Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York.
A prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas on Tuesday freed more than 1,000 prisoners, including Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Gwen Ifill discusses the swap and its possible effects on longer-term Middle East peace strategy with Daniel Levy of the New…
After the Palestinian bid for statehood at the U.N., the U.S., European Union, Russia and the U.N., have urged a return to direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations within a month. Ray Suarez discusses where the peace process stands with two analysts.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will go to the United Nations next week and ask the world body to recognize a Palestinian state. Jeffrey Brown reports on the move that is opposed by Israel and the Obama administration.
The second round of the latest Middle East peace talks took place this week in Egypt and Jerusalem between Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas with Israeli settlements remaining a big diplomatic hurdle. Jeffrey Brown gets an…
The first direct peace talks in 20 months between Israelis and Palestinians began Thursday, but two major hurdles have arisen already, casting doubt on prospects for success. And other challenges loom on the horizon, analysts tell the NewsHour.
In other news Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank as the international community pressures Israel to stop expanding settlements in east Jerusalem. Also, there are reports that much of the U.N.'s food aid…
By Dave Gustafson
Undertaking a foreign policy challenge that that has vexed world leaders for years, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli and Palestinians leaders Tuesday to do more to reach an elusive Mideast peace deal.
A U.N. report has concluded that both the Israeli military and armed Palestinian groups committed actions amounting to war crimes during December's three-week war in Gaza. Gwen Ifill speaks with an author of the report and the Israeli ambassador to…
By Tom LeGro
President Obama said Tuesday after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
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