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    1. October 27, 2014

      Tensions rise as Israel vows to expand East Jerusalem settlements

      Israel’s government said on Monday it would push ahead with plans to build about 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem...

    2. September 1, 2014

      Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process

      The Palestinians, frustrated in their pursuit of an independent state through negotiations with an Israeli government they...

    1. June 5, 2014

      Israel invites bids to build more settlement homes

      The government in Israel said on Thursday that it had invited bids for the construction of 1,500 homes in settlements in the...

    2. July 29, 2013

      Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

      When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

    3. July 29, 2013

      Israeli and Palestinian envoys to meet

      Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Washington on Monday for preliminary talks aimed at reigniting a...

    4. July 28, 2013

      Middle East peace process to resume in Washington

      Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet in Washington on Monday to discuss restarting the peace talks that collapsed in...

    5. September 20, 2012

      Palestinians revive bid to raise UN status

      The Palestinians will restart their diplomatic campaign for an independent state next week, with an appeal to the UN General...

    6. July 30, 2012

      Romney stirs Palestinian reaction

      The chief Palestinian peace negotiator on Monday lashed out at Mitt Romney, accusing the presumptive Republican presidential...

    7. July 4, 2012

      Support signalled for Arafat exhumation

      The Palestinian leadership signalled on Wednesday that it was ready to exhume the body of Yassir Arafat, in an attempt to...

    8. January 23, 2012

      Hamas figures arrested in swoop on Red Cross

      Israeli police on Monday arrested two Hamas politicians camped inside the premises of the Red Cross in occupied East...

    9. September 23, 2011

      Palestinians tread carefully to statehood

      The Palestinian application for UN membership may have sown panic and confusion among diplomats around the world. Yet it...

    10. July 14, 2011

      Arab League backs Palestinian statehood plan

      The Arab League has given formal backing for an ambitious bid by the Palestinians for statehood at the United Nations, in a...

    11. July 12, 2011

      Quartet fail to agree on Mideast talks

      Prospects for pressing ahead with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appeared to dim further, when the members of the...

    12. June 19, 2011

      Palestinians deserve Obama’s support in September

      There is new cause for hope among Palestinians. National reconciliation, following a recent agreement between Hamas and...

    13. May 1, 2011

      Israel freezes Palestinian funds

      Israel is freezing the transfer of all tax and customs revenues that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority,...

    14. February 12, 2011

      Palestinian leaders promise polls by September

      The Palestinian leadership on Saturday promised to hold long-delayed presidential and parliamentary elections by September,...

    15. January 25, 2011

      Palestinian diaspora could be denied vote

      Millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants who today live in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan will not be...

    16. January 25, 2011

      Al-Jazeera accused of plot to weaken Abbas

      Palestinian officials voiced fury at the leak of sensitive documents detailing their negotiating positions in peace talks...

    17. The World

      January 24, 2011

      First reactions to the Palestinian document dump

      I have been in a conference on US-Chinese relations all day, so have only just had a chance to look at the latest leak on...

    18. January 23, 2011

      Palestinians rebuffed on Jerusalem offer

      Palestinian negotiators were ready to allow Israel to keep virtually all Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem as...

    19. January 16, 2011

      Washington hints at Mideast veto

      The US administration has signalled that it will this week veto a UN resolution on the Middle East even though it reflects...

    20. December 27, 2010

      Palestinians want UN to censure settlements

      The Palestinians and their allies are pressing ahead with plans to table a draft resolution at the UN Security Council...

    21. October 15, 2010

      Israel settlers’ deal hits peace hopes

      International efforts to revive the stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians suffered a setback on Friday,...

    22. August 29, 2010

      Rabbi calls for ‘plague’ on Palestinians

      The spiritual leader of Israel’s ultra-orthodox Shas party, which has four ministers in the current government, has called...

    23. August 20, 2010

      Israeli-Palestinian peace talks set for September

      Israel and the Palestinians are to resume peace talks in Washington next month after a near two-year hiatus, with US...

    24. July 28, 2010

      Abbas faces dilemma on Israel talks, says aide

      Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, would be “totally undermined” if he agreed to hold direct peace talks with Israel...

    25. March 12, 2010

      Palestinians resist efforts to start Middle East talks

      The US was battling to keep alive the prospect of a new round of Middle East peace talks yesterday, after the Palestinian...

    26. March 11, 2010

      US fights to save Middle East talks

      The US was battling to keep alive the prospect of a new round of Middle East peace talks on Thursday, after the Palestinian...

    27. March 10, 2010

      Israeli housing hits peace moves

      Israel yesterday revealed plans to build a further 1,600 housing units in a Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem, a...

    28. March 10, 2010

      Israeli housing hits peace moves

      Israel yesterday revealed plans to build a further 1,600 housing units in a Jewish settlement in occupied east Jerusalem,...

    29. March 9, 2010

      Israeli housing push hits peace moves

      with Israel – a promise that may now be in doubt as a result of the latest settlement push in East Jerusalem. Joe Biden, US...

    30. December 29, 2009

      Settlers' homes expansion attacked

      Israel yesterday revealed plans to build about 700 homes for Jewish settlers in occupied east Jerusalem, in a move that drew...

    31. December 29, 2009

      Settlers’ homes expansion attacked

      Israel on Monday revealed plans to build about 700 homes for Jewish settlers in occupied east Jerusalem, in a move that drew...

    32. September 19, 2009

      US Middle East peace effort falters over new settlements

      The Obama administration's drive to revive the Arab-Israeli peace process suffered a severe setback yesterday when George...

    33. July 13, 2009

      Israel PM ready for talks with Abbas

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, said yesterday he was ready to meet his Palestinian counterpart immediately to...

    34. July 13, 2009

      Netanyahu invites Palestinian leader for peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, said yesterday he was ready to meet his Palestinian counterpart immediately to...

    35. July 12, 2009

      Netanyahu invites Abbas for peace talks

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, on Sunday said he was ready to meet his Palestinian counterpart immediately to...

    36. May 19, 2009

      Obama opens door of hope on Palestinian conflict

      Shimon Peres's entrance to the convention centre at the Dead Sea provoked chaos as a frantic crowd of journalists jostled...

    37. May 18, 2009

      Opinion: Obama opens door of hope on peace

      Shimon Peres’s entrance to the convention centre at the Dead Sea provoked chaos as a frantic crowd of journalists jostled...

    38. March 17, 2009

      Israeli hardliner set for foreign post

      Avigdor Lieberman, the controversial Israeli far-right politician, is set to become foreign minister of the incoming...

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