Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic tests concluded on Tuesday, countering the theory put forward by a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
As the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks flounder and seek to regain momentum, many are wondering what America can do with its prodigious economic resources to encourage peace and reconciliation between the parties.
For Francois Hollande, the most unpopular head of state in France in more than half a century, his first presidential visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority promised a respite from the daily pummeling over his country’s stunted economy and his perceived flimsiness as a leader.
Palestinian terrorists who were released from Israeli prisons in a goodwill gesture by Israel to restart the peace process were granted large payouts and monthly stipends from the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian peace negotiators resigned over a lack of progress in talks with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.
In a meeting with U.S. Jewish leaders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he was more hopeful now for peace than he was in the mid-2000s.
The Islamist Hamas movement has sharply criticized the Palestinian Authority for resuming peace talks with Israel, saying that President Mahmoud Abbas is giving in to American pressure. The criticism comes as Hamas moves toward a rapprochement with Iran, despite differences over Syria.
Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.
There's no shortage of cynicism and skepticism about the restarted, U.S.-facilitated Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Israel’s Civil Administration approved the construction of nearly 900 housing units in West Bank settlements.
The next round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will be held in Israel next week, according to Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator.
Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian journalists that no Israelis, civilians or soldiers, will remain in a future Palestinian state.
On June 1, 2010, the day after the Gaza flotilla incident in which nine Turkish militants were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers aboard the Mavi Marmara, famed reporter Helen Thomas didn’t hide her opinions about Israel in a briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
With Israeli-Palestinian talks set to begin, a poll has shown that a majority of Israelis would support a final-status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
We don’t know. That’s the operative phrase of the new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks announced Friday and ostensibly set to begin in the coming days in Washington.
An Israeli committee approved the construction of West Bank housing on the same day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Jordan with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The newly appointed Palestinian Authority prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, resigned after two weeks in his post.
If there’s one thing the Palestinians are great at, it’s saying no. For years now, many peace-loving Jewish heads have been bruised from banging against the brick wall of Palestinian rejectionism.
There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume economic cooperation, their finance ministers said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week to push for a revival of peace talks.
John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, is approaching full throttle in his bid to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. In a speech yesterday to the American Jewish Committee, Kerry said Israel should still regard the P.A. as a partner – an implied rebuke to members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government who have suggested the authority has outlived its negotiating usefulness.
Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.
A film funded by the Palestinian Authority won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his “seriousness” in finding ways to restart the peace process.
A bipartisan group of congressmen condemned comments made by a Palestinian Fatah official in support of the murderer of an Israeli father of five.
Political observers in Turkey expect Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to reaffirm his support for Palestinians with a visit this month to Gaza, marking the third anniversary of a deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla bound for the disputed territory
China offered to broker a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Two U.S. congressmen have introduced legislation calling on the Palestinian Authority to prevent a Hamas takeover of the West Bank.
The United States and Europe are pushing to tamp down an internal Palestinian power struggle, Palestinian sources say.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy, two sources told Reuters.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was hospitalized with abdominal pain.
A Palestinian Authority court sentenced a local journalist to a year in jail on Thursday over a picture posted on Facebook that was deemed insulting to Mahmoud Abbas.
On Monday evening, March 11, I had a public discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. The topics included how American Jews should approach pro-Israel advocacy, whether peace is currently attainable between Israel and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, and what American Jews can do to help the two sides reach an agreement.
Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation of our values”?
During President Obama’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) next week, he will visit the West Bank towns of Ramallah, where he will meet PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, and Bethlehem, to see the Church of the Nativity. A new report by the World Bank says he will see an economy that is in steady decline and losing its competetiveness.
President Obama told Arab-American leaders that his trip to Israel and the Palestinian areas would demonstrate U.S. commitment to partnering with the Palestinian Authority to bring about a state.
Over and over, American officials insist that President Obama has no new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan hidden in his pocket, ready to be whipped out during next week’s meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to Washington, opened the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference with an appeal for pro-Israel outreach to African Americans, Latinos and Muslims, and others.
rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time in three months, causing some damage.
Palestinian officials hope the upcoming visit by President Barack Obama will end the current deadlock in the peace process, but are skeptical that the visit will change the situation on the ground.
Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.
President Obama's visit to Israel will focus on Syria and Iran, and he will not initiate new peace moves, the White House said.
Israelis and Palestinians depict each other in schoolbooks as an enemy and largely deny their adversary's history and existence, according to a U.S. government-funded study published on Monday.
Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said.
The biased news coverage on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, is frightening. It is therefore of vital importance to mention in discussions about the Middle East all relevant facts, in order to give the audience a full and balanced picture. I would like to illustrate this with two examples.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a Lebanese television station that the Nazis and Zionists worked in collaboration before World War II.
A memo linking the Palestinian Authority to a 2002 suicide attack that was accidentally handed over to attorneys for the families of two American victims should be returned, a U.S. judge ruled.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called on Arab countries to pay their aid pledges, in order to prevent the end of the PA.
The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed concern that Hamas would take over the Palestinian Authority before or after a peace agreement.