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Arab nations reject demand by Israel for ‘Jewish state’ recognition

Arab League Foreign Ministers 140th meeting at the League's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (inset). Photo: EPA, Reuters

Arab foreign ministers have rejected Israel's demands that the Palestinians recognise it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees.

Monday, 10 March, 2014, 9:38pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu cancels new settlements in West Bank

Israel's separation barrier surrounds Ras Khamis in East Jerusalem. Israel has halted plans to build new homes in the West Bank. Photo: AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled plans to build 20,000 new settler homes in the West Bank, hours after their announcement sparked US and Palestinian criticism.

14 Nov 2013 - 2:45pm 3 comments

Likud's lurch to the right deals blow to hopes for Palestinian state

Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters and fellow Likud members. Photo: EPA

Hardliners in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party have been elected into key positions in its governing institutions, complicating any possible concessions to the Palestinians. Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon, an outspoken opponent of a two-state solution, won the vote for the position of chairman of the party's Central Committee, a Likud spokeswoman said.

3 Jul 2013 - 3:27am 1 comment

China no longer passive on Middle East

Benjamin Netanyahu talks to Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended his visit to Beijing yesterday, analysts said China’s desire to play a greater role in Middle East affairs in order to expand its influence in the region had been conspicuous.

11 May 2013 - 4:57am 1 comment

Xi urges Netanyahu to re-start Middle East peace talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China’s President Xi Jinping urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace talks with the Palestinians as soon as possible, days after he tried to convince Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to revive discussions.

10 May 2013 - 12:21pm

Netanyahu meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, during a five day visit that the newly installed Chinese leader said had already “yielded rich fruits”.

9 May 2013 - 6:06pm

China and Israel set up task force to boost trade

Premier Li Keqiang and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu review a guard of honour in Beijing yesterday. Photo: AP

China and Israel set up a task force yesterday to deepen economic co-operation and boost trade as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the Middle East.

The agreement was reached during talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing.

9 May 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Netanyahu meets Li Keqiang in Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) walks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Wednesday, where the two witnessed the signing of a series of trade and cultural deals.

Netanyahu’s arrival on a five-day trip to China overlapped with a journey by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, but the two Middle Eastern visitors did not meet each other.

8 May 2013 - 7:14pm

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu salutes 'haven' of Shanghai

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) meets rabbis as he visits the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum at former site of Ohel Moshe Synagogue in Shanghai, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Shanghai for its past role as a haven for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution on a visit to the city's former ghetto yesterday, as questions loom over the area's future.

8 May 2013 - 5:45am 2 comments

Xi proposes four-point plan to resolve Palestinian issue

China's President Xi Jinping (left) greets Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

China on Monday implicitly criticised Israel’s air strikes in Syria as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas both visited the country to meet top leaders.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Abbas arrives in Beijing for state visit

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Beijing yesterday for a state visit, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also set to meet Chinese leaders later this week.

6 May 2013 - 5:22am

Talking points

Koo Sze-yiu

Political activist Koo Sze-yiu, who sailed to the disputed Diaoyu Islands last year, is expected to file an appeal at the High Court against a nine-month jail sentence imposed by Eastern Court for desecration of the Hong Kong and national flags.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am

Hagel and Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, welcomes U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at his office in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel was meeting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday at the end of a three-day trip which saw him touting strong backing for Israel despite differences over Iran’s nuclear project.

23 Apr 2013 - 5:10pm

Netanyahu mends ties with Turkey after flotilla apology

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a party meeting in Ankara March 22, 2013. Erdogan underlined the importance of strong co-operation and friendship between Turkey and Israel on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday apologised to Turkey for a deadly 2010 flotilla raid and announced a full resumption of diplomatic ties as well as compensation for the families of those killed, his office said.

23 Mar 2013 - 1:42am

Netanyahu seals Israel coalition deal ahead of Obama visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to the Likud-Beiteinu faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Photo: AP

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday signed agreements with key coalition partners, forming a new government just before a deadline and a milestone visit by US President Barack Obama.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:22am

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