Tag: Middle East

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 […]

Kerry to return to region, as plan to free Pollard, save floundering peace talks emerges

US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel Tuesday morning as details emerged of a possible deal that would lead to the release of imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard by passover and would ensure the continuation of peace talks into 2015. Read More: Kerry to return to region, as plan to free Pollard, save floundering […]

Abbas: Signs document to join international organizations

Abbas has signed a document requesting to join UN agencies and international organizations, according to a report by Channel 10. Read More: Abbas: Signs document to join international organizations, says Israel procrastinating | JPost | Israel News.