Israeli withdrawal from Palestine urged by Abbas

Zachary R. Dowdy Israel must withdraw from Palestinian lands, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has exhorted at the UN General Assembly.

Dad, Israel, Palestine and me

Another world: Former Israel premier Ariel Sharon (right) during the Arab-Israeli war in October 1973, which changed the lives of those in the kibbutz.

Jacob Stone Israel seems a very different place today compared with the sunny idealism of the kibbutz movement of the '70s.

Gaza cease-fire off to rocky start as Palestine accuses Israel of cross-border shooting

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel denies shooting at houses as the two sides agree to extend their truce by five days.

US rebuked by Israel for continuing Palestine aid after Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves during a swearing-in ceremony of the unity government, in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Terry Atlas The US said it will maintain financial aid to the Palestinian Authority even under a new government backed by the Islamic Hamas movement, earning a rebuke from Israel.

Pope hosts Israel-Palestine peace prayer

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is hosting an unprecedented peace prayer meeting with Israeli president and Palestinian leader.

Palestine pursues Britain on UN vote

David Cameron

JERUSALEM: Britain has a ''historic responsibility'' to support an imminent Palestinian attempt to upgrade its status at the United Nations, a Palestinian official said.

UN rebuffs Israel to recognise Palestine

Paul McGeough NEW YORK: Despite US and Israeli opposition, the United Nations implicitly recognised Palestine as a state on Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to designate it a ''non-member observer state'' - the...

UN allow Palestine leader Abbas to use heads-of-state chair


The United Nations this week decided to extend to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a diplomatic protocol typically offered only to heads of state: the right to sit in the General Assembly’s beige...

Obama urges Israel to make peace with Palestine


Ruth Pollard Appealing to Israel's younger generation, US President Barack Obama urged them to look at the world through Palestinian eyes and push their political leaders to take a risk and make peace with their...

Israel, Palestine set to return to peace talks

Syrian peace talks provide ‘common ground’ (Thumbnail)

Ruth Pollard After a stalemate of nearly three years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators look set to return to direct, final-status peace talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said overnight.

Settlements block the road to peace in latest Israel-Palestine talks

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (right) shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ruth Pollard Five more sessions of talks between Israel and the Palestinians have ended without progress.

US cuts UN funds on Palestine vote

UNESCO headquarters.

Edmund Sanders, Jerusalem A decision by UNESCO to admit Palestine as a member state sets off a confrontation between the US and the UN.

Rudd dodges Palestine question, pushes peace talks

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in San Fransisco this month.

Daniel Flitton Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has left open the question of Australian support for a Palestinian state joining the United Nations, but warned time is running out for a lasting settlement to the bitter...

Israel urged not to take out ire on Palestine in UN bid

Palestinians, Israelis and foreign women activists attend a rally to show solidarity for a Palestinian state with full UN membership.

Harriet Sherwood, Jerusalem Israel has been urged to refrain from taking punitive measures against the Palestinians if they press ahead with their bid to win recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN.

US pressures Britain on Palestine vote

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Jon Swaine, New York and Adrian Blomfield, Jerusalem Britain is coming under growing US pressure to oppose a Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations on Friday.

Israel ups ante over Palestine

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15:  (ISRAEL OUT) A Palestinian covers his face during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Jason Koutsoukis JERUSALEM: The Israeli deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Danny Ayalon, has warned that a Palestinian push for full membership of the United Nations in September would set the stage for ''confrontation...

British move on Palestine

GAZA CITY: Britain is preparing to confer diplomatic status on the Palestinian delegation in London for the first time, renewing fears in Israel that Europe is moving closer to recognising an...

EU threat to recognise Palestine as a nation

JERUSALEM: Europe's foreign ministers have threatened to recognise an independent Palestinian state if Israel continues to refuse to halt the building of Jewish settlements on Palestinian territories.

Gingrich blasted over Palestine call


Simon Mann WASHINGTON: Newt Gingrich has repeated a claim that Palestinians are an ''invented'' people with no clear right to their own state, clashing with key rival Mitt Romney in the latest public debate...

Brazil angers US and Israel with its pro-Palestine move

Adrian Blomfield JERUSALEM: Brazil has been accused of undermining the Middle East peace process after it formally recognised Palestinian statehood in the West Bank and Gaza.