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  • Ya’ase Shalom: They Shall Make Peace

    By Jeremy Elster

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Kerry: U.S. to reconsider peacemaking role

    3 weeks ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States planned to re-evaluate its approach to Middle East peacemaking in light of recent setbacks.

    In response to a question while visiting Morocco, Kerry said that he would return to Washington to confer with President Obama...

  • Peres and Netanyahu, Israeli diplomacy’s good cop and bad cop

    March 17, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres doubled up on positive statements about Arab leaders this afternoon, praising Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at noon and lauding Jordanian King Abdullah II at 3:30 p.m.

    Today’s fare is nothing new  for Peres, who entered the largely...

  • An open letter to President Obama

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 12, 2014 | 10:14 am

    President Obama,

    My name is Noga, and I am a young Israeli student. I am now in my senior year of my B. A studies in Political Science and Communications, and this is about the time in my life where I start thinking about the future. I have big dreams of being a Diplomat,...

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  • As Netanyahu arrives in L.A. for show premiere, Israeli consulate’s absence is felt

    By Jared Sichel

    March 4, 2014 | 10:17 pm

    On the morning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Los Angeles for the beginning of a three-day trip to California, Israel's Foreign Ministry labor union went on strike to protest its wages, shifting management of Netanyahu’s trip, at the last minute, from the...

  • At White House, Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

    March 3, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama on Monday that he would never compromise on Israel's security even as the U.S. president sought to reassure him on Iran nuclear diplomacy and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.

    In a White House meeting overshadowed...

  • The UN launched its “International Year of Solidarity with Palestinians,” in yet another biased act

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    On Thursday, the United Nations launched the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On their official announcement, they stated that senior officials “urging that the observance be used to redouble efforts to achieve a durable peace between Israel and...

  • Netanyahu discusses peace process with King Abdullah in Amman visit

    January 16, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Amman to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the two leaders discussed the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

    ...
  • Not acts of despair- Terror!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 25, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Three terror attacks were added in the past 48 hours to a record number of over 170 attacks since the beginning of November. Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed by Palestinians with vengeance in their hearts as day after day Israeli newspapers were colored in black.

    ...

  • REALITY CHECK! Which news site tells you the truth?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 30, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    In the past few weeks, I searched the word “Israel” in leading international news websites, originated in the US and the UK and presenting themselves as balanced and impartial. I examined the stories they tell about my country, and compared them with the facts, only to find that...

  • Netanyahu’s speech- how did we take it?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 2, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    A moment of honesty: Netanyahu’s speech yesterday confused me.  As I watched it, I truly had no idea how I felt about it. On one hand, I knew Netanyahu is a gifted rhetorician, and that his speeches, giving his previous experience as the Israeli ambassador to the UN. Are usually...

  • Israel calls up reservists, deploys missile defenses against Syria

    August 28, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Israel ordered a small-scale mobilization of reservists on Wednesday and strengthened its missile defenses as precautions against possible Syrian attack should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria.

    But an Israeli official briefed on a meeting of Prime Minister...

  • Israeli military, civilians readying for possible Syria reprisals

    August 28, 2013 | 8:35 am

    Israel’s military and citizens are preparing for the repercussions of a possible military intervention on Syria by the United States and other allies.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country would propose a resolution at the United Nations on Wednesday accusing the...

  • Israel says it will respond with force to any attack from Syria

    August 27, 2013 | 9:03 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was not involved in Syria's civil war, but would respond forcefully to any attempts to attack it.

    "The state of Israel is prepared for any scenario," Netanyahu said in a statement after holding security...

  • U.S. State Department denies Israeli-Palestinian peace talks canceled

    August 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

    The U.S. State Department on Monday denied reports that U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians had been canceled following clashes in the West Bank.

    "I can assure you that no meetings have been canceled," State Department spokeswoman Mari Harf told Reuters....

  • Netanyahu to address UN in September

    August 23, 2013 | 10:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will address the United Nations General Assembly next month in New York.

