Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meet publicly for first time in five years in Algeria

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh made Tuesday their first public meeting in five years in Algeria on the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the North African country. The Algerian top leadership called Read more

Palestine/Israel: Japan will not move embassy to Jerusalem –

Japan will not transfer its mission from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem like the United States and few other countries, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, according to the Palestinian Authority-run official news agency. The Japanese Premier ‘reassured’ Abbas at a Read more

Abbas slams Trump’s likely peace plan excluding Jerusalem as ‘slap of the century’

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sunday said US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to come but without Jerusalem as part of discussions is the ‘slap of the century’ adding that Palestinians will not take part in the talks. Read more

Palestine-Israel: “No plan B, only two-state solution for peace,” UN Chief

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Tuesday in Ramallah underlined the UN stance on the two-state solution to end decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict while inviting both sides to cease moves that may hinder peace building. “I want to express very strongly the total Read more

King Abdullah, President Abbas to set up joint crisis committee on Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas agreed on Monday to establish a joint crisis committee that would follow up the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and Read more

Middle East: Team from Hague-Based Criminal Court to Visit Israel & Palestine

A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected in the Palestinian territories as well as in Israel to discuss with leaders on both sides and to educate populations on the court’s work, two years after the Gaza-Israel war. Read more