Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

An Israeli soldiers on top a military vehicle near the Israel Gaza Border, early Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hamas to pay price for its ‘no’ to truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas “would pay the price” after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead […]

07/16/2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

AP INTERVIEW: Israel’s Peres defends airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants […]

07/15/2014

An Israeli soldier stands near an Iron Dome anti-missile battery system, on the far left, near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Dec. 25. 2013, 2013.  (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions, pushing an embattled […]

04/24/2014

An Israeli soldier stands guard near the scene of a shooting near  the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, April 14, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan)

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous […]

04/15/2014

This May 15, 1998 file photo shows Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker, File)

Imprisoned spy may be key for Kerry on peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an improbable twist, the fate of an imprisoned American who spied for Israel could now play a big role in rescuing Middle East peace negotiations after a dramatic Palestinian rebuff to […]

04/02/2014

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Tough choices needed in Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the […]

03/03/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Palestinians say ’67 borders basis for talks

JERUSALEM (AP) – Two senior Palestinian officials say President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis […]

07/20/2013

John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry heads back to Mideast for fresh peace push

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Saturday, his third trip to the region in two weeks, in a fresh bid to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

04/06/2013