Palestinian Arena

July 29, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on July 19, 2013 in Ramallah (AFP)
07:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have arrived in Washington DC to revive peace talks, which stalled in 2010.

July 28, 2013

Israel's move to release the prisoners may prove critical in the US hopes of resuming the peace talks. (Getty images)
09:50 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday that Israel may approve the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners

July 26, 2013

A supporter builds a giant portrait of deposed president Mohammad Morsi on July 25 in Cairo. (AFP / Fayez Nureldine)
09:57 GMT

Egyptian state media reported that the deposed president is accused of killing prisoners and officers in 2011.

July 24, 2013

 A Palestinian worker stands at the entrance to smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border on July 19. AFP / MOHAMMED ABED
09:59 GMT

About 80 percent of the supply tunnels have been closed, and prices for staples in Gaza are soaring.

Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against Israeli government's plans to relocate Bedouins in the Negev desert (AFP/JACK GUEZ)
06:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia's U.N. delegation called on Tuesday for increased international pressure on Israel to seek genuine peace with the Palestinians and put an end to human rights violations

July 21, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to deliver remarks at Queen Alia International Airport on July 19 (AFP/Mandel NGAN/POOL)
07:56 GMT

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday

July 19, 2013

 US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on July 19, 2013 in the Jordanian capital Amman. (Source: AFP/POOL/MANDEL NGAN)
20:00 GMT

Israelis and Palestinians have reached an agreement for the groundwork to resume peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday.

Palestinian men negotiate a checkpoint on their way to Al-Aqsa on July 19. (source: AFP/ MUSA AL-SHAER
10:05 GMT

Palestinian leaders want a freeze on settlements before talks resume.

July 18, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference in Amman as Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judehlooks on (Source: AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN-POOL)
08:10 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry held new talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday in a dogged bid to kick-start the moribund peace process.

July 17, 2013

 Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Israeli government on July 15, 2013 near the West Bank town of Ramallah. (AFP)
17:31 GMT

Palestinian group Hamas has rejected a deadline put forward by rival group Fatah that sought to reconcile the groups and foster national unity.

Palestinians cross the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 12, 2013 (source: AFP / ABBAS MOMANI)
09:16 GMT

The EU's directive bars members from cooperating with Israeli entities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Flags fly at a protest against Israeli plans to relocate bedouins on July 15. (source: AFP / Jack Guez)
06:59 GMT

It will be Kerry's sixth Middle East trip since February.

July 16, 2013

Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian protestor in Jerusalem during a demonstration against the Israeli government's plans to relocate Bedouins in the Negev desert. (Source: AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)
08:04 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in several villages Monday to protest an Israeli plan to expel up to 40,000 Bedouins from the Negev desert

July 14, 2013

Jerusalem (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
10:06 GMT

Israel is ready to "immediately" build 10,000 homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to lower housing costs, Housing Minister Uri Ariel was quoted as saying on Thursday.

June 30, 2013

A Palestinian sets fire to a tyre during clashes between hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers earlier this year in Hebron. (file AFP)
16:27 GMT

A Palestinian man attempted to self-immolate on Sunday in front of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Finance in the West Bank in protest over the late payments Israel has been giving to former prisoners.