October 1, 2014
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  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    Israel bombards Gaza Strip, Hamas rockets land deep in

    Militants in Gaza fired more rockets at Tel Aviv, targeting Israel's heartland after attacks in the enclave that Palestinian officials said have killed at least 27 people.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK warns Israel over Argentine priest safety

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza strip, and warned that any harm done to him “will have severe consequences for the bilateral relations.”

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    Iran 'totally rejects' Palestine UN statehood bid

    Iran's supreme leader rejected the Palestinians' UN statehood bid, saying any deal that accepted the existence of Israel would leave a "cancerous tumor" forever threatening the security of the Middle East.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Palestine condemns Israeli attack on Argentine diplomatic vehicle

    Palestine condemned the attack by Israeli soldiers against a car belonging to Argentina’s embassy in the Middle East country and praised Argentine support to the Palestinian cause.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    Obama, Primer Minister Netanyahu to meet at White House next week

    US President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting on Wednesday at the White House to discuss Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, the situation in Gaza, Iran nuclear talks, and the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    Palestinian president urges 'firm timetable' to end occupation

    There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a "firm timetable", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly today.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    Israeli air strikes kill 2 in Gaza, 20 wounded

    Israeli air strikes launched before dawn killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Hamas leader says Gaza only 'milestone to reaching our objective'

    Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only "a milestone to reaching our objective".

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Israel first lady visits Tregerman family

    Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the family of Daniel Tregerman, the 4-year-old with Argentine roots who was killed by a Hamas mortar last Friday.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Palestine's Abbas calls for Gaza talks resumption

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an urgent resumption of peace talks today as violence continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with Israel carrying out air strikes and militants firing rockets.

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    “I just want peace”, says mother of 4 –year-old Daniel Tregerman

    By Damian Pachter Staff

    After the death of her four –year-old son Daniel, Gila Tregerman called today for a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and stated “I just want peace,” during a phone conversation with the

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

    Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

    Israeli and Palestinian officials said they had agreed to extend a Gaza ceasefire by another 24 hours to allow time for the sides to continue negotiations for terms of a possible agreement.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Palestinians seek deal before ceasefire ends

    Israel and the Palestinians struggled to reach a lasting deal in Egyptian-mediated talks before a day-long extension of a Gaza ceasefire runs out.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Hamas accuses Israel of trying to kill its military chief as Gaza war rages on

    An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire extended for five days

    Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo agreed to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the fighting in Gaza, the head of the Palestinian delegation said.

  • 16/08/2014 | World

    Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks.

  • 17/08/2014 | World

    Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas' 'long war' threat

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said any deal on Gaza's future at truce talks in Cairo must be contingent on Israel's security needs, cautioning Hamas against carrying out its threat of a long war if Palestinian demands are not met.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Truce efforts defied in Gaza crisis: five Palestinians killed, rockets hit Israel

    Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended ceasefire.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Palestinians say to leave Cairo if Israel does not resume Gaza talks

    Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza without setting conditions, the head of the delegation Azzam Ahmed said.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Hamas agree on new 72-hour ceasefire

    Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting at 2100 GMT, officials from the warring sides said.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Palestinian Authority seeks ICC war crimes case against Israel

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors today to push for an investigation.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Senior Hamas official Marzouk says "no agreement on extension" of Gaza truce

    A senior Cairo based Hamas official said there was no agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians over the extension of a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that took effect on Tuesday.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Israel strikes Gaza Strip after militants resume rocket fire

    Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip today in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Israel declares 7-hour Gaza truce

    Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and allow some of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by an almost four-week-old war to go back to home.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Palestinians, Israelis trade charges of breaking Gaza truce

    Palestinians said Israel had bombed a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding 29 other people, while Israel said at least four rockets had been fired at its territory from Gaza.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Gaza Strip crisis: 72-hour truce begins, Israel withdraws troops

    Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip today and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Media: Israel withdraws troops from Gaza, signals war winding down

    Some Israeli ground forces withdrew from the Gaza Strip, two Israeli television stations have reported, after the military said it was close to achieving its main war goal of destroying Hamas cross-border tunnels.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israel PM Netanyahu says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

    Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas was killed in action

    Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip, was determined to have been killed in action during Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, an army statement said.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    Israeli soldier may have been killed in ambush, Hamas armed wing says

    The Hamas Islamist group's armed wing in the Gaza Strip said it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused them of abducting, adding he may have been killed during an ambush.

