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Israel to free Palestinian prisoners for peace talks

Israel has agreed to a long-standing Palestinian demand to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks.

Israel and Palestinians lay groundwork to resume peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, the US has announced.

Glitz and good food in the name of peace

Four chefs promoted peace in the Middle East at an event "Taste of Peace", recently held in Johannesburg.

Clinton seeks clean start in Middle East peace talks

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday sought a clean start in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Direct Middle East talks collapse as US freeze bid fails

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians appeared to have collapsed on Wednesday after Washington admitted its attempts have failed.

New layer of doubt cast over Middle East peace drive

The path to Middle East peace, already strewn with an array of daunting obstacles, has now got one more hurdle to overcome.

Middle East race against time

US President Barack Obama has barely a week to save the Middle East peace process, only months after he relaunched it amid optimistic predictions.

Abbas sounds warning over settlement freeze

Mahmoud Abbas says he will not take part in peace talks "for a single day" if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building.

Israeli, Palestinian leaders ‘serious about reaching a deal’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said Israeli and Palestinian leaders were "serious" about reaching a peace deal.

Israel and Palestine to resume peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians are to resume direct peace talks next week under pressure from Washington to break years of political stalemate.

Israel, Palestinians cautious on peace-talk invite

Israel and the Palestinians were waiting on Friday to study the wording of a US statement inviting them to start direct talks on a peace treaty.

Obama voices hope for direct Middle East talks soon

United States President Barack Obama urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to resume direct peace talks by September.

Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement

The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.

Biden assures Israel of US security commitment

United States Vice-President Joe Biden assured Israel on Tuesday of Washington's commitment to its security.

Palestinians: Indirect talks last chance for peace

Israel disclosed it would build 112 new homes in a Jewish settlement, a plan Palestinians said topped the agenda in talks they held with a US envoy.

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