Palestinian Arena

November 13, 2013

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed and critically wounded an IDF solider travelling on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday in revenge for the jailing of his relatives. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed and critically wounded an IDF solider travelling on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday in revenge for the jailing of his relatives.

November 12, 2013

Balloons in the shape of Palestinian flags were launched. [monitor]
04:10 GMT

After a ban on commemoration, Israeli officers shut down a party honoring late president Yasser Arafat.

November 11, 2013

PLO's negotiator Muhammad Shtayyeh says that Israel's ongoing settlement building in Palestine "is a clear sign that [the Jewish state] is not interested in reaching an agreement [with us]" (AP)
11:16 GMT

A chief Palestinian negotiator who is participating in the renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks told reporters Monday that the PLO is not prepared to accept any peace deal from Israel, citing the Jewish state's new settlement plans as evidence that Israel is not interested in a comprehensive, durable peace agreement.

A Palestinian boy cycles past a mural painted by university students depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Nablus on November 9, 2013. (AFP)
06:08 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday pledged the commitment of the PLO to uncover he truth of how former leader Yasser Arafat died, regardless of the consequences.

November 10, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Cairo as part of a regional tour. (AFP/File)
07:13 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Egypt for a three day visit during which he will discuss the latest developments in the peace talk and Israel's continued settlement building with Cairo's interim government.

Belgium Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said that under the new diplomatic status, the head of the Palestinian delegation to the country will now be referred to as an ambassador (Kristof Van Accom/AFP)
06:38 GMT

Belgium announced Saturday that it raised Palestine's diplomatic delegation to "mission" status in an effort to demonstrate the European country's commitment to a two-state solution.

November 8, 2013

[virtualjerusalem.com]
15:31 GMT

Palestinian activists detained by Israeli army on charges of incitement due to their posts on Facebook

Delegates applaud following the vote which admitted Palestinians to enter UNESCO as a full member on October 31, 2011 at the headquarters of the organization in Paris. [Getty Images]
14:09 GMT

US, Israel lose UNESCO voting rights after missing deadline over debt linked to Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders react to Yasser Arafat alleged poisoning [theguardian.com]
12:01 GMT

Palestinian officials say Israel is the only suspect in the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat, after a report said his remains had high levels of polonium.

November 7, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with journalists from Israel's Channel 2 and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation on November 6, 2013. [US State Department/Twitter]
18:03 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States delivered a grim warning to Israel on Thursday that failure of peace talks could lead to a third Intifada and a growing international isolation.

November 6, 2013

An investigation into the assassination of Yasser Arafat found abnormally large levels of polonium in his system. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

New tests conducted by Swiss scientists indicate that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was most likely killed by polonium poisoning, according to results published Wednesday.

Kerry - seen here sitting between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - said Wednesday that he envisons a "fair" two-state solution to be devised in the peace talks. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT

US Secretary of State said he envisioned Palestinians and Israelis living safely side-by-side through a two-state solution, hours ahead of his meeting with top officials in Bethlehem.

November 5, 2013

A Palestinian official has said that the US is acting as an observer, not a mediator, in the peace talks with the Israelis. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

A Palestinian official speaking to Israeli newspaper Haaretz criticized the US for the passive role of observer it is playing in the peace talks, alleging that it is not behaving as a mediator in the conflict between Palestine and Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said late Monday that the peace talks with the Israelis had made "zero progress" so far. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said this week that the ongoing peace negotiations with the Israelis are making little progress due to the continued expansion of settlements.

November 4, 2013

Israa Al-Mudallal, 23, will represent Gazan organization Hamas to foreign press.
16:29 GMT

The government in the Gaza Strip appointed a woman as their first English-language spokeswoman.