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....
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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...
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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...
August 13, 2008 | 3:55 amForget 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...
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm
February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pmIrked 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...
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October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pmAs 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...
October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm
October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pmIn 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...
April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pmThe 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'...
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April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pmSigning 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...
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmEmotions 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...
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmJews 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...
June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pmAs 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...
September 24, 1998 | 7:59 pmTwo 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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