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  • Netanyahu, in meeting with Blair, urges Abbas to nix unity pact

    May 3, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Mahmoud Abbas to abandon a unity agreement with Hamas during a meeting with Quartet envoy Tony Blair.

    The Palestinian Authority president’s Fatah party and Hamas, along with several other Palestinian factions, inked the...

  • Blair sides with Israel on Gaza inspections

    June 9, 2010 | 10:55 am

    Israel has the right to inspect what goes into Gaza, Middle East mediator Tony Blair told an Israeli television station.

    Blair, the Quartet representative to the Middle East, met Tuesday in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. They...

  • Blair calls for immediate direct negotiations

    March 23, 2010 | 10:55 am

    Tony Blair called for “face-to-face,” direct negotiations between the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority as soon as possible.

    But the former British prime minister, now the Quartet representative to the Middle East, emphasized in a speech to the AIPAC policy conference...

  • Salman Rushdie Q & A: there's a fascination with death among suicide bombers

    By Erich Follath

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Salman Rushdie, 59, has spent many years thinking and writing about terrorism. In this interview with political author Erich Follath, which appeared last month in Der Spiegel and is reprinted here with permission, Rushdie reflects on why apparently normal young men turn to terror,...
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