ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Israel punishes troops for bad behaviour caught on film

2016-08-18 20:58

The Israeli military has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe.

Israel silent on Gaza underground wall

2016-08-03 20:14

Israeli officials have declined to comment on reports that the government has issued a tender for the construction of an underground wall around Gaza.

Video by Egypt's Islamic State affiliate threatens Israel

2016-08-03 15:59

A video purportedly by Egypt's Islamic State affiliate has delivered a threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state will soon "pay a high price".

Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop - quartet

2016-07-01 17:18

Israel should stop building settlements and the Palestinians should cease incitement to violence, the Middle East diplomatic quartet has said in a much-awaited report aimed at reviving peace talks.

Israel approves $18m extra for West Bank

2016-06-19 22:20

The Israeli government has approved $18m in extra funding for Jewish West Bank settlements to encourage tourism and strengthen security.

Palestinians sceptical of French-led 'peace talks'

2016-06-03 17:36

France's initiative to revive "peace talks" between Palestinians and Israelis will not produce a just and effective resolution for Palestinians, activists and analysts have said.

Palestinian PM dismisses Netanyahu's direct talks proposal

2016-05-24 23:22

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative.

France sets date for Middle East peace conference

2016-05-20 07:09

An international conference aimed at reviving peace efforts between Palestinians and Israelis is set to take place on June 3 in Paris, says Jean-Marc Ayrault, France's foreign minister.

Paris peace summit to proceed despite Israeli concerns

2016-05-16 07:12

The French foreign minister has met with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and says an upcoming Paris summit aimed at restarting peace talks will proceed, despite Israeli objections that direct negotiations are the only way forward.

Hamas praises Jerusalem bus bomber as 'martyr'

2016-04-21 12:21

The Islamic militant group Hamas is praising a Palestinian as a "martyr" for carrying out a bus bombing that injured about 20 people in Jerusalem this week

 

Israel defence chief has 'carrot and stick' West Bank plan

2016-08-18 17:05

Israel's hard-line defence minister Avigdor Lieberman has a new "carrot and stick" policy for the West Bank that will penalise the hometowns of Palestinian attackers.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

2016-08-03 16:49

Israeli lawmakers have approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians.

Egypt's Sisi wants to 'break deadlock' in Middle East peace process

2016-07-21 21:57

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his country is serious about pushing forward peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

3 South Africans held by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem - BDS SA

2016-06-26 21:59

Three South African citizens were arrested by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem, the human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa has claimed.

France steps gingerly into Israel-Palestinian peace void

2016-06-03 21:18

The international community has committed to try pushing Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks under a French-led initiative, despite a decidedly lukewarm reaction from Washington and hostility from Israel.

Palestinian shot trying to stab Israeli soldier

2016-06-02 21:15

A female Palestinian, who tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank, has been shot dead in the latest in a series of such incidents.

French PM in Israel to push for peace plan

2016-05-22 20:00

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Israel to advance his country's plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Egypt backs French Mideast peace talks

2016-05-17 17:59

Egypt's president has declared his support for a French proposal to hold a Mideast peace conference later this year.

Netanyahu questions French impartiality after Unesco vote

2016-05-15 17:35

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says French support for a Unesco resolution on Jerusalem casts doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative, a claim Paris has denied.

2 Palestinians stab Israeli soldier, then are shot, killed

2016-03-24 11:54

The Israeli military says two Palestinians stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier before troops shot and killed the pair.

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