Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

2017-03-25 21:00

The family real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has longstanding business ties to Israel.

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.

Trump envoy, Netanyahu discuss peace and settlements

2017-03-14 13:50

US President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have discussed ways to reach peace with the Palestinians, as well as settlement construction.

Report: Israeli leader briefly offered pro-peace government

2017-03-05 11:51

An Israeli newspaper is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the country's opposition leader a unity government late last year that would promote a regional peace initiative - before backing out.

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.

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months

2017-02-21 17:01

An Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier to 18 months for shooting dead a Palestinian who lay wounded on the ground.

Israel discusses two-state solution

2017-02-19 22:46

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman says a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict must ensure the two sides are completely separated.

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.

Trump urges Israel to 'hold off' on settlements

2017-02-15 21:00

President Donald Trump has asked Israel's prime minister to "hold off" on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state.

UN: Israeli settlement law crosses 'thick red line'

2017-02-07 20:32

The UN's Mideast envoy says a new Israeli law legalising dozens of unlawful West Bank settler outposts crossed a "very thick red line".


Israel ignores UN demand against settlements - diplomat

2017-03-25 11:35

Israel has ignored a UN resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticised by the Trump administration, the world body's Middle East envoy says.

US boycotts UN debate on Israel, Palestinians

2017-03-20 17:12

The US State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the UN Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories.

Johnson: UK still backs 2-state Mideast solution

2017-03-08 22:26

Britain's foreign minister says his country remains "absolutely" committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Muslim, Christian clerics convene co-existence meeting

2017-02-28 22:24

Top Muslim and Christian clerics from the Middle East have gathered in Cairo for a conference on promoting co-existence, as sectarian conflict continues to ravage the region.

Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting security

2017-02-26 20:01

A new poll shows that 67% of Israelis believe that the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security over the past decade.

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

2017-02-20 09:31

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-US Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials have confirmed.

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.

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.

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.

White House says new Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

2017-02-03 09:12

The White House says building new Israeli settlements or expanding existing ones "may not be helpful" in securing Middle East peace.

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