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  • Netanyahu considered withdrawal on basis of 1967 lines

    March 6, 2015 | 8:29 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered an agreement with the Palestinians that would have uprooted West Bank settlements and recognized Palestinian claims in Jerusalem, according to a document obtained by an Israeli daily.

    The document, revealed Friday by Yedioth...

  • Abbas OK with Israeli army in West Bank during three-year transition

    January 28, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would accept Israeli soldiers in the West Bank for a three-year transition period following a peace deal with Israel.

    Abbas, in a videotaped interview in Arabic with the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, said that whoever...

  • Released Palestinian prisoners get P.A. payout, monthly stipend

    November 18, 2013 | 10:51 am

    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.

    Upon their release from Israeli prison, each of the prisoners received a...

  • Most Israelis support peace deal; Bennett vows settlement expansion

    July 24, 2013 | 7:42 am

    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.

    Conducted by Tel Aviv University and the Dialog Institute, the poll showed that 39 percent of Israelis would vote for a...

  • Netanyahu spokesman denies Israel open to 1967 border formula

    July 18, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman denied on Thursday Israel had agreed to a formula for new talks with Palestinians based on the border of their future state being drawn along lines from before a 1967 war, with agreed land swaps.

    An Israeli official had earlier told...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Kerry calls new Arab League peace stance ‘big step forward’

    April 30, 2013 | 4:40 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the Arab League's acknowledgment that Israelis and Palestinians may have to swap land in any peace deal was "a very big step forward."

    Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace plan on Monday when Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim...

  • PA’s Fayyad is no-show at scheduled meeting with Netanyahu

    April 17, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad refused to attend a scheduled meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem with two PA leaders—chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and security official Majed Faraj—according to reports.

  • Analysis: Flicker of hope for peace from Shalit deal

    October 18, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Palestinians and Israelis celebrating at the same time is a rare occurrence. Their simultaneous elation on Tuesday over a mass prisoner swap is raising a faint glimmer of hope for progress in ending the Middle East conflict.

    Veteran analysts greet any such optimism with a roll of...

  • Israel accepts EU invitation to meet Palestinians

    October 10, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accepted a European Union invitation to meet Palestinian leaders in an effort to restart peace talks, his office said in a statement.

    Netanyahu told EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a telephone conversation that he “is...

  • Israel calls in Egypt envoy, says peace deal vital

    September 16, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Israel’s foreign ministry called in the Egyptian ambassador on Friday to stress the importance of the two countries’ historic peace accord, an Israeli official said, after Egypt’s prime minister said the treaty was not “sacred”.

    Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told Turkish...

  • Israel reportedly working with U.S. on new peace framework

    August 2, 2011 | 8:44 am

    Israel has been working with the United States to develop a new framework to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians, according to reports.

    News agencies cited an unnamed Israeli government official as saying Tuesday that there have been efforts over the past few weeks to...