Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad (right) meets Dutch foreign minister Uri Rosenthal in Ramallah before the 2012 breakdown in peace talks. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

When Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations broke down in Amman in January 2012, it looked as though the process had run irretrievably into the sand. (...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, who was appointed on June 2nd, has been asked to continue in office in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accepted the resignation of prime minister Rami Hamdallah, precipitating a fresh crisis in the Fatah-dom(...)

From left: Israeli president Shimon Peres, US secretary of state John Kerry and president Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority during the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Photograph: Jim Young/New York Times.

In an effort to revive the moribund peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, US secretary of state John Kerry announced a plan to inve(...)

A protester waves a Palestinian flag in front of the Jewish settlement of Ofra during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s se(...)

Salam Fayyad (left) with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accepted his resignation this month as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

On April 13th, Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned. It was an easy development to miss, but not one to be ignored. It wa(...)

Outgoing Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad (left) has tendered his resignation to president Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Getty

The internationally respected prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad, has resigned, raising concerns about political stabili(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference  in Istanbul. Photograph: Murad Sezer

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem today, but efforts to revive the Middle Eas(...)

A Hamas militant holds a poster of Maysara Abu Hamdiya before a protest in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Israeli warplanes struck targets early today in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel, the first air strikes launche(...)

A prelude to talks?

There had never been expectations that President Obama ’s first visit to Israel and Palestine would produce a breakthrough in their stalled pea(...)

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