ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Kathrada Foundation calls for release of Salah Khawaja

2016-11-29 10:21

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has called for the release of Palestinian activist Salah Khawaja and for the South African government to intervene in his matter.

Israel's next Gaza war will be 'last'

2016-10-24 21:03

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper that Israel's next war with Gaza militants would be their last.

SA woman among activists on boat captured by Israelis

2016-10-05 21:41

A South African woman on Wednesday made a plea for help after the Israeli government intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian female activists to Gaza.

8 000 police deployed for Peres funeral

2016-09-29 15:47

Israeli police say about 8 000 officers have been deployed to maintain order over the mourning period for the late president Shimon Peres and officers are also monitoring social media for potential attackers.

Obama, in final UN speech, calls for world course correction

2016-09-20 17:56

President Barack Obama has conceded that the US and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a "course correction" for globalisation.

'The world is a better place because of you' - letter to Tutu

2016-09-05 17:32

A Palestinian film director has sent a touching letter to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, thanking him for supporting the Free Palestine movement.

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

2016-08-31 05:36

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency has said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to Mideast peace, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

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.

 

How will US election affect Middle East policy?

2016-11-08 13:47

Incoming president will inherit Obama's legacy of "perpetual warfare" in the region, analysts note.

SA ambassador to Israel should be recalled - deputy minister

2016-10-21 19:33

International Relations Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says South Africa's ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane should be recalled for recent remarks he made at a press conference.

Two-thirds of Israelis don't expect peace deal: poll

2016-10-02 14:42

Almost two-thirds of Israelis believe there will never be a peace agreement with the Palestinians, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Sunday.

UN chief vents frustration in last GA speech

2016-09-20 22:03

Taking the world stage for the last time as secretary general, Ban Ki-moon unleashed years of pent-up anger at leaders who keep "feeding the war machine" in Syria, violate human rights and prevent aid deliveries to starving people.

Palestinian court postpones local elections

2016-09-08 13:25

A Palestinian court has postponed municipal elections set for October 8 following disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.

Israelis and Palestinians face off - but this time for fun

2016-09-01 16:05

The Israelis and Palestinians were facing off in Jerusalem again - but this time they actually seemed to be enjoying each other's company.

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.

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