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September 28, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian officials in Jerusalem. Top officials from the U.S., EU, Russia and U.N. have asked Israel and Palestine to do everything possible to arrive at an agreement by next year. (Image credit: Getty)
09:34 GMT

Top officials from the U.S., Russia, EU and U.N. have asked Israeli and Palestinian leaders to do everything possible to arrive at an agreement by next year.

September 27, 2013

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem's Old City. (Image Credit: AFP)
16:28 GMT

Clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters near the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop settlement activity. (Image credit: Getty)
07:47 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the current US brokered peace talks a "last chance" and insisted that the current peace deal must be "permanent."

September 24, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he dreams of peace in Palestine on the sidelines of the 68th General UN Assembly. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Speaking on the sidelines of the 68th General UN assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that a viable and lasting peace can be finalized between Palestine and Israel.

September 19, 2013

An Israeli solider stands infront of the Dome of the Rock, which is part of the Al Haram Al Sharif complex. (AFP/File)
18:45 GMT

According to Palestinians, Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam that lies in Jerusalem, is facing its biggest threat yet as the Israeli government begins to give free access to Israelis who wish to enter the Al Haram Al Sharif compound.

Rami Hamdallah, interim Palestinian Prime Minister, and his cabinet will be sworn in in Ramallah on Thursday in front on Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT

The 16th Palestinian government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, will be sworn into office before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday evening.

September 18, 2013

No agreement was made over the reshuffling of the Palestinian cabinet during a meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and caretaker Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Wednesday. (AFP)
11:38 GMT

A meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and caretaker PM Rami Hamdallah over the formation of a new cabinet ended without a solution, a Palestinian National Authority spokesperson said Wednesday.

Us President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly on September 23.
04:21 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet US President Barack Obama at the opening of the UN General Assembly

September 17, 2013

A 19 year-old Palestinian boy was killed during an overnight raid on Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank, by the Israeli military. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

A 19 year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday after the IDF launched an overnight raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the

September 16, 2013

A Palestinian woman passes by a sign marking the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon [GALLO/GETTY]
12:03 GMT

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat vowed to keep refugee's rights at the forefront of peace negotiations in a statement released on the 31st anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which saw over 800 Palestinian refugees killed.

September 11, 2013

Hamas has asked clerics to tone down their criticism of Egypt (AFP image for illustrative purposes)
19:25 GMT

In a bid to lower tensions with the Egyptian authorities, Hamas has asked clerics in Gaza to mute all criticism of Egypt.

Palestinian police with riot gear stand guard as they stop supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) from reaching the headquarters of president Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP).
09:05 GMT

The Arab League has warned that the current US-initiated negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis may be the "last chance" to reach permanent regional peace.

International hacking group Anonymous have threatened to attack Israeli websites if the Israeli government does not halt settlement construction. (Getty)
03:45 GMT

The network of hackers Anonymous published a video on Sunday threatening Israel that it would suffer if the illegal construction of Israeli settlements does not cease immediately

September 9, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London yesterday
11:15 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London yesterday. They discussed how to build on existing negotiations so as to ensure their success.

September 8, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry sits between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres. Kerry says both sides are remaining 'steadfast' in the negotiations. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry, ahead of meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Sunday that the peace talks between Palestine and Israel were progressing well and both sides had remained 'steadfast' amid tough decisions and pressure.