Tag: Middle East

Kerry lands in Israel in attempt to salvage faltering peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Israel on Monday evening as he broke from his travel schedule for the second time in a week to rush back to Israel to try to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Read More: Kerry lands in Israel in attempt to salvage faltering peace talks | JPost | Israel News.

Report: Israel offers Palestinians draft proposal for extending peace talks

Israel reportedly offered the Palestinians a proposal on Sunday that Jerusalem hopes will result in extended peace negotiations beyond the initial April 29 deadline set for the current round of talks, a Palestinian official told AFP. Read More: Report: Israel offers Palestinians draft proposal for extending peace talks | JPost | Israel News.

Netanyahu: No deal to release prisoners without clear benefit for Israel

After Israel missed the deadline Saturday to release the fourth and final batch of Palestinian prisoners, seemingly putting peace talks in danger of collapse, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that haggling on the issue could go on for “a number of days.” Read More: Netanyahu: No deal to release prisoners without clear benefit for […]

Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians only want terrorists freed

Following a report that the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails would not go ahead this weekend, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon Likud slammed the Palestinians for failing to make concessions in the peace process and for only being interested in releasing terrorists. Read More: Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians […]

Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground

Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa held a last drill on Tuesday to simulate moving hundreds of patients and entire intensive care units down three levels into a fortified underground hospital, which will normally be used as a car park during peacetime. Read More: WATCH: Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground | JPost […]

Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman on Wednesday, hours after Abbas dismissed Kerry’s framework document. Read More: Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks | JPost | Israel News.

Agreement With Israel will be ‘Non-Binding’

The Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki has claimed that the upcoming framework agreement with Israel will be “non-binding”, and that the PA was likely to take unilateral steps against Israel following the end of the nine-month negotiating period. Read More: PA: Agreement With Israel will be ‘Non-Binding’ – Middle East – News – Israel […]

Framework document for the establishment of permanent peace

Security for the people and states of Israel and Palestine is the most fundamental undertaking of the agreement on permanent peace. The ultimate responsibility for security must be undertaken by two parties themselves. Read More: Encountering Peace: Framework document for the establishment of permanent peace part 2 of 3 | JPost | Israel News.

Temple Mount Used as Prop in Arab League Condemnation Frenzy

While the Arabic media is focusing on many of the key rifts between Arab states, regional leaders used this week’s Arab League Summit in Kuwait City to unite in their calls for “Jerusalem” to be the capital of a Palestinian state and for Israel to stop its assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount. […]

No compromise on east Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state

The Palestinians won’t accept anything less than a fully sovereign state with east Jerusalem as its capital, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday. Read More: Abbas: No compromise on east Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state | JPost | Israel News.