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Israel-PA Direct Talks

News and updates about Israel-PA Direct Talks

'You don't negotiate with a gun to the head'

Ambassador to UN blasts French ultimatum to bring Israel back to negotiating table: 'Mideast peace won't be promoted through threats.'

'You don't manage negotiations with a gun to the head'

Liberman slams 'worthless government'

Yisrael Beytenu chair demands reaction to Hamas re-arming, asserts Israel should reject French 'ultimatum' for peace 'out of hand.'

Liberman slams 'worthless government' for no response to Hamas

Kerry returns to Israel after a year

US Secretary of State will meet with Netanyahu to discuss calming tensions between Israel and Palestinians.

Kerry returns to Israel after a year

Israel shoots down New Zealand's effort for talks

Wellington's envoy to Israel told in no uncertain terms to back off from initiative to impose negotiations on Israel and Palestinians.

Israel shoots down New Zealand resolution for peace talks

PM Ready to Enter Negotiations 'Immediately'

In London, Netanyahu warns Mideast 'disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam' - Iran and ISIS.

Netanyahu Ready to Enter Negotiations with PA 'Immediately'

PM ''Ready' to Meet with Abbas for Negotiations

Netanyahu tells Women Wage Peace activists that he is ready to go to Ramallah to forge the solution 'two states for two people.'

PM Says He is 'Ready' to Meet with Abbas for Negotiations

EU Tries to Revive Frozen Israel-Palestinian Talks

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini exploring idea of 'int'l support group' to bring Israel and Palestinians back to drawing table.

EU Tries to Revive Stalled Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks

France Pushes New Plan for Israel-PA Talks

Foreign Minister says France wants to set up new group of US, European powers and Arab countries to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks.

France Pushes New Plan for Israel-PA Talks

PM to German FM: Tell PA to Stop anti-Israel Moves

Meeting with the German FM on Sunday, PM stresses commitment to 'two states' despite host of Palestinian unilateral moves against Israel.

Netanyahu: Germany Must Stop PA Campaign of Delegitimization

Livni: Bayit Yehudi a Threat to Israel-PA Talks

Hatnua head accuses Bayit Yehudi of threatening Israel-PA talks, asks Labor to ‘be responsible’ and take its place.

Livni: Bayit Yehudi a Threat to Israel-PA Talks

Abbas: A Peace Agreement Would End the Conflict

"We won't ask to return to Jaffa or Acre," PA Chairman tells members of the Meretz party.

Abbas: A Peace Agreement Would End the Conflict

Labor MK: If Bayit Yehudi Leaves – We’ll Be There

Labor MK confirms that his party is waiting in the wings in case Bayit Yehudi leaves the government in protest.

Labor MK: If Bayit Yehudi Leaves – We’ll Be There

Iran: We Are 'Hostile' to Israel-PA Talks

Iran declares it is against the renewed peace talks, says "the Zionist regime does as it wants."

Iran: We Are 'Hostile' to Israel-PA Talks

Israel-PA Meeting Ends After Five Hours

First meeting in this round of negotiations described as "long and serious".

Israel-PA Meeting Ends After Five Hours

Israel to Lose 15% of Major Blocs in Future Deal

US officials estimate Israel will lose 15 percent of “major settlement blocs” in Judea and Samaria in any final status deal with the PA.

Israel to Lose 15% of Settlement Blocs in Future Deal

Obama Urges 'Honesty' in Renewed Israel-PA Talks

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the start of renewed peace talks between Israel and the PA on Monday, urging both to be 'honest.'

Obama Urges 'Honesty' in Renewed Israel-PA Talks

Martin Indyk to Guide Israel-PA Talks

US Secy of State John Kerry has appointed former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, 62, to guide the Israel-PA final status talks.

Martin Indyk to Guide Israel-PA Final Status Talks

Snag in Israel-PA Peace Talks

A major faction in the Palestine Liberation Organization has just balked against holding talks with the Jewish State.

Snag in Israel-PA Peace Talks

Activists Protest Release of Terrorist Murderers

Protesters gathered Sunday to show their ire near the Knesset as ministers voted to free terrorist murderers for "peace" talks with the PA.

Activists Protest Release of Terrorist Murderersplayer

Peres Tells EU to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

President Peres politely suggested the EU step out of Mideastern affairs while talks are on between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Peres Politely Asks Europe to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

Medical NGOs Guilty of "Malpractice"

New report reveals influential medical NGOs are exploiting their medical credentials for political purposes.

