| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Israeli leaders are presenting conflicting views of the country's future amid the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, reflecting sharp differences within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition.
Several government ministers have...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:02 AM
In an almost predictable response to recent developments, Israel announced plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing Palestinian outrage and deepening tensions with the United States.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
One of the first tests of how the newly reunified Palestinian government would meld public workforces together stumbled badly as Hamas security forces shut down banks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday amid scuffles after the Palestinian Authority did not...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new interim government Monday following an agreement with his archrival, the Islamist Hamas movement, to reunify their ranks after seven years of division.
Israel opposed the creation of the unity...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Obama administration has angered Israel by saying that it will continue to work with, and provide assistance to, the Palestinian Authority even after a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas. But the...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that a coalition government to be formed by his Fatah party and its rival, the militant group Hamas, will be sworn in Monday.
The new government will adopt his political program, Abbas said,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:41 AM
GAZA CITY -- The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections.
Following two days of discussions between...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Two Palestinian teens were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters near Ramallah marking Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation.
Doctors at the emergency...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Why exactly did Secretary of State John F. Kerry's well-intentioned effort to reach an Israeli-Palestinian agreement fail?
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Middle East: A May 11 Op-Ed article on the failure of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's Mideast...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks.
Nine months of meetings...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis.