Conflict With Israel
April 3, 2014
A source close to the talks says Israelis will not go ahead with the most recent prisoner release.
A heated meeting in Jerusalem ended Thursday without any sign that Israelis or Palestinians will return to the negotiating table.
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, 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
John Kerry phoned Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to discuss the peace negotiations that are rapidly deteriorating.
The Arab League will meet in an emergency session April 9 to discuss the deteriorating Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
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.
U.S. Secretary of State will meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah today.
April 1, 2014
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.
Israeli sources close to the ongoing peace talks told reporters Monday that Tel Aviv may freeze settlement activity temporarily to "keep the talks alive."
John Kerry met with Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in an effort to save crumbling peace talks.
March 31, 2014
The Palestinians have rejected the Israeli proposal to extend peace talks, calling the proposal "blackmail."
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.
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.
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.