Jared Kushner begins Mideast peace push but pessimism remains

/ Aug 24, 2017

Jared Kushner begins Mideast peace push but pessimism remains

White House aide Jared Kushner held talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Thursday with the aim of restarting long-stalled peace efforts, but pessimism was high over U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to reach the "ultimate deal." Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, was holding separate talks with ...

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Jul 24, 2017

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. Fueling fears of an escalation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would ...

Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi's Israel trip

/ May 15, 2017

Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi's Israel trip

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic trip to Israel. Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will ...