Kerry meets Israeli PM on sidelines of Davos forum

US Secretary of State John Kerry met on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks to push forward an intensive Middle East peace drive.

Obama calls Abbas to discuss Middle East peace

US President Barack Obama spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in six months on Monday to discuss the long-stalled Middle East peace process, the White House said.

`Quartet trying to dissuade Palestinians UN bid`

In a televised address on Friday, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas vowed to lodge a bid for UN membership this week.

Israel seeking formula for Palestinian talks

Diplomats from `Quartet` earlier failed to find a basis for moving the peace process forward.

Netanyahu statement proves `absurdity` of talks: Hamas

The Israeli PM has rejected a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.

Netanyahu lectures Obama in Oval Office

Israeli leader warned US President not to chase "illusions" of Mideast peace.

US not to allow derailment of Middle East peace process

Hillary Clinton has announced resumption of talks between Israel, Palestine.

Netanyahu, Mitchell meet over fresh peace moves

Israeli PM and the US Middle East envoy met for several hours on Wednesday to discuss planned indirect peace talks.

Indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks to begin: US

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Friday that the Middle East peace process will get back on track next week, with indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Mideast negotiations difficult, not impossible: US envoy

US envoy for the Middle East, Senator George Mitchell, on Friday said Palestinian-Israeli negotiations are facing many difficulties, but stressed that he is determined to continue efforts for peace.

Israel PM must show sincerity on peace: Hillary

The United States called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prove his commitment to a Palestinian state, warning that prolonged conflict only strengthened extremists.

`No snub` of Netanyahu during US’ visit: Axelrod

The White House insisted on Sunday there was "no snub" of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his meeting with President Barack Obama, and stressed the "unshakeable" US bonds with its Mideast ally.

Forge closer ties with Iran, pressurise Israel: Moussa

The head of the Arab League urged the 22-nation bloc on Saturday to engage Iran directly over concerns about its growing influence in the region and its disputed nuclear program.

‘Golden way’ found to restart Mideast talks: Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended a troubled US visit on Thursday, saying progress had been made toward settling a dispute with the White House over Jewish housing construction in occupied East Jerusalem.

World will stop Iran getting nuclear arms: Tony Blair

Middle East peace envoy Tony
Blair warned Iran the world will do "whatever it takes" to
stop it acquiring a nuclear weapon.

UN chief visits Gaza, says blockade causing suffering

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slammed Israel`s blockade of the Gaza Strip saying it
caused "unacceptable sufferings," during a visit on Sunday to the
Hamas-run coastal enclave.

Israeli aircraft hit disused Gaza airport, 11 injured: Medics

Israeli aircraft hit a disused airport in southern Gaza, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, Palestinian medical officials and witnesses said.

Israelis view Obama favourably despite row: Poll

A poll shows an overwhelming majority of Israelis think President Barack Obama is fair and friendly toward Israel, despite a grave diplomatic feud with the US over east Jerusalem construction.

No talks until Israel meets its obligations: Abbas

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that the best way to achieve peace was through direct talks, which Israel was willing to begin immediately.

US wants Israel to cancel building plan: Reports

Israeli media say the US is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project.