Mahmud Abbas

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.

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.

Israeli leader Wants To Begin Separating From Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians “as much as possible” to restore security. Herzog made the comments while laying

Isaac Herzog

Israel Restricts Access to Ramallah After Attack

Israel restricted access Monday into and out of the Palestinian political capital of Ramallah on the occupied West Bank after a checkpoint shooting that wounded soldiers, stepping up its response to attacks. It was the first time such a step

An Israeli soldier stands guard at the Israeli D.C.O checkpoint for people with VIP status near the Beit El settlement on the outskirts of West Bank city of Ramallah, on a road linking Ramallah and Jerusalem on February 1, 2016.