The Cabinet of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Monday, a government spokesman said.
Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of his govt. ministers and tasks his prime minister with creating a new government.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat resigns after documents were reported to have leaked from his office.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has stepped down from his post, saying he did so because he felt responsible that controversial documents were stolen from his office but not because of how Middle East peace talks have unfolded.
CNN's Hala Gorani asks Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat if leaked papers have put his life in jeopardy.
CNN's Kevin Flower looks at the fallout from leaked documents that claim to reveal secrets in Middle East negotiations.
Palestinian leaders privately agreed to accept a very limited return of the 6 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to previous homes in what is now Israel, leaked documents showed Tuesday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Palestinian territories on a "historic" trip Tuesday as part of his Middle East tour.
Israeli officials could approve plans for building more than a thousand houses in a disputed neighborhood of Jerusalem, a city councilman said Sunday.
Israeli bulldozers demolished part of a hotel in East Jerusalem on Sunday, prompting swift condemnation from Palestinians.
Following the breakdown of direct talks with Israel, Palestinians have begun seeking international recognition of an independent state from European nations.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the United States does not support a unilateral move by Palestinians to declare a Palestinian state.
A global economic development agency plans to hold its biannual tourism conference in Jerusalem this week, a move that is welcomed by Israel and slammed by the Palestinians.
CNN's John Defterios talks to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about his independent state plan.
Palestinian officials met with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Thursday and called for Israel to halt settlement activities, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.
Ahead of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that he was "hopeful -- cautiously hopeful" that the talks could achieve a two-state solution to the long running Mideast conflict.
Obama says Israeli-Palestinian peace talks present a window of opportunity.
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.
The foreign affairs chief for the European Union said Saturday the alliance is committed to Palestinian statehood and to improving the situation in Gaza.
Security and border-issues were the main topics on the agenda Thursday at a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell.
High-ranking officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority came together Friday in one of their first meetings since an Israeli attack on a boat delivering aid to the Gaza Strip at the end of last month.
Jordan has called in Israel's ambassador for an official protest over a controversial decision to expel Palestinians that Israel says are living illegally in the West Bank, the Jordanian state news agency reported Wednesday.
A new Israel Defense Forces order aimed at preventing infiltration in the West Bank is sparking angry condemnations in the Palestinian Authority.
Israel has no intention of backing down in its argument with the United States over Israeli plans to build 1,600 apartments on disputed land in largely Arab East Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev discusses a plan to build homes in disputed territory and peace talks.
The United States will hold both Israel and the Palestinians responsible for any steps that make peace between them more difficult, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday.
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."
U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East ended a four-day trip to Israel and the West Bank with no breakthrough in persuading Israelis and Palestinians to go back to the negotiating table.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not plan to run for re-election in January, he said Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she took on the "complicated and difficult" task of trying to restart talks on Israeli-Palestinian peace during her talks with Egypt's leaders.
Palestinian leaders angrily dismissed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's praise for Israel on Sunday, openly questioning her ability to jumpstart peace talks just hours after she left Israel.
Israeli police on Tuesday arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement in Israel, in the third consecutive day of unrest in East Jerusalem, police said.
Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in east Jerusalem stretched into Sunday evening after a visit by a Jewish group to one of the city's holiest sites.
Senior members of the Palestinian Fatah party appear to have suffered a serious upset in a vote to determine the party's key decision-making body.
Israel moved to defend itself in the face of international criticism Monday over its eviction of dozens of Palestinian families from a neighborhood of Jerusalem they have lived in for generations.
Pope Benedict XVI called on Israelis and Palestinian to put aside their "grievances and divisions" and work toward reconciliation in the Middle East during a speech in the West Bank.
Pope Benedict XVI was supposed to visit an Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem but Israel objected. Ben Wedeman reports.
A European Union delegation is heading to the Middle East to meet with regional leaders and seek a Gaza cease-fire, officials said Saturday.
Israel agreed Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian Authority president, an Israeli government spokesman said.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agreed Wednesday to release between 120 and 150 Palestinian prisoners by the end of the month, officials told CNN.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama will be visiting the Palestinian Authority president in the West Bank next week, a Palestinian government official said Monday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is recovering Thursday after undergoing an angioplasty procedure Thursday at a Jordanian hospital, one of his aides told CNN.
CNN's Hala Gorani sits down for an exclusive interview with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
President Bush on Wednesday told CNN he would personally "facilitate" peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, saying the formation of a democratic Palestinian state was the best way to bring peace to the region.
Calling this "a time of renewed hope," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Wednesday a former NATO commander will step into a new role as U.S. special envoy for Mideast security.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Monday he will undergo a surgical procedure in the coming months to remove the early stages of a "cancerous tumor" in his prostate.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday denounced Hamas leaders as "traitors," blaming them for planning their "bloody coup" in Gaza while participating in a unity government.
Rival factions killed more than two dozen people Tuesday in bitter fighting that has left Gaza sliding into chaos, Palestinian officials said.
The leading Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to a cease-fire after street battles left at least two people dead, leaders of other parties involved in the talks announced early Monday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for early elections, amid increased violence between political factions and the collapse of talks on forming a unity government.
Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters took to the streets Friday, the day after their leader -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya -- survived an alleged assassination attempt.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is indicating he may call for early elections in the Palestinian territories, Palestinian official Saeb Erakat told CNN.
The ruling Hamas party will not join any Palestinian unity government that recognizes Israel, according to a spokesman for Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya.
Israeli missiles targeted two buildings in Gaza early Monday, hours after Israel said it would step up its military operations until a young captured soldier is released.
