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PLO chief negotiator calls on international community to ban settlement products.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Islamist group reiterates opposition to draft statehood resolution; slams PA for "another failure added to the choice of compromise" with Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PLO envoys says Palestinian leadership set to convene emergency meeting on next steps after UNSC rejected draft statehood resolution.
Erekat: Proposal is being made on behalf of Palestinians and Arab countries.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PA chief negotiator says UN draft resolution mandating Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines within two years will move forward in a matter of days.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Senior Fatah official Rajoub suggests that the violence seen in Gaza over the summer could repeat itself in the West Bank if Netanyahu continues with such pronouncements.
Chief Palestinian negotiator threatens unilateral moves if US vetoes Palestinians' UN resolution.
Likud minister's comments come after PA's Erekat claims that 96% of the Gaza deaths during Operation Protective Edge were civilians.
Israelis from the Left and the Right as well as the United States objected to Abbas’ speech. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to refute it when he addresses the UNGA on Monday.
“My desire to attend the conference was based on my wish to speak at a student-only session directly with the students."
By SAM SOKOL,JTA
In tapes, the chief PLO negotiator allegedly criticizes PA president's policies, accuses him of weakness during negotiations.
PA President Abbas says negotiations can't be restarted without "release of prisoners, a settlement freeze, and a discussion of maps and borders."
Chief PLO negotiator Erekat says Palestinians not seeking to undermine American efforts in Mideast diplomacy; State Department says sides still at negotiating table despite apparent lack of direction.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
American mediator for Israeli-Palestinian peace process to extend latest US bid to salvage floundering talks in meeting with chief PA negotiator Saeb Eerkat on Friday evening.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinians must realize they need to compromise for peace too, counters Israeli official.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Saeb Erekat makes statement to Voice of Palestine radio following reports that Livni said the Palestinians would "surprise" on issue.
PLO negotiator says Palestinians would not agree to even a one-day extension, denies secret talks being held in Washington.
Chief PLO negotiator says Israel foiled talks, adds denying Jordan border for Palestinian state "is clear step towards apartheid."
Chief PLO negotiator warns PA would apply for membership in 63 int'l organizations, including the ICC, if Israel makes move.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
European governments will respond "harshly" if Israel makes announcement following 3rd Palestinian prisoner release, EU diplomat tells Channel 10.
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Palestinians enraged at new Israeli settlement constructions plans to be announced alongside prisoner release.
By HERB KEINON AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Chief negotiator told the PA’s Voice of Palestine radio that the PA was opposed to any extension of the deadline.
Erekat calls visit in coordination with the Israeli foreign ministry an "attempt to legitimize Israel’s occupation policies."
Erekat asks US secretary of state to save talks; other PLO officials complain no progress has been made in talks, and say US bias in favor of Israel "does not serve peace"; Kerry to arrive in Israel Wednesday night.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, REUTERS
Saeb Erekat to stay as negotiator in talks expected to continue next week, while the rest of negotiating team will be replaced.
Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh resigned in protest against continued construction in settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Prosor: PLO negotiators resignation is pretext to exit talks.
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Chief PLO negotiator calls for Arab League meeting on topic; sends letter saying move would undermine peace process.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Move comes despite anger over Palestinian economic warfare and leaks about negotiations; Erekat threatens to walk away from talks.
Chief Palestinian negotiator briefs Nasser Judeh on talks with Israel; Jordanian FM expects next round of talks within days.
Rabbo says Indyk not participating in talks because of "an Israeli demand"; warns talks doomed if US "not able to assert itself."
Terror victims' group Almagor decries "holiday for terrorists."
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14 prisoners to be transferred to Gaza Strip, 12 to West Bank; the public now has 48 hours to appeal the release.
Prisoners to be first of four groups totaling 104 that Netanyahu's cabinet agreed to release in step aimed at renewing talks; Prime Minister's Office: Fourteen prisoners to be released to Gaza, 12 to West Bank.
