Tag: Middle East

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 […]

‘There Has Never Been a Palestinian State’

Economics Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett has continued his calls to annex parts of Judea and Samaria, in response to the repeated failure of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. Read More: ‘There Has Never Been a Palestinian State’ – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.

The PA Walkout Was Pre-Planned

The Israeli-Palestinian talks encountered a crisis and dead-end with the unilateral announcement by Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the PA, of applications to join 15 international institutions and conventions, most notably the Fourth Geneva Convention. Read More: The PA Walkout Was Pre-Planned – Op-Eds – Israel National News.

Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem’s Third Temple

On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment […]

US Denies Deal Finalized For Pollard’s Release

A US official denied on Thursday a report citing another senior American official, who said that a deal freeing Jonathan Pollard in exchange for Israeli-held Arab terrorist convicts and an extension of peace talks will be carried out in the coming days. Read More: US Denies Deal Finalized For Pollard’s Release – News from America – News […]