Conflict With Israel

March 19, 2014

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in the Golan Heights border explosion Tuesday (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Israeli forces attacked Syrian army positions overnight Tuesday in response to this week's Golan Heights bombing that left four Israeli soldiers wounded.

Obama received the Palestinian leader at the White House on Monday this week (Saul Loeb/AFP)
06:58 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington this week. The encounter has been described as "long and difficult" by both sides and no solution or framework has resulted from the talks.

March 18, 2014

Israel is supposed to release the fourth batch of prisoners on March 29 (File Archive)
20:00 GMT

Chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni said Tuesday that the Palestinian president's decision on peace talks will determine whether Israel will release a new group of prisoners

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in Tuesday's Golan Heights blast (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
15:56 GMT

The Israeli army released a statement via Twitter blaming Tuesday's explosions in Golan Heights on the Syrian government.

Last week, a Palestinian living in Jordan was killed at a border crossing by an Israeli patrol officer (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Since the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations last July, 56 Palestinians have been killed an 897 have been injured by Israeli military and security officials.

Israeli settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

According to a new survey, 30% of settlers in the West Bank outside the major blocks would leave their homes for compensation, even if there was no peace deal with Palestinians.

Moshe Yaalon is known for his hawkish statements. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

In recent comments, Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon hints that Israel could take action against Iran with or without U.S. approval.

His Majesty King Abdullah embraces former judge Ala-Eddine Zeiter, father of Judge Raed Zeiter, who was killed last week by Israeli soldiers on the crossing bridge linking Jordan with the West Bank (Photo courtesy of the Jordanian Royal Court/ The Jordan Times)
07:11 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday received phone calls from Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which they expressed “deep regret” over the killing of Jordanian Judge Raed Zeiter

Saeb Erekat urges Israelis to choose peace over settlements. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said Monday that a peace deal with Israel must be reached by the April 29th deadline or he is prepared to end talks.

March 17, 2014

Abbas visited Obama a few weeks after Netanyahu made the trip to Washington. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

President Obama met with President Abbas on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Under the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, Jordan is the protector of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
17:26 GMT

Jordanian Minister of Information Mohammad Momani released a statement Monday chiding Israel for stoking tensions at al Aqsa.

President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have been unable to move forward with peace talks in recent months. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians marched in the West Bank to show their support for President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. Abbas is meeting with President Obama today in Washington.

The Gaza power plant had to shut down for 50 days in December last year due to fuel shortages (File Archive/AFP)
13:03 GMT

Gaza's only power plant resumed operations Monday after Israel finally allowed fuel supplies to reach the energy-generating source.

Kerry was key in the revival of the peace talks last year, and has worked hard to make both delegations see eye-to-eye, despite their major differences. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to work hard to resolve big differences with the Israelis ahead of a “pivotal” time for the peace talks.

March 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is tasked with reaching a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT

Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry was pressuring the wrong side in the peace negotiations.