Kerry says status quo between Israel, Palestinians "unsustainable"

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that current relations between Israel and Palestine were "unsustainable" and that the United States was conscious of the urgency of the situation.

Palestine seeks UN action to end Israeli occupation

 A Palestinian envoy to the UN Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to support its initiative to end Israel`s occupation within a time frame and protect the Palestinians.

Israel police plan new unit to fight Jerusalem unrest

Israel`s top police officer on Tuesday pledged a new task force to combat Jerusalem unrest, after Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment taken over by Jewish settlers.

UN tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians today to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their decades-old conflict.

Palestinian convicted for `interfering` with Israeli Army work

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian activist, regarded by the EU as a human rights defender, for "interfering" with the work of a soldier, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Gaza ceasefire talks to restart next week: Hamas

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to resume talks on a durable Gaza ceasefire next week in Cairo, a senior official of the Islamist movement Hamas which rules the territory said Monday.

Jewish settlers take over 10 East Jerusalem homes

Israeli settlers moved into 10 new homes in annexed east Jerusalem today, activists said, in spite of fierce local opposition and international condemnation of such takeovers.

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top leader in the Gaza Strip weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group.

Abbas says keen to contnue dialogue with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he is keen to keep dialogue with Hamas movement going to finalise reconciliation and end the internal rift.

PLO wants to link ending Islamic extremism, Israeli conflict

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation called on Saturday for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism while addressing the conflict with Israel, alluding to controversial remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Abbas urges Palestinians to protect Al-Aqsa by 'all means'

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday called on his people to prevent Israeli settlers from entering Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque and use "all means" to protect the site.

Hamas holds Gaza rally to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally on Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.

Palestinians still two votes short for UN resolution

West Bank officials say the Palestinians don't yet have a majority in the UN Security Council for a resolution that would set a November 2016 deadline for ending Israel's occupation.

UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects: Israel

Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British Parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

British MPs to hold non-binding vote to recognise Palestine

British lawmakers were to vote Monday on whether to recognise Palestine as a state in a debate unlikely to change government policy but laden with political symbolism.

UN chief asks Israel, Palestinians to resume peace talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on both Israel and the Palestinians to be bold and resume the Middle East peace process, which has been stalled for so many months.

Palestinian PM urges donors to keep Gaza pledges

The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

India offers USD 4 mn for Gaza reconstruction

India has committed USD 4 million for Gaza reconstruction in response to the recovery plan presented by Palestinian Authority at Cairo International Conference as the international community pledged a total of USD 5.4 billion for the cause.