  • 02/08/2014 | World

    Israel continues Gaza offensive, truce efforts renewed in Egypt

    Egypt was due to host a Palestinian delegation later today to try to salvage the truce. Israeli envoys had also been expected in Cairo at the weekend, but Netanyahu officials did not say whether they would still go.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Israel 'determined' to destroy Hamas tunnels 'with or without ceasefire'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, has said he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Hamas agree to 3 day Gaza truce

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

    A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Tel Aviv accusing militants of violating the truce by firing rockets and mortars.

  • 27/07/2014 | World

    Hamas accepts 24-hour humanitarian truce

    Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group has said, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Israel flattens home of Hamas Gaza leader

    Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave. Health officials said at least 30 Palestinians were killed in some of heaviest bombardments from air, sea and land since the Israeli offensive began in response to Hamas rocket fire.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    UN says more rockets found at one of its Gaza schools

    The United Nations agency that looks after Palestinian refugees said it had found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip and deplored those who had put them there.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    Diplomats pursue ceasefire efforts as Gaza truce takes hold

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets today to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    Ceasefire ends as Gaza militants resume firing rockets into Israel

    Militants resumed firing rockets into Israel from Gaza around two hours after the end of a 12-hour ceasefire, the armed wing of Islamist group Hamas said. Israeli police said warning sirens sounded across the country as rockets were fired as far as the Tel Aviv area.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Israel rejects cease fire; 'progress made' says US Secretary of State Kerry

    Israeli security cabinet rejected today US Secretary of State John Kerry’s humanitarian cease fire proposal presented in El Cairo, Israel public TV announced.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Global calls for peace in Gaza spread


  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

    Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a UN requested 12 hour humanitarian truce to begin on Saturday morning, and efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire moved ahead.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian death toll reaches 616 in third week of conflict

    With the conflict entering its third week, the Palestinian death toll rose to 616, including nearly 100 children and many other civilians, Gaza health officials said.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Khamenei calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    Israeli shelling kills at least 17, hundreds injured in UN Gaza shelter

    At least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza, said a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    More than 100 killed in Gaza's bloodiest day

    Hamas's armed wing said it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Israel keeps up Gaza assaults as death rate passes 500

    Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip today, killing a Palestinian man in an air strike, as the death of a man in the town of Khan Younis raised the Palestinian toll to 537 killed.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Israel minister says ceasefire 'not near'

    Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Israel steps up Gaza offensive as Hamas fires more rockets

    Israeli forces on Saturday pressed ahead with a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants kept firing rockets deep into Israel's heartland, pushing the death toll past 300 in almost two weeks of conflict.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Two Israeli soldiers die in Gaza clash; Palestinian toll tops 300

    Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants today, the army said, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Gaza fighting enters 13th day; no solution in sight

    Israel fired shells into the Gaza Strip and militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state on Sunday with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Israel intensifies land offensive in Gaza

    Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    Pope calls Peres, Abbas to voice 'grave concerns' about Gaza crisis

    Pope Francis has telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to express his "very grave concerns" over the conflict in Gaza, the Vatican said.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    UN chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Palestinians rush to buy supplies during truce

    Palestinians rushed to shops and banks as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it had fought off gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. The break in 10 days of fighting has been requested by the UN.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Israel orders ground invasion of Gaza

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Israel urges Gaza areas evacuation

    Israel urged the evacuation of several Gaza Strip areas threatening ground operations after briefly holding fire under an Egyptian truce proposal that failed to stop Palestinian rocket salvoes.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Israel sets temporary Gaza humanitarian truce

    Israel said it would temporarily halt fire in the Gaza Strip on Thursday for a five-hour period, citing humanitarian reasons.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach; Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce

    Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach today, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Israel says three confess to revenge murder of Palestinian

    Three Israeli Jews arrested for the murder of a Palestinian teenager have confessed to abducting him and burning him alive, officials said, an incident that helped trigger a week of Israeli-Hamas fighting around the Gaza strip.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Egypt proposes ceasefire as Israel-Palestine conflict continues

    Egypt has launched an initiative to halt fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, proposing a ceasefire to be followed by talks in Cairo on settling the conflict in which Gaza authorities say more than 170 people have died.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Gaza ceasefire fails as rocket attacks, air strikes resume

    Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip today after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Israeli commandos clash with Hamas, Gaza death toll rises to 149

    Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip today, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants

    Israeli naval commandos have clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Thousands flee town in Gaza after Israel warning

    Israeli forces dropped leaflets into the town of Beit Lahiya near Gaza's northern border with Israel. They read: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware."

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Gaza death toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets 'with all power'

    An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants.

  • 12/07/2014 | World

    Gaza death toll up to 121 as Israel deploys more missile interceptors

    Israel has rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people.

  • 12/07/2014 | World

    Israel fires into Lebanon after rockets launched over border

    Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon today and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese security sources and the Israeli military said, in the second such incident in two days.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire

    At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said today, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Obama tells Israel US ready to help end hostilities

    President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; death toll rises to 85 in fourth day of offensive

    Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn today, raising the death toll to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    At least 53 killed in Hamas enclave, Gaza rocket land deep in Israel

    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestine said has killed at least 53 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    UN Security Council to meet on Israel, Palestinian hostilities

    The UN Security Council will meet at 11 am (1400 GMT) on Thursday to discuss escalating Israel and Palestinian hostilities and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to brief the 15-member body, diplomats said.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Overcoming despair to keep hope alive as Middle East war breaks out again

    By Nadia Nasanovsky
    Speaking with, Ronny Edry, an Israeli graphic designer that became worldwide known in 2012 for his “Israel Loves Iran” campaign cannot hide his despair for this “new cycle of war”.

  • 05/07/2014 | World

    Israel investigating police beating of Palestinian

    The United States called for speedy investigation of an incident in which it said a US citizen of Palestinian descent appeared to have been badly beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem this week.

  • 06/07/2014 | World

    Six suspects arrested for Palestinian teen murder

    Israel has arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death sparked violent protests in Jerusalem and Israeli Arab towns.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Israel intensifies Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket attacks

    Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip today, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian teen found dead in possible revenge attack

    The discovery of a body in a Jerusalem forest has raised suspicions that a missing Palestinian youth had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Rising border tensions in Israel-Palestine conflict

    Israeli air strikes wounded 15 people in the Gaza Strip, local residents said, and militants kept up rocket fire on Israel, damaging two homes, in rising border tensions following the death of a Palestinian youth.

  • 05/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian youth burned alive - autopsy

    Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general has been reported as saying.

  • 29/06/2014 | World

    Israel bombs the Gaza Strip after rocket attacks

    Israeli aircraft has attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Israel finds bodies of three missing teens in West Bank

    Israeli forces found the bodies of three missing teenagers in the occupied West Bank after a nearly three-week-long search and a sweep against the Islamist Hamas group that Israel says abducted them.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Israel: ‘Hamas responsible for kidnappings, murders’

    After the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, Tel Aviv intensified its strikes to Hamas, blaming the Palestinian Islamist group for the abduction and killings. “We will continue to pursue the murderers of the teen,” Israeli defence minister said.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Israel blames Hamas for teens kidnapping

    Israel said Hamas militants had abducted three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank, warning of "serious consequences" as it pressed on with a search and detained dozens of Palestinians.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Israel expands military operation in West Bank hunt for missing teens

    Israeli armed forces has swept through half a dozen Palestinian towns and arrested more Hamas officials, expanding a search for three teenagers into a crackdown on the Islamist group accused of abducting them.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Gun battle flares as Israeli soldiers seek missing teens in West Bank

