Netanyahu vows to build to thousands of houses in West Bank settlement

2017-10-03 20:15

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to build thousands of new housing units in Maaleh Adumim and annex it to Israel.

Palestinian leader in hospital for 'routine' tests - spokesperson

2017-07-29 12:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesperson has said the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalised for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours.

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

2017-06-21 13:19

Egypt is trucking 1 million litres of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing a crippling electricity crisis but also undercutting efforts to pressure territory's Hamas rulers

Israel's Netanyahu says Palestinians don't educate to peace

2017-05-07 16:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians are not educating their children toward peace.

Abbas seeks 'unprecedented' steps to end Palestinian split

2017-04-13 11:07

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the political division between his West Bank-based autonomy government and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 16:28

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have held talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting

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.

Abbas: Israeli PM puts off talks in Moscow

2016-09-06 21:18

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel's prime minister put off talks planned between the two of them this week in Moscow.

SA joins Middle East conference

2016-05-25 22:59

President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian leader President Mahmoud Abbas met in Cape Town to talk about bilateral relations between their countries.

Abbas in first public appearance since rumours of ill health

2016-01-07 06:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made his first public appearance since rumours began circulating last week that the 80-year-old was rushed to a hospital with serious heart problems.


Palestinian president leaves hospital after 'routine checkup'

2017-07-29 13:38

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been discharged from hospital in the Israel-occupied West Bank after a brief 'routine checkup', the official Wafa news agency has reported.

Abbas forces Gaza workers to retire

2017-07-04 18:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed more than 6 000 of his employees in the Gaza Strip, in a new move aimed at pressuring the territory's Hamas rulers.

Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts

2017-05-11 22:56

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomes US President Donald Trump's efforts to negotiate a Middle East settlement

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

2017-05-05 05:39

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says his first meeting with US President Donald Trump left him hopeful.

Trump wants to work with Palestinians - official

2017-03-20 21:50

Donald Trump sees Mahmud Abbas as a "strategic partner" and the Palestinian leader wants to work with the US president towards a two-state solution with Israel, says an official.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

2017-02-27 20:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new US administration.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

2016-09-12 10:05

The Palestinian president is accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing," days after Israel's leader lobbed that same allegation at the Palestinians.

Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestintians convicted of murder

2016-05-31 09:55

Gaza's Hamas rulers have executed three Palestinians convicted of murder without the required approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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.

Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands

2015-11-30 19:22

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greet each other at a global climate conference in Paris at their first meeting in five years.

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