Pope `to make first Holy Land trip in May`

Pope Francis is to make a brief visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories from May 25, his first to the Holy Land, Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot said.

Israel, Palestinians eye peace deal within 9 months: John Kerry

Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a peace agreement within nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Barack Obama delicately wades into Mideast talks

US President Barack Obama met privately at the White House with lead negotiators for the Israeli and Palestinian delegations.

John Kerry mulls US peace talks team

US Secretary of State John Kerry is finalising his selection of a team to help shepherd Middle East peace talks on a day-to-day basis, a US official said.

Barack Obama calls up Benjamin Netanyahu

US President Barack Obama called up Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a host of issues, including Egypt, Syria and Iran.

Kerry meets with Palestinian leader

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and planned to return to Jerusalem for more talks with Israel as he continues his Mideast diplomacy to get negotiating.

Running out of time on Israel-Palestine conflict: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Israel to work towards resolving its dispute with Palestine.

Israel to build 300 units in Jewish settlement

The issue of Jewish settlements has been at the heart of a nearly five-year impasse in peace efforts.

John Kerry to revive Israel-Palestine peace talks

Israel`s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured the US that resuming peace talks with the Palestinians tops his agenda.

Israeli minister seeks interim deal with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic.