RAMALLAH, West Bank - U.S.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Just days after Mideast peace talks began in Washington, the first major crisis is already looming: Israel hinted Sunday it will ease restrictions on building in West Bank settlements, while the Palestinian president warned he'll quit the talks if Israel resumes construction.
JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday that it would be unacceptable to extend a slowdown on West Bank settlement construction, even as Mideast peace talks get under way next week.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he'll resume direct peace talks if Israel accepts its 1967 frontier as a baseline for the borders of a Palestinian state and agrees to the deployment of an international force to guard them.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Gaza's borders must open to enable the territory's battered economy to recover.
- Palestinians: home demolitions hurt peace talks
- Palestinians plan fund to help quit settlements
- Palestinians intensify settlement products boycott
- Regulator says Gaza banking OK despite closures
- Palestinian approval clears way for Mideast talks
- No fines now for Palestinian settlement workers
- No penalties yet for Palestinian settlement work
- Palestinians signal readiness to start peace talks
- Anti-corruption campaigner is headache for Abbas
- Palestinian teen killed in clash with Israelis
- UN chief says Israeli settlements must be stopped
- UN chief is shown Israeli settlements, barrier
- US-Israel row highlights quandary over settlements
- Biden: Palestinians deserve 'viable' state
- Biden says Palestinians deserve 'viable' state
- Biden's West Bank tour clouded by settlement plans
- Work begins on first planned Palestinian city
- Israel to build 700 apartments in east Jerusalem
- Israeli police officer beaten, injured by settlers
- Palestinians boycott Israeli settlement goods
- World Bank gives Palestinian Authority $64 million
- Hamas: Gaps remain over prisoner swap with Israel
- Palestinians urge US to raise pressure on Israel