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  • Holiday films that provoke, (and Some Just for Fun)

    November 21, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    In addition to the traditional family and feel-good holiday films, this season offers a small selection of unexpectedly provocative productions.

    Among the latter is the documentary “West of Memphis,” which follows an attempt to exonerate three men convicted as teenagers of the...

  • In letter to Quartet, Lieberman calls for Abbas’ ouster

    August 22, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman asked countries working for Israeli-Palestinian peace to call for new elections to remove Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas from office.

    The letter, sent to the Mideast Quartet—the grouping of the United States, Russia, the...

  • Israeli, Palestinian peace negotiators to meet on Monday, U.S. says

    January 5, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators will hold their second round of face-to-face talks within a week on Monday in Amman, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

    “We are encouraged that they are both coming to the table, they are talking directly,” spokeswoman...

  • Quartet to meet Sunday

    October 7, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    The Quartet of entities guiding the Middle East peace process will meet over the weekend.

    Representatives of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations will meet Sunday in Brussels.

    The meeting comes as the Obama administration is endeavoring to head of a...

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  • Israel accepts Quartet’s peace process proposal

    October 2, 2011 | 10:06 am

    Israel has accepted the Mideast Quartet’s proposal to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

    The plan accepted Sunday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his eight senior Cabinet members would restart negotiations within a month, without preconditions.

    “Israel...

  • Israeli senior ministers disagree on Quartet proposal

    September 28, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Israel’s senior Cabinet ministers failed to reach an agreement on accepting a Mideast Quartet proposal to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

    The ministers met until the wee hours Wednesday but could not agree on accepting an initiative that is believed to have the...

  • Opinion: Moral dimension of Palestinian statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    September 27, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    I felt terribly guilty when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly: “Enough! It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.” How can we deny to others what we claim for ourselves?

    Let there be no...

  • U.S., EU condemn Israeli plan to expand settlement

    September 27, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Israel approved on Tuesday the construction of 1,100 settlement homes on annexed land in the West Bank, complicating global efforts to renew peace talks and defuse a crisis over a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.

    The plan was met with a chorus of Western criticism....

  • U.S. blocks Quartet peace outline

    April 12, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    The United States reportedly blocked an initiative by other major powers to outline an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.

    The three other members of the Quartet guiding Middle East peace talks—the United Nations, the European Union and Russia—had pressed for publication of such...

  • ‘Quartet’ to meet on Israeli-Palestinian talks

    January 14, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    The “Quartet” guiding the Middle East process will meet next month and the top U.S. envoy is in the region attempting to re-start Israeli-Palestinian talks.

    The Quartet of the United States the European Union, the United Nations and Russia will meet in Munich Feb. 4-6, the German...

  • 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...

  • Hecklers mar Jerusalem Quartet London concert

    April 1, 2010 | 11:48 am

    Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted a performance in London by the acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet.

    The March 29 lunchtime concert, which was being broadcast live on BBC Radio, was taken off the air in the middle due to the disruption, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The quartet...

  • Quartet condemns east Jerusalem building

    March 19, 2010 | 10:49 am

    The “Quartet” guiding the Middle East peace process condemned Israeli building in eastern Jerusalem but called for a resumption of talks without preconditions.

    The statement issued Friday morning by the grouping, which comprises the United States, Russia, the European Union and the...

  • Briefs: Quartet says Palestinian-Israeli Agreement ‘Irreversible’

    December 18, 2008 | 2:51 am

    Quartet: Palestinian-Israeli Agreement 'Irreversible'

    Palestinian-Israeli peace gains are "irreversible," the international grouping guiding the peace process said.

    "The Quartet expressed its considered view that the bilateral negotiations process launched at Annapolis is...

  • Texas Quartet Bucks Tradition

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "I love shattering musical stereotypes," Galeet Dardashti said. Her energetic quartet, Divahn, plays Sephardi and Mizrahi music with an American twist.

    The group's adaptation of a 16th-century Iraqi zmira (tune) blends banjo and tabla drums. Bluegrass-influenced violin infuses a...

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