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.

Leaked Palestinian documents raise anger

2015-08-12 18:42

Leaked Palestinian government documents have sparked anger online over corruption among its leaders.

Israeli expansion blocks any peace deal - Abbas

2015-05-22 15:21

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is committed to a two-state solution and blames Israel for standing in the way of any peace deal.

Nzimande visa refusal insult to SA government - grouping

2015-04-27 20:29

Israel's decision to not grant Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and three other officials visas to visit Palestine "is a diplomatic insult to the South African government and its people".

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

SA ready to help Middle East two-state solution

2014-11-26 16:28

President Jacob Zuma has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Pretoria, where he pledged South Africa's support for a two-state solution to the situation in the Middle East.


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.

Palestinian stabs Israeli trooper, shot

2015-08-15 22:18

A Palestinian has been shot dead after stabbing an Israeli paramilitary policeman patrolling a road in the occupied West Bank.

In phone call, Netanyahu, Abbas express peace wishes

2015-07-18 14:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have spoken by phone, a rare exchange amid years of paralysed peace efforts.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Israel 'satisfied' as Palestinian resolution fails

2014-12-31 11:37

Israel expressed satisfaction after the UN Security Council failed to adopt a controversial resolution on Palestinian statehood setting a 12-month deadline for reaching a final peace deal.

Zuma urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits

2014-11-26 17:54

Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, President Jacob Zuma says as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on a state visit.

Zuma to receive Palestinian president

2014-11-21 17:04

President Jacob Zuma will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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