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Russian President Vladmir Putin visited Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday as part of a whirlwind tour of the Middle East. The administration in Moscow has lost some credibility in the region as a result of its support of the Assad regime in Syria. It now hopes to rebuild its reputation by brokering a regional peace conference. read full story / add a comment
Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Yasser Abed-Rabbo, stated that there are certain ideas about arranging a meeting between Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, but stressed that such a meeting must carry serious Israeli commitments to halt its violations. read full story / add a comment
The Al-Hayat Newspaper in London reported that a senior Egyptian source stated that Cairo is holding talks with Israel in an attempt to ensure the resumption of direct peace talks with the Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
This opinion piece was first published by PNN on 17 May 2012. It raises serious questions about what if any contribution the various mediators have made to the Palestine/Israel "peace process" and concludes: "Palestinians have had enough and now saying enough is enough: Peace is a mirage, peace-making is a failure, peace process is a sham, peace mediators are a fake, and if all the parties involved can enjoy the luxury of "addiction" to the status quo, Palestinians cannot; their survival is at stake." read full story / add a comment
Elections should be held in approximately 6 months to form a new power sharing deal between rivals Fatah and Hamas officials have said. read full story / add a comment
One month after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter that it was hoped would initiate efforts over frozen peace negotiations, Netanyahu rejected demands to halt Jewish settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian political prisoners illegally held in Israeli jails are on hunger strike and some are near death. The population of strikers includes 200 child prisoners, 27 Palestinian legislative council members, and 456 prisoners from Gaza who have not been allowed family visits since 2007 . ` read full story / add a comment
Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), announced Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority is considering halting security coordination with Israel in response to the ongoing settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. read full story / add a comment
The KAIROS Canada group said in a statement published on Monday that the Canadian Government can play a positive role in the Middle East by urging Israel to resume peace talks with the Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. Middle East Envoy David Hale, on Thursday, that there is no contradiction between internal Palestinian reconciliation and the peace process with Israel. read full story / add a comment
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, was met on Thursday by a group of protestors as he entered the Gaza Strip. read full story / add a comment
The recent talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have reached a standstill, with the Israeli negotiators refusing to present borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state. With the deadline set for Thursday January 26 by Palestinian negotiators, and no progress having been made, the talks have been declared a failure. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian senior negotiator, Dr. Saed Erekat, and the Israeli negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, will be holding a meeting in the Jordanian capital of Amman to discuss the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and resolving the outstanding issues. The meeting is to be brokered by Jordan and the European Union, the Ma'an News Agency reported Wednesday morning. read full story / add a comment
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, demanded on Sunday the removal of the Israeli occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, considering that the continuing of the Israeli occupation blocks the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, the Maan News Agency reported Sunday afternoon. read full story / add a comment
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