Peace deal still possible: Palestinian negotiator

The chief Palestinian negotiator in peace talks with Israel says the world needs to get tough with Israel over its continued settlement building to ensure the remaining five months of talks won`t be wasted.

Israel to release 26 Palestinians in mid August: Saeb Erekat

Negotiations began in Washington last week, and are to continue in Jerusalem next week.

Romney comments unacceptable: Palestinian official

A Palestinian official says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney`s assertion that Jerusalem is Israel`s capital is "absolutely unacceptable."

Palestinians to seek observer status at UN

Saeb Erekat said today that the timing of the request will be decided next week by the Arab League.

Abbas may meet with Obama soon, no date set: Aides

Aides to Mahmoud Abbas say the Palestinian leader could meet with US President Barack Obama soon.

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.

Palestinians to seek UN endorsement of statehood

Palestinian officials said on Sunday they are preparing to ask the United Nations to endorse an independent state without Israel`s consent because they are losing hope they can achieve their aspirations through peace talks.