Israeli-Palestinian peace process

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 …

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.

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Abbas to Hold Meeting with Ministers, Diplomats in New York

UNITED NATIONS, US — Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has invited Middle East envoys, foreign ministers and Security Council diplomats to a meeting in New York next week to discuss prospects for peace, the Palestinian ambassador said Wednesday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) talks with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan King Heads to U.S. to Discuss Peace Plan with Trump

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with US President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said.

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

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.

In this handout image supplied by the Office of the Palestinian President, President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a meeting as leaders gather for the second round of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks, on September 14, 2010 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Egypt Said Offering to Host Direct Netanyahu-Abbas Talks

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reportedly offered to host direct talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as part of Cairo’s fresh efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry after giving a joint statement prior to their meeting at his Jerusalem office on July 10, 2016. Shoukry met Netanyahu in Jerusalem for talks on reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, in the first such visit …

Netanyahu Asks Egyptian FM to Help Free Israelis Held in Gaza

Egypt’s foreign minister reportedly agreed Sunday to help in efforts to return two Israelis held captive by Hamas in Gaza, as well as the bodies of two soldiers held in Gaza since they died in the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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Israel Bans Sweden From Playing Role in Negotiations With Palestinians

TEL AVIV – Israel announced on Wednesday that Sweden will be barred from any role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Foreign Ministry made the announcement as a result of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s (pictured) hostility to