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

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing 2

2016-02-13 18:50

The Israeli military says a knife-wielding Palestinian has attacked an Israeli soldier, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot dead.

Palestinians urge Oscar nominees to reject free Israel trip

2016-02-10 13:39

Palestinians are urging Oscar nominees to decline a free trip to the Holy Land sponsored by the Israeli government.

Gaza tunnel collapse kills two Hamas militants

2016-02-03 13:34

The collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip has killed two militants from Hamas's armed wing, officials say, as concern grows in Israel over the rebuilding of tunnels that can be used for attacks.

8 Hamas men missing after Gaza tunnel collapse

2016-01-27 13:09

Eight members of the militant group Hamas were missing after the collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip caused by rain and flooding, a security source says.

Ban asks Israel to freeze settlement-building

2016-01-26 21:42

The UN secretary general says progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building

Israel indicts extremists for deadly arson attack on Palestinians

2016-01-03 14:44

Two Jewish extremists have been charged for a deadly West Bank arson attack on the home of a Palestinian family in July that helped reignite a fresh cycle of violence.


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.

Hamas says Egypt has opened border crossing

2016-02-13 12:47

The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for two days.

Hamas says it executed one of its own for spying

2016-02-07 21:41

The armed wing of Hamas says it has executed one of its members, with sources calling him a senior official accused of spying for Israel.

Netanyahu warns Gaza militants against attacking

2016-02-01 12:05

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Hamas that his country will retaliate with 'greater force' than deployed in the 2014 Gaza war if cross-border tunnels are used to attack Israel.

Israeli PM: Ban 'encouraging terror'

2016-01-27 05:27

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the UN chief of "encouraging terror" after Ban Ki-moon spoke of Palestinian frustration at Israel's occupation and said it is natural to resist.

Police kill Tel Aviv gunman in shoot-out

2016-01-08 21:59

Israeli police say the Tel Aviv shooter who shot dead three people at a bar last week, has been killed in a shootout with police.

Massive manhunt for gunman who killed two at Tel Aviv bar

2016-01-02 07:28

Israeli police are hunting door-to-door for an Arab-Israeli gunman that fired into a busy bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two people and wounding at least six.

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