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.

After Paris, Israelis and Palestinians look to Trump

2017-01-16 20:03

Israel and the Palestinians remain as far apart as ever after a Paris conference, with attention now turning to whether US President-elect Donald Trump will shake up the long-stagnant Middle East peace process.

Paris meeting to push for Mideast peace

2017-01-13 19:42

Around 70 countries and international organisations make a new push for a two-state solution in the Middle East at a conference on Sunday, just days before Donald Trump takes office.

Jerusalem attack must not deter from push for peace: UN chief

2017-01-10 05:35

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the Jerusalem truck-ramming attack on a group of Israeli soldiers but said it should not stand in the way of efforts to renew peace talks.

Israeli right dismisses Kerry speech, waits for Trump

2016-12-29 22:36

Israel's right wing has dismissed US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on the conflict with the Palestinians as a parting shot of little consequence, especially with Donald Trump soon taking office.

Kerry speech 'skewed against Israel' - Netanyahu

2016-12-28 21:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "skewed against Israel".


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's Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

2017-01-29 17:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of US President Donald Trump.

With eye on Trump, French summit tries to try revive Mideast peace

2017-01-15 16:37

Diplomats from 70 countries have gathered in Paris to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amid fears of a new escalation if Donald Trump implements a pledge to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu dismisses 'rigged' Paris peace conference

2017-01-12 22:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed as "rigged" this weekend's Middle East peace conference in Paris.

Jordan says moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is 'red line'

2017-01-06 08:01

Jordanian spokesman warns of 'catastrophic' repercussions if Trump moves US Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem

In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

2016-12-28 21:36

In a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israel that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy.

Two states only way to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace: Kerry

2016-12-28 18:49

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted the only way to secure a lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians is to negotiate a two-state solution to their conflict.

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