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  • As U.S. tries to save talks, Kerry touts past progress, says ‘fight is over process’

    April 9, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    The Obama administration is sticking with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for now despite a crisis that has threatened to scuttle talks.

    That’s the message U.S. officials were peddling as a top State Department team was in the region turning over the engine attempting to...

  • Report: Abbas to receive White House invite

    February 24, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could be invited for a visit to the White House in the near future, the P.A.’s chief negotiator reportedly told a local radio station.

    Saeb Erekat told the Voice of Palestine radio, however, that a date has not been set for an Abbas...

  • Analyst in chief: Romney’s Palestinian problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 7:12 am

    A slightly shorter and slightly different version of this article appeared Friday in the International Herald Tribune / New York Times.


    That Palestinians aren't joining their Israeli neighbors in crossing their fingers for a Mitt Romney victory in the U.S. election should not...

  • Livni asks Arab moderates for help with peace process

    By Leslie Susser

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni flew to the Qatari capital of Doha in the Persian Gulf this week with an ambitious goal: changing moderate Arab attitudes toward Israel.

    Livni hoped to convince the Persian Gulf states and other Arab moderates that they and Israel should be on the...

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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...
  • UCLA and USC archaeologists hope preserving the Middle East’s shared past can pave way to protecting

    By Tom Tugend

    April 7, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Two unlikely peacemakers are proposing that if Israelis and Palestinians can agree on how to preserve and protect a common archaeological past, perhaps they can agree on a common future.

    If that sounds like a pipedream, teams of scientists from the two antagonistic neighbors and the...

  • Briefs: Rice pushes for renewed peace talks, U.N. votes new Iran sanctions

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Rice Pushes to Resume Peace Talks

    Israeli-Palestinian peace talks must resume, Condoleezza Rice said en route to the region.

    "Negotiations ought to resume as soon as possible," the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday before beginning a troubleshooting trip to Israel and the...

  • U.S. report on Iran forces Israel to alter strategy

    By Leslie Susser

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After the shock of last week's U.S. intelligence estimate that found that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, Israel is reshaping its Iran strategy.

    Israel essentially is arguing that the U.S. assessment is dangerously misleading and that Tehran is as determined as ever...

  • Annapolis is over—now it’s bargaining time

    By Leslie Susser

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After the pomp and circumstance of Annapolis, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are gearing up for tough bargaining over the minutiae of a two-state settlement.

    Not only will they have to agree on core issues like borders between Israel and a Palestinian state, but they'll also...

  • The times are booming

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Is Barak moving Labor to the right?

    By Leslie Susser

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ehud Barak, the new leader of Israel's Labor Party, is proving to be something of an enigma.

    Although at the helm of a traditionally dovish party, he reportedly has made a string of hawkish comments in private conversations that place him well on the right of the Israeli political...

  • Sharm summit talks expose the devil in the details

    By Leslie Susser

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How to turn the disaster of the Hamas' capture of Gaza into a political opportunity was the main focus of this week's four-way summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheik.

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordanian King Abdullah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and...
  • Briefs: JTS to admit gay rabbinical students, Saudi Arabia bars Israeli journalist

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    JTS to admit gay rabbinical students

    The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced Monday that it would change admission policies to accept openly gay students at its rabbinical school. Arnold Eisen, chancellor-elect of the Conservative movement's flagship institution, made the...

  • New U.N. chief puts priority on Israeli-Palestinian peace

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    U.N. Chief Puts Priority on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    The new United Nations secretary-general said solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was key to wider peace in the Middle East.

    "If the issues with the conflicts between Israel and Palestine go well, other issues in the...

  • Europe Held Key in U.N. Fence Ruling

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to action at the United Nations, Europe -- considered by many observers to be the organization's moral bellwether -- often decides the course.

    That was the case again this week as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel comply...

  • The Circuit

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Touch of Kotton

    The apparel industry is not just about sartorial splendor. On Nov. 22, the aptly named Issy Kotton, and the less-aptly named Fred Lionetti both received the Apparel Industry Humanitarian of the Year Award at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton.

    Kotton is a...

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