Medical NGOs Guilty of "Malpractice" in Arab-Israeli Conflict

Cabinet Okays Referendum Bill for Israel-PA Deals

The Cabinet passes a referendum bill to require the approval of the entire citizenry of Israel before any agreement with the PA passes.

Cabinet Okays Referendum Bill for Final Status Agreement

Bayit Yehudi: PM Elected to Make 'Right' Decisions

Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked joined demonstrators Sunday to protest the prime minister’s plan to release terrorist prisoners.

Bayit Yehudi: PM Elected to Make Right, Not Difficult Decisions

Voting for Terrorist Release ‘With a Heavy Heart’

At least two Ministers say they will vote with PM Binyamin Netanyahu to free 104 Arab terrorist prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands.

Voting for Terror Prisoner Release ‘With a Heavy Heart’

Minister: Talks to Start Next Week

Silvan Shalom says Israel will begin talks with Abbas next week, and will free terrorists within two weeks.

Minister: Talks to Start Next Week

‘Peace Talks? The Mideast is Going Up in Flames’

Nobel Prize-winning professor baffled by peace talks. “It’s obvious that a signed agreement would be meaningless.”

‘Peace Talks? The Mideast is Going Up in Flames’

Bereaved Parents Horrified by Terrorist Release

‘How is this possible? How?’ demands mother of boy who was kidnapped, murdered by terrorists who are to be set free.

Bereaved Parents Horrified by Terrorist Releaseplayer

Saudi Arabia Praises EU Ban, Calls for UN Pressure

Saudi Arabia hails EU boycott, calls on international community to increase pressure on Israel.

Saudi Arabia Praises EU Ban, Calls for UN Pressureplayer

Netanyahu: Negotiations ‘Won’t be Easy’

Netanyahu expresses hope that negotiations with PA will be ‘serious,’ says Israel committed to ‘security and peace.’

Netanyahu: Negotiations ‘Won’t be Easy’

MKs Worry: What did PM Promise Abbas?

Rumors abound regarding Israeli concessions that restarted talks.

MKs Worry: What did PM Promise Abbas?

Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks

"We've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations," announces Kerry.

Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks

Yesh Atid Minister Admits: PA is the Problem

Yesh Atid Minister still looks to "Saudi Initiative," but notes that the PA is standing in the way.

Yesh Atid Minister Admits: Palestinian Authority is the Problem

PM is ‘Ready to Enter Peace Tent'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he is ready to enter the “peace tent and stay in the ten until white smoke comes out.”

PM is ‘Ready to Enter Peace Tent Till White Smoke Comes Out’

PM: Israelis Will Get a Chance to Nix Peace Deal

Netanyahu: Israelis will be able to weigh in, via referendum, on any peace deal with the Palestinian Authority.

Netanyahu: Israelis Will Get a Chance to Nix Peace Dealplayer

MK: Want Peace? Ignore Abbas’ Demands

PA’s unrealistic demands amount to peace refusal, and giving in will just make it worse, MK warns.

MK: Want Peace? Ignore Abbas’ Demands

‘Not Everything Has a Solution’

Naftali Bennett warns: Last attempt to force a solution to the Israel-PA conflict left over 1,000 dead.

‘Not Everything Has a Solution’

Kerry Heads to Jordan on Shuttle Diplomacy Tour

US Secy of State John Kerry is leaving Kuwait and heading to Jordan on his latest Mideast shuttle diplomacy mission.

US Secy of State Heads to Jordan on New Shuttle Diplomacy Tour

Bayit Yehudi Chairman Slams Pre-Talks Concessions

Naftali Bennett says ‘good will’ concessions to the Palestinian Authority ahead of final status talks make no sense.

Bayit Yehudi Chairman Slams Pre-Talks Concessions to PA

PM to Say ‘Two-State Solution’ is Urgently Needed

A planned statement refers to an ‘urgent need’ for the ‘two-state solution.’ Netanyahu: I didn’t read it yet.

PM to Say ‘Two-State Solution’ is Urgently Needed

Rivlin: U.S. Criticism is Out of Line

MK: Kerry was wrong to condemn settlement legalization; lack of peace talks is not Israel’s fault.

Rivlin: U.S. Criticism is Out of Line