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  • Hamas officials go to Syria to confer on Shalit deal

    March 4, 2011 | 10:13 am

    A Hamas delegation from Gaza reportedly is en route to Syria to discuss a possible deal for the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The delegation was to leave Gaza on Friday for Sudan, then continue on to Damascus, the Gaza-based Palestine Today reported. The Hamas leadership in Damascus traditionally has taken a harsher line on Israel-related issues than the Hamas leadership in Gaza.

    Israel and Hamas have been in touch via a German mediator regarding talks to release Shalit, who was taken captive in a cross-border raid in June 2006.

  • Iranian warships dock in Syria

    February 24, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Two Iranian warships that passed through the Suez Canal reportedly docked in Syria.

    The ships, a frigate and a supply ship, arrived at Syria’s main port at Latakia on Wednesday night after becoming the first Iranian naval ships to pass through the canal since the 1979 revolution.

    ...
  • Nuclear site reportedly identified in Syria

    February 24, 2011 | 8:56 am

    A suspected nuclear site has been identified in Syria using commercial satellite photos.

    The installation is said to be a nuclear conversion plant, according to the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, which published photos of the site in a report...

  • Syria-bound Iranian warships stop in Red Sea

    February 17, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Two Iranian warships bound for Syria withdrew a request to sail through the Suez Canal.

    The ships stopped Thursday in an area near the Saudi Arabian Red Sea port city of Jiddah after reportedly withdrawing the request. Other reports suggested that the ships never requested...

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  • Israel watching Syria-bound Iranian warships

    February 16, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    Two Iranian warships have left for Syria and plan to sail through the Suez Canal, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.

    Lieberman in a statement released Wednesday called the move a recurring Iranian “provocation.” His statement suggested that Israel would not ignore...

  • Hoenlein reveals secret Syria visit

    February 14, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Malcolm Hoenlein, head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he met for several hours with Syrian President Bashar Assad during a secret visit to Damascus.

    In an interview published Monday by The Associated Press, Hoenlein said his recent...

  • Presidents Conference’s Hoenlein, Assad meet in Damascus

    January 3, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

    Hoenlein said the meeting Monday was at the invitation of Syria and not, as had been reported originally by the...

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. accuses Syria of arming Hezbollah

    December 7, 2010 | 10:08 am

    The United States accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with advanced ballistic missiles, a new document released by WikiLeaks showed.

    The document was released by the site Tuesday, the same day that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself in to London police and was arrested...

  • Clinton, Syrian FM discuss Israel-Syria talks

    September 28, 2010 | 10:46 am

    Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the Syrian foreign minister and discussed reviving Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

    The U.S. secretary of state met with Walid Muallem on the sidelines of the launching of this year’s U.N. General Assembly, the signature annual event that brings together...

  • Israel ready to negotiate with Syria, Peres tells U.N.

    September 20, 2010 | 3:16 pm

    Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria “right away,” Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly.

    In his address Monday in New York to the international body’s annual meeting—the Nation’s Millennium Development Goals summit—Peres also said he believed that...

  • Shimon Peres: We are ready to enter direct negotiations with Syria

    September 20, 2010 | 10:29 am

    President Shimon Peres on Monday stressed Israel’s aspirations for peace with its neighbors, declaring Israel’s will to enter direct negotiations with Syria during his speech at the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals summit in New York.

    “Israel is the product of pioneering...

  • Israelis indicted for spying for Syria

    August 5, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    Three Israeli citizens were indicted for spying for Syria.

    The three men from Arab villages in northern Israel were indicted Thursday in a Nazareth court on charges of passing information to Syria.

    Fada Sha’ar and his father, Majd Sha’ar of the Druze village Majdal Shams, and...

  • B’nai B’rith: Condemn Syria for anti-Israel statement

    June 14, 2010 | 11:13 am

    A racist statement against Israel in the United Nations by a Syrian government official should be condemned, a Jewish group said.

    B’nai B’rith International condemned the statement made June 8 by Syrian First Secretary Rania Al Rifaiy, and called on the president of the United...

  • Obama renews Syria sanctions

    May 4, 2010 | 11:42 am

    President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups.

    Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing congressionally mandated sanctions first implemented by President Bush in 2004. The...

  • Senior diplomat: Ambassador not a reward for Syria

    April 22, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Washington should not limit communication with Damascus over an alleged arms transfer to Hezbollah, a senior U.S. diplomat said.

    Jeffrey Feltman, the former U.S. ambassador to Lebanon and current assistant secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, testified Wednesday before...

