The 22-country Arab League will send envoys on a historic first mission to Israel this week to discuss a sweeping Arab peace initiative and how it might prop up embattled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli and Arab diplomats said Sunday.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi began a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday for talks focusing on Iran's nuclear ambitions and efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan are expected to travel to Israel this week in a bid to revive the stalled Middle East peace process, an Israeli official said Sunday.
Israel's cabinet agreed on Sunday to release 250 Palestinian prisoners in the latest attempt to strengthen Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas's seizure of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad meets Israel's foreign minister, ahead of a historic Arab League visit to Israel.
Palestinian militants in Gaza fired seven rockets into Israel on Sunday causing damage but no injuries, the army and a militant group said.
Israel is stepping up its diplomatic contacts with the new Palestinian Fatah Government and with Arab countries.
Israel stopped the largest drug shipment in its history, with authorities arresting three suspects tied to the smuggling operation.
Israel agreed to free 250 prisoners from the Fatah movement of Mahmoud Abbas yesterday in an effort to support the weakened Palestinian President’s emergency Government in the West Bank.
The 22-country Arab League will send envoys on a historic first mission to Israel this week to discuss a sweeping Arab peace initiative and how it might prop up embattled Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli and Arab diplomats said.