Tag: Middle East

Liberman: Deal Almost Closed When PA Pulled Out

Speaking to foreign diplomats Sunday night, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Israel and the Palestinian Authority had been close to an agreement – until the Palestinians decided to backtrack from agreements they had already made. Read More: Liberman: Deal Almost Closed When PA Pulled Out – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.

Jews Arrested Attempting to Bring Pesach Sacrifice

Eight Jews were arrested Monday for attempting to sacrifice a goat on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site. Read More: Jews Arrested Attempting to Bring Pesach Sacrifice – Jewish World – News – Israel National News.

Liberman: Package being discussed now with Palestinians not same as it was two weeks ago

The package deal currently being discussed to enable a continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian talks is not the same one that was on the table two weeks ago, which included Israel’s release of Israeli-Arab prisoners and the US freeing Jonathan Pollard, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday. Read More: Liberman: Package being discussed now with Palestinians […]

Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount

Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach. Read More: Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.

Report: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet without Indyk

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a three-hour meeting Sunday night without the presence of US mediator Martin Indyk, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported. Read More: Report: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet without Indyk | JPost | Israel News.

Washington takes time out from Israeli-Palestinian talks, Netanyahu and Livni upbeat about deal

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, after several days of evaluating the chances of re-igniting Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, have decided to distance themselves for the time being from the process until the two leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, find their own way back to the table. […]

US: Gaps between Israelis and Palestinians narrowing but reports of deal are premature

The US State Department said Thursday that progress was being made in US-mediated negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians meant to keep peace talks going, but denied reports from the region that there had been an agreement. Read More: US: Gaps between Israelis and Palestinians narrowing but reports of deal are premature | JPost | […]

PA to Join Geneva Conventions – Global Agenda

The Palestinian Authority PA has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties’ guardian Switzerland confirmed Friday. Read More: PA to Join Geneva Conventions – Global Agenda – News – Israel National News.

Abbas says willing to extend peace talks past April 29

The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed on Thursday his willingness to extend peace talks with Israel past the end of April on “the basis that the fundamentals bring to the founding of a Palestinian state whose capital is east Jerusalem.” Read More: Abbas says willing to extend peace talks past April 29 […]

UN Chief Approves PA Breach of Talks

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday signed official documents, confirming reception of and starting processing for Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s requests to join international conventions that are also signed by the UN. Ten of the 15 conventions the PA wishes to join are co-signed by the UN. Read More: UN Chief Approves […]