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In the Introductory Blog Post for Israel Social TV here at the Jewish Journal, we reported on a peace talks organized by the group Minds of Peace, which brings together delegations of Israelis and Palestinians to “the table” to reach agreements on final status issues.
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This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.
The Islamist Hamas movement has sharply criticized the Palestinian Authority for resuming peace talks with Israel, saying that President Mahmoud Abbas is giving in to American pressure. The criticism comes as Hamas moves toward...
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Jordan for the second time in a week.
The face-to-face meeting Monday was the result of a meeting last week in Amman with representatives of the Mideast Quartet.
No statements followed Monday’s meeting, also in Amman, after both sides...
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet this week after more than a year of deadlock in peacemaking, officials said Sunday, but both sides played down prospects of any imminent resumption of talks.
Yitzhak Molcho of Israel and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will meet...
November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am
Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players.
Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...
January 25, 2011 | 2:34 pm
This time there are maps—not that they necessarily help.
After the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the Israeli and Palestinian sides bickered about who had offered what, and the competing historical narratives were adopted by either side and around the world.
September 21, 2010 | 3:00 pm
When the fat lady sings on Sept. 26, it may only be an intermission.
That’s the word from an array of Mideast experts across the political spectrum. They are predicting that the seeming intractability between Israel and the Palestinians over whether Israel extends a settlement...
March 23, 2010 | 10:55 am
Tony Blair called for “face-to-face,” direct negotiations between the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority as soon as possible.
But the former British prime minister, now the Quartet representative to the Middle East, emphasized in a speech to the AIPAC policy conference...
November 19, 2008 | 6:03 pmAcross America, the Jewish community is joining with the rest of the nation to congratulate our next president. President-elect Barack Obama ran a campaign promising change, and Americans have made very clear that they are anxious to take him up on that promise. He will enter the...
October 15, 2008 | 10:01 pmI wouldn't gamble with Israel's future. Why would you?
Most arguments in favor of Sen. John McCain and his approach to Israel rest on his greater experience and knowledge. Yet, put simply, McCain is a gambler -- in practice, in personality and in judgment.
No supporter of Israel...
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August 21, 2008 | 12:42 amEven for the complex Middle East it was a moment of exceptional irony. Some 180 Fatah loyalists fleeing a series of shootouts and summary executions by Hamas
on the streets of Gaza ran for the border -- banking on the mercies of the enemy they usually target.
August 5, 2008 | 4:46 pm
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy.
As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be...
July 3, 2008 | 11:35 amIn the summer of 2006, two Israeli soldiers -- Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser -- were abducted by Hezbollah. Israel reacted by launching a war against this Lebanon-based terrorist organization. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared then that one of the main war aims was to return the...
December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pmAfter 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...
November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Conference at B’nai David-Judea (Rabbi Kanefsky’s shul) tackles tough questions about Israel, Jerusa
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmThe morning had been filled with depressing insights into whether peace with the Palestinians is now possible for Israelis.
Khaled Abu Toameh, a Palestinian affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and NBC News, said it isn't -- Fatah is too weak, and Palestinian Authority President...
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