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  • Give the peace process a chance

    August 12, 2013 | 10:03 am

    The questions come fast and furious: 

    Why, of all times, now, when the Middle East is in upheaval and its future course is anyone's guess? 

    What's the American obsession with this issue, when Iran, Russia, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, and China all cry out for greater U.S....

  • Palestinian prisoner list released prior to renewed talks

    August 12, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A committee of Israeli government ministers released a list of Palestinian prisoners to be freed by Israel in advance of the first round of peace negotiations.

    The list released at 1 a.m. Monday includes 14 prisoners who will be transferred this week to Gaza, several of whom are...

  • Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

    July 31, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.

    Israel's lead negotiator, Tzipi Livni, said the parties "need to build...

  • Roiling region, pessimism behind Kerry’s urgency on peace talks

    July 30, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    After 20 years of stops, starts and a bloody intifada in between, John Kerry believes he can pull out a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in nine months.

    What clock is the U.S. secretary of state trying to beat?

    According to his aides, the one ticking down as Syria...

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  • Peace talks to resume Monday in Washington

    July 28, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Talks between Palestinians and Israelis will resume on Monday evening, the first such formal deliberations in almost three years.

    Meetings between top negotiators will take place Monday night and Tuesday in Washington, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Secretary of...

  • Israeli minister sees possible Palestine peace talks next week

    July 25, 2013 | 8:30 am

    An Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday that U.S.-sponsored peace negotiations with the Palestinians could begin next week.

    The assessment was not immediately confirmed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who...

  • Skeptical yet hopeful- the days after Kerry’s announcement

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 22, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Kerry's announcement on Friday surely drew everybody's attention. It came out of nowhere. While the people of Israel were sitting on their couches, loosening their belts after their Shabbat dinners, and glancing at their Smartphones, it suddenly hit us- the negotiation is being...

  • Obama asks Netanyahu to start negotiating as Kerry ends 6th round of meetings

    July 19, 2013 | 7:30 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to urge him to resume negotiations with the Palestinians.

    Obama called Netanyahu on Thursday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with Palestinian negotiator in Amman, Jordan, on...

  • Netanyahu spokesman denies Israel open to 1967 border formula

    July 18, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman denied on Thursday Israel had agreed to a formula for new talks with Palestinians based on the border of their future state being drawn along lines from before a 1967 war, with agreed land swaps.

    An Israeli official had earlier told...

  • July 15, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 15, 2013 | 3:19 am

    The US

    Headline:  No Quick Impact in U.S. Arms Plan for Syria Rebels

    To Read: An American Interest feature takes a look at the history of American involvement in Syria-

    The Obama administration should thus allow the Syrian civil war to run its course, if only to avoid...

  • Kerry’s Puzzling Priorities and 5 other Quick Comments from Washington

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 2, 2013 | 8:23 am

    1.

    I should apologize in advance for the following manifestation of incredulity and sarcasm, but the more I think about the precious time John Kerry wasted last week on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the more I wonder about the US’ ability to set its priorities straight....

  • June 28, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2013 | 3:25 am

    The US

    Headline: Retired U.S. General Is Focus of Inquiry Over Iran Leak

    To Read: Robert Kaplan writes about how post cold war US Presidents lack the authority their cold war predecessors had to pursue geopolitical goals-

    Geopolitics is not immoral. Actually, as many a...

  • Letters to the Editor: Jews should get offended, Web Tsuris

    June 26, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    More Than One Way to Deal With Obstacle to Peace Process
     
    Feelings carry greater impact in communication than thought or logic (“Jews Should Get Offended,” June 21). As a mediator, I witness that routinely. When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denies any Jewish...
  • Kerry: Israeli, Palestinian leaders serious on talks

    June 26, 2013 | 6:34 am

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both committed to reviving peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, but he acknowledged that progress on the long-stalled negotiations would be difficult.

    Israeli-Palestinian talks broke down in late 2010 in a dispute...

  • Bill Clinton to Israelis: Share future with a Palestinian state

    June 17, 2013 | 5:18 pm

    There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Clinton was speaking Monday night at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot in honor of Peres’ 90th birthday.

