JERUSALEM – Israel told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday it might not carry out a final stage of a Palestinian prisoner release unless he commits to prolonging peace talks beyond a US-set April deadline for a deal. Read More: Israel says it might not carry out 4th Palestinian prisoner release | JPost | Israel […]
The ethnic Russian population constitutes approximately 56 percent of the population of Crimea, with Ukrainians making up a further 24 %. The Palestinian population of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip constitute over 90% of the population, with the Jewish settler population making up less than 10%. Read More: Borderline views: Crimea, the West […]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Palestinian Authority PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday “to make the tough decisions that will be necessary” before an April 29 deadline for a peace deal with Israel, Reuters reported, citing a U.S. official. Read More: Kerry Urges Abbas to ‘Make Tough Decisions’ – Middle East – News […]
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas he has just weeks to make “tough political decisions” in talks with Israel over a two-state solution, during a bilateral meeting between the two men in Washington on Sunday. Read More: Kerry tells Abbas: ‘Weeks’ left to make ‘tough decisions’ | […]
President Obama urged Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to accept guidelines for new talks with Israel ahead of a key deadline. “I believe that now is the time,” Obama said before an Oval Office meeting with Abbas, though he cited long-standing details that have often blocked peace deals in the past. Read More: […]
Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, strongly condemned Israeli “aggression” at the Temple Mount on Monday, 24 hours after Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel ascended the mount in a pre-planned visit to the Mount that was cut short by police. Read More: Jordan Blames ‘Settlers’ for Temple Mount Riots – Middle East – News – Israel […]
A single word, “Jewish,” shows the delicacy of trying to forge a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More: Time running out for even a framework for Middle East talks – CNN.com.
Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s insistence on a public declaration of Israel’s Jewish character from the Palestinians “a mistake” in the diplomatic process. Read More: Kerry: Netanyahu wrong to insist Palestinians recognize Israel as […]
Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel, a senior member of Israel’s government, has once again controversially called for the rebuilding of the Third Temple, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Read More: Preparing to Rebuild the Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem | Politics | Learnist.
British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a warm speech to the Knesset on Wednesday, spelling out the possible benefits of a peace deal rather than chiding Israel for settlement construction. Read More: Cameron in Knesset trumpets benefits of peace, rather than chiding Israel on settlements | JPost | Israel News.