Trump wants to work with Palestinians - official

2017-03-20 21:50

Donald Trump sees Mahmud Abbas as a "strategic partner" and the Palestinian leader wants to work with the US president towards a two-state solution with Israel, says an official.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

2017-02-27 20:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new US administration.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

2016-09-12 10:05

The Palestinian president is accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing," days after Israel's leader lobbed that same allegation at the Palestinians.

Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestintians convicted of murder

2016-05-31 09:55

Gaza's Hamas rulers have executed three Palestinians convicted of murder without the required approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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.


Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 16:28

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have held talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting

With eye on Trump, French summit tries to try revive Mideast peace

2017-01-15 16:37

Diplomats from 70 countries have gathered in Paris to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amid fears of a new escalation if Donald Trump implements a pledge to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Abbas: Israeli PM puts off talks in Moscow

2016-09-06 21:18

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel's prime minister put off talks planned between the two of them this week in Moscow.

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.

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