Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki is seen in front of a portrait of Venezuelan Liberator Simon Bolivar in Caracas on May 19, 2015. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Monday in Caracas that he is willing to do 'everything that is possible' to generate a rapprochement between the governments of …

Palestinians to U.S: ‘No Peace’ Until Statehood

TEL AVIV – Ahead of the arrival of a senior U.S. delegation to the region to jump start the peace process, Palestinian leadership has reiterated that “there will be no peace” without the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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Arab Foreign Ministers Welcome American Efforts for Mideast Talks

TEL AVIV – Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers on Saturday said they were anticipating renewed efforts by the U.S. to jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations  ahead of a visit to the region by advisers to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and

Jewish worshippers attend the annual Cohanim prayer (priest's blessing) during the Sukkot holiday, or the feast of the Tabernacles, at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on October 19, 2016. Thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for a holiday blessing, a day after …

WATCH – Abbas’ Senior Adviser: Western Wall Must Be Under Muslim Control

TEL AVIV – The Western Wall should always remain under Muslim control and we will not give a single millimeter to the Israelis, the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge and senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday, contradicting earlier remarks made by a PA official who acknowledged the site to be one of Judaism’s holiest and as such should remain in Jewish hands.

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Top Palestinian Official: ‘The Temple Mount Is Ours’

TEL AVIV – A senior Palestinian official said Saturday that the Western Wall is a Jewish holy site and must remain under Jewish sovereignty under any future peace agreement but the Temple Mount should not.