Israelis and Palestinians trade blame for peace deadlock
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said in an interview broadcast on Israeli TV on Saturday that Israel's continuing settlement building was worsening the chances for two states at peace with one another.
9 September, 2013 Kerry pledges to peace talks during Abbas meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London, having earlier insisted that Israelis and Palestinians were determined to pursue direct peace talks.
31 January, 2012 UN leader to seek settlement ‘gesture’ from Israel UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has indicated he will press Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to make a "gesture" on settlement building in the Palestinian territories to boost peace talks.
23 November, 2013 Palestinians sit tight, count down to end of talks Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Seeking to avoid taking the fall for failed Middle East peace talks, the Palestinians are simply sitting out the nine-month period of negotiations before they can resume legal action against Israel. Israel's settlement building on land […]