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Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction
Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Palestinians "not to react adversely" to Israel's announcement of new settlement building, stressing the need to return to the negotiating table.

Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction
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Israel, Palestinians resume peace talks amid settlement row

Israel and the Palestinians are to hold their first direct talks in almost three years on Wednesday, overshadowed by a deepening rift over settlements and following the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.

Israel, Palestinians resume peace talks amid settlement row
Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks
Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks

Israelis and Palestinians resumed direct talks for the first time in three years on Monday, with the United States urging negotiators to make tough compromises to reach a peace deal.

Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks
Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team
Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team

Secretary of State John Kerry is finalizing his team to help shepherd Middle East peace talks and take on the heavy lifting on a day to day basis.

Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team
Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough
Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough

Israeli politicians on Saturday hailed an announcement by US Secretary of State John Kerry's of a breakthrough in talks with Palestinians but warned it was an opportunity that could not be missed.

Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough
Kerry 'closer' in Mideast talks push
Kerry 'closer' in Mideast talks push

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that his intense diplomacy in six visits to the Middle East was bearing fruit, narrowing gaps between Israel and the Palestinians.

Kerry 'closer' in Mideast talks push
Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda
Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Jordan Monday on his sixth trip to the region as he tries to push Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.

Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda
Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll
Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll

Nearly three quarters of Israelis think it will not be possible to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians even if stalled peace talks resume.

Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll
Israeli air force attacks Gaza Strip after rocket fire
Israeli air force attacks Gaza Strip after rocket fire

The Israeli air force (IAF) attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel.

Israeli air force attacks Gaza Strip after rocket fire
Naftali Bennett. ©REUTERS
Palestinian statehood at 'dead-end': Israel minister

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that the idea of a Palestinian state was at a "dead end", prompting the Palestinians to accuse him of sounding the death knell of a two-state solution.

Palestinian statehood at 'dead-end': Israel minister
Kerry warns Israel of last chance for Mideast peace
Kerry warns Israel of last chance for Mideast peace

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday issued a stark warning to Israel to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Kerry warns Israel of last chance for Mideast peace
Rami Hamdallah. ©REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
New PM says to strive for Palestinian reconciliation

The newly appointed Palestinian prime minister, respected academic Rami Hamdallah, said he would strive to continue the work of his predecessor and that he was ready to stand aside for a Fatah-Hamas unity government.

New PM says to strive for Palestinian reconciliation
University chief says tapped to form Palestinian govt
University chief says tapped to form Palestinian govt

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday named Rami Hamdallah to form a new government, and the university chief said he accepted the task.

University chief says tapped to form Palestinian govt
Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan
Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan

US Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled Sunday a plan to boost the Palestinian economy by attracting $4 billion in private investment, saying it could transform the lives of the people.

Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan
High hopes for Palestinian 3D animated 'Scarecrow' film
High hopes for Palestinian 3D animated 'Scarecrow' film

Filmmakers in Gaza have finished making what is believed to be the first Palestinian animated feature in 3D in a bid to show a fresh perspective on life through a child's eyes.

High hopes for Palestinian 3D animated 'Scarecrow' film
Israel seeking to 'sabotage' peace efforts: Palestinians
Israel seeking to 'sabotage' peace efforts: Palestinians

The chief Palestinian negotiator has accused the Israeli government of trying to "sabotage" US moves to rekindle peace talks by signing off on plans for nearly 300 new settler homes near Ramallah.

Israel seeking to 'sabotage' peace efforts: Palestinians
The Arab League summit. ©REUTERS
Israelis doubt revived Arab plan will bring peace

Most Israelis are sceptical that the Arab League's modification of its plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will bear fruit.

Israelis doubt revived Arab plan will bring peace
Kerry aims to give peace a chance in new Mideast trip
Kerry aims to give peace a chance in new Mideast trip

Top US diplomat John Kerry met Palestinian leaders Sunday on a fresh mission to forge a new path forward after a years-long impasse in Middle East peace negotiations.

Kerry aims to give peace a chance in new Mideast trip
Israeli aircraft hit Gaza in first strikes since November
Israeli aircraft hit Gaza in first strikes since November

Israeli aircraft carried out apparent warning strikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, hitting empty fields after a militant rocket earlier struck waste ground in southern Israel.

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza in first strikes since November
Abbas confirms Jordan as custodian of Jerusalem holy sites
Abbas confirms Jordan as custodian of Jerusalem holy sites

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas signed a deal with King Abdullah II on Sunday confirming Jordan's historic role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem.

Abbas confirms Jordan as custodian of Jerusalem holy sites