Palestinian Arena

January 28, 2013

Hamas leader in exile, Khaled Meshaal.
12:56 GMT

Khaled Meshaal arrives in the Kingdom and is rumored to be talking Fatah/Hamas reconciliation with Jordan's head of state.

January 23, 2013

Polls show Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election.
07:23 GMT

Exit polls show the incumbent won the election, but others in the right wing lost out to centrists.

January 21, 2013

Right-wing Israeli parties have gained ground in recent polls. (Getty Images)
11:29 GMT

The Arab League called on Israel's Arab sector to vote in Tuesday's Israeli elections to prevent the radical right from getting stronger in Parliament.

Gabi Ashkenazi (Getty Images)
11:19 GMT

Ashkenazi had been widely touted as a leader for Israel’s left. But what appears to be a concerted campaign against him by the political elite may stymie any chance of his running for office.

January 17, 2013

Israeli border policemen arrest a Palestinian man at the entrance of the village of Zayem, as he was on his way to join an "outpost" named Bab al-Shams. (TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL SHAER)
08:37 GMT

Israeli forces remove the tents that Palestinians set up to protest the latest round of Jewish settlements planned on West Bank land.

Orthodox Jews in the West Bank. (AFP)
08:25 GMT

Jerusalem District Court finds radical rightist guilty of two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder.

January 15, 2013

Palestinians burying their dead (image used for illustrative purposes)
20:27 GMT

Following the killing of a farmer shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, the IDF have struck again, this time taking out a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank near Ramallah.

January 14, 2013

Jordan's King Abdullah.
13:32 GMT

King Abdullah blames the lack of peace talks for increasing regional tensions.

January 13, 2013

Israeli border police evict a Palestinian protester from the scene in the controversial West Bank area known as E1 on Sunday. (TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARAB)
12:12 GMT

Netanyahu responds to the protests that have spread through the E1 corridor with defiance.

Israeli border police prepare to evacuate Palestinian protesters from the scene in the controversial West Bank area known as E1 on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI)
04:50 GMT

After activists set up tents to protest the Israeli settlement plans for the controversial E1 land, Binyamin Netanyahu order the site declared a "closed military zone" and removes protestors.

January 12, 2013

A Palestinian flag flutters as Palestinians, together with Israeli and foreign activists, stand near tents at the Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) 'outpost' in the sensitive West Bank corridor east of Jerusalem on Saturday (Photo: AFP /AHMAD GHARABLI)
13:13 GMT

Palestinian activists continue with anti-settlement protest in E1 tent 'outpost', despite increasing pressure from Israel to close it down.

January 9, 2013

Fatah and Hamas supporters rally in Gaza on January 4, 2012. (AFP Photo)
12:27 GMT

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will mediate talks in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas following an apparent thaw in relations between the two Palestinian factions.

January 8, 2013

Chuck Hagel, left, with U.S. President Barack Obama.
07:14 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has been met uneasily by some in Israel who view the senator as at odds with the Jewish state.

Mahmoud Abbas
04:56 GMT

Palestinian officials say that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is holding off on plans to stamp the words 'State of Palestine' on passports and IDs to avoid confrontation with Israel.

January 7, 2013

A Palestian wearing the trademark chequerred keffieyh with a national flag painted on his face, attends a rally in support of president Mahmoud Abbas's Farah party on Friday in Gaza City. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED)
07:30 GMT

Following his success at the UN, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas puts out the order to change the name on all official documents.