Palestinian Arena

July 19, 2013

Palestinian men negotiate a checkpoint on their way to Al-Aqsa on July 19. (source: AFP/ MUSA AL-SHAER
10:05 GMT

Palestinian leaders want a freeze on settlements before talks resume.

July 18, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference in Amman as Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judehlooks on (Source: AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN-POOL)
08:10 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry held new talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday in a dogged bid to kick-start the moribund peace process.

July 17, 2013

 Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Israeli government on July 15, 2013 near the West Bank town of Ramallah. (AFP)
17:31 GMT

Palestinian group Hamas has rejected a deadline put forward by rival group Fatah that sought to reconcile the groups and foster national unity.

Palestinians cross the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 12, 2013 (source: AFP / ABBAS MOMANI)
09:16 GMT

The EU's directive bars members from cooperating with Israeli entities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Flags fly at a protest against Israeli plans to relocate bedouins on July 15. (source: AFP / Jack Guez)
06:59 GMT

It will be Kerry's sixth Middle East trip since February.

July 16, 2013

Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian protestor in Jerusalem during a demonstration against the Israeli government's plans to relocate Bedouins in the Negev desert. (Source: AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)
08:04 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in several villages Monday to protest an Israeli plan to expel up to 40,000 Bedouins from the Negev desert

July 14, 2013

Jerusalem (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
10:06 GMT

Israel is ready to "immediately" build 10,000 homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to lower housing costs, Housing Minister Uri Ariel was quoted as saying on Thursday.

June 30, 2013

A Palestinian sets fire to a tyre during clashes between hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers earlier this year in Hebron. (file AFP)
16:27 GMT

A Palestinian man attempted to self-immolate on Sunday in front of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Finance in the West Bank in protest over the late payments Israel has been giving to former prisoners.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas shake hands as they speak to the press following their meeting at the Palestinian presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Abbas Momani / AFP)
14:37 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that peace talks were within reach on Sunday but the top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said there had been 'no breakthrough'

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas following their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Abbas Momani / AFP)
12:22 GMT

After John Kerry's third round of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ended on Sunday, Saeb Erakat said that Israel and Palestine were separated by a gap in negotiating terms

US Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP file photo)
08:06 GMT

Despite US Secretary of State shuttling between Jerusalem and Amman in order to push forward the peace process between Israel and Palestine, the Hamas movement said on Saturday that any peace negotiations are "futile".

June 29, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a meeting in the Jordanian capital Amman on June 28, 2013. Kerry held a second day of talks aimed at reviving moribund Middle East peace negotiations, sounding out Abbas after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that went on into the night. (Source: AFP/POOL/JACQUELYN MARTIN)
09:52 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled his visit to the UAE to remain traveling between Jerusalem and Amman, hoping to establish peace talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

June 27, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman (Jacquelyn Martin / AFP)
13:18 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with key players in the Israel-Palestine peace process on Thursday, as he tries to re-launch the stalled peace process

June 24, 2013

A Palestinian man was past graffiti that reads in Hebrew, "'We do not remain silent in face of stone throwing" as he walks past a wall in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on Monday. (AFP)
10:06 GMT

Vandals slashed the tires of 22 cars and spray painted pro-Israeli slogans in a Palestinian area of East Jerusalem on Monday, in what is called an act of 'price tag' vandalism.

June 23, 2013

President Abbas has formally accepted the resignation of newly appointed PM Rami Hamdallah (file AFP)
08:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally accepted the resignation of new Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday, amid reports Hamdallah refused to cooperate with his deputies.