Two-and-a-half months after his appointment as Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman has signalled a change of policy towards the Palestinian Authority.
In a briefing with military correspondents last week, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu unveiled his plan to bypass the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, and work instead with local leaders in the West Bank and the Palestinian
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has retracted the claim he made last week in the European Parliament that rabbis had called for the poisoning of West Bank wells.
In his speech in Brussels, President Abbas said that "only a week ago, a number of rabbis in Israel announced, and made a clear announcement, demanding that their government poison the water to kill the Palestinians." The accusatio
The Palestinian Authority has launched a diplomatic initiative to secure a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and setting out a timetable for the establishment of a Palestinian state within a year.
In a recent interview with Israel's Channel 10, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas admitted for the first time that he turn down a peace offer from former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert.
The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly met exiled Palestinian leader Mohammed Dahlan in recent weeks, sparking speculation that the Israeli government was trying to replace PA head Mahmoud Abbas.
Mr Lieberman and Mr Dahlan both denied the reports, but Israeli website Walla claimed the pair met in at least two European capitals, including Paris 10 days ago.