    Israeli forces traded gunfire with Palestinians today, the military said, in the fiercest street battles in the occupied West Bank since a search began for three Israeli teenagers missing for a week.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel's President

    Reuven Rivlin, a right-wing legislator opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, has been elected Israel's president and will replace the dovish Shimon Peres in the largely ceremonial post.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Israeli forces search for three missing Jewish teens in West Bank

    Israeli forces are searching for three Jewish teenagers who went missing in the West Bank late on Thursday, the military said on today.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    Israeli PM Netanyahu confirms three teenagers 'definitely' kidnapped

    Israel has sent more troops to the occupied West Bank to step up searches for three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted by Palestinians, with a military source saying it was not known if they were dead or alive.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Pope welcomes Peres, Abbas for Vatican prayers

    The Israeli and Palestinian presidents began an unprecedented meeting with Pope Francis to pray together in the hope that the gesture will relaunch the Middle East peace process.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Francis urges Israel, Palestine to 'persevere undaunted in dialogue'

    Pope Francis told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents that they "must respond" to their people's yearning for peace in the Middle East and find "the strength to persevere undaunted in dialogue", at the end of an unprecedented prayer meeting in the Vatican gardens that marked the first time the two presidents have met in public in more than a year.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu Palestine strategy rapped by Israeli coalition partners

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the now-moribund Palestinian peace negotiations drew criticism from both sides of his own coalition today, and one partner said relations with the United States had plunged to an all-time low.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges int'l community not to recognize Palestinian unity gov't

    "I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to rush to recognise a Palestinian government which has Hamas as part of it and which is dependent on Hamas," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Abbas swears in Palestinian unity gov't

    President Mahmoud Abbas has swore in a Palestinian unity government in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to freeze US-brokered peace talks.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Angered by Palestinian unity gov't, Israel to build more settler homes

    Israel announced plans to build some 3,000 more settler homes in response to the inauguration of a Palestinian unity government formed with the backing of Hamas Islamists opposed to Israel's existence.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Fatah, Hamas agree on unity Cabinet

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed on the make-up of a national unity government, officials from both parties said, in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

    Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said.

  • 31/05/2014 | World

    Unified Palestinian government to be announced on June 2

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expects a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists will be announced on June 2, completing a unity deal the sides agreed last month.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    Pope Francis invites Israel, Palestine leaders to Vatican for peace talks

    "In this, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, I wish to invite you, President Mahmoud Abbas, together with President Shimon Peres, to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace," the pontiff said as he made a surprise visit to the wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    As Mideast trip nears end, Pope navigates minefield of symbols

    Pope Francis navigated the minefield of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and humbly bowed to kiss the hands of Holocaust survivors today, the last day of a Mideast trip laden with bold personal gestures.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Shimon Peres: 'We'll work together, Jews, Christians, Muslims to bring an end to conflicts'

    "We will work together, Jews, Christians and Muslims to bring an end to the conflicts," Peres said, speaking alongside the pope, a choir of children standing behind them.

  • 24/04/2014 | World

    Israel halts peace talks in response to Abbas pact with Hamas

    After a six-hour closed-door meeting, Israeli Security Cabinet “decided unanimously that the government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organisation that calls for Israel's destruction.”

  • 26/04/2014 | World

    Abbas: Palestinian unity gov't will recognise Israel

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has signalled that he remains committed to troubled US-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognise Israel.

  • 27/04/2014 | World

    Abbas calls Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Nazi Holocaust "the most heinous crime" against humanity in modern times, in an apparent bid to build bridges with Israel days after troubled peace talks collapsed.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the US State Department said.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Netanyahu urges Abbas to choose between Hamas or peace with Israel

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over just-revived unity talks with Hamas, saying he had to choose between peace with Israel or its Islamist enemy.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Hamas, Abbas agree on unity pact, elections

    The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed to implement a unity pact and to hold national elections, both sides have announced.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Kerry says willing to take blame for US foreign policy failures

    US Secretary of State John Kerry bristled at fierce criticism from US senators, saying he would accept blame for foreign policy failures but was at least trying to make progress on Middle East peace and the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Netanyahu freezes negotiations with Palestinian Authority