    “Your neighbors...

  • Israel, P.A. to renew economic cooperation, finance ministers agree

    June 17, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume economic cooperation, their finance ministers said.

    Israel’s Yair Lapid and the P.A.’s newly appointed finance chief, Shukri Bishara, at a meeting Sunday in Jerusalem agreed to the resumption of economic ties, according to reports....

  • Vocally Support the American Effort to Reach a Two-State Solution Now

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 11, 2013 | 7:31 am

    Those who say that PA President Abbas' constant refusal to sit down with PM Netanyahu without preconditions to restart negotiations for a two-state solution is an indication that he and the Palestinians are not able or willing to make peace is not the entire story.

    When Israeli...

  • Peres, Abbas call for peace at World Economic Forum

    May 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for peace at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.

    Peres in his address Sunday evening said, “I am here to express the hope and desire of the Israeli people to bring an end to the conflict and a...

  • Report: Israel rejects 1967 borders ‘precondition’

    May 3, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, has reportedly refused to accept the 1967 border as the basis for a final Israeli-Palestinian border prior to negotiations.

    Livni told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday that Israel would not agree to the 1967 borders as a...

  • China offers to broker Abbas-Netanyahu meeting

    May 3, 2013 | 11:23 am

    China offered to broker a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will both be in Beijing next week on separate visits.

    "If the leaders of Palestine and Israel have the will to...

  • Hamas rejects Arab League’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

    May 3, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Islamist Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip on Friday rejected a revised Middle East peace initiative put forward by the Arab League, saying outsiders could not decide the fate of the Palestinians.

    In meetings this week in Washington, Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Ergogan disregards Kerry request to postpone Gaza visit

    April 22, 2013 | 7:24 am

    Turkey's prime minister will go ahead with a planned visit next month to Gaza, despite a request from US Secretary of State John Kerry to postpone.

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly refused Kerry's request Sunday to postpone the visit, during a meeting between the two leaders in...

  • Report: Western pressure halted Fayyad resignation

    April 12, 2013 | 9:41 am

    The United States and Europe are pushing to tamp down an internal Palestinian power struggle, Palestinian sources say.

    Citing unnamed Palestinian sources, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported that a meeting scheduled for Thursday between Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and...

  • Kerry, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem to discuss restarting peace talks

    April 9, 2013 | 8:01 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem to discuss restarting negotiations with the Palestinians.

    In their three-hour meeting Tuesday, the last day of Kerry's three-day visit to Israel, the two leaders also discussed the...

  • Russian Jews urge Netanyahu to ignore U.S. Jews’ call for ceding land

    April 9, 2013 | 7:37 am

    One hundred Russian Jewish notables urged Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore recent pleas by American Jews calling on the Israeli prime minister to cede land for peace.

    In an open letter from Russia published Tuesday, the Russian Jews wrote that their message was a reaction to the...

  • Kerry, Abbas discuss reviving peace talks but offer no details

    April 8, 2013 | 6:57 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday discussed reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks but neither side offered details on how, when and whether that might happen.

    Kerry, who spoke one-on-one with Abbas for about an hour...

  • Why Israel Isn’t More Thrilled About the Death of the ‘Settlement Freeze’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 3, 2013 | 9:31 am

    President Obama's visit was like a Rorschach test. Different people saw so many different meanings in it and different viewpoints led people to very different conclusions. The issue of settlements is a good example of this: Was it an Israeli achievement to get the President to...

  • Abbas, Jordanian king sign agreement to defend Jerusalem

    April 2, 2013 | 6:28 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites.

    The agreement was signed Sunday in Amman following talks between the two leaders.

    Under the agreement, Jordan and the...

  • Path to peace: J Street

    March 28, 2013 | 10:24 am

    Opponents of J Street consistently argue that our positions are somehow radical, strange and way out of the Israeli or American-Jewish mainstream.

    The opposite is true: When it comes to Israeli-Palestinian peace, the two-state solution and the inexorable demographic threat to...

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