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  • The faces of the conflict: last night’s images

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A lot has been said about the renewal of the peace talks. In the past few weeks, newspapers were filled with commentary from Middle-East specialists, discussing the chances of failure or success. Some dismissed the possibility of an agreement; some asked us to give peace a chance....

  • Skeptical yet hopeful- the days after Kerry’s announcement

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 22, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Kerry's announcement on Friday surely drew everybody's attention. It came out of nowhere. While the people of Israel were sitting on their couches, loosening their belts after their Shabbat dinners, and glancing at their Smartphones, it suddenly hit us- the negotiation is being...

  • Cuban official: Cuba is ready to negotiate status of Alan Gross

    May 15, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Authorities in Cuba are ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.

    “We have made clear to the U.S. government that we are ready to have a negotiation in order to try and find a solution, a humanitarian solution to Mr. Gross’ case on a...

  • Getting To Marriage

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 19, 2011 | 11:34 am

    A few disclaimers:  I’m not married, have not personally tested this theory and I wrote this for a law school negotiation class.  But I loved the book Getting to Yes, I had fun writing the paper, and I hope you’ll take it in the tongue and cheek manner I intended.  I apologize for...

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  • Noam Shalit: Contacts over kidnapped son are continuing

    April 19, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Noam Shalit, the father of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, confirmed to Haaretz yesterday that contacts to secure his son’s release are continuing and that the German negotiator and Israeli negotiator Hagai Hadas are still “working.”

    He did not elaborate.

    He also said he...

  • Israeli study: As negotiators, man smart, woman smarter

    August 13, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Forget the men when it comes to business negotiations. Women may be more skilled than their masculine counterparts, according to a new study by an Israeli researcher.

    The doctoral study, by Yael Itzhaki of Tel Aviv University (TAU), indicated that in certain groupings, women offered...

  • Israel is still fighting for independence

    By Rep. Elton Gallegly

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On May 14, Israel will celebrate 60 years of independence. It's never been an easy independence. Israel is surrounded by regional instability and Israelis have needed to regularly fight their neighbors to maintain their independence -- if not their very existence.

    Despite those...

  • Arab League could back off ‘two-state’ solution

    By Leslie Susser

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Irked by the slow rate of progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, major Arab players are threatening to withdraw their offer to normalize ties with Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Underlying the Arab reassessment is a deeper problem: Arab belief in the viability...

  • We have the right to an indivisible Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky invites a forthright open dialogue, a conversation about Jerusalem. Contemplating Israeli talks with those governing the autonomous Arab enclaves of Judea and Samaria -- Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestine Authority -- Rabbi Kanefsky writes that it is time for us to...
  • 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...

  • Mideast Conflict Displays Parallels to N. Ireland

    By Niall Stanage

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Middle East peace process, frozen to the point of lifelessness, may be starting to thaw.

    After the swearing in of a new Palestinian unity government, cracks quickly began to appear in the Western diplomatic boycott to which the Palestinians have been subjected since Hamas'...

  • Holy Doubt

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion contains a story that most of us skipped in Hebrew school -- the story of Dina.

    Dina goes out to "see the daughters of the land."

    Shechem, the eponymous local prince, sees her, sleeps with her and vaye'aneha -- sexually forces or humiliates her.

    His...

  • 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...

  • Chances for Peace

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Signing a framework for a peace agreement with the Palestinians by the end of May will help Israel to reshape the strategic equation in the Middle East, according to Israel's deputy defense minister, Ephraim Sneh, who briefed 250 delegates and guests at the recent Labor Zionist...
  • The Settlers of Golan

    By Avi Machlis

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Emotions ranging from hope to uncertainty to anger fill the 16,000 Golan Heights residents as their fate is again the topic of Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday in Washington, and residents here know that the price for peace with Syria is likely to be the...

  • Agreement Reached for Slave Laborers

    By Michael Shapiro

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Jews who worked as slave laborers during the Nazi era are one step closer to receiving some measure of compensation for their ordeal.

    After months of torturous negotiations, an agreement has been reached to establish a $5.2 billion fund for these victims of the Holocaust, according...

  • Unlikely Bedfellows

    By David Landau

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    As the deadline draws ever closer for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak to present his government for Knesset approval, his coalition negotiations are taking some surprising turns.

    In the latest twist, Barak has resumed talks with a potential partner that, for several weeks now, has...

  • Labor’s Leaders Lobby for U.S. Support, Funds

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 1998 | 7:59 pm

    Two leaders of Israel's opposition Labor Party were in Los Angeles last week on separate visits and voiced sharp criticism of the current government's peace policy, and support for a strong role by the United States in the stalled negotiations.

    First came Yossi Beilin, a Knesset...

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