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  • Egyptian peace plan looks to engage ‘most extreme elements in Israel’

    June 22, 2016 | 11:03 am

    Last year’s Egyptian television series for Ramadan “Harat al Yehud” (Jewish Quarter) displayed nuance and nostalgia toward Egypt’s mid-century “Israelites.”

    This holiday season’s “Alqayasar” (The Kingpin) reveals a full-frontal hardening of attitudes toward the Muslim Brotherhood...

  • Tony Blair: Sunni states ready to normalize Israel relations on basis of Arab Peace Initiative

    May 26, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunni Muslim countries are ready to normalize ties with Israel should Israel negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative.

    The Arab Peace Initiative, first proposed in 2002 and...

  • Kasich defends Israel’s settlement policy

    February 3, 2016 | 4:07 pm

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addressed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the U.S.-Israel relationship in great detail on the campaign trail Wednesday afternoon, a rarity in his over 90 campaign appearances in New Hampshire.

    During a business forum in...

  • Arabic on Jerusalem’s light rail

    May 4, 2015 | 8:57 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Avital Horn led her students onto the Jerusalem light rail train. All dressed in purple T-shirts, she began an Arabic lesson with the giggling teenagers.

    “Good morning,” she said cheerfully in Arabic.

    “Good morning,” they...

  • In lame-duck period, Obama administration retreats from peace endeavors

    September 2, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    Does the prospect of President Obama’s lame-duck period, coupled with the multiple foreign crises he is facing, diminish his quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

    Little on the immediate diplomatic horizon signals an intensive U.S. interest in advancing the peace process.


  • Obama says he’s still committed to ‘necessary’ peace

    July 8, 2014 | 8:42 am

    President Obama said in an appeal published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that he remains committed to brokering a “necessary” Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    “Peace is necessary because it’s the only way to ensure a secure and democratic future for the Jewish state of Israel,”...

  • U.S., Middle East church leaders laud Kerry for peace moves

    March 20, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    U.S. and Holy Land church leaders commended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for advancing a framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    The praise from 40 leaders – all but three from the United States — representing several denominations came in part because of the opportunities...

  • U.N. declares 2014 year of ‘solidarity’ with the Palestinians

    November 27, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2014 the “International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.”

    The draft resolution was adopted Tuesday by a vote of 110-7, with 56 member states abstaining.

    The resolution also welcomed the resumption of U.S.-brokered...

  • The silent killing of Christians

    By David Suissa

    July 31, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    The Middle East may be a raging wildfire, but the eyes of the world are on the revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace dance — that all-too-familiar game where the Jewish state makes concessions (such as releasing terrorists) for the privilege of talking to an enemy who demonizes...

  • 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...

  • The opportunity and blind alley of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

    By Gidi Grinstein

    July 29, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will be re-inaugurated this week with the aim of achieving a Permanent Status Agreement that will allow for the coming into being of a Palestinian State. Secretary Kerry’s determination should be solely credited for this event, which sadly launches...

  • Report: Unofficial construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem

    June 10, 2013 | 9:32 am

    An unofficial freeze in housing starts in eastern Jerusalem is “a temporary hiatus,” Yisrael Beiteinu party head Avigdor Lieberman told an Israeli newspaper.

    Army Radio, citing government statistics and the Yesha settlers council, reported Monday that no new housing projects have...

  • When Kerry says ‘both sides,’ AIPAC says the Palestinians

    June 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, is approaching full throttle in his bid to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. In a speech yesterday to the American Jewish Committee, Kerry said Israel should still regard the P.A. as a partner – an implied rebuke to members of Prime...

  • 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...

  • Note to AIPAC: ‘Road Map’ Is Alive

    By Matthew E. Berger

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Bush administration is calling out the heavy hitters to convince the American Jewish community that it won't ignore Israel's concerns as it mounts a renewed push for Israeli-Palestinian peace. 

    Five Bush administration officials addressed the American Israel Public Affairs...

  • Will He or Won’t He?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the Palestinians move forward with the confirmation of a new prime minister, many are looking to the White House to see when President Bush will unveil the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    They may be waiting a while.

    Administration officials and analysts say that...