Kerry says Mideast violence could 'spin out of control'

2015-11-25 18:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could "spin out of control" unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.

Israeli police say stabbing attack wounds 4

2015-11-21 22:37

Police say a stabbing attack in southern Israel has wounded 4 people, 2 of them seriously.

Netanyahu says no immediate way forward for Mideast peace

2015-11-11 10:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Washington, has voiced pessimism about the prospect of peace with the Palestinians, suggesting the current stalemate is likely to remain in place.

Obama, Netanyahu seek common ground

2015-11-09 21:19

US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are seeking to find "common ground" in their first White House meeting since the Iran deal.

Obama, Netanyahu emphasise need for Mideast peace

2015-11-09 18:16

President Barack Obama says it's "no secret" that the security situation in the Middle East has deteriorated, and that he wants to work with Israel to "get back on a path towards peace".

Police: Palestinian attacker killed in West Bank

2015-10-31 15:07

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian armed with a knife on the border between the northern occupied West Bank and Israel before he could attack them, police say.

Abbas at EU to discuss surging Israel-Palestinian violence

2015-10-27 08:55

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to discuss 'concrete steps' to calm the surge of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

UN chief calls for direct Netanyahu-Abbas talks

2015-10-23 20:17

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says it's time for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet face-to-face to lower tensions.

White House warns Netanyahu 'inflammatory rhetoric' must stop

2015-10-23 07:46

The White House has warned Benjamin Netanyahu against 'inflammatory rhetoric' after the Israeli prime minister claimed a Palestinian religious leader provoked the Holocaust.

Abbas: Palestinians do not want violence

2015-10-21 16:04

President Mahmoud Abbas says young Palestinians do not want violence, but several factors, including economic difficulties, have "led to the situation of mutiny".


A free Palestine doesn't mean no Israeli state - Zuma

2015-11-23 09:09

The SA government's support for a free Palestine does not mean it is against the existence of the state of Israel and the safety of the Israeli nation, President Jacob Zuma says.

Israel bans Islamist party, says it's inciting violence

2015-11-17 10:20

The Israeli government has banned an Islamist party, saying it's been inciting violence among Israeli Arabs over the past two months.

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

2015-11-10 11:23

Israel security forces have arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army says.

Netanyahu: Israel hasn't given up on peace

2015-11-09 18:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US President Barack Obama that he has not given up on peace with Palestinians, despite a surge of violence in recent weeks.

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers at funerals

2015-10-31 15:36

Violence have broken out in the West Bank city of Hebron as Palestinians buried five teenagers killed in a wave of attacks and clashes with Israeli forces.

Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear -defense minister

2015-10-28 09:31

Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon says during a visit to the United States.

Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

2015-10-24 17:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Israel soldier wounded in West Bank stabbing, attacker shot

2015-10-23 09:20

Israeli forces have shot and wounded an assailant who stabbed and lightly wounded a soldier in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the army say.

Kerry 'cautiously optimistic' after talks with Netanyahu

2015-10-22 15:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu causes uproar by linking Palestinians to Holocaust

2015-10-21 10:32

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jews.

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