Head PLO negotiator says 26 prisoners to be released August 13.
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PA leader reiterates his demand for a full settlement freeze and the release of Palestinian prisoners.
By HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND TOVAH LAZARO
Netanyahu says his goal is to remain in the talks and continue with them for an extended period to try and "grapple with all the issues."
By HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF
Western diplomats tell Israeli media PM willing to release prisoners, freeze settlement building in return for Abbas giving up demand to start talks based on '67 lines; Erekat denies report, says PA won't give up preconditions.
The valley is an ‘integral part of the State of Palestine,' according to the Fatah's Negotiations Affairs Department.
By HERB KEINON
'Post' obtains copy of Abbas' sketch of proposed Palestinian state; Former PM Olmert blames Livni, Barak for breakdown of talks.
By AVI ISACHAROFF
US Secretary of State meets with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ahead of fourth visit to region in a year.
PMO, construction and housing minister mum on report that PM ordered building tenders for gov't-funded housing projects frozen.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PMO positive about Arab Peace Initiative proposing "minor" land swaps as part of Israeli-Palestinian agreement, based on the 1967 lines; Erekat: Might consider minor changes that "don't harm Palestinian interests."
PA negotiator Erekat: Israel should meet obligations previously made to freeze settlement building, free Palestinian prisoners.
No EU country has expressed interest yet in taking part in document that would be presented to UN.
Netanyahu spokesman slams PA plan to ask UNGA for "territorial terms" for 2-state solution as "ultimate in disingenuous behavior."
By HERB KEINON AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
Chief Palestinian negotiator says resolution seeks two-state solution on 1967 lines, does not "cancel" peace process.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says resolution at United Nations General Assembly will seek to establish two-state solution based on 1967 lines, and does not "cancel" peace process.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinians planned protests against Mofaz's arrival in Ramallah; Mofaz camp reportedly claims Netanyahu behind cancellation.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND GIL HOFFMAN
Washington says it's trying to improve atmosphere between Israel, Palestinians to get parties back to negotiating table, AFP reports.
Report: Abbas refusing to answer Fayyad's telephone calls and other attempts to reach him.
Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet to discuss talks between Netanyahu, Fayyad.
“Terror is terror, and diplomacy is diplomacy,” and there is no need to compare this with terrorism, one diplomatic official says.
Palestinians react with disappointment, particularly because US president didn't mention Palestinian issue.
Erekat, Ashrawi slam US president for expressing "unprecedented support" for Israel in address to pro-Israel lobby.
Netanyahu's envoy did not draw a line on a map but spoke generally; move is an apparent effort to preempt Palestinian claims that Israel refuses to deal with border issues, official in Jerusalem says.
Tehran takes defiant tone, says EU will backtrack on oil embargo; PM lauds China for reducing purchase of Iranian crude.
By HERB KEINON AND REUTERS
Ashton tells Barak the future of Israel lies in finding a solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
Abbas: We’re waiting for any proposal from Netanyahu.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND LAHAV HARKOV
Netanyahu says chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat "keeps talking and talking" to media; PM says parties agreed to be discreet; Abbas in London complains Israel hasn't put any proposals forward.
Abbas refuses direct talks, security comes before peace, Netanyahu tells Knesset committee.
By LAHAV HARKOV
PA: Jan. 26 is deadline to present comprehensive border, security proposals; Israel maintains it has another 2 months.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON
PA official says there will be only one more Israel-PA meeting before Quartet's January 26 deadline for resuming direct negotiations; Abbas may ask UN to demand end to settlement building as alternative to talks.
Israeli and Palestinians set to meet in Amman for third round of exploratory talks; Erekat says talks should not continue past Quartet January 26 deadline if Israel doesn't accept PA's conditions.
Palestinians have been downplaying significance of second round of direct talks since Jordanians renewed channel last week.
