Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to restart peace talks at a Maryland summit Tuesday, promising further negotiations toward a peace treaty and the development of a Palestinian state. Gwen Ifill talks to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about the U.S.-backed…
President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met Tuesday to discuss their support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah while looking ahead to the possibility of two separate Palestines. Foreign policy analysts comment on the situation.
The U.S. State Department said Monday it would lift an economic and political embargo on the Palestinian government following the expulsion of Hamas militants. Foreign policy analysts examine the development.
In the wake of Hamas forces seizing control of much of the Gaza Strip from Fatah rivals, a Washington Post reporter updates what comes next in the continuing struggle to govern the Palestinian Authority.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the Palestinian Unity government Thursday as the Islamic Hamas movement took control of the Gaza Strip, defeating rivals from Abbas' Fatah party.
Hamas forces encroached on Fatah strongholds in Gaza Wednesday, gaining an advantage in what Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called "the first signs of a cruel civil war." Two regional experts, Ghaith al-Omari and Mark Perry, lend their perspectives on the…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After months of negotiations, Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah on Thursday finalized a unity government in an effort to end violence between the groups and lead the Palestinians out of yearlong international isolation.
Reporters from Lebanon and Israel give an update on the current crisis in the Middle East.
In the wake of violent confrontations between security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and members of the militant Hamas group, Palestinian leaders on Monday chose to table a decision on whether to pass a controversial referendum recognizing Israel's…
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."…
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