Israel arrests Arab journo after Lebanon visit

2014-04-17 14:54

An Arab Israeli journalist has been arrested after making a visit to Lebanon, his mother says, on suspicion he could have joined a "hostile organisation".

Palestine woman dies after Israel tear gas attack

2014-04-15 12:29

A Palestinian woman has died in hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army to disperse protesters near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a medical official says.

US push to salvage peace talks irks Israeli right

2014-04-11 13:47

US efforts to rescue peace talks with the Palestinians are meeting tough resistance within Israel's governing coalition, with the far right threatening to quit over the mooted concessions.

Israel to limit contact with Palestinians

2014-04-09 11:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit all but diplomatic and security contact with their Palestinian counterparts, a government official says.

Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage talks

2014-04-07 13:17

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet again in a fresh effort to salvage the teetering, US-brokered peace process.

Israel wants peace but 'not at any price'

2014-04-06 12:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is willing to continue US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but not "at any price".

'Reality check' time in Mideast talks - Kerry

2014-04-05 08:38

US secretary of state John Kerry says Washington is evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks if the parties themselves are unwilling to move forward.

Palestinians sign treaties to press Israel

2014-04-02 14:08

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions giving Palestine greater leverage against Israel left the US struggling with peace talks.

Kerry cancels trip to Ramallah

2014-04-01 22:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to travel to Ramallah after both the Israelis and the Palestinians announced moves likely to scuttle the peace talks.

Kerry meets Netanyahu again to revive peace talks

2014-04-01 10:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

2014-03-31 20:29

Eleven ancient burial boxes have been unveiled in Israel after a theft recovery operation.

Palestinians reject Israel proposal as blackmail

2014-03-31 17:34

The Palestinians have rejected an Israeli proposal to extend the crumbling peace talks beyond 29 April, saying it was akin to "blackmail".

Israel proposes to extend peace talks

2014-03-31 05:45

Israel has handed the Palestinians a proposal they hope will lead to an extension of their peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations came to a head.

Netanyahu slams UN's censure of Israel

2014-03-30 14:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a UN rights body for a string of resolutions condemning the Jewish state despite a wave of rights abuses elsewhere in the region.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Abbas

2014-03-27 08:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has held "constructive" talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official says, as crunch decisions loom.

Rolling Stones gig in Israel compared to apartheid South Africa

2014-03-26 11:48

The Rolling Stones announced plans for an Israeli concert in June, prompting pro-Palestinian activists promoting a boycott of the country to say that it would be equivalent to performing in apartheid South Africa.

Israelis, Palestinians endorse Arab peace plan

2014-03-24 21:52

A group of Israeli and Palestinian politicians have banded together to urge the Arab League to renew a comprehensive peace offer to Israel.

UN monitor accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing

2014-03-21 22:09

A UN rights expert who probes Israel's conduct towards Palestinians has accused the Jewish state of a campaign of ethnic cleansing and apartheid policies.

Negotiator: Obama, Abbas talks difficult

2014-03-18 21:14

US President Barack Obama and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas held "long" and "difficult" talks on the Middle East peace process, the chief Palestinian negotiator has said.

Settlements or peace Palestine puts to Israel

2014-03-18 07:02

The chief Palestinian negotiator says Israel must choose between building West Bank settlements or a peace agreement but "they can't have both".

Gaza militants fire more rockets on Israel

2014-03-13 16:55

The day after a barrage, Gaza militants have fired more rockets toward Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation.

Israel regrets killing of Jordanian judge

2014-03-11 19:20

Israel has expressed its regret over the killing of a Jordanian judge, who was shot by Israeli soldiers at a border crossing, and promised to carry out an investigation.

Israel reminds me of apartheid - Tutu

2014-03-10 08:39

The racially segregated roads and housing in Israel was a reminder of the conditions experienced in South Africa during apartheid, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Abbas won't recognise Israel as Jewish state

2014-03-07 14:15

The Palestinian president says there’s "no way" he will recognise Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

Israel PM: Palestinians must 'abandon fantasy'

2014-03-05 10:15

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has directly urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.