Before meeting in Jordan, Abbas warns of "hard measures" if Israel doesn't accept the PA's demands.
First direct meeting between Israel and the Palestinians in over a year ends in Amman; Jordanian foreign minister says he "doesn't want to raise expectations but dialogue shouldn't be discounted."
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Both parties have low expectations; Erekat reiterates demand to halt settlements; Israel says it's ready to discuss all issues.
On eve of meeting with Israeli envoy, Palestinian negotiator calls on Israel to take advantage of "positive opportunity."
“It is impossible to sustain the Palestinian authority under the status quo. It cannot be maintained,” chief PA negotiator says.
Un premier groupe de prisonniers palestiniens sera libéré la semaine prochaine.
By SYLVIE BERG
Why is no one in the PA upper echelon, except Saeb Erekat, willing to meet the Israeli prime minister?
Abbas informed the Americans that he would follow through on his intention to seek Security Council approval for "an end to the Israeli occupation."
Chief PLO negotiator presents John Kerry with plan for establishing an independent Palestinian state within a specific timeline.
PLO negotiator says final deal can be reached in 6-12 months, after framework deal specifies definitions of core issues.
Israeli official says instead of "playing games," Palestinians "should negotiate seriously."
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, HERB KEINON
Chief Palestinian negotiator calls on world to pressure Israel.
Mideast peace quartet meets with Livni, Erekat in NY; quartet urges parties to "refrain from actions that undermine trust."
US Secretary of State Deputy Spokeswoman says continued peace discussions are keeping both parties at the table.
PA president meets in Ramallah with Martin Indyk over latest developments surrounding peace talks, which are expected to resume in Jerusalem on Wednesday; PA negotiators say new homes over Green Line "sabotage" talks.
Saeb Erekat calls on PM to show "good faith" while Muammad Shtayyeh says negotiations a "smoke screen for more settlement construction" after Israel's announces tender to build 1,187 new homes over Green Line.
Democratic Whip says US will not want to fund PA schools after PLO negotiator admits unfair portrayal of Jews in curriculum.
Judeh says Kerry set to visit Hashemite Kingdom "within days"; Israeli officials: We want Jordan involved in diplomatic process.
PA president fails to update PA officials on meetings with Kerry; is under pressure to start talks without preconditions.
Erekat says PA has not been briefed by the US administration on details of possible Abbas-Netanyahu summit.
PA statement follows report that EU is preparing a "detailed political plan" to jump-start Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Chief PLO negotiator also calls for new constitution, reconciliation with Hamas and membership in UN conventions and agencies.
Abbas, Erekat condemn "brutal aggression" against Gaza Strip.
Hamas urges Obama to stop "bias toward Israel"; PLO negotiator calls on Obama to support Palestinian UN status upgrade.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND REUTERS
PLO negotiator says Washington, J'lem may take punitive measures in response to latest Palestinian UN statehood bid.
US memorandum obtained by UK's 'Guardian' describes PA bid to upgrade UN status as "extremely counterproductive."
By HERB KEINON AND JPOST.COM STAFF
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Rarely referred to in the media, but revealed in a Kol Israel radio interview in April 2009 by chief PA negotiator, Saeb Erekat, was a far-reaching, written peace proposal submitted by Abbas to the Israeli government during the final days of the Bush administration.
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Kerry should mind Israeli wariness of repeating Oslo, Camp David peace attempts that deteriorated into waves terrorist attacks.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Israel should strive to make it more difficult for Palestinians to justify bringing their case to the UN in September.
By DANIELLE SPIEGEL-FELD
Reporters without Borders included Hamas and the PA security forces in a list of "predators of freedom of information" who "censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Mr. Obama, if you’re listening, please offer us words of reassurance that you’re not simply an ally of Israel, but rather Israel’s greatest ally.
Ben-Gurion realized that our adversaries’ concept of peace differed from what he later called true peace.
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