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  • Indyk: Settlements pushed Palestinians to end talks

    1 week ago

    Martin Indyk, the former chief U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, said Israeli settlement activity caused the Palestinians to walk away from negotiations.

    Indyk, who quit his post as peace envoy last week after the breakdown of talks, blamed settlement activity for...

  • Martin Indyk quits State Department, will continue to consult

    2 weeks ago

    Martin Indyk is resigning as the chief U.S. negotiator for Israeli-Palestinian peace, but will continue to consult on the matter, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “I’m grateful for the wisdom and insight he’s brought to our collective efforts,” Kerry said in a statement.

    ...
  • J Street still strong at national summit

    June 12, 2014 | 9:06 am

    The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks may have broken down, and the gap between the parties might be wider than ever, but that’s no reason not to try, try again — and it’s still up to the United States to take the lead.

    That was the message opening night at J...

  • Israeli ‘Price Tag’  attacks stir alarm

    May 14, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Houses of worship have been vandalized, businesses defaced and car tires slashed.

    So-called “price tag” attacks have proliferated since Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were suspended at the end of April.

    Intended to exact a price for Israeli government policies seen as...

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  • Israeli ‘Price Tag’  attacks stir alarm

    May 14, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Houses of worship have been vandalized, businesses defaced and car tires slashed.

    So-called “price tag” attacks have proliferated since Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were suspended at the end of April.

    Intended to exact a price for Israeli government policies seen as...

  • Letters to the editor: Mother’s Day and dueling narratives

    May 14, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Love You Forever, Like You for Always

    This is perhaps the most heartfelt piece I have ever read about motherhood (“The Language of Pleading Eyes,” May 9). It brought tears to my eyes, but not to worry, they were tears of joy for your amazing family and mother. Happy Mother’s Day...

  • Tit-for-tat gestures would replace Middle East talks

    April 8, 2014 | 8:42 am

    If Middle East peace talks collapse this month, lawfare rather than warfare looks likely to fill the void, with the Palestinians set to confront Israel on the diplomatic stage rather than in any popular uprising.

    The Israelis will seek to retaliate in such a way as to avoid an...

  • Why does Netanyahu want to keep negotiating?

    April 3, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    Israeli-Palestinian talks have been deadlocked for some time. Eight months in, the sides haven’t made much apparent progress. Now, talks are on the verge of collapse.

    But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is eager to keep them going for another eight months.

    Why? On its...

  • Palestinians apply to join international conventions

    April 2, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Palestinians applied to join 15 agreements and conventions governing human rights and international relations.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made a show Tuesday of signing 15 applications to join the conventions in retaliation for Israel’s failure to release a...

  • U.S. scrambles as prisoner release, Jewish state issue threaten to sink talks

    March 26, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage Israeli-Palestinian talks threatened by disputes over core identity issues for each side: recognition of the state’s Jewish character for Israel, the release of prisoners for the Palestinians.

    Martin Indyk, the peace process envoy...

  • Kerry interrupts Rome visit to salvage Mideast peace talks

    March 26, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry broke from a visit to Italy on Wednesday to try to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, even as Arab leaders declared they would never meet Israel's core demand to be recognized as a Jewish state.

    Kerry flew to Jordan to ask Palestinian Authority...

  • 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...

  • As peace talks kick off, right wing intensifies efforts to influence their outcome

    August 6, 2013 | 11:41 am

    Israeli settler leader Dani Dayan has made it his mission over the years to warn members of Congress, particularly Republicans, of the perils of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    Dayan has been a regular visitor to Washington, his trips often coinciding with developments in the...