    Israel announced a partial freeze in high-level contacts with the Palestinians and also threatened economic steps after they signed international conventions, deepening a crisis menacing US-brokered peace talks.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Israel imposes sanctions against Palestinians

    Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate US efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Palestine president Abbas signs UN conventions

    Mahmoud Abbas has signed more than a dozen international conventions citing anger at Israel's delay of a prisoner release, in a move that could jeopardise US efforts to salvage fragile peace talks.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Washington to 'evaluate' role in Middle East conflict - Kerry

    Washington was evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks, signaling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out. John Kerry said there was a limit to US efforts if the parties themselves were unwilling to move forward.

  • 06/04/2014 | World

    Netanyahu: Israel wants Palestine peace talks but 'not at any price'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatening to punish the Palestinians for unilateral moves towards statehood, said Israel was willing to press on with US-brokered talks but not "at any price".

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a series of rocket attacks against Israel that originated in the Gaza Strip and provoked swift Israeli retaliation.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Gaza rockets pepper Israel though truce called

    Four rockets launched from the Gaza Strip struck Israel despite an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire announced by Palestinian faction Islamic Jihad after the most intense cross-border violence since 2012.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Israel Defence minister apologises to Kerry over scorn for peace drive

    Israel's hawkish defence minister apologised to US Secretary of State John Kerry after a newspaper quoted him scorning the diplomat's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    US peace proposal strains Israeli ruling coalition

    A pending US framework proposal to propel stumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks forward chipped away at a troubled alliance between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and an ultranationalist ally in his governing coalition.

  • 01/02/2014 | World

    Israel's finance minister halts funds to West Bank settlements

    Israel's finance minister halted the transfer of government funds to West Bank Jewish settlements, and ordered a probe into allegations that money meant to support municipalities had been funnelled to a pro-settler political group.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Sperm smuggled from jail, wife in Gaza gives birth to boy

    The wife of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail gave birth to a boy born from sperm smuggled into Gaza, her family said, the first successful pregnancy of its kind in the embattled coastal enclave.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    US Biden attends Sharon´s funeral

    Israel paid homage to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services being held for a man celebrated as a war hero at home but seen by many in the Arab world as a war criminal.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Israeli defence chief calls Kerry messianic

    Israel's hawkish defence minister drew rare US condemnation over reports he had denounced Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

  • 04/01/2014 | World

    Kerry says making progress towards Israeli-Palestinian deal

    Israel and the Palestinians are making progress towards reaching a framework peace agreement but they are not there yet, US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters.

  • 05/01/2014 | World

    Kerry: Israel and Palestine progress on peace 'puzzle'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry asserted today that Israelis and Palestinians were making some progress in peace talks, though there was still a chance no accord would be reached.

  • 08/01/2014 | World

    Hamas frees Fatah men, urges rival to reciprocate

    The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip freed seven imprisoned members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction today, saying it was trying to promote reconciliation with its West Bank-based rival.

  • 08/12/2013 | World

    Netanyahu partner urges Palestine peace deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner publicly prodded him to show "historic courage" and reach a peace deal with the Palestinians even at the risk of his government's collapse.

  • 13/12/2013 | World

    Kerry says Israeli-Palestinian deal possible by end April

    Shrugging off gloomy predictions of failure, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Israelis and Palestinians remained committed to peace talks and were on course to wrap up a full deal by April.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    Palestinian ambassador killed by explosion at Prague home

    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague was killed in an explosion at his residence that Czech authorities believe was probably an accident.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Netanyahu halts Israeli plans to build 24,000 settler homes

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a reassessment of plans to build nearly 24,000 settler homes, saying he feared an international outcry that would divert attention from Israel's lobbying against a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Abbas confirms Palestinian peace negotiators resigned

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his peace negotiators had resigned over the lack of progress in US-brokered statehood talks clouded by Israeli settlement building.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Palestinian peace talks delegation resigns

    Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas said his delegation of peace negotiators has resigned over the lack of progress in US-brokered statehood talks with Israel.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Israel pushes plans for 3,500 settler homes after prisoners freed

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered officials to press ahead with plans to build 3,500 more homes for Jewish settlers, hours after Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of US-brokered peace efforts.