  • State Dept. summons Syria envoy on arms transfers

    April 20, 2010 | 11:57 am

    The Obama administration “condemned in the strongest terms” Syria’s alleged transfer of arms to Hezbollah and suggested that Syria’s actions would affect renewed bilateral relations.

    The administration summoned Syria’s top envoy to discuss the transfers, a sign that it has evidence...

  • Peres in Paris raps Syria, Iran

    April 14, 2010 | 1:02 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres criticized Syria and Iran during a visit to Paris.

    Peres arrived Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process and the Iranian nuclear threat with French leaders. On Thursday, he and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe will inaugurate a new square near the...

  • U.S. Sen. Kerry: Syria is committed to peace

    April 1, 2010 | 11:24 am

    From Haaretz.com:

    United States Senator John Kerry said Thursday that Syria is committed to achieving peace in the Middle East and is essential to the process.

    “Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region,” Kerry said.

    However, the Democratic...

  • Deniers-in-Chief

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2009 | 12:06 pm

    New Year, same old s—-t.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the opportinity of a staged pro-Iranian, anti-Israel rally to oce again deny the Holocaust.  According to The New York Times:

    With sketchy accounts filtering past official media controls, Al Arabiya television in...

  • In the Mideast, Israel is the opium of the people

    December 31, 2008 | 1:57 pm

    "Why aren't you as an Arab lady writing about Gaza?"

    "Where are your columns about Gaza?"

    "Say the Israelis are wrong!"

    The messages started to arrive soon after Israel's bombardment of Gaza killed close to 300 Palestinians. Implicit was the pressure to toe the party line: Hamas is...

  • Israel eyes regional peace push, prepares for U.S. talks with Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 23, 2008 | 1:08 am

    With the governments in Washington and Jerusalem set to change, Israeli leaders are reassessing policy in two key areas: Middle East peacemaking and Iran.

    On peacemaking, both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are coming out strongly in favor of a new regional...

  • Anger greets Olmert’s concessions on Golan, West Bank, Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Rosh Hashanah-eve interview in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel should give up the Golan Heights for peace with Syria and nearly all of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians has sparked a political storm in Israel.

    Prime...

  • McCain advisors:
    No to Syria talks, little interest in Middle East peace process

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 22, 2008 | 5:17 pm

    LEESBURG, Va. (JTA)—A McCain administration would discourage Israeli-Syrian peace talks and refrain from actively engaging in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    That was the message delivered over the weekend by two McCain advisers—Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on...

  • James Baker says Bush’s Syria policy is ‘ridiculous’; Sobell finally gives it up

    September 17, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    Baker Calls Bush 'Ridiculous' on Syria

    The Bush administration's refusal to deal with Syria is "ridiculous," said James Baker, a former U.S. secretary of state.

    Five former secretaries of state met Monday under the auspices of CNN to discuss what advice they would give the next...

  • Tzipi Livni wins Kadima contest—now the real work begins

    By Leslie Susser

    September 17, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - With her decisive win in the Kadima party primary on Wednesday, Tzipi Livni's next major task will be assembling a coalition government so she can become prime minister.

    Then all she'll have on her plate is figuring out how to arrest the threat to Israel from Iran,...

  • The Dead Sea is dying and it's a 'man-made disaster' [VIDEO]

    August 3, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    EIN GEDI, Israel (JTA)—The beach at the Ein Gedi Spa at the Dead Sea would seem like an ideal place for a little R&R amid the frenzy of modern Israel.

    Set in the quiet of the desert, it has stunning views of Jordan’s mountains and its therapeutic waters reputedly do wonders for...

  • Red-Dead canal idea stirs controversy

    By Dina Kraft

    August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA) – On aerial photographs, the shrinking Dead Sea juts into the surrounding desert landscape like a blue index finger.

    As part of the effort to prevent this finger from becoming a mere smudge on the map by 2050, the World Bank is conducting a $14 million...

  • OPINION: Save the Dead Sea by restoring the Jordan River, not by building a canal to the Red Sea

    August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.

    This vision sees fresh water flowing again...

  • Lebanon prisoner swap deal—morale issue forces a hard choice

    July 30, 2008 | 11:20 pm

    The existential reality of an Israeli context, where governmental decisions often have a life and death valence, has been brought home to millions of people these past few weeks, as the Israeli Cabinet made the agonizing decision to authorize the release of the murderer Samir...
  • Briefs: Syria and Israel talking again, Israeli colleges want Palestinian students

    July 30, 2008 | 2:05 am

    Indirect Israel-Syria Talks Resume

    Two advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are scheduled to travel to Turkey Tuesday to begin a fourth round of negotiations, AFP reported, citing an anonymous Israeli source. Turkish officials shuttle between the two sides during the...

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