Tag: Middle East

Ben-Dahan calls for Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

The Deputy Minister of Religious Services MK Eli Ben-Dahan said that Jews must be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount and that the ministry is preparing new regulations for Jewish prayer at the site. Read More: Ben-Dahan calls for Jewish prayer on Temple Mount | JPost | Israel News.

‘Kerry will resume push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

After the nine-month deadline for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks expired on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s aides said that he would again try to get the sides back to the negotiating table after a pause of several months.   The talks came to an official halt on Tuesday, though Israel had already decided to […]

Religious Affairs Min. Vows Temple Mount Prayers

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan spoke via video message at a conference for Jewish Temple Mount prayer rights on Tuesday. He announced that his office is working on new regulations allowing Jews to pray at the holiest site in Judaism.   At the conference, held in Jerusalem’s Begin Heritage Center by the Liba Project for […]

Hamas Leader Says Abbas ‘Lying’

Hamas will never recognize Israel’s right to exist or put its terrorist army under Palestinian Authority (PA) control according to a senior Hamas official, who on Tuesday revealed his version of the unity government deal reached last Wednesday.   PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Saturday that the new government will “obey my policy,” and would […]

Erekat: Israel actively sabotaged peace talks, trying to consolidate apartheid regime

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Israel of actively sabotaging peace talks, as the nine-month period for US-mediated negotiations which began in July came to an end on Tuesday. Read More: Erekat: Israel actively sabotaged peace talks, trying to consolidate apartheid regime | JPost | Israel News.

Abbas: No Peace Unless Borders are Defined

There can be no peace with Israel without first defining the borders of a future Palestinian state, Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday. Read More: Abbas: No Peace Unless Borders are Defined – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

‘The Palestinians Outmaneuvered Us’

Attorney Elyakim Haetzni, a former Knesset Member and an influential nationalist pundit, thinks Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas has outmaneuvered Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel is in danger of losing more ground in the diplomatic chess game with the PA. Read More: ‘The Palestinians Outmaneuvered Us’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

US-set Middle East peace deadline expires

A US deadline for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has ended without an agreement being reached. Talks resumed in July after a three-year hiatus but made little progress.   The latest round was halted by Israel last week after the main Palestinian factions announced a political pact. US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

Middle East peace talks: Q&A

The effort by John Kerry, the US secretary of state, to get Israelis and Palestinians to peace talks set a deadline of nine months, which expired today. In reality, however, Israel suspended talks last week over the agreement signed between the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the leadership of the Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza. […]

‘Kerry warns if peace talks fail, Israel may become apartheid state’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that in the absence of a two-state solution, Israel risks becoming an apartheid state, The Daily Beast news site reported early Monday morning. Read More: ‘Kerry warns if peace talks fail, Israel may become apartheid state’ | JPost | Israel News.