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.

France insists on two-state Mideast peace deal: Hollande

2017-02-23 07:51

France is committed to a two-state solution for the Middle East conflict, President Francois Hollande says, a week after Donald Trump broke with international consensus by stepping back from the goal.

UN insists two-state solution remains 'only way'

2017-02-16 22:34

The two-state solution remains "the only way" to meet the aspirations of the Palestinians and Israelis, the UN envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council.

Flooding in Gaza overwhelms battered infrastructure

2017-02-16 19:32

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory's beleaguered sewage system and forcing at least eight families to evacuate from their makeshift homes

Trump meets Netanyahu, drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

2017-02-16 06:57

US President Donald Trump halted Washington's quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he would back a single state if it led to peace.

Netanyahu hails US veto of Palestinian as envoy

2017-02-12 22:17

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed the US veto of a Palestinian to be named UN envoy to Libya.

Attack on Israeli market

2017-02-09 18:23

Israeli police say a Palestinian has opened fire at a market in central Israel, wounding four people.

Israel not paying to de-mine Christian holy site

2017-02-05 11:29

The Halo Trust says the Israeli army peppered Qasr al-Yahud with mines after the 1967 war, but is not providing money to remove them.

Israeli forces brace for evacuation of West Bank outpost

2017-02-01 08:33

Israeli forces and West Bank settlers are bracing for the looming evacuation of a settlement outpost slated for demolition.

UN discusses latest Israeli settlement plan, takes no action

2017-01-26 08:02

The Security Council discussed Israel's latest plan to expand Jewish settlements after a briefing by a senior UN official, but the US did not make any comments and the UN's most powerful body took no action.


Egypt denies reports about giving Sinai to Palestinians

2017-02-23 20:23

The spokesperson for Egypt's president is categorically denying Israeli reports that Egypt has proposed giving up part of Sinai Peninsula for the Palestinians to set up an independent state

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'dirty chapter of history'

2017-02-21 16:10

Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history.

Israeli joy, Palestinian alarm at Trump two-state shift

2017-02-16 21:24

Donald Trump's shelving of the decades-long goal of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict has excited Israelis and alarmed Palestinians and Arabs, but no-one is quite sure what it means.

Arab League says two-state solution required

2017-02-16 16:37

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit has said resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would require a two-state solution.

In reversal, White House will not insist on two-state solution in Mideast

2017-02-15 14:22

The White House signaled a sharp break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the White House.

UN chief defends choice of Palestinian as Libya envoy

2017-02-12 08:32

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has defended his choice of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the UN peace envoy to Libya after the US blocked the appointment.

NGOs file challenge to Israel settler law

2017-02-08 16:18

Israeli and Palestinian rights groups have petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to strike down a new law allowing expropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settlers.

Palestinians demand UN action over Israeli settlement homes

2017-02-02 12:07

The Palestinian UN ambassador is accusing Israel of an "extreme barrage of illegal behaviour" over the last 10 days and demanding that the UN Security Council take action.

Israel's Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

2017-01-29 17:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of US President Donald Trump.

US State Dept reviewing $221m payment to Palestinians

2017-01-25 10:03

The US State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians over the objections of congressional Republicans.

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