Palestinian Arena

April 10, 2014

The issue of Palestinian prisoners being released has sparked protests on both sides and delayed the peace talks. Some Israelis claim that the prisoners are terrorists and therefore should not be released. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.

April 8, 2014

Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on April 7, 2014 on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port of Sidon after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. The clashes left five people dead and 23 injuried.( AFP photo/Mahmoud Zayyat)
12:49 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday phoned a Hamas representative in Lebanon to check in on refugees in Mieh Mieh camp, a day after clashes between Palestinians killed nine.

Abbas called for the Arab League meeting in the face of the failure of the U.S.-led peace talks with Israel. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting requested by acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the failure of the so-called peace talks with Israel.

April 7, 2014

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat are expected to meet again late Monday. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

Top negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian Authority held a "serious and beneficial" meeting Sunday.

April 5, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been attempting to reach a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

John Kerry recently stated that Washington has limited time and energy when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, hinting that America's role in the negotiations may end soon.

April 4, 2014

Palestinians are vying for an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Israeli government will go ahead with an archeology project in East Jerusalem that has angered Palestinians.

Israel settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli forces have demolished multiples homes and structures belonging to Palestinian Bedouins in East Jerusalem.

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.

The price tag attack came as a shock to the Christian community of Jish, in northern Israel (File/AFP)
13:47 GMT

Israeli extremists went on a rampage, spraying racist graffiti and slashing car tires in a predominantly Arab village, north of Tel Aviv. Police are still investigating.

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.

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.

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."

Czech police also found 12 unregistered firearms in the Palestinian embassy in recent months that were allegedly produced in the former Czechoslovakia in 1989 (Michael Cizek/AFP)
11:27 GMT

New evidence shows that the Palestinian ambassador who died in an explosion in Prague on New Year's day was actually responsible for his own death.

March 29, 2014

The plan to release prisoners is deeply upsetting to some Israelis who say the Palestinian prisoners are terrorists. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

Israel has decided not to release Palestinian prisoners on Saturday as they had originally agreed to do.