  • 03/11/2013 | World

    Israel issues tenders for more settler homes ahead of Kerry visit

    Israel issued tenders for construction of more than 1,700 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank today, moving ahead with projects opposed by the United States and others ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Experts: Evidence backs Arafat poisoning theory, wider probe needed

    The remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat showed test results consistent with polonium poisoning and should lead to a judicial investigation even if they were not absolute proof that he died that way, Swiss experts have revealed.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Kerry seeks 'reasonable compromises' in Israeli-Palestinian talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday for Israel and the Palestinians to make "reasonable compromises" for peace as he prepared to preside over their first direct negotiations in nearly three years.

  • 13/08/2013 | World

    Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners to keep US sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Abbas to Pope Francis: 'I hope to sign a peace treaty with Israel'

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today met with Pope Francis and invited him to visit the Holy Land, matching a standing invitation from Israel.

  • 20/07/2013 | World

    Israel to free Palestinian prisoners for peace talks

    Israel has agreed to a long-standing Palestinian demand to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks, but will not yield on other central issues, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

  • 28/07/2013 | World

    Israel approves prisoner deal to clear way for peace talks

    Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners to help restart peace talks with the Palestinians and end nearly three years of diplomatic stagnation.

  • 28/07/2013 | World

    Israeli, Palestinian negotiators expected to resume peace talks

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators plan to resume peace talks in Washington this week after nearly three years, according to the US State Department.

  • 24/05/2013 | World

    Kerry says Israelis, Palestinians must make tough decisions

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders are nearing crunch time, when they must decide whether to revive long-dormant peace negotiations to end their decades-old conflict, US John Kerry said.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    New Palestinian prime minister offers resignation: official

    Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas just two weeks after taking office, an official in his press office confirmed.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Israel and Palestinians ready for peace talks

    Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, though he cautioned the deal was not final and required more diplomacy.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Palestinian Hamas Islamists re-elect Meshaal as leader

    The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

  • 13/04/2013 | World

    Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad quits

    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit after months of tension with President Mahmoud Abbas, leaving the administration in disarray just as the United States tries to revive peace talks with Israel.

  • 27/02/2013 | World

    EU report denounces 'provocative' Israeli settlement building

    Israeli building on occupied land poses the most serious threat to the creation of a Palestinian state, EU diplomats said in a report leaked on Wednesday, urging Europe not to fund any settlement activities.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Obama promises undying support to Israel

    Making his first official visit to Israel, President Barack Obama pledged unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded US-Israeli relations.

  • 23/03/2013 | World

    Kerry to meet Palestinian, Israeli leaders after Obama visit

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman before flying to Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks ways to revive long-stalled peace talks.

  • 01/12/2012 | World

    Merkel reaffirms support for Israel after UN vote

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Israel of her country's support, two days after Berlin disappointed the Jewish state by abstaining in a UN vote on the Palestinians' status.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    Merkel says agree to disagree with Netanyahu on settlements

    Germany's Angela Merkel and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to disagree on the question of Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements, the chancellor said.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Gaza perfume sales soar with rocket name

    Sales of a citrus-scented perfume marketed in Gaza have soared since it was named in honour of the rockets that Palestinians shot at Israel during a war last month, the manufacturer said.

  • 29/11/2012 | World

    Palestinians win implicit UN recognition of sovereign state

    The 193-nation UN General Assembly today overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world body to issue its long overdue "birth certificate."

  • 30/11/2012 | World

    Stung by UN defeat, Israel pushes settlement plans

    Hours after the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to grant de-facto statehood to Palestine, Israel responded today by announcing it was authorising 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship off Gaza

    The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it breaching its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said.

  • 10/11/2012 | World

    Gaza flares as Israel hits back killing four

    Israeli tank fire killed four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip after an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army jeep wounding four soldiers, and Palestinian fighters fired rockets into southern Israel in a new flare-up of fighting.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    Abbas says ready to start talks with Israel after UN upgrade

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repeated an offer today to restart peace talks with Israel after a UN vote to recognise Palestine as an observer state later this month.