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed five Palestinian militants on Friday, security sources said.
The Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas, which has said it favors the destruction of Israel, won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections, securing 76 seats in the 132-member legislature, officials said Thursday.
The future of the Middle East entered a new era of uncertainty Thursday, as the militant Palestinian opposition group Hamas snatched power from the ruling old guard and made skeptics of many key players in the peace process.
A bomber detonated Thursday at a sandwich shop near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv, police said, in the first suicide bombing in Israel this year.
Israeli security forces rounded up nearly two dozen suspected Palestinian militants in West Bank raids overnight, a military source said Tuesday.
Israel suspended security coordination with the Palestinians on Monday, an Israeli official said, following the killings of three Israeli settlers by Palestinians Sunday.
The Israeli flag has been lowered over Gaza, symbolizing the end of 38 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory two weeks ahead of schedule.
Twenty-one people were wounded Sunday, two seriously, in a suicide bombing at a central bus station in the southern Israeli town of Beersheba, Israeli officials said.
Israeli soldiers and tanks were poised Sunday along the border with Gaza, preparing to make good on a threat to carry out a large-scale offensive if rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militants are not halted.
Israeli troops closed off the West Bank and Gaza late Tuesday after a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a mall in the coastal city of Netanya, killing three Israelis, military officials said.
A Palestinian man and an Israeli soldier were killed early Monday in a shootout during an Israeli military operation near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, a spokeswoman for the Israel Defense Forces said.
Less than three weeks after Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to a cease-fire amid newfound optimism about the Mideast peace process, a suicide bomber attacked a nightclub in a popular beachfront area of Tel Aviv late Friday night, killing four people and wounding at least 65 others, according to Israeli police and emergency services.
After a three-day political battle, the main Palestinian Fatah faction agreed on a revised Palestinian Cabinet lineup submitted by Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei, chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said Wednesday.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei has banned the carrying of unlicensed weapons into areas controlled by Palestinian security, Cabinet member Saeb Erakat said Thursday.
Israel has told Palestinian officials it is stopping targeted killings of senior members of Palestinian militant groups, Israeli sources said Wednesday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday ordered Palestinian security forces to stop attacks by Palestinian militants on Israelis.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that Israeli forces will conduct anti-terrorist operations "without restrictions," while the Palestine Liberation Organization called for an end to "violence against Israelis anywhere."
Amid chaotic and highly emotional mourners, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was buried Friday at the Ramallah compound where Israel confined him for years.
World leaders are gathering in Egypt for Yasser Arafat's funeral on Friday, a day after the Palestinian leader died of a lengthy and unknown illness at a Paris hospital.
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, 75, the leader who passionately sought a homeland for his people but was seen by many Israelis as a ruthless terrorist and a roadblock to peace, died early Thursday in Paris.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remained in a coma Friday at a French military hospital as concerns heightened over possibilities for his burial and the future of Palestinian leadership.
A source close to Yasser Arafat denied reports Wednesday that the Palestinian leader's condition has deteriorated sharply, but another official acknowledged that his condition remained "difficult."
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, hospitalized in France for a blood disorder, has improved enough for doctors to conduct additional tests, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.
A suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded 35 others when he detonated himself in an open-air market Monday in Tel Aviv, Israeli police and ambulance services said.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat began a fourth day in a Paris hospital Monday after three days of medical tests to determine the extent of his illness.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was undergoing a third day of medical exams at a Paris hospital Sunday to determine the extent of his illness.
The Palestine Liberation Organization said Yasser Arafat was getting better Saturday as the ailing Palestinian leader underwent medical examination at a Paris hospital, but sources close to the Palestinian leadership raised the possibility that his era as a leader may be coming to an end.
An Israeli missile killed one Palestinian and wounded several others in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza early Tuesday, Palestinian medical sources said.
Israeli officials, who are already seeking bids to build 1,001 new housing units in the West Bank, have plans for another 450 units, government sources said Monday.
In a lengthy address to the Palestinian people, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat admitted Wednesday that his government had made mistakes and offered solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are under a self-imposed hunger strike.
Two Palestinian ministers quit this week, but Palestinian authorities denied Saturday that the resignations were tied to growing dissension within the Palestinian Authority and its leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services Sunday in southern Gaza, protesting a security shake-up announced by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Yasser Arafat vowed to reorganize the Palestinian Authority's security setup Saturday amid turmoil that included the offered resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei.
An influential Palestinian militant and five others were killed Saturday in the old city of Nablus during an Israeli operation, according to Palestinian sources.
Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi was killed Saturday in Gaza City by Israeli missiles that struck his car. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Gideon Meier spoke by telephone with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about the targeted airstrike.
President Bush endorsed an Israeli plan Wednesday to pull back from Gaza and part of the West Bank, but denied the United States was taking sides in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Israeli tanks and bulldozers, backed up by Apache helicopters, launched an incursion into Palestinian-controlled Gaza near the Rafah refugee camp early Friday morning, Palestinian security sources said.
The "road map" for Mideast peace may soon be back on track if Palestinians come through on critical obligations, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said U.S. offficials told Palestinian leaders Thursday.
Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday morning as he was leaving a Gaza City mosque.
Senior U.S. envoys met Friday with Palestinian officials to discuss Israel's plan to pull its settlements out of Gaza, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said.
The Israel Defense Forces killed three Palestinians on Monday in clashes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, Israeli military sources said.
Israeli forces made an incursion Sunday morning into the West Bank town of Jericho, engaging in a gunfight with Palestinians before bulldozing a house and killing a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Israeli military sources said.
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