ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Israel arrests Arab journo after Lebanon visit

2014-04-17 14:54

An Arab Israeli journalist has been arrested after making a visit to Lebanon, his mother says, on suspicion he could have joined a "hostile organisation".

Palestine woman dies after Israel tear gas attack

2014-04-15 12:29

A Palestinian woman has died in hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army to disperse protesters near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a medical official says.

US push to salvage peace talks irks Israeli right

2014-04-11 13:47

US efforts to rescue peace talks with the Palestinians are meeting tough resistance within Israel's governing coalition, with the far right threatening to quit over the mooted concessions.

Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

2014-04-08 20:09

Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers have clashed with Israeli security forces in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years.

Israel, Palestine show desire to continue talks

2014-04-07 09:04

Israel and the Palestine have angrily accused each other of undermining US-led peace efforts in the region, but nonetheless signalled their readiness to find a way to revive the talks.

'Reality check' time in Mideast talks - Kerry

2014-04-05 08:38

US secretary of state John Kerry says Washington is evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks if the parties themselves are unwilling to move forward.

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

Israel, Palestinian moves threaten peace efforts

2014-04-02 09:47

Israel and the Palestinians have announced moves that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them.

US might make spy deal with Israel - source

2014-03-31 22:02

The US might release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from prison early as a trade-off with Israel to make concessions over peace talks with Palestinians.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Abbas

2014-03-27 08:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has held "constructive" talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official says, as crunch decisions loom.

Israel bombs Syria army targets at Golan

2014-03-19 08:01

The Israeli air force has launched strikes against Syrian army positions overnight, just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights injured four of its soldiers, the military says.

Settlements or peace Palestine puts to Israel

2014-03-18 07:02

The chief Palestinian negotiator says Israel must choose between building West Bank settlements or a peace agreement but "they can't have both".

Gaza militants fire more rockets on Israel

2014-03-13 16:55

The day after a barrage, Gaza militants have fired more rockets toward Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation.

Palestinians: Netanyahu declared end to talks

2014-03-05 06:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to pro-Israel lobbyists in the US has amounted to "an official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations," a Palestinian official says.

Israeli air strike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza

2014-03-04 07:22

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip has killed two Palestinians and wounded two others, the emergency services in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Israel army kills Palestinian in West Bank raid

2014-02-27 15:01

A Palestinian has died during an Israeli army raid on his home in the West Bank town of Birzeit, the military and a Palestinian security source says.

Israel police, Palestine protesters clash at mosque

2014-02-25 10:01

Israeli police have entered the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to disperse Palestinian protesters, a police spokesperson says.

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

2014-02-21 11:17

Israel has set off an awkward debate by demanding recognition as a 'Jewish state' by law.

Kerry, Abbas to meet in Paris

2014-02-17 22:21

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris to discuss peace talks with Israel.

Israel says third rocket fired from Gaza

2014-02-07 06:59

The Israeli military say a third rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip has slammed into southern Israel, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Israeli border may divide Christian district

2014-02-04 23:40

Israel's top court has given the government two months to explain why is has not proposed an alternative route for the West Bank barrier near Jerusalem, the route will divide the local Christian community.

Don't let peace talks collapse: Israel president

2014-01-31 10:37

Israel President Schimon Peres has launched a plea to bring the current peace talks with the Palestinians to a successful conclusion and warned against allowing them to collapse.

Netanyahu settlement stance draws fire

2014-01-27 14:56

Comments by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat says.

Israel kills 2 gunmen in Gaza airstrike

2014-01-22 11:15

Israel has killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral.

Settlement critics are hypocrites: Netanyahu

2014-01-17 08:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed international critics of Jewish settlements, calling them hypocrites.

 

Israel police disperse riot at holy site

2014-04-16 15:58

Israeli police have stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials say.

Palestinians join Geneva Conventions on war

2014-04-11 14:57

The Palestinian Authority has formally signed up to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones.

Israel to limit contact with Palestinians

2014-04-09 11:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit all but diplomatic and security contact with their Palestinian counterparts, a government official says.

First women join Palestine commando unit

2014-04-07 10:53

Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves have become trailblazers in a still largely male-dominated society, where they are set to become the first females in the Presidential Guards.

Israel wants peace but 'not at any price'

2014-04-06 12:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is willing to continue US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but not "at any price".

Israel won't release Palestinian prisoners

2014-04-03 22:31

Israel says it is cancelling the fourth release of Palestinian prisoners over the Palestinian UN push.

Palestinians sign treaties to press Israel

2014-04-02 14:08

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions giving Palestine greater leverage against Israel left the US struggling with peace talks.

Kerry meets Netanyahu again to revive peace talks

2014-04-01 10:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu slams UN's censure of Israel

2014-03-30 14:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a UN rights body for a string of resolutions condemning the Jewish state despite a wave of rights abuses elsewhere in the region.

Arab summit refuses to recognise 'Jewish state'

2014-03-26 13:18

Arab leaders fully back a Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, a flashpoint issue which is threatening to derail the US-led peace talks.

Peace will require risk, Obama tells Abbas

2014-03-18 10:44

President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israel’s politicians must be prepared to make tough decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Thousands rally to support Abbas

2014-03-17 18:44

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of West Bank in support of president Mahmud Abbas's visit to Washington for talks with Barack Obama.

Israel PM: Palestinians must 'abandon fantasy'

2014-03-05 10:15
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has directly urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognise Jewish state

2014-03-04 21:14

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Israel warns Lebanon over Hezbollah reprisals

2014-02-28 15:06

Israel has warned Lebanon to prevent threatened Hezbollah retaliation for an alleged Israeli air strike on a site used by the guerrillas on the Syrian border.

Israeli forces use rubber bullets at mosque, 15 injured

2014-02-25 14:00

Israeli police have entered the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City and injured 15 Palestinians as protesters were dispersed with rubber bullets, medics say.

Israelis, Palestinians clash in Hebron

2014-02-21 22:30

A Palestinian medical official says at least two protesters have been injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the biblical West Bank city of Hebron.

Kerry pushes for Mideast peace outline

2014-02-19 22:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris for talks aimed at reaching agreement on a framework for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Israel rejects 'State of Palestine' letterhead

2014-02-12 18:50

The Israeli army says it has turned away Gazan medical patients outside their territory because referral letters were marked "State of Palestine", a status Israel does not recognise.

I won't be intimidated in peace talks - Kerry

2014-02-06 08:32

Amid a bitter spat between the US and Israel, US Secretary of State John Kerry says he won’t be "intimidated" in his dogged quest for peace in the Middle East.

'Anti-missile' withdrawed from Israel border

2014-02-03 06:59

The Hamas rulers of Gaza have withdrawn a special security force tasked with preventing rocket launches at Israel from their position near the border, a security source says.

SodaStream under fire over West Bank factory

2014-01-31 07:04
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The Israeli firm and global brand SodaStream, which produces a device for making home-carbonated drinks, has come under fire over its manufacturing operations in a West Bank settlement.

Clash looms between Israel and Gaza

2014-01-25 10:31

A clash seems to be looming between Israel and the radical Palestinian movement Islamic Jihad, as they abandon pledges made under a fragile ceasefire that ended the last full-scale war.

Palestine militants' bodies sent to relatives

2014-01-20 09:19

Israel is transferring the bodies of some Palestinians killed in fighting to their families, the military says, hours after it carried out an airstrike targeting a Palestinian militant.

Netanyahu hardens settlement demands in talks

2014-01-16 13:09

Israel's prime minister has increased the amount of occupied territory he wants to keep after any peace deal with the Palestinians, a move that could complicate efforts.

 
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