August 18, 2000
US Middle East envoy Dennis Ross is to pursue efforts Friday to push Israel and the Palestinians towards a new peace summit amid a heightened state of
August 17, 2000
US Middle East troubleshooter Dennis Ross begins a new mission to try to overcome the main obstacles to Israel-Palestinian peace less than a month bef
Israel's acting Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami says there would be no new peace summit without more "flexibility" from the Palestinians.
August 16, 2000
Palestinians and Israelis move to restart negotiations on points of contention, as Palestinian President Arafat reviews declaring a state in September
Leaders of the Arab American community participating in the Democratic National convention in Los Angeles this week admitted that they have failed to
Israeli soldiers shot dead a 73-year-old Palestinian early Wednesday at Surda village in the West Bank.
August 15, 2000
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says after his meeting with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat Malaysia will recognize a Palestinian state when it is
By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Nayef Hawatmeh, has charged that Palestinian P
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will make a two-day visit to Japan this week to brief Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on the status of Middle East pea
August 14, 2000
An Israeli official says Prime Minister Ehud Barak will go no further than he did at last month's failed Camp David summit in future talks with the Pa
Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin says that the main his movement may participate in the upcoming meeting of the Palestinian Central Council meeting
US President Bill Clinton says that although Jerusalem is a holy city, the debate over its fate has caused a "hellish lot of problems."
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will hold a meeting next Sunday in Tehran to discuss the Jerusalem issue.
August 13, 2000
Israeli police reopens al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after barring visitors from the site last week because of clashes between Jewish fundament
US President Bill Clinton hopes to open a US embassy in the capital of a Palestinian state if peace talks are concluded by the end of the year.