Kerry, Abbas to discuss peace talks: Palestinians

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said, weeks after Middle East peace talks collapsed.

US security adviser meets Israel leaders amid spy claims

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice today met Israeli leaders after the collapse of US-brokered Middle East peace talks and amid allegations Israel was spying on its principal ally.

US officials to visit Israel `soon`

enior US officials are planning to travel to Israel "soon" following the collapse of the Middle East peace talks led by Washington, a State Department official said Monday.

John Kerry warns US is evaluating role in Middle East peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Washington was evaluating whether it was worth continuing its role in Middle East peace talks, signalling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out.

Middle East peace talks deadline may be extended: Israel Minister

Middle East peace talks could be extended beyond their April deadline, Israel`s Defence Minister said on Tuesday, insisting current negotiations were aimed solely at providing a framework for final talks.

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.

In memoirs, ex-Israeli PM regrets failure of talks

Ehud Olmert made a peace offer to Palestinians during 2008 negotiations.

Obama hopes for direct Mideast peace talks by September

US Prez Barack Obama said Tuesday he hoped for direct Middle East peace talks.

Spain asks Israel to foster peace talks

Spain has asked Israel to take "necessary steps" to begin a dialogue with the Palestinians as soon as possible, even as Lebanon warned of an "implosion" in the Middle East if a new peace process fails.

Obama invites defiant Israeli PM for talks

US President Barack Obama has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House, even as the Israeli leader rebuffed a key US demand to halt settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

Palestinians question US on reviving peace talks

The Palestinians have asked the Obama administration to clarify a US envoy`s proposal to restart long-stalled peace talks with Israel indirectly by shuttling between the two sides, the Palestinian
President has said.

Israel envisages indirect talks with Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinians may resume indirect peace deliberations soon, with a US mediator shuttling between negotiating teams, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday.

Palestinian official doubts Israel talks to resume

A Palestinian negotiator is casting doubt on Israeli Prime Minister`s claim that Middle East peace talks could resume within weeks.

Middle East peace talks will resume in `coming weeks`: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he expects peace talks with the Palestinians to resume in the coming weeks, nudged on by the United States, after being stalled for more than a year.

Abbas signals readiness to resume talks with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signalled a readiness to resume peace talks with Israel if the United States were to set out specific goals for negotiations, official Palestinian news agency Wafa said on Saturday.

`Negotiations only after Israel stops settlement activity`

Negotiations to resolve the West Asia crisis cannot resume until Israel stops its Jewish settlements and other activities in East Jerusalem, a top Palestinian envoy to the UN has said, warning of a possible religious war.

Palestinians to blame for impasse in talks: Israel

Israel is displeased with a US suggestion of sanctions against Israel over peace talks with the Palestinians.

Palestinians list preconditions for peace talks

The resumption of Middle East peace talks requires a full Israeli settlement freeze in the West Bank, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said on Saturday.

US envoy back in Jerusalem to pursue peace talks

US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, in advance of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.