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Abbas, Netanyahu march in historic Paris rally

Unlikely scenes at a historic march in Paris against terrorism as Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu march together.

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war

Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.

Pope Francis prays at West Bank wall, calls for Middle East peace

On his three-day trip to the Middle East, Francis delighted his Palestinian hosts by referring to the "state of Palestine".

Israel to approve prisoner deal with Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged his cabinet to approve the release of 104 Arab prisoners.

Israel pushes settlement plans ahead

Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3 000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank.

Israel’s Peres ready to resume negotiations with Abbas

Israeli president, Shimon Peres has sad that he is sure the country can reach a peace deal with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

Palestinian factions call truce in new government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a new unity government in the West Bank and Gaza which will be headed by Mahmoud Abbas.

Egypt-Israel soldier swap set to take place at night

Israel is wrapping up preparations to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the final phase of a swap with Hamas militants.

Benetton in hot water over Unhate ad campaign

Italian clothes company Benetton has pulled a photo montage showing the pope kissing a leading imam from its new global ad campaign, Unhate.

Palestine UN bid soldiers on despite Security Council failure

Palestine has vowed to continue its quest for full UN membership despite facing a setback at the Security Council and a possible veto from the US.

Abbas: Palestine, Arab world erred on 1947 partition

Palestine's President Abbas says the Arab world erred in rejecting the UN's 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state.

South Africa throws weight behind Palestinians’ UN bid

Palestine's bid to become a full member of the UN has received the full backing of South Africa, which has called for a speedy decision on the matter.

Iran rejects Palestinian UN bid

Iran has rejected the Palestinians' UN statehood bid, saying any deal that accepted the existence of Israel would leave a "cancerous tumour" forever.

Abbas forces Obama to reveal US cards on Israel

In his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly last year, US President Barack Obama promised that this time it would be different.

US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council

The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state faces an uphill struggle to secure the nine votes needed for approval.

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