    According to The Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s Office said the Sept. 30 speech would focus on Iran. This will be the third year in a row that...

  • Livni sees peace talks aiding Arab world alliance shift

    August 16, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Israel's top peace negotiator said on Friday newly resumed talks with the Palestinians also held a wider opportunity for Israel to seek alliances with Arab world moderates against militants in the Middle East.

    The U.S.-brokered talks were renewed last month after a three-year...

  • Palestinian prisoner release on track after High Court ruling

    August 13, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Israel was set to free 26 Palestinian prisoners within hours to help underpin renewed peace talks, after its High Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal against their release by relatives of some of the Israelis they killed.

    Authorities planned to transport the group from jail in...

  • Kerry says Israeli settlements should not disrupt mideast talks

    August 12, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Israel's announcement of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem "were to some degree expected," and urged Israelis and Palestinians to move head with peace talks due to resume this week.

    "What this underscores is...

  • Give the peace process a chance

    August 12, 2013 | 10:03 am

    The questions come fast and furious: 

    Why, of all times, now, when the Middle East is in upheaval and its future course is anyone's guess? 

    What's the American obsession with this issue, when Iran, Russia, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, and China all cry out for greater U.S....

  • Palestinian prisoner list released prior to renewed talks

    August 12, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A committee of Israeli government ministers released a list of Palestinian prisoners to be freed by Israel in advance of the first round of peace negotiations.

    The list released at 1 a.m. Monday includes 14 prisoners who will be transferred this week to Gaza, several of whom are...

  • Four Israeli soldiers injured in explosion on Lebanese border

    August 7, 2013 | 9:04 am

    Four Israeli soldiers were injured by an explosive detonated as they patrolled the border with Lebanon.

    The soldiers were taken to a hospital in northern Israel, where three underwent surgery and one was admitted to the intensive care unit.

    The Israel Defense Forces said it was...

  • Israel puts 91 Jewish settlements on priority spending list

    August 5, 2013 | 9:08 am

    The Israeli government put 91 Jewish settlements on a national priority funding list on Sunday, adding six to a roster of dozens of enclaves already eligible for supplemental state cash.

    A senior Palestinian official condemned the decision as an obstacle to U.S.-brokered peace...

  • August 1, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2013 | 3:35 am

    Headline: U.S. House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports

    To Read: Dana Milbank writes about Rand Pauls bitter defeat against the GOP's interventionalists in the recent vote on Egypt-

    Paul responded to all this with rambling speeches and wild gestures, refusing to...

  • Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

    July 31, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.

    Israel's lead negotiator, Tzipi Livni, said the parties "need to build...

  • July 31, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 31, 2013 | 3:37 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama asks Republican Senators McCain, Graham to visit Egypt

    To Read: Senator Bob Corker believes that too much of the US' foreign policy is being managed covertly through intelligence agencies-

    Today, covert operations appear to have expanded to include...

  • Peace negotiators meet with Obama

    July 30, 2013 | 9:03 am

    President Obama met with the top Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators.

    The Tuesday-morning meeting took place a day after peace talks were launched for the first time since 2010, a White House official told JTA.

    John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, has pushed hard for a...

  • July 30, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 30, 2013 | 3:29 am

    The US

    Headline: Liberal Democrats Move to Torpedo Iran Sanctions Bill

    To Read: Paul Pillar believes that not recognizing the Egyptian coup might be a highly problematic precedent for the US-

    The fact that there is a legal issue, given a statutory requirement to suspend...

  • Peace talks to resume Monday in Washington

    July 28, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Talks between Palestinians and Israelis will resume on Monday evening, the first such formal deliberations in almost three years.

    Meetings between top negotiators will take place Monday night and Tuesday in Washington, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Secretary of...

  • July 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 26, 2013 | 3:56 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. sidesteps decision whether to cut off aid to Egypt

    To Read: Michael Young thinks that General Dempsey's recent Syria plan is just a another piece of evidence showing that the US isn't serious about intervening in Syria-

    When generals want to avoid...

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