Latest in Highlight
Al-Sisi asserted the importance of the US returning to play an important role in the Middle East, ahead of Abbas’ meeting with Trump
International voices criticised the bill, and called for the activation of the UN security council resolution
Israel decided to build more settlements one month after the UN security council adopted a resolution condemning this act
There is “exceptional interaction” between Egypt and Palestine both currently and historically, says Hamas leader
Egyptian foreign ministry views Israel land seizure as hindrance to peace talks
Abbas and Fahmy discussed the ongoing final status negotiations and the “obstacles” involved in the process
Obama and Abbas meet in Washington as negotiations deadline looms
PA negotiations with Israel could combat polarisation and extremism, says the foreign ministry
AFP – An Israeli minister on Sunday said Washington’s top diplomat was “wrong” for pressuring Israel in peace talks, a day before Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas visits the White House. His remarks came two days after US Secretary of State John Kerry criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s repeated demand that the Palestinians recognise Israel …
By Dr Cesar Chelala Increasing acts of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories have been repeatedly denounced. Together with the increasing number of settlements being built on Palestinian land, those acts of violence betray justice and seriously undermine the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In 2007, Israeli prosecutors established that of …
Israel wants to maintain a long-term military presence in the Jordan Valley, where the West Bank borders Jordan, but the Palestinians insist Israeli troops withdraw completely, making way for an international force.
The new construction will take place in Givat Zeev, a settlement which lies immediately south of the West Bank city of Ramallah
Foreign minister and Palestinian president meet ahead of Al Quds Committee meeting
Shtayyeh held Israel “completely responsible for the failure of negotiations, because of the continuation and escalation of settlement building.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy emphasises Egypt’s support for ongoing Israeli-Palestinian talks, condemns ongoing settlement activity
Ministry calls for halting any land seizures that would prevent a Palestinian state
The government is currently engaged in international commercial and legal disputes
Details of the plans emerged as US Secretary of State John Kerry makes an intensive effort to rekindle dormant peace talks
Israeli settlements and policies towards Al-Aqsa mosque threaten path to peace, says foreign minister
The news came less than a week after Kerry’s latest round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on his fourth visit to the region since he took office in February
Erakat said the move sent a clear message to Washington that Israel was not interested in resuming the direct talks, frozen in 2010
Palestine and Syria dominate agenda during preliminary meeting
In total, the Netanyahu government advanced and approved 8,730 units in West Bank settlements over the past four years, Peace Now said, noting that the figures could be higher because the defence ministry does not make public its approvals for planning.
The Israeli government has moved forward aggressively in recent weeks with settlement construction plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, prompting angry condemnation from the Palestinians, and international criticism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday reiterated Israel’s right to increase Jewish presence in all parts of “united” Jerusalem
Israel has showed no sign of bending as Netanyahu ploughs towards general elections in January
E1 is a highly contentious area of the West Bank that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed East Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement
Continuation of settlements threatens two-state solution says Amr
The Palestinians also condemned the announcement, saying it illustrated why they plan to approach the United Nations to seek non-member status at the General Assembly later this month.