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  • Demonization—or peace talks?

    By Arthur Cohn

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Throughout Jewish history, it has been necessary, time and again, to fight prejudice and false accusations. To mention just one notorious example, there is the blood libel of Pesach, which accuses the Jews of using the blood of Christian children for the baking of matzot -- a blood...
  • Whither the Left?

    By Amy Klein

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Gallup reports from Israel and the West Bank on Israeli public opinion regarding the Middle East peace process


    When, after seven years of violence, President George W. Bush brought the Israelis and Palestinians together last November to resume peace talks at Annapolis, right-wing...
  • Peace in the Mideast remains an illusion

    By Arthur Cohn

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush's historic visit to Israel and the Middle East can only delay the inevitable disappointment.

    Why? It follows the enormous anticipation of the Annapolis conference

    in late 2007 -- a conference the overwhelming majority of Israelis believe failed. Since then, the...

  • ‘Two-state solution’ faces a hornets’ nest

    By Leonard Fein

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In the aftermath of the surprisingly upbeat Annapolis meeting, all the talk's about a two-state solution. The unwary may suppose that as soon as the domestic problems within Israel and among the Palestinians are resolved, the movement toward such a solution will be quite rapid. After...
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  • Annapolis and Chanukah

    By Rob Eshman

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    How fitting that just as the Annapolis Middle East summit ends, Chanukah begins.

    That's not because Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, and Annapolis will usher in an era of peace and light unto all nations. I'm writing this just as the summit is beginning, and I have no way of...

  • Peace takes wing in Annapolis

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

  • Will Annapolis momentum spur a regional thaw?

    By Leslie Susser

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas may have bridged the necessary gaps to issue a joint commitment to pursue peace, but their words in Annapolis revealed the substantial distance they have yet to travel.

    President Bush announced the hoped-for agreement early in the day on Tuesday, saying...

  • Annapolis parlay repeating the mistakes of Oslo

    By Morton A. Klein

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Before year's end, a U.S.-sponsored conference involving Israel and the Palestinian Authority will convene in Annapolis, Md., to frame yet another plan to end the Arab-Israeli war and create a Palestinian state.

    Sadly, this conference has as much chance of succeeding as did Oslo,...

  • Jewish groups should support Annapolis peace process

    By Ori Nir

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The call for American Jewish organizations to support the current peace efforts came from an unexpected direction: Israel's Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger.

    For years closely associated with the right-wing National Religious Party, Metzger recently asked representatives of American Jewish...

  • Prospects for results from Annapolis seem dim

    By Leslie Susser

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Days away from the Annapolis peace parley, the glaring weaknesses of both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are raising significant questions about the long-term viability of the renewed peace process and the consequences of failure.

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who may have...

  • An Orthodox rabbi’s plea: consider a divided Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The question of whether we could bear a redivision of Jerusalem is a searing and painful one. The Orthodox Union, National Council of Young Israel and a variety of other organizations, including Christian Evangelical ones, are calling upon their constituencies to join them in urging...
  • Israel’s Arab neighbors may hold key to summit’s success

    By Leslie Susser

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the Annapolis peace parley rapidly approaches, some of the Arab and Muslim players expected to play a key role in creating conditions for a favorable outcome are proving to be more of an obstacle than an asset.

    Egypt, Syria and Turkey have been complicating efforts to hold what...

  • Jerusalem status takes center stage in advance of talks

    By Leslie Susser

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With just more than a month to go before the Israeli-Palestinian peace conference is scheduled to take place, Jerusalem is shaping up to become the key issue.

    Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams opened Monday with major differences on the table, but with both...

  • Should Israel leave Hamas out of negotiations?

    By Leslie Susser

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the run-up to the regional peace parley in November, Israeli decision makers are facing an increasingly acute dilemma: How to deal with the Hamas terrorists who control Gaza.

    If Hamas is kept out of the peace process, analysts say, they will do all they can to scuttle it before...

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