Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Mahmoud Abbas to Convene Anti-Trump Meeting at UN

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that he will host a conference on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of devising a scheme to scuttle the Trump administration’s plan for peace, an Israeli TV report said.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …

Confirmed: Trump to Visit Israel This Month

WASHINGTON – In an appeal for religious tolerance and unity against the scourge of radicalization, US President Donald Trump has chosen to travel to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome on his first presidential trip overseas, senior administration officials confirmed on Thursday.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on February 15, 2017

Abbas Urges UN Security Council to Reject Quartet Report

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas called on the UN Security Council on Wednesday to reject a key report by the diplomatic Quartet that condemned both Israeli settlement building and Palestinian incitement to violence.

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech to mark the eighth anniversary of the death of the late leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 11, 2012.

French PM Visits Israel to Push for Peace Plan

TEL AVIV (AFP) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was Sunday in Israel to advance his country’s plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls speaks during a press conference at the Auckland museum on May 2, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

French PM To Visit Israel In Bid To Relaunch Peace Process

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories this month in a bid to relaunch the peace process following the worst flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip for two years, his office said Tuesday.

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls speaks during a press conference at the Auckland museum on May 2, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

France Aims To Relaunch Israel-Palestinian Peace Process ‘By Summer’

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Wednesday launched efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by this summer, while ruling out “automatic” recognition of Palestinian statehood. Paris will not “automatically” recognise a Palestinian state if a French initiative to host

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EU Demands Israel Halt Demolition of Palestinian Housing

The European Union (EU) on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “In the past weeks there have been

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