Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday named Dore Gold, a seasoned diplomat seen as reluctant to make concessions to the Palestinians.
Pope Francis was to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit the Middle East next week for talks on the peace process.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised.
Palestinian president has more powers than ever to pursue a diplomatic offensive against Israel that is likely to accelerate with the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a drawing of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed which appeared in a West Bank newspaper.
The war between Israel and Gaza drove the Palestinian economy of Gaza and the West Bank into its first contraction since 2006, the International Monetary Fund said.
Spear-carrying guardsmen, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.
John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said that steps were agreed at talks in Amman to lower tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Top US diplomat John Kerry was to meet the chief Palestinian negotiator but would not unveil an American peace plan.
Department for discussions on "the way forward" in a Middle East peace deal and the situation in the Gaza Strip.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that any recognition of Palestine as a state must be "helpful to peace".
Dozens of Palestinians protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site ahead of a religious feast.
The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza.
Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.
A Palestinian militant was shot dead early Monday in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops in the northern West Bank.
Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Gaza, a day after killing at least five Palestinians, and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel
An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called upon Israel and Palestine to stop the bloodshed.
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