- Israeli leader backs out of Mandela funeral Updated: Dec-09-13 2:14 pm
- Abbas aide lambasts US push for framework deal Updated: Dec-09-13 1:50 pm
- UN: Israel to allow some materials into Gaza again Updated: Dec-09-13 10:38 am
- Palestinians remember Mandela as an inspiration Updated: Dec-08-13 12:30 pm
- At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles Updated: Dec-06-13 10:44 am
- First planned Palestinian city a symbol of pride Updated: Dec-06-13 2:31 am
- Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns Updated: Dec-05-13 6:08 pm
- Calle 13 singer says Palestinians like Puerto Rico Updated: Dec-05-13 4:04 pm
- Israel: EU funds will not reach occupied land Updated: Nov-27-13 9:29 am
- UN: Israel settlement building hurting peace talks Updated: Nov-19-13 2:17 pm
- Palestinians committed to 9 months of peace talks Updated: Nov-18-13 1:56 pm
- A year after Gaza operation, little joy in Israel Updated: Nov-13-13 1:58 pm
- Conservative Hamas appoints first spokeswoman Updated: Nov-10-13 7:34 am
JERUSALEM - Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, Israel's prime minister says he will skip Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesday due to the high cost of the trip.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Monday railed against U.S. attempts to broker a broad outline of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying Secretary of State John Kerry is breaking a promise to try to negotiate a final agreement in the current round of talks.
JERUSALEM - The United Nations said Monday that Israel has agreed to again allow imports of construction materials into Gaza after a two-month clampdown following the discovery of a tunnel dug by militants from the coastal strip into Israel.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians mourned Nelson Mandela as their most loyal champion, lighting candles in special prayer services Sunday and holding his picture like a shield in confrontations with Israeli troops.
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
RAWABI, West Bank - A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.
JERUSALEM - Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians - including Israel's demand that it "defend itself, by itself."
BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The frontman for the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican hip-hop outfit Calle 13 said Thursday that he sees similarities between the political situation of Palestinians and those of his own people.
JERUSALEM - Israel will ensure that money it receives under a technology-sharing pact with the European Union will not be spent in the West Bank or east Jerusalem, an Israeli official said Wednesday, acceding to a European funding ban on projects in the occupied territories.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. political chief warned Tuesday that chances of peacefully ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be "irreparably damaged" unless steps are taken to prevent new Israeli settlement building and other "negative developments."
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians will stay in peace talks with Israel for the planned nine months despite their fierce opposition to Israel's settlement building, the Palestinian president said Monday.
JERUSALEM - A year after a bruising Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, southern Israel has sprung back to life, and the frequent rocket fire that once plagued the region has nearly stopped. But it's Hamas, not the Israelis who are celebrating.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has for the first time appointed a woman to represent it to the world.