  • 04/08/2012 | World

    Palestinians to renew UN statehood drive next month

    The Palestinians will next month renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, their foreign minister said on Saturday, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    'Door for Israeli-Palestinian peace may be closing,' Ban Ki-moon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the "door may be closing, for good" on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the continued growth of Jewish settlements undercuts peace.

  • 14/10/2012 | World

    Israeli air strikes kill 3 Palestinian militants in Gaza

    Israel killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, a day after two men identified as the most senior al Qaeda affiliates in the enclave died in an Israeli air strike as they rode a motorcycle.

  • 04/04/2012 | World

    Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers to meet

    The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers will meet later this month, officials said on Wednesday, but the rare talks may only sharpen differences that have brought peace negotiations to a standstill.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike

    Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails agreed to an Egyptian-brokered deal aimed at ending a mass hunger strike that challenged Israel's policy of detention without trial and raised fears of a bloody Palestinian backlash if any protesters died.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Abbas offers Israel dialogue for amnesty, arms

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he was ready to hold dialogue with Israel if it freed prisoners and re-armed his police, but there could be no full peace talks without a freeze on West Bank settlements.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    Palestinians clash with Israeli troops in West Bank

    Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinians who threw rocks and firebombs towards them in a West Bank clash that erupted after a funeral for a protester killed a day earlier.

  • 10/03/2012 | World

    Israel kills four more Gaza gunmen, rockets hit Israel

    Israel killed four Gaza militants as violence sparked by the death of a militant leader a day earlier escalated with gunmen firing more than 90 rockets at Israel, injuring four people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    Obama calls Abbas to discuss Middle East peace

    US President Barack Obama spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in six months to discuss the long-stalled Middle East peace process, the White House said.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    Israel arrests Hamas head of Palestinian parliament

    Israeli soldiers arrested senior Hamas official, Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament on suspicion of involvement with terrorist groups, the Israeli military and Hamas said.

  • 01/02/2012 | World

    UN Ban Ki-moon urges Israeli goodwill gestures to Palestinians

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to offer Palestinians goodwill gestures to keep peace talks alive.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Ban Ki-moon asks Israel to ease up Gaza blockade

    UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon asked Israel today to ease up the blockade against the Palestinians after being received by protests crossing from Israel to Gaza.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    US, EU deeply concerned with Israel on settlements

    The United States is expected to voice deep disappointment at Israel's speeding up settlement building following UNESCO's decision to grant full membership to the Palestinians, a US official said today. The European Union had already expressed deep concern about Israel's decision today.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    No consensus on Palestinian bid, UN report

    A draft report by a key UN Security Council committee, obtained by an international news agency today, declared that members could not reach consensus on whether Palestine should be accepted as a UN member state.

  • 02/01/2012 | World

    Israelis, Palestinians to meet in Jordan

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet in Jordan alongside international mediators trying to revive their stalled peace talks, but neither side is raising hopes they can end more than a year of deadlock.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership

    The United Nations' cultural agency said it would decide later today whether to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that could boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    US cuts off UNESCO funding after Palestinian vote

    The United States said it had stopped funding UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

  • 01/11/2011 | World

    Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

    Israel decided to accelerate Jewish settlement building and withhold Palestinian Authority funds, moves likely to further hold up international efforts to revive peace talks.

  • 24/09/2011 | World

    Abbas sees UN taking weeks, not months on bid

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation's application for full UN membership within weeks, not months.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    Panetta urges Israel, Palestinians to negotiate

    US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called for "bold action" today from Israeli and Palestinian leaders to achieve peace after cautioning that Israel was becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East.

  • 05/10/2011 | World

    Palestinians take step towards full UNESCO membership

    Palestinians moved a step closer to full membership in the UN cultural agency today after its board decided to let 193 member states vote on the issue later this month, the latest stage in a Palestinian campaign for statehood recognition.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Sarkozy proposes one-year Mideast peace map

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed in the United Nations today give the Palestinians status as an observer state while setting out a roadmap for peace within one year.

