U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in the Middle East on a mission to revive peace talks, urged Israelis and Palestinians to extend a tentative cease-fire implemented this week. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with President Bush Monday and reiterated that he is open to negotiations with the Palestinian government if it recognizes Israel and renounces violence. Experts discuss the conflict and its future. Continue reading
A new wave of internal fighting among Palestinian factions over the last two days has left at least a dozen people dead and threatened to unravel the Palestinian Authority. Continue reading
Israel’s detention of 64 leaders of the Hamas-led Palestinian government and 23 members of other factions has further heightened tensions strained after Palestinians abducted an Israeli soldier and Israelis launched a retaliatory attack on Gaza.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he would call a referendum on whether the Palestinian government should accept Israel if Hamas does not back the idea within 10 days. Continue reading
Appearing before the U.S. Congress Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert outlined his plan to finalize Israel’s border, promised to negotiate with the Palestinians and called a nuclear-capable Iran “intolerable.” Continue reading
Moderate former premier Mahmoud Abbas was declared the winner Monday in the election to replace the late Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat. Continue reading
Just days after asking the Palestinian Legislative Council for more authority to negotiate with Israel and the U.S., Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas resigned his post Saturday. Continue reading