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Palestinians cool to partial settlement freeze

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 23:48

A senior Palestinian official rejected the idea of a partial Israeli settlement freeze as a way of restarting peace talks, a sign of tough times ahead for the Obama administration`s new attempt to bring the sides together.

Settlement freeze must be `comprehensive`: Abbas spokesman

Last Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 22:17

Any new ban on settlement construction must be "comprehensive," a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said, indicating it must include east Jerusalem.

Netanyahu presents US settlement plan to cabinet

Last Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 20:12

Israel`s PM presented a US plan to his cabinet that would extend a freeze on West Bank settlements.

US offers incentives to extend settlement freeze: Israeli

Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 11:23

The US has offered Israel incentives to extend settlement freeze to help keep the Palestinians in peace talks.

Israeli settlement freeze to end at midnight

Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 15:07

Attempts to find compromise between Israel and Palestine have failed so far.

Israel `not planning new settlement freeze`

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 19:54

The 10-month Israeli measure to curb construction concludes at this month.

New settlement freeze unlikely: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 21:56

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will resume construction activities in the West Bank at the expiry of a ten-month freeze later this month.

Mubarak says peace talks hinge on Israeli settlement freeze

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 22:10

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in comments published on Wednesday that Israel must extend a settlement moratorium for negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders to succeed.

Israel rejects Jerusalem settlement freeze calls

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 23:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday termed as "unacceptable" the demands to stop fresh Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.

Israel plans more homes for East Jerusalem: Report

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010, 14:08

Israel has plans to build another 600 homes in occupied land it considers part of East Jerusalem, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported on Friday.

Jordan rejects Israeli offer of partial settlement freeze

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 08:56

The Jordanian government on Thursday rejected Israel`s latest offer to temporarily freeze settlement activity in the West Bank excluding East Jerusalem, which Israel seized from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war.

No talks without settlement freeze: Fatah to Abbas

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 20:39

Palestinian Prez Mahmoud Abbas has been told by his Fatah movement that he must not resume peace talks with Israel without an Israeli settlement freeze.