Benjamin Netanyahu

US President Barack Obama (l) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

Obama meeting with Netanyahu, Iran likely topic

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at a time that the three-decade estrangement between the United States and Iran may be nearing an end. Netanyahu arrived at […]

09/30/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry in Israel to discuss Syria arms deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — A day after sealing a deal with Russia on securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the agreement. […]

09/15/2013

In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Israel negotiator predicts ‘dramatic decisions’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will make “dramatic decisions” to reach a final peace agreement that will end the conflict with the Palestinians, Israel’s chief negotiator said Tuesday while warning that hawks inside Prime Minister Benjamin […]

08/20/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, right, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed location Wednesday in search […]

08/14/2013

Palestinian relatives jump to a vehicle carrying released prisoners upon their arrival to Beit Hanoun checkpoint between Israel and northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israelis, Palestinians set for talks on home turf

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis and Palestinians were to hold their first formal peace talks on home turf in the Middle East in nearly five years Wednesday, hours after Israel released 26 long-held Palestinian prisoners who […]

08/14/2013

Even worse odds than in 2008 for Mideast deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start Wednesday on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a […]

08/13/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: Toughest work ahead in Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is a promising step forward. But he adds that the most difficult work is yet to come. With senior Israeli and Palestinian […]

07/29/2013

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US announces resumption of Mideast talks

JERUSALEM (AP) – The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel’s Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts […]

07/28/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on Friday,  July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Kerry wins step to resuming Mideast peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunching the long-halted Mideast peace process, announcing Friday that Israel and the […]

07/19/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, unseen, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Kerry wins Arab backing on Mideast peace effort

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won Arab League backing Wednesday for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume. Kerry cited significant progress […]

07/18/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli leader vows to keep weapons from Hezbollah

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister insisted Sunday that he will not allow “dangerous weapons” to reach Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants, following reports that Israel recently carried out an airstrike in northern Syria against a shipment […]

07/14/2013

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Israel’s envoy to the US stepping down

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., is stepping down after more than four years on the job, Israel’s Embassy in Washington announced Friday. Oren, 58, said he’ll finish his term this […]

07/05/2013

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