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  • Hamas political chief confirms negotiations with Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal confirmed that his organization is negotiating with Israel over a long-term truce and described the talks as “very positive.”

    In an interview with a London-based Qatari newspaper published Friday, Meshaal said former British Prime Minister...

  • Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

    2 weeks ago

    After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians.

    They’re just not the Palestinians you thought.

    After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal...

  • Netanyahu denies reported negotiations with Hamas

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office denied reports that Israel has been negotiating with Hamas.

    A statement from his office Monday was in response to media reports claiming that direct talks took place recently and were in their final stages.

    “Israel officially...

  • Hamas, Israel reportedly negotiating long-term accord

    2 weeks ago

    Israel and Hamas reportedly are negotiating a long-term deal that would end Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in exchange for an end to Hamas attacks on Israel.

    Based on Arabic-language news sources, Israeli papers are reporting that negotiations on the agreement are in their...

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  • Hamas negotiator on Israeli detainees was released in Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

    By JNi.media

    July 13, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    This article first appeared on Jewish News International.

    Yahya Sinwar, one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas and an organizer of the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Waxman, was appointed Sunday to lead the Hamas negotiations team on returning the remains...

  • High-stakes Iran negotiations leave room for hope, doubt

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2015 | 10:05 am

    In 2007, a report from the American intelligence agencies concluded that Iran had halted its military nuclear program. The program, the report said, had been frozen since 2003, when the Iranians became apprehensive following the war in Iraq and because of the significant presence...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    June 29, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • U.S., Iran resume talks on preliminary nuclear deal as deadline looms

    March 26, 2015 | 9:10 am

    The United States and Iran resumed negotiations on Thursday aimed at clinching a nuclear deal before a March 31 deadline, and officials close to the talks said some kind of preliminary agreement between Tehran and six powers was possible.

    As the talks began, Washington and Tehran...

  • Negotiations progress as cease-fire holds

    August 14, 2014 | 9:29 am

    Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire.

    A Palestinian negotiator in Cairo reported agreement “on many points” Thursday, according to the French news agency AFP.

    Rockets were fired from Gaza as a previous...

  • Little progress reported at Cairo truce talks

    August 12, 2014 | 11:59 am

    Negotiators at the Israel-Hamas truce talks in Cairo said they were still far from an agreement.

    Palestinian officials said Tuesday that the current three-day cease-fire between the sides will be the final one unless Israel and Hamas make progress toward a truce. The cease-fire,...

  • The Gaza situation: not hawks vs. doves – pessimists vs. optimists

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 12, 2014 | 3:37 am

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    On the 12th of April 1954, Israel's Foreign Minister, Moshe Sharett, held a conversation with some of Israel's representatives abroad. Sharett was Israel's first Foreign Minister and its second Prime Minister, and he was rather dovish compared to many of his colleagues. His...

  • Palestinians to leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel resumes Gaza talks

    August 9, 2014 | 7:24 pm

    Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the war in Gaza, senior delegation member Moussa Abu Marzouk said.

    "Within the next 24 hours, the delegation's presence in Egypt will be determined," Abu...

  • Ya’ase Shalom: They Shall Make Peace

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 10, 2014 | 6:00 am

    After 8 months of negotiations, peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have broken down. US Secretary of State John Kerry laid most of the blame on Israel's refusal to relsease the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners and the approval of new homes in occupied...

  • What Happens When You Hold Peace Talks in Ramallah?

    By Jeremy Elster

    January 27, 2014 | 8:05 am

    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. 

    While the...

  • Reversible Iran deal puts more pressure on final talks

    November 27, 2013 | 11:40 am

    By dropping earlier demands that Iran shut down an underground uranium enrichment plant and ship material out of the country as part of a preliminary deal, nuclear negotiators have kicked some of the toughest questions forward to talks for the next year.

    The curbs to its nuclear...

  • Abbas: Palestinian peace negotiators quit over absence of progress

    November 13, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Palestinian peace negotiators resigned over a lack of progress in talks with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said.

    Abbas said he would try to convince the negotiating team to change its mind or find new negotiators, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing an...

  • Islamist movement Hamas moving closer to Iran

    August 14, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    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...

  • Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks must work

    August 14, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Cynicism about new Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts comes in a variety of flavors. There is the lazy cynicism of allegedly objective pundits: “Only a fool would believe that this could work.” There is the cowardly cynicism of the disillusioned: “I won’t be fooled again!” And there...

  • Roiling region, pessimism behind Kerry’s urgency on peace talks

    July 30, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    After 20 years of stops, starts and a bloody intifada in between, John Kerry believes he can pull out a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in nine months.

    What clock is the U.S. secretary of state trying to beat?

    According to his aides, the one ticking down as Syria...

  • Barak: Israel did not promise not to attack Iran

    April 17, 2012 | 8:37 am

    Israel did not promise the United States that it would abstain from attacking Iran while negotiations are going on, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

    “We are not committing to anything,” Barak told Israel’s Army Radio during an interview from Bogota, Colombia. He added...

  • Birthdays, Dating & a Twitter Support Group

    By Ilana Angel

    April 3, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    This weekend will mark my 46th birthday.  I don’t feel 46, or look 46, but I will in fact be 46.  I can vividly remember when my mother turned 35 and I thought she was the oldest person in the world.  My mother is only 22 years older than I am.  I have dated men who were 22 years...

  • Netanyahu to call on Abbas to return to the negotiating table

    April 3, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to send a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he will call on him to return to the negotiating table, promptly and without preconditions.

    A senior Israeli official said the letter would be a response to...

  • Fatah: Iran paid Hamas to block Palestinian deal

    March 20, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Iran paid the Islamist group Hamas to block a deal with the rival Fatah movement that would have ended a five-year rift between the two main Palestinian factions, a Fatah spokesman said on Tuesday.

    He said Tehran recently resumed financial aid to Hamas which it had suspended six...

  • Israel cautiously welcomes big-power talks with Iran

    March 7, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    Israel on Wednesday cautiously welcomed the planned resumption of big-power nuclear talks with Iran, insisting that Tehran be denied the means to turn uranium into bomb fuel.

    With Israel speaking increasingly loudly of resorting to military action to prevent Iran from gaining...

  • White House describes ‘progress’ in Jordan talks

    January 18, 2012 | 10:23 am

    The Obama administration heralded progress in Israeli-Palestinian talks held under Jordanian auspices.

    “We believe that those talks offer the parties a real opportunity to make meaningful progress towards peace,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday ahead of a visit by...

  • Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet again in Amman

    January 10, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    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...

  • What Israelis really want? That’s easy

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 4, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Prof. Yaacov Shamir, a senior fellow of the Truman Institute The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, kindly provided me with cross tabs for the Israeli side of a survey of Israeli and Palestinian opinion that was published a week ago. While the headlines from this poll tended to follow...

  • No breakthrough on Mideast peace, talks to go on

    January 3, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators made no breakthrough during their first high-level discussions in more than a year on Tuesday, but agreed to hold further talks in Amman on a confidential basis, Jordan’s foreign minister said.

    Tuesday’s talks were aimed at agreeing terms under...

  • Israel, Palestinians to meet Tuesday

    January 2, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    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...

  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    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...

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