SA joins Middle East conference

2016-05-25 22:59

President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian leader President Mahmoud Abbas met in Cape Town to talk about bilateral relations between their countries.

Abbas in first public appearance since rumours of ill health

2016-01-07 06:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made his first public appearance since rumours began circulating last week that the 80-year-old was rushed to a hospital with serious heart problems.

Kerry says Mideast violence could 'spin out of control'

2015-11-25 18:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could "spin out of control" unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.

Abbas: Palestinians do not want violence

2015-10-21 16:04

President Mahmoud Abbas says young Palestinians do not want violence, but several factors, including economic difficulties, have "led to the situation of mutiny".

Four Palestinians killed in anti-Israeli knife attacks

2015-10-18 07:31

Four Palestinians have been shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up.

More stabbing attacks in Jerusalem

2015-10-12 16:27

There have been three more stabbing attacks in Jerusalem resulting in two assailants shot dead by police.

Palestinians no longer bound by Oslo agreement - Abbas

2015-10-01 16:24

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that the Palestinians are no longer bound by the 1993 Oslo interim peace accords with Israel.

Netanyahu: Abbas speech encourages incitement

2015-09-30 21:15

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech to the General Assembly "is false and encourages incitement and unrest in the Middle East", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says.

Netanyahu rejects call to take in Syrian refugees

2015-09-06 14:28

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a call by Israel's opposition leader to provide refuge to Syrian refugees, saying the country is too small to take them in.

Abbas to resign, briefly, from PLO post

2015-08-23 20:55

The official Palestinian news agency is quoting President Mahmoud Abbas as saying he is resigning from the Palestine Liberation Organisation's top leadership body - a move seen as an attempt to tighten his grip on power.


Hamas says Egypt has opened border crossing

2016-02-13 12:47

The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for two days.

Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands

2015-11-30 19:22

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greet each other at a global climate conference in Paris at their first meeting in five years.

Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

2015-10-24 17:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Kerry says 'senseless' Mideast violence must end

2015-10-19 11:10

US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take urgent action to end the current "senseless" violence taking place in Israel and the West Bank.

Indian president in West Bank for talks

2015-10-12 17:30

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has arrived in the West Bank for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Netanyahu in silent protest at UN over Iran deal

2015-10-01 22:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has savaged the nuclear deal with Iran and has gone on a silent protest at the United Nations General Assembly.

President Abbas raises Palestinian flag for first time at UN

2015-10-01 08:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, 'the capital of our Palestinian state.'

Abbas out of synch, options

2015-09-28 16:32

At the UN summit, Abbas finds himself out of options and out of synch with an angry Palestinian public.

Abbas heats up Palestinian politics

2015-08-27 17:32

President Mahmoud Abbas is shaking up Palestinian politics by trying to pump new blood into the PLO and some say, cementing his grip.

Israeli opposition fears new Palestinian uprising

2015-08-18 19:35

The Israeli opposition leader has called for a joint effort to prevent a possible third Palestinian uprising.

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