Israeli security officials on Tuesday started the process of evacuating some 150 Jewish residents from their homes at the West Bank settlement of Beit El.
A Palestinian mosque in the village of Jabaa was vandalized and partially set on fire early Tuesday morning, Israeli and Palestinian officials said, with both sides suspecting Israeli settlers of the attack.
Israel announced it will construct 851 housing units in the West Bank, a move the United States immediately said "undermines peace efforts."
The Israeli government said Tuesday that it has decided to legalize the status of three settlement posts that were built in the West Bank during the 1990's.
A Palestinian mosque in the northern West Bank was torched early Wednesday morning in what police suspect is a nationalistic "price tag" attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his government's decision Wednesday to speed up construction in East Jerusalem.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on Palestinian reaction to Mahmoud Abbas' remarks to the U.N. on Palestinian statehood.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood before a cheering crowd Sunday upon his return from the U.N. General Assembly, where he launched a controversial bid for Palestinian statehood.
Israel's interior minister plans to approve the construction of 2,700 housing units in Jerusalem, including 700 that will be built in a neighborhood annexed during the 1967 Six Day War, an official told CNN Thursday.
Three Israeli settlers from the West Bank were arrested overnight on suspicion of setting fire to a police commander's car, Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN Monday.
Israeli President Shimon Peres calls for a peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.
Israel's president is calling for an "urgent" peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.
An Israeli man was killed and four others were wounded early Sunday morning near Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, an Israeli military spokesman said.
An Israeli man was killed near the site known as Joseph's Tomb. CNN's Phil Black reports.
The Israel Defense Forces arrested two people it identified as responsible for the massacre of an Israeli family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, officials said Sunday.
A Jerusalem municipality planning committee approved a plan to build 942 housing units in Gilo, a disputed neighborhood in Jerusalem, just before Israeli President Shimon Peres was to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington.
As several of Israel's neighbors deal with tumult in the streets, the Jewish state's President Shimon Peres will visit President Barack Obama for the first time in nearly two years, a White House press release said.
CNN's Piers Morgan reminds his viewers about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's view on Palestine.
Three Palestinians were wounded Monday in two separate incidents, including one that Israeli officials described as a "price tag" attack against Palestinians.
Israel approved the construction of several hundred housing units in the West Bank, the prime minister's office said early Sunday, a day after five Israelis were killed in their home in the disputed territory.
With civil war and unrest unfolding across portions of the Middle East and North Africa, President Barack Obama is seeking to fill an important diplomatic post in the region by nominating Dan Shapiro to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a diplomatic initiative that will seek an interim agreement with the Palestinians rather than one that resolves all core issues, an Israeli government official said Tuesday.
Israeli settlers damaged cars and tried to burn down a house in Palestinian villages in the West Bank Monday night and Tuesday, police told CNN. The actions followed removal of three illegal shacks in a Jewish settlement.
The United States vetoed Friday a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal.
The United States vetoes a U.N. Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements illegal.
As the United Nations was preparing Friday to debate a resolution branding Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank as illegal, Palestinian officials called Obama administration efforts to head off the vote as evidence that American policy is "biased" and "seriously wrong."
Palestinian negotiators agreed to give up large swaths of East Jerusalem to Israel during negotiations dating back to 2008, the Al-Jazeera network said Sunday, suggesting Palestinians have been willing to offer much larger concessions in private than what was previously acknowledged in public.
A 25-year-old militant riding a motorcycle was killed Tuesday afternoon by an Israeli airstrike in Khan Yunis in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, Palestinian security sources said.
The demolition of a hotel in East Jerusalem that has stoked tensions in the Middle East was a private matter, and the state of Israel was not involved in the decision, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
The United States has abandoned efforts to convince Israel to renew a freeze on settlement construction as a precondition for renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a State Department official said Tuesday.
