace proposal "even if we are turned into ashes."Elad Benari, 7/25/2018, 6:30 AM

Abbas spokesman: We thwarted the 'Deal of the Century'

PA chairman's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Arabs' steadfastness have led to the thwarting of Trump's peace plan.Elad Benari, 7/23/2018, 6:16 AM

Report: Trump administration to focus on Gaza first

Officials say U.S. administration focusing on improving conditions in Gaza in order to pressure PA to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, 7/8/2018, 6:37 AM

Arabs rally in Ramallah against Trump peace initiative

Hundreds of Palestinian Arabs rally in Ramallah, back Abbas' position on Trump's "Deal of the Century".Elad Benari, 7/3/2018, 6:13 AM

White House: Peace efforts will continue

White House press secretary says Kushner and Greenblatt's meetings in the region were productive.Elad Benari, 6/26/2018, 5:14 AM

Trump silent on timetable for peace plan

At meeting with Jordanian King, Trump says "progress" made in the Middle East but won't offer timetable for announcing Israel-PA peace plan.Elad Benari, 6/26/2018, 12:05 AM

Erekat blasts Kushner after newspaper interview

PLO Secretary General says Trump’s senior adviser "represents a policy of dictation".Elad Benari, 6/25/2018, 6:15 AM

Kushner: I'm ready to work with Abbas

Trump's senior adviser sends a message to Palestinian Arabs as PA chairman continues to boycott him. "You deserve a bright future".Elad Benari, 6/24/2018, 5:07 AM

Netanyahu meets Kushner and Greenblatt

Prime Minister hosts Trump's advisers for a discussion that dealt mainly with the U.S. peace plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/22/2018, 8:22 PM

Jordan's King to meet Trump

Jordan's King Abdullah II sets off for the United States, will discuss Israel-PA peace with Trump.Elad Benari, 6/22/2018, 2:36 AM

PA: No to initiative that will separate Gaza from Judea, Samaria

Abbas spokesman says Palestinians will thwart any American initiative that is contrary to their positions.Dalit Halevi, 6/19/2018, 3:10 AM

PA spokesman: Trump's peace efforts will achieve nothing

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Kushner and Greenblatt's meetings will be a complete failure.Elad Benari, 6/17/2018, 6:53 AM

Europe trying to intervene in peace initiative

Britain reportedly planning meeting of foreign ministers from Europe and Arab countries with Jared Kushner.Nitsan Keidar, 6/17/2018, 5:08 AM

Kushner and Greenblatt meet Haley and UN chief

Trump's senior adviser and special representative discuss peace efforts in New York ahead of visit to Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/16/2018, 1:22 AM

Abbas spokesman: 'Deal of the Century' isn't happening

PA chairman's spokesman says Trump's peace deal will never succeed if it doesn't include Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 6/14/2018, 4:05 AM

Kushner and Greenblatt to visit the region

U.S. Special Representative and Trump's son-in-law will visit the region in attempt to move peace initiative forward.Elad Benari, 6/13/2018, 12:03 AM

Erekat and Greenblatt trade barbs

After Trump's special envoy blasts Erekat for false claims about the U.S. role in peace talks, PLO chief fires back.Ben Ariel, 6/11/2018, 4:06 AM

Friedman in Washington for talks on Trump peace plan

U.S. ambassador to Israel is in Washington for discussions at the White House and State Department about the administration's peace plan.Nitsan Keidar, 6/11/2018, 12:06 AM

PLO chief: Trump 'fanning extremism'

PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat accuses Trump administration of destabilizing the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/19/2018, 1:56 AM

Analysis: Out-of-the-box peace proposals

A possibly realistic approach to the conflict between Arabs and Jews from Bar Ilan University scholar Mordechai Kedar.Yochanan Visser, 5/7/2018, 11:44 PM

Trump's envoy: Hamas using protests to attack Israel

Jason Greenblatt blasts Hamas, says Iran is to blame for instability in the region.Ben Ariel, 4/25/2018, 5:07 AM

Report: Trump asked Netanyahu if he cares about peace

Sources say Trump last year bluntly asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace.Ben Ariel, 4/23/2018, 6:15 AM

Macron assures Abbas of commitment to two-state solution

French President assures PA chairman his country supports peace process based on the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 4/22/2018, 6:39 AM