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  • Netanyahu to peace activists: Ready for negotiations without preconditions

    September 1, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with peace activists that he is prepared to continue negotiations with the Palestinians.

    “I am ready now to go to Ramallah or any other place in order to meet and hold direct negotiations without preconditions,”...

  • White House aide Susan Rice to visit Israel for talks

    May 6, 2014 | 10:12 am

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel on Wednesday and Thursday for regularly scheduled meetings with Israeli counterparts, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser, comes as peace talks between Israel...

  • U.S. negotiators blame Israel for collapse of talks

    May 5, 2014 | 11:27 am

    U.S. negotiators said Israel’s settlement policy was the primary reason the peace talks failed.

    At least two officials speaking anonymously to Yediot Acharonot in a report May 2 by longtime senior correspondent Nahum Barnea said multiple factors were at play in last month’s...

  • Fatah and Hamas sign unity accord, Israel cancels negotiations session

    April 23, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and Hamas have signed a unity accord.

    Under the agreement signed Wednesday, the factions are to form a unity government in five weeks, according to reports citing Palestinian officials. Fatah and Hamas representatives met...

  • Report: Kerry framework includes shared Jerusalem, Jewish state recognition

    January 29, 2014 | 4:07 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s pending framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace will include a shared capital in Jerusalem and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, a newspaper columnist reported.

    Kerry will unveil the proposal “soon,” Thomas Friedman, a foreign affairs...

  • As talks struggle, Israel and Palestinians assess price of failure

    January 27, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Even as Israelis and Palestinians strive for an elusive peace deal to end their generations-old conflict, the two sides are preparing for failure.

    While contours of an accord have been debated for years, the consequence of collapse could take many forms.

    U.S. Secretary of State...

  • Netanyahu discusses peace process with King Abdullah in Amman visit

    January 16, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Amman to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the two leaders discussed the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • Kerry heading back to Israel for more talks

    December 10, 2013 | 9:28 am

    U.S.  Secretary of State John Kerry will return this week to Jerusalem and Ramallah, his second visit in two weeks.

    Kerry will discuss Iran and the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations during a meeting Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. State...

  • Obama talks by phone with Palestinians’ Abbas, Israel’s Netanyahu

    August 1, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    President Barack Obama spoke separately by phone on Thursday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a White House official said, as the United States seeks to keep up the momentum for peace negotiations.

    The phone calls...

  • Palestinians blame Israel for exploratory talks’ failure

    January 30, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Palestinian leaders blamed Israel for the failure of exploratory talks aimed at resuming peace negotiations, and said they planned to explore other ways of bringing about a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    The talks ended in Jordan on January 25 without achieving...

  • Obama relays condolences to Netanyahu, pledges support

    March 24, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    President Obama conveyed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his condolences over recent terrorist attacks and reaffirmed “unwavering” commitment to Israel’s security.

    “President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today to convey his condolences over the...

  • VIDEO: Arabic-speaking Israeli prof tells Al-Jazeera: ‘Jerusalem is ours for 3000 years!’

    June 16, 2008 | 9:40 pm

    On Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University asserts—in Arabic—that Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. 

    Available here for the first time with English subtitles.

  • Nation and World Briefs

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Three Boys Die in Pesach Fire
    Three Jewish boys in Brooklyn died after a fire on Passover ripped through their apartment. Sunday's fire began in the kitchen, where the Matyas family had left two stove burners on since last Friday evening. The boys who died in the Chasidic...

  • Kerry Vies for Jewish Vote

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Kerry administration would avoid the pressure other presidents have used to nudge Israel in peace negotiations, and would consult closely with the Jewish state before launching any new Mideast peace initiative.

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the presumptive Democratic nominee for...