Conflict With Israel

April 3, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is spearheading efforts to reach a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT

A source close to the talks says Israelis will not go ahead with the most recent prisoner release.

U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Intelligence officer head Majid Faraj, and Israeli negotiators Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho attended the nine-hour meeting. (AFP/File)
13:42 GMT

A heated meeting in Jerusalem ended Thursday without any sign that Israelis or Palestinians will return to the negotiating table.

Peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials are on the brink of collapse (File/AFP)
13:08 GMT

Frustrated U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Palestine and Israel to compromise after both sides disagreed on Palestinian prisoners being released, prompting the peace talks get complicated.

Yasser Abed Rabbo wants U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to continue his efforts. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT

Yasser Abed Rabbo, the secretary general of the PLO's executive committee, said he hopes the U.S. will continue its efforts to secure a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

April 2, 2014

Peace talks recently stalled because of Israel's refusal to release a batch of Palestinian prisoners as promised. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

John Kerry phoned Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to discuss the peace negotiations that are rapidly deteriorating.

The Arab League will focus on the issue of the unreleased prisoners in the emergency meeting, according to the league's chief Nabil Al Arabi (File Archive/AFP)
14:19 GMT

The Arab League will meet in an emergency session April 9 to discuss the deteriorating Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signed a document Tuesday in which Palestine has filed for recognition in 15 U.N. agencies (Abbas Momani/AFP)
09:31 GMT

Israel may annex more territory in the occupied West Bank in response to Palestinian leadership's decision this week to renew its pursuit of joining U.N. agencies and international treaties.

Kerry met with Abbas in Amman last Wednesday regarding the peace talks (Jacquelyn Martin/AFP)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State will meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah today.

April 1, 2014

Abbas' decision to re-seek membership at UN agencies may derail final pushes to keep Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the table (File Archive/AFP)
18:47 GMT

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Tuesday that Palestinians would seek membership in 15 U.N. affiliated organizations in response to Israel's failure to release the final group of Palestinian prisoners on schedule.

Netanyahu met with Kerry on Monday this week (Jacquelyn Martin/AFP)
15:08 GMT

Israeli sources close to the ongoing peace talks told reporters Monday that Tel Aviv may freeze settlement activity temporarily to "keep the talks alive."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in charge of spearheading the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

John Kerry met with Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in an effort to save crumbling peace talks.

March 31, 2014

The Israeli government has continued to build settlements in the West Bank, despite demands from the Palestinians and the international community to stop. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

The Palestinians have rejected the Israeli proposal to extend peace talks, calling the proposal "blackmail."

Kerry met with Abbas in Amman Wednesday last week (File Archive)
12:46 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the Middle East in another effort to keep the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks going after Israel retracted its promise to release a final group of Palestinian prisoners earlier this week.

Ehud Olmert pictured here with former U.S. President George W. Bush, served as Israel's prime minister from 2006-2008 before resigning over graft allegations (File Archive/AFP)
08:23 GMT

Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday in a Tel Aviv district court for corruption, representing the first time that an Israeli premier has been convicted of bribery.

Israel was supposed to release the fourth and final group of pre-Oslo prisoners on March 29, but Jewish authorities still have not held up their end of the deal (File Archive)
06:54 GMT

Palestinian leadership will meet Monday to discuss further steps on how to respond to Israel's failure to comply with the fourth and final prisoner release as specified under a deal brokered at the commencement of a new round of peace talks last July.