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  • Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashanah

    September 7, 2010 | 5:04 pm

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

    Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears set to become an annual tradition. Last year, Obama reached out to rabbis to solicit support for his...

  • Abbas says he will not compromise

    September 7, 2010 | 1:39 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas said he will not compromise during peace negotiations on core issues such as final borders and the status of Jerusalem.

    The Palestinian Authority president also said in an interview with the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper that he rejects Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Hezbollah leader praises Hamas for West Bank shooting attacks

    September 3, 2010 | 11:25 am

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah praised Hamas on Friday for the West Bank shooting attacks which left four Israelis dead and two injured on two consecutive days, saying “this is the way to free Jerusalem and Palestine.”

    Four Israelis were killed and two injured this past week in...

  • Girl wounded in stoning attack

    September 3, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Stonethrowers lightly wounded an Israeli girl traveling in the West Bank, the third such attack since the relaunch of peace talks this week.

    First responders treated the girl on site after the car she was in was stoned in the northern West Bank and evacuated her to a hospital, where...

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  • Ahmadinejad: resistance, not peace talks

    September 3, 2010 | 11:06 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked his regime’s annual anti-Israel rallies by saying that the only path for the Palestinians is resistance, not peace talks.

    In his speech for Al Quds day, the last Friday in Ramadan launched by the late Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s as an...

  • Barak, Abbas hold secret meeting

    August 31, 2010 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly met secretly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the eve of peace talks.

    Barak met with Abbas Sunday night in Amman, Israeli media reported, hours after meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah at his palace. Barak...

  • Palestinians will leave peace talks over freeze

    August 23, 2010 | 10:44 am

    The Palestinians will withdraw from peace talks with Israel if construction in the settlements resumes, Mahmoud Abbas told the Mideast Quartet.

    In a letter delivered Sunday to representatives of the Quartet grouping of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European...

  • Israel will reject preconditions for talks

    August 16, 2010 | 9:12 am

    Israel said it will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators on resuming direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among a forum of seven senior Cabinet officials who made the decision Sunday...

  • Iran Sanctions, Peace Talks Linked

    September 1, 2009 | 1:56 pm

    Timing, if not intent, inevitably is weaving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process into the efforts to end Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

    The major powers are meeting this week in Germany to coordinate Iran policy ahead of the U.N. General Assembly later this month. At...

  • Lieberman: Peace Talks Have Reached ‘Dead End’

    April 7, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    From Haaretz.com

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Western-backed peace efforts with the Palestinians had reached a “dead end” and that Israel intended to present new ideas for diplomacy.

    “There is definitely a regression here and we must understand and admit that we are at a dead end,” Lieberman told members of Yisrael Beiteinu during a party meeting. “We definitely intend to present new ideas.”  Click here to read the full story on Haaretz.com

  • Israel political outlook uncertain as Olmert announces plans to resign [VIDEOS]

    July 31, 2008 | 4:53 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election plunged Israel into deep political uncertainty at a time when the country faces several crucial diplomatic tests.

    Confronted with police investigations into possible illegal fund-raising...

  • Briefs: Holocaust denial resolution goes to U.N.; Swiss admit Israel-Syria mediation; Survivors owed

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust Denial Resolution Goes to U.N.

    The United States presented a resolution condemning Holocaust denial to the United Nations General Assembly. The text, introduced Tuesday in advance of the U.N.-designated International Day of Commemoration for victims of the Holocaust on...

  • A Palestinian Verdict: Terror Worked

    By Khaled Abu Toameh

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The question on the Palestinian street now is who will successfully claim credit for expelling Israel from Gaza and northern Samaria - Hamas, an organization that carries out terrorist attacks, or Fatah, the official Palestinian ruling party?

    Whatever the answer turns out to be, one...

  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • Sharon Spurns Syria Peace Talks Push

    By Leslie Susser

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syria's President Bashar Assad is proving to be as stubborn a character as his father.

    But where Assad senior showed his obduracy by refusing to make concessions for peace, the younger Assad shows his by continually pushing for peace talks -- or at least saying he wants them.

    ...
  • Obstacles Remain in Post-Arafat Era

    By Leslie Susser

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The post-Arafat era has begun with high hopes in Washington, London, Jerusalem and even Ramallah -- but many of the obstacles that prevented peace in Arafat's day remain, and it's not clear whether any of the major players has the single-minded determination to make peace happen.

    ...
  • Terrorism Grows as Israeli Vote Issue

    By Leslie Susser

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This week's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv has made terror even more of a central issue in Israel's upcoming election -- and highlighted the major parties' different prescriptions for ending the violence.

    For months, Amram Mitzna, the Labor Party's candidate in the elections, has...

  • 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...

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