Palestinian question remains in limbo after Arab-Israeli embrace
Israel’s historic diplomatic pacts with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain marked the dawn of a new Middle East. The agreements, however, do not address the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Groups harp on right of the Palestinian people to self-determination
Despite numerous United Nations resolutions to endorse the creation of an independent Palestine state, the Palestinian people are still denied the right to self-determination.
Palestinians defy Israeli closure plan to pray at Al-Aqsa site
Palestinians prayed at a building in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, defying Israeli efforts to bar access to that part of the flashpoint holy site.
Israel to file FIFA protest against Palestinians over Argentina game
Israel's football association announced Wednesday it will file a complaint to FIFA accusing its Palestinian counterpart of pressuring Argentinian players and staff into cancelling a friendly match.
Mahmoud Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem
The European Union (EU) assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc’s latest rejection of United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, Abbas repeated his call for…
Trump plays peacemaker, hosting Abbas at the White House
President Donald Trump will play peacemaker at the White House on Wednesday, meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas as part of an effort to end the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Arab leaders set to oppose Trump Mideast policy shifts
A draft statement to be put to an Arab summit Wednesday opposes plans by President Donald Trump to move Washington's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and consider alternatives to a Palestinian state.
Israeli right dismisses Kerry speech, waits for Trump
Israel's right wing Thursday dismissed US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on the conflict with the Palestinians as a parting shot of little consequence, especially with Donald Trump soon taking office.
Palestinian gunman kills 2 in Jerusalem, shot dead
A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem Sunday and again as police chased him, killing two people, authorities said, after concerns over the potential for a new upsurge in violence.