Tag: Middle East

Palestinians warn: We will join the Hague

The Palestinian Authority is only prepared to negotiate borders at this point in the peace talks, Fatah leader and negotiator Mohamed Shtayyeh told Sky News on Wednesday night. Read More: Palestinians warn: We will join the Hague | JPost | Israel News.

DEBKAfile forecasts Israel-Palestinian dialogue’s swift revival

After the commotion over the breakdown of talks, DEBKAfile’s sources predict that the US-led Israel-Palestinian talks will be back on course much sooner than would seem possible. The deal will be quickly closed for the release of 420 jailed Palestinians, including Israel Arab terrorists, and a partial freeze on settlement construction. Read More: DEBKAfile forecasts […]

BBC News – Premature to write off Middle East peace talks – Kerry

John Kerry said a lot of possibilities were in play, even though a dispute threatens to derail his efforts to extend negotiations beyond this month. Read More: BBC News – Premature to write off Middle East peace talks – Kerry.

Israel cancels fourth prisoner release

Israel has called off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners meant to advance peacemaking and called for the US-sponsored negotiations to be reviewed, an official briefed on the talks said on Thursday. Read More: Israel cancels fourth prisoner release | JPost | Israel News.

Analysis: Despite crisis, Palestinians will continue peace talks

The current crisis in the US-sponsored peace talks does not mean that the Palestinian Authority is planning to walk out of the negotiations with Israel, Palestinians in Ramallah emphasized Thursday. Read More: Analysis: Despite crisis, Palestinians will continue peace talks | JPost | Israel News.

Abbas formally applies to join int’l bodies, ‘first step toward joining all UN agencies’

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday submitted applications to join international organizations and treaties. Read More: Abbas formally applies to join int’l bodies, ‘first step toward joining all UN agencies’ | JPost | Israel News.

LIVE BLOG: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks face meltdown – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

The U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were on the brink of a meltdown Wednesday, following a series of events on both sides of the table. Read More: News Source No Longer Available — Continue to Endtime ».

Why Palestine is heading back to the UN – Opinion Israel News

Fifteen documents have been signed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, documents that will bring Palestine towards membership in United Nations institutions related to human rights and international law. Despite the naysayers and the pressure from all sides, the PLO leadership has shown that it will no longer be a passive observer, and that it will […]

Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time

Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest across the Middle East. Iranian forces battle anti-Shi’ite fighters in Damascus, and the region braces for an ultimate showdown. Read More: Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time | Reuters.

Encountering peace: Framework document for the establishment of permanent peace (part 3 of 3)

ARTICLE EIGHT: CREATING A CULTURE OF PEACE, EDUCATION FOR PEACE AND FIGHTING AGAINST INCITEMENT With the signing of this Declaration of Principles the two sides undertake to work in partnership in a decisive way to foster a culture of peace, including the undertaking of curricula review and modification of textbooks and the inclusion of education […]