Israel to build 1,500 more homes in settlements: Report

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.

No peace with Israel without defining borders: Abbas

There can be no peace with Israel without first defining the borders of a future Palestinian state, President Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday. 

Muslim bloc calls for recognition of Palestinian state

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation called on the international community to recognise the Palestinian Territories as a sovereign state.

Netanyahu rejects calls to allow Palestinian state within 1967 lines

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.

`Oppose US; recognise Palestinian state`

The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.

Norway ready to recognise Palestinian state

In a Facebook post late Saturday, Jonas Gahr Stoere wrote Palestinians have the right to go to the UN.

Arab League backs Palestinian state recourse to UN

Qatar proposed suspending Mideast peace process until Israel was "ready".

Abbas eyes French, German help on Palestinian state

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will visit France next week, Germany in May,

Paraguay recognises `free` Palestinian state

The 1967 borders include east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Peru recognises Palestinian state

Peru has now upgraded its recognition of Palestine to a statehood status.

Chile joins peers in recognising Palestinian state

Chile has recognised Palestine as independent state, said foreign minister.

Abbas urges EU to recognise Palestinian state

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas Tuesday urged the EU to recognise the Palestinian state.

After Brazil, Argentina recognizes Palestine

Argentine Prez Cristina Kirchner wrote to
Mahmud Abbas saying her country recognises
a Palestine defined by 1967 borders.

Israel saddened as Brazil recognises Palestinian state

Israel was disappointed by Brazil`s decision to recognise Palestinian state.

Brazil recognises Palestinian state

Brazilian Prez has recognised a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.

France `can`t rule out` UN creation of Palestinian state

France prefers a two-state solution to be negotiated with Israel.

Israel ready for deal on Palestinian state: Peres

Israel wants its security concerns addressed in the initial stages of indirect talks, Shimon Peres said.

No Palestinian state in temporary borders: Abbas

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 visits French leaders

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 backs efforts for independent Palestinian state

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.