Palestinian Arena

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.

May 26, 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks to the press on the final day of the World Economic Forum (AFP)
11:57 GMT

Speaking at the World Economic Forum event at the Dead Sea, Jordan, Shimon Peres urged all parties to sieze this moment to re-start peace talks

A view of the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque, otherwise known as Al Haram Al Sharif, taken from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
10:38 GMT

Secretary General of the Arab League General Nabil El Araby has urged the UN to take urgent steps to protect Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem

May 23, 2013

Tzipi Livni
10:04 GMT

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said on Thursday ahead of a meeting with Kerry that the ideological differences at the heart of the Israeli gov't over settlements on Palestinian territory are causing a delay to the peace process

May 22, 2013

Israeli forces have seriously wounded a child in the West Bank. AFP Photo
08:44 GMT

A 12 year old boy was seriously wounded when he was shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank on Tuesday.

May 21, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in the Middle East on Tuesday (AFP)
08:45 GMT

The US Secretary of State is making his fourth regional visit in two months as he tries to set the terms for a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine

An Israeli security officer stands infront of Al Haram Al Sharif in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam. Israelis frequently prevent Muslims from praying and launch attacks against non-Jewish worshippers. AFP Photo
04:00 GMT

After increasing violations on Islamic and Christian holy sites in East Jerusalem, UNESCO planned a trip to the holy city to investigate but Israel has barred the UN commission from entering the city over fears that Palestinians will "politicize the issue'.

May 16, 2013

Best friends? Fatah and Hamas vow to set-up a united Palestinian government. Photo for illustrative purposes only.
05:00 GMT

Opposing Palestinian factions have reached an agreement to work on forming a unity government.

May 15, 2013

Palestinian protest for Nakba Day in Bethlehem
08:33 GMT

Nakba Day for Palestinians remembering their 'loss' 65 years on in the West Bank did not go unmarked- by violence and injuries resulting after Israelis opened fire on a rally in Bethlehem.

May 12, 2013

Palestinians demonstrate at Al Aqsa mosque following Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, May 10. AFP Photo
12:35 GMT

In the aftermath of Israeli violations at Al Haram Al Sharif in East Jerusalem on Wednesday such as the obstruction of prayers and the arrest of the Grand Mufti, Jordan has taken immediate action to try and hold Israel responsible for its actions.

May 10, 2013

The old city, and within it sites such as Al Haram Al Sharif and the Wailing Wall, lie in East Jerusalem.
11:33 GMT

A new report, the first of its kind made by the UN, has provided insight on the ways in which Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem since the 1967 war has significantly decreased their standards of living, housing, health care and education.