    In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Sarkozy warned that a UN Security Council

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Palestinians to push UN bid despite Obama, protests erupt

    President Barack Obama told the United Nations yesterday there was no short cut to Middle East peace but Palestinians said they would press on with a request for UN recognition of their nascent state.

  • 23/09/2011 | World

    Israel’s Netanyahu: Peace impossible through UN resolutions

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly that he was reaching out to the Palestinian people but cautioned that peace could not be won with a UN resolution.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Obama to meet Palestinian leader amid UN crisis

    President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today to urge him to drop plans to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state despite US and Israeli objections.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    UN Assembly: Rousseff warns of devastating effects of economic crisis

    Speaking today at the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned that a full blown economic crisis could be devastating for emerging countries as well as for the world’s largest economies.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Netanyahu tells Obama Palestinian UN bid doomed

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that direct negotiation was the only way to achieve a stable Middle East peace and the Palestinian effort to secure UN recognition of statehood "will not succeed."

  • 19/08/2011 | World

    Israel-Gaza violence intensifies after gun attacks

    Israeli aircraft struck Hamas outposts in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel as violence escalated following deadly gun attacks along Israel's porous border with Egypt.The first of more than 20 dead were eight Israelis killed on Thursday in assaults on a normally tranquil desert road.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    Palestinians to seek full UN membership, says Abbas

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand full membership of the United Nations when he goes to the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.

  • 18/09/2011 | World

    New York meetings open to avert Palestinian crisis

    A last-ditch international push began in New York today to try to re-launch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and avert a crisis over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

  • 19/05/2011 | World

    Abbas welcomes Obama call to renew peace talks

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed US President Barak Obama's efforts to renew talks with Israel that collapsed last year, a senior Palestinian official said.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Netanyahu says will give up some land for peace

    Israel is prepared to make "painful compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, including the handover of land they seek for a state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Congress.

  • 14/07/2011 | World

    Arabs League to seek full Palestine recognition at United Nations

    The Arab League will apply to upgrade the Palestinians to full member status at the United Nations, according to a draft statement from a league meeting in Qatar today.

  • 26/03/2011 | World

    Gaza rockets hit Israel after lull in violence

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel after a brief lull in violence along a frontier where tension has risen this week.

  • 28/04/2011 | World

    Surprise Palestinian unity deal challenges Israel

    Israel said a Palestinian unity deal would sabotage prospects for peace and stemmed from panic by Hamas and Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas over popular uprisings in Syria and Egypt.

  • 15/05/2011 | World

    Israel-Palestinian violence erupts on three borders

    Israeli troops shot Palestinian protesters who surged toward its frontiers with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza, killing at least 13 people on the day Palestinians mourn the establishment of Israel in 1948.

  • 18/02/2011 | World

    US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements

    The United States vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory after the Palestinians refused to withdraw the Arab-drafted text.

  • 19/02/2011 | World

    Palestinians will not spurn US despite veto, Abbas

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would continue to cooperate with the United States despite Washington's veto of a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements on occupied land.

  • 25/03/2011 | World

    Gates becomes first US Defense Secretary to visit West Bank

    Robert Gates became the first US Defense Secretary to visit the West Bank, meeting Palestinian leaders keenly aware of every little nod to their hopes of achieving statehood.

  • 02/01/2011 | World

    Israeli troops kill Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

    Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian who approached them at a West Bank checkpoint holding a bottle, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials said.

  • 08/01/2011 | World

    Israel envoy to discuss reviving peace talks in US

    An envoy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington next week to discuss ways to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a statement from Netanyahu's office said.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Palestinian cabinet resigns

    The Palestinian cabinet resigned and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will select new ministers at the request of President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said.

  • 14/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Palestinian director overcomes politics to screen love story

    It took Palestinian director Susan Youssef 10 years to overcome a political obstacle course before she was able to screen her heart-wrenching tale of doomed romance in Gaza at the Dubai International Film Festival this week.

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