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Stories with person: Benjamin Netanyahu
  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.

  • Prospect of spy release latest twist in legal saga 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:54 am
  • WASHINGTON - The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable.

  • Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 pm
  • RABAT, Morocco - Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing.

  • New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:37 pm
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.

  • American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:15 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks.

  • Kerry: Premature to write off Mideast peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:16 pm
  • BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Israeli-Palestinian peace process even as negotiations were dealt a blow by a speech in which the Palestinian leader said he would press for U.N. recognition over Israel's strong objections.

  • Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert of bribery 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:58 pm
  • JERUSALEM - An Israeli court on Monday convicted ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a high-profile bribery case, crushing his hopes for a political comeback and setting the stage for him to become the first Israeli premier to go to prison.

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:55 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.

  • Church official: Pope's trip to Israel in doubt 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 12:23 pm
  • JERUSALEM - A top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land said Thursday that a trip to Israel by Pope Francis in late May is now in doubt because of a strike by Israeli diplomats, even as the Vatican said travel preparations were going ahead.

  • Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:47 pm
  • AMMAN, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.