Tag: Middle East

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.

AFP: PLO to push on with efforts to join 60 international bodies

The PLO’s central council decided Sunday to continue with efforts to join 60 United Nations bodies and international agreements, AFP reported, citing a statement from the governing body of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Read More: AFP: PLO to push on with efforts to join 60 international bodies | JPost | Israel News.

Coalition with Hamas will recognize Israel, Abbas tells Kerry

WASHINGTON — On a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday evening, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas would renounce violence and recognize the state of Israel. Read More: Coalition with Hamas will recognize Israel, Abbas tells Kerry | JPost | Israel News.

In wake of Hamas-Fatah unity, Israel calls off talks with Palestinians

Meeting of security cabinet ends with unanimous decision to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians and take unspecified steps against unilateral moves by the PA; Netanyahu: Abbas has made a pact with a murderous terror group. Read More: In wake of Hamas-Fatah unity, Israel calls off talks with Palestinians | JPost | Israel News.

Fatah, Hamas Sign Reconciliation Deal

Hamas and Fatah have signed a landmark reconciliation pact Wednesday, having agreed upon the terms of the deal at a meeting in Gaza. Read More: Fatah, Hamas Sign Reconciliation Deal – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

PA Threatens ‘All Options’ After Talks Suspended

The Palestinian Authority (PA) shot back on Thursday night that it is considering “all options” in response to the suspension of peace talks. Read More: PA Threatens ‘All Options’ After Talks Suspended – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

Netanyahu breaks off peace talks over Palestinian pact with Hamas. US may suspend PLO recognition

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday night, April 23,  that Israel is breaking off peace talks with the Palestinians pending reassessment of the process after Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah signed a unity pact with Hamas in Gaza City. A special foreign affairs and defense cabinet meeting takes place Thursday to decide how to handle this […]

Jordan summons Israeli envoy in Amman

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry asked Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo on Monday to convey to Israel Jordan’s protest and rejection of recurring Israeli violations against the al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported. Read More: Jordan summons Israeli envoy in Amman after Temple Mount clashes | JPost | Israel News.

Riots Force Out Top US Rabbi from Temple Mount

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s tour of the Temple Mount was cut short this morning when violent rioting broke out at the holy site. It was the first time that the Temple Mount had been open to Jews since the beginning of the observance of Passover this year. Read More: Riots Force Out Top US Rabbi from […]