A Palestinian official said Thursday that an Israeli plan to build hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem could spell the end of the stalled talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinian leaders said Sunday that they will not proceed with peace talks with Israel unless the Jewish state completely halts settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to wrap up talks soon with the U.S. administration and present to his cabinet a proposed agreement on settlement building "that will reflect the understandings that were achieved with Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton," his office said in a statement Wednesday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the United States does not support a unilateral move by Palestinians to declare a Palestinian state.
President Barack Obama's disappointment over Israel's plans for new housing in east Jerusalem has drawn criticism from the prime minister's office and the country's settler council.
The Israeli government said Monday it is proceeding with plans for about 1,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem, a move that the chief Palestinian negotiator said would derail already suspended peace talks.
In a blow to efforts to keep direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians from faltering, the Israeli government is planning to construct new housing units in East Jerusalem, Israeli and U.S. sources confirmed Friday.
Vandals torched a West Bank mosque and sprayed graffiti on its walls early Monday, officials said.
Vandals attack a mosque in the West Bank, spraying graffiti on its walls. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Israeli's Ehud Barak about a partitioned Jerusalem and other Mideast peace process issues.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday that if Israel and the Palestinians enter substantial negotiations, a solution could be hammered out within a year.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the issues that diplomats will attempt to deal with at the Middle East peace talks.
An uptick of violence along the Israel-Gaza border marred expressed optimism for success in a fresh round of Middle East peace talks that continued Wednesday in Jerusalem.
The arduous Middle East peace talks continued on Tuesday in Egypt, where officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority "have begun a serious discussion on core issues," a top U.S. diplomat said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has stopped well short of agreeing to a continued freeze on building Israeli settlements in the West Bank, made comments that suggested that he might be willing to compromise on the issue.
If this week's Mideast peace talks brokered by the Obama administration go well, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is offering to host a second round of talks later this month in his country, according to two officials close to the talks.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders were looking forward to direct talks this week in Washington with both hope and apprehension. The two sides have agreed to hold direct peace talks beginning Thursday, the first such talks since 2008.
Just a few hours after Israeli authorities demolished two illegal structures built by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, border police had to break up a battle between settlers and Palestinians in the nearby village of Burin, authorities said.
George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, said he held "candid" and "productive" talks on Saturday with Palestinian leaders in his latest push to advance direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Jerusalem municipal officials Tuesday defended the demolition of three Palestinian homes -- including one that was inhabited -- in two East Jerusalem neighborhoods, saying they were built without legal permits and the demolitions were court-ordered.
Stressing the unbreakable ties between their nations, U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Tuesday for direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians while agreeing that the international community is strengthening efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
The Palestinian Authority has embarked on a series of measures aimed at ending what one official has called the "cancer" of Palestinian economic dependence on Israel's West Bank settlements.
The Palestinian Authority hopes a sales block of goods made in Israeli settlements will improve the Palestinian economy.
Palestinian officials blamed Israeli settlers for a fire that damaged a mosque in the northern West Bank Tuesday morning, while Israeli officials suggested the blaze may have been accidental.
Israel's deputy prime minister tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that settlements can't be built anytime soon.
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said Tuesday his government would take two years to implement plans to expand the East Jerusalem settlements in Ramat Shlomo, a plan that set off a diplomatic imbroglio with the United States when it was announced two weeks ago.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday sharply defended his government's plan to build new housing on disputed land in East Jerusalem, a decision that has put Israel at odds with its leading ally.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat says the choice for the Israeli government now is settlements or peace.
Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States condemns Israel's decision to build 1,600 housing units in a Jerusalem neighborhood, calling it "a step that undermines the trust we need right now."
Israeli and Palestinian leaders have accepted indirect talks, according to George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy for Middle East peace.
George Mitchell, U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, was in the region on Thursday, in a bid to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. He planned to spend three days in Jerusalem and Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank.
The Israeli government on Sunday approved a controversial plan that would classify a number of West Bank settlements as "National Priority Zones," meaning they are entitled to millions of shekels in funding.
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