Palestinian Arena

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.

June 22, 2013

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (R) and the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton (L) address the medias in the West Bank town of Ramallah on June 19, 2013. (Source: AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI)
14:43 GMT

Earlier this week, newly appointed Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah reportedly submitted his resignation to president Mahmoud Abbas. Now, the resignation has been cancelled.

 A Palestinian youth crawls through a tunnel during a summer physical training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City on June 21, 2013. (Source: AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
09:34 GMT

Recent rumors depict the Hezbollah-Hamas partnership as deteriorating under the weight of the war in Syria.

June 21, 2013

Palestinian girls from UNRWA schools play at a summer camp organised by UNRWA in Gaza City on June 17, 2013. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
08:01 GMT

Co-ed Christian schools in Gaza fear being shut down after Hamas passes a law requiring gender segregation in education

June 20, 2013

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah chairs the first working meeting of the new Palestinian government in the West Bank town of Ramallah on June 11 (Abbas Momani / AFP)
15:24 GMT

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas, after only two weeks in office

Hamas' political leader, Ghazi Hamad. (AFP)
11:25 GMT

The political leader of Hamas revealed that the Palestinian group has been regularly meeting with top EU and US officials in capitals across the Arab world, including Amman.

June 13, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem (Abir Sultan / AFP)
14:46 GMT

Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon sais that regardless of John Kerry's diplomatic efforts, there will never be a Palestinian state

June 4, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks duirng the American Jewish Community Global Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel June 3, 2013 in Washington, DC (Mark Wilson/ AFP)
10:22 GMT

US Secretary of State warns regional powers that time is of the essence if they are committed to establishing long-term stability

June 3, 2013

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 28 (Abbas Momani/ AFP)
10:45 GMT

British educated Rami Hamfallah will replace Salam Fayyad as Palestinian Prime Minsiter when he officially quits office later this month

June 2, 2013

Palestinians celebrate Nakba. AFP Photo
12:45 GMT

A Muslim cemetery in Jaffa says it has found the remains of hundred of Palestinians who died during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

May 30, 2013

Israeli security forces fire tear gas during clashes with Palestinian protesters following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. AFP Photo
04:00 GMT

The Israeli military police has decided to launch an investigation into how Palestinians are treated by their servicemen after CCTV cameras shot footage of a Palestinian teenager being savagely beaten by Israeli soldiers.

May 27, 2013

John Kerry sits in between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the World Economic Forum.
08:54 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced a plan to revive the Palestinian economy on Sunday, that involves investing some $4 billion dollars in Gaza and the West Bank.