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Palestinians say Kerry gave guarantees

JERUSALEM, July 21 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received written guarantees from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry concerning the renewal of peace talks, Palestinians say.
Kerry announces agreement on 'basis' for Mideast peace talks

Kerry announces agreement on 'basis' for Mideast peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed to "a basis for resuming direct" Middle East peace talks.

Israel may withdraw from '90 percent' of West Bank

JERUSALEM, June 27 (UPI) -- Israel would consider withdrawing from "90 percent" of the West Bank if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's security demands are met, a Cabinet minister said.

Kerry gets support for Middle East peace

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Members of the international community are called on to stand by U.S. efforts to make progress on Middle East peace, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Olmert blamed others for stalled talks with Abbas

JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he blames others in the Israeli government for a breakdown in negotiations with Palestinians.
Peres: Kerry efforts could lead to renewed peace talks

Peres: Kerry efforts could lead to renewed peace talks

JERUSALEM, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts could lead to a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian talks despite hurdles, Israeli President Shimon Peres said.

Netanyahu says peace is top priority

JERUSALEM, May 23 (UPI) -- Israel is keen to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry to return to Mideast in new peace effort

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli-Palestinian peace had an urgent, new opportunity to make headway, and he intended to take advantage of it.
Kerry travels to Russia to meet with Putin, Lavrov

Kerry travels to Russia to meet with Putin, Lavrov

MOSCOW, May 7 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow Tuesday and said he hopes to meet with President Obama soon.

Mixed response in Israel to peace plan

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- Israeli politicians delivered a mixed response to a U.S.-sponsored Arab Peace initiative ratified by the Arab League, officials said.

Israeli Foreign Ministry staff seek department improvements

JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Ministry staff members, saying the department was "hacked to pieces," are seeking a full-time minister and demand improved working conditions.

Spanish foreign minister meets with Abbas

AMMAN, Jordan, April 20 (UPI) -- Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo visited Jordan and met Saturday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Kerry reiterates U.S.-Israeli ties

Kerry reiterates U.S.-Israeli ties

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Monday the United States will stand by Israel against threats made by Iran.
Obama: Chemicals would be 'game changer'

Obama: Chemicals would be 'game changer'

JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) -- A Syrian military use of chemical weapons, if proved, would be a "game changer" affecting U.S. involvement in the civil war, President Barack Obama said.

New Israeli government sworn in

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new ministers were approved by the Knesset and sworn in Monday.

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Hitch before new Israeli government

JERUSALEM, March 14 (UPI) -- In a last-minute hitch, a key party has refused to sign a coalition agreement to form a new Israeli government, the Haaretz blog reported Thursday.

Vote-rigging in Israeli elections probed

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Knesset Member Amir Peretz is denying allegations from the Labor Party that he was involved in a vote-buying scandal in party primaries.
Netanyahu to ask for extension

Netanyahu to ask for extension

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask President Shimon Peres for an extension to form the next government, an official said.

Talks to form new government kick off

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Coalition talks to form the next Israeli government began Sunday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the helm.
Netanyahu to form new government

Netanyahu to form new government

JERUSALEM, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be tasked with forming the next government, officials said.

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Netanyahu Israel's next prime minister

Netanyahu Israel's next prime minister

JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Initial exit polls for Israel's national elections showed a disappointing win for the Likud-Beitenu Party with 31 seats in the next Knesset.
Poll: Netanyahu's Likud party to lose seat

Poll: Netanyahu's Likud party to lose seat

JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The party of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was projected to lose one seat in Parliament to Bayit Yehudi, a poll indicated Friday.

Israeli official: Abbas, Hamas share goals

JERUSALEM, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Saturday an independent Palestinian state cannot exist side-by-side with Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.
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