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Israel troops wounded in Jerusalem car-ramming as violence flares

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:26 PM

A manhunt is underway for the driver in the car-ramming, who fled the scene in the heart of west Jerusalem after the attack

CAR-RAMMING. Israeli policemen inspect the site of a car-ramming attack targeting Israeli troops in Jerusalem that wounded several people on February 6, 2020. Photo by Oren Ben Hakoon/AFP

Trump peace plan embraced in Israel, rejected by Palestinians

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:13 PM

US President Donald Trump's proposals reportedly include no Palestinian input and grants Israel much of what it has sought in decades of international diplomacy

MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN. US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Trump's Middle East peace plan in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 28, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. kicks off Mideast plan, with Palestinians boycotting

Jun 25, 2019 - 4:41 PM

For now, its plan will open over cocktails and dinner Tuesday evening in Bahrain at an intimate two-day 'economic workshop' at a luxury hotel overlooking the Gulf

DENOUNCING THE PLAN. A picture taken on June 16, 2019, shows a poster in Gaza City denouncing the US Middle East peace plan dubbed the "deal of the century". Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to name a new settlement in the occupied Golan after US President Donald Trump in appreciation of his recognition of Israel's claim of sovereignty there

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) holds a proclamation signed by US President Donald Trump recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, during a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on April 14, 2019.  RONEN ZVULUN / POOL / AFP

Kushner: Mideast plan to come after Ramadan

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, says he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace proposal around June and that it would include a 'robust business plan' for the Palestinians

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the Time 100 Summit event April 23, 2019 in New York. Kushner said that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June. Don Emmert / AFP

France provides first weapons to Lebanon for Islamic State fight

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Since the conflict in neighboring Syria broke out in 2011 Lebanon has faced mounting spill over threats first from the millions of refugees pouring across the border and increasingly from jihadists

In this file photo, a Lebanese soldier stands next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US military aid to the Lebanese army, at the Beirut port in Beirut, Lebanon, 08 February 2015. Reports state the Lebanese army received an aid shipment of military equipment, weapons and ammunition worth 25 million US dollars. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Mar 14, 2015 - 6:55 PM

US Secretary of State says President Obama remains committed to a two state solution

CENSORSHIP? US President Barack Obama says US will respond to the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has enough information to conclude North Korea is behind the attack. File photo by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Palestinians say the postponement came at the behest of the Americans to give time for US envoy Martin Indyk to arrive in the region to attend

Kerry scrambles to save his torpedoed peace effort

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Kerry has gone as far as he can as mediator absent major decisions by the parties themselves writes the Washington Post quoting a senior administration official

LAST-DITCH EFFORTS: US Secretary of State John Kerry

Arab summit backs Syria political solution, rejects 'Jewish state'

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Arab leaders side with the Palestinians in refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state a flash point issue threatening to derail US brokered peace talks

UNITED. Arab leaders, during the closing session of the Arab Summit in Kuwait City, said they are committed to supporting Arab states going through democratic transitions, and healing relations among the Arab countries to end divisions. Photo by Raed Qutena/EPA

Kerry to Mideast next week for peace talks – official

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:50 PM

A Palestinian official says Kerry will return to the region on January 4

PEACE TALKS. US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to the Middle East on January 4, a Palestinian official says. File photo by File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Obama praises Netanyahu, Abbas

Aug 02, 2013 - 6:34 AM

President Obama holds phone calls with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after both sent negotiators back to the negotiating table

TALKING PEACE. US Secretary of State Kerry (center-L) hosts dinner for the Middle East Peace Process Talks, at the Department of State with Israeli Mr. Isaac Molho (right rear) , Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (right 2nd from end) and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat (3rd), and Palestanian Dr. Shtayyeh (lower right corner) in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the US Department of State July 29, 2013, in Washington, DC. The parties meet again July 30th, 2013 here. Photo by AFP/Paul J. Richards

Kerry pushes Middle East peace bid

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:45 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is pushing for the revival of the Middle East peace negotiations

DETERMINED. US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is pushing for the revival of the Middle East peace negotiations. Photo from the US State Department

Blast on Tel Aviv bus as Gaza truce remains elusive

Nov 21, 2012 - 9:32 PM

The attack came as Hamas controlled Gaza was rocked by new Israeli air strikes and the US and the UN try to push for a ceasefire

VIOLENCE ESCALATES. Israeli police gather after a blast ripped through a bus near the defence ministry in Tel Aviv on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL BAR-ON