Jerusalem:Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel has invited bids for 1,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in retaliation for a new Palestinian government backed by Hamas, reports said on thusday.
There can be no peace with Israel without first defining the borders of a future Palestinian state, President Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation called on the international community to recognise the Palestinian Territories as a sovereign state.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reject international demands to allow a Palestinian state with a border based on the pre-1967 Green Line and its capital in East Jerusalem.
The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.
In a Facebook post late Saturday, Jonas Gahr Stoere wrote Palestinians have the right to go to the UN.
Qatar proposed suspending Mideast peace process until Israel was "ready".
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will visit France next week, Germany in May,
The 1967 borders include east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Peru has now upgraded its recognition of Palestine to a statehood status.
Chile has recognised Palestine as independent state, said foreign minister.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas Tuesday urged the EU to recognise the Palestinian state.
Argentine Prez Cristina Kirchner wrote to
Mahmud Abbas saying her country recognises
a Palestine defined by 1967 borders.
Israel was disappointed by Brazil`s decision to recognise Palestinian state.
Brazilian Prez has recognised a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
France prefers a two-state solution to be negotiated with Israel.
Israel wants its security concerns addressed in the initial stages of indirect talks, Shimon Peres said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he rejects the establishment of a Palestinian state in temporary borders, in an apparent response to media reports that Israel is trying to revive the proposal.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with France`s foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, who recently talked of recognising a Palestinian state even before
its borders are drawn up.
China on Wednesday endorsed efforts to create an independent Palestinian state as Saudi Arabia hardened its accusations that Israel is preventing a settlement of the Middle East conflict.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
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