Israel police disperse riot at holy site

2014-04-16 15:58

Israeli police have stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials say.

Palestinians join Geneva Conventions on war

2014-04-11 14:57

The Palestinian Authority has formally signed up to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones.

Israel-Palestine prisoner deal to revive talks

2014-04-10 21:14

Israel and the Palestinians were on the verge of a deal to extend US-backed peace talks, a report on Israeli television has said.

Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

2014-04-08 20:09

Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers have clashed with Israeli security forces in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years.

Israel, Palestine show desire to continue talks

2014-04-07 09:04

Israel and the Palestine have angrily accused each other of undermining US-led peace efforts in the region, but nonetheless signalled their readiness to find a way to revive the talks.

Gaza rocket hits Israel

2014-04-05 21:45

A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip hit an open area in southern Israel without causing damage or injuries, the army and police say.

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

Israel, Palestinian moves threaten peace efforts

2014-04-02 09:47

Israel and the Palestinians have announced moves that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them.

Israeli spy Pollard waives hearing

2014-04-01 18:12

A US parole official says convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has waived his parole hearing amid diplomatic talks.

US might make spy deal with Israel - source

2014-03-31 22:02

The US might release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from prison early as a trade-off with Israel to make concessions over peace talks with Palestinians.

Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

2014-03-31 17:34

US Secretary of State John Kerry has headed back to the Middle East for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as peace talks have reached a critical make-or-break point.

Former Israel PM Olmert convicted of bribery

2014-03-31 11:00

Tel Aviv district court has convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert in a trial for corruption linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, Israeli media reports say.

US military chief in Israel at time of tensions

2014-03-30 21:04

The US military chief has kicked off a visit to Israel at a time of heightened tensions with Israel's defence minister.

Israel says shoots infiltrators on Golan Heights

2014-03-29 12:08

Israeli troops have shot what the military said were 'infiltrators' trying to breach a security fence from the Syrian-controlled side of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Arab summit refuses to recognise 'Jewish state'

2014-03-26 13:18

Arab leaders fully back a Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, a flashpoint issue which is threatening to derail the US-led peace talks.

Palestinians to lobby if prisoners not freed

2014-03-25 18:42

Palestinian leaders have threatened to renew their diplomatic push at the United Nations if Israel fails to free Arab prisoners as scheduled.

Israeli minister accused of sexual assault

2014-03-24 18:56

Energy Minister Silvan Shalom, tipped as a possible presidential candidate, has been accused of sexual assault against a female former employee, Israeli media reports.

Israel bombs Syria army targets at Golan

2014-03-19 08:01

The Israeli air force has launched strikes against Syrian army positions overnight, just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights injured four of its soldiers, the military says.

Peace will require risk, Obama tells Abbas

2014-03-18 10:44

President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israel’s politicians must be prepared to make tough decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Obama tells Abbas risks for peace are needed

2014-03-17 20:49

US President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israeli leaders must make tough political decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Islamic Jihad: Gaza truce now in effect

2014-03-13 15:49

The radical Islamic Jihad movement has said that an Egyptian-brokered truce had gone into effect to halt a spiralling confrontation with Israel.

Hamas unveils rocket statue in Gaza City

2014-03-11 05:30

Hamas has unveiled a rocket-shaped statue showcasing its capacity to strike arch-enemy Israel, as the Jewish state boasted its own haul of captured weapons.

Gaza militants deny involvement in arms ship

2014-03-08 17:01

Gaza militants have denied involvement over a seized missile shipment Israel says was from Iran.

Iran stands firm on its nuclear programme

2014-03-05 15:27

Iran's foreign minister is pushing back against calls for deeper cuts to its nuclear programme saying the West "cannot entertain illusions" .

Palestinians: Netanyahu declared end to talks

2014-03-05 06:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to pro-Israel lobbyists in the US has amounted to "an official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations," a Palestinian official says.

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