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  • Hamas, Israel reportedly negotiating long-term accord

    August 17, 2015 | 9:02 am

    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...

  • Moving and shaking: Michael Oren, Tony Blair, synagogue softball and more

    By Ryan Torok

    July 9, 2015 | 10:53 am

    Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s dual loyalties — and his frustration with the growing separation between Israel and the U.S. — were evident in his remarks July 1 when he appeared at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his recently released,...

  • Blair to resign as Mideast peace envoy in June

    May 27, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, will step down next month as the special Middle East peace envoy of the Quartet group representing the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations.

    Blair has occupied the post since 2007, but there has been...

  • Tony Blair to step back as Mideast Quartet envoy

    March 16, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Tony Blair is preparing to step back as envoy for the Middle East Quartet but wants to remain part of the peace process.

    Blair has realized that his high-profile role is no longer appropriate, the London-based Financial Timesreported Sunday, citing “several people familiar with...

  • Sharon at funeral remembered as ‘friend, leader, military chief’

    January 13, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

    “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said...

  • Honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

    June 28, 2013 | 10:13 am

    This past Monday, many politicians and celebrities, including numerous former prime ministers of Britain paid tribute to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as he prepares to step down from his post in August.

    Watch video of the different tributes here:

  • This week from Israel - Facing tomorrow?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    This week, our President, Shimon Peres, celebrated his 90th birthday, followed by the 2013 Presidential Conference, named "Facing Tomorrow." More than a joyful week of celebration for our nation, this past week gave us, Israelis, a glance of a utopic fantasy.

    The guest list of...

  • March 15, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 15, 2013 | 3:41 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama: Iran more than a year away from developing nuclear weapon

    To Read:  Jeffrey Goldberg gives his take President Obama's decision to come to Israel:

    President Obama heads next week to Israel, with a side trip to the West Bank and an overnight visit to...

  • Obama win opens way for new Mideast push, Tony Blair says

    November 8, 2012 | 9:14 am

    President Barack Obama's election victory opens the way for renewed efforts to revive moribund peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Middle East envoy Tony Blair said on Wednesday.

    Speaking hours after Obama won a second term in office, the former British prime...

  • Israel will continue to target attackers, Netanyahu tells Blair

    October 22, 2012 | 8:14 am

    Israel will continue to attack the groups that fire rockets on her citizens, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu's statement Monday morning during a meeting with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair came after Israeli airstrikes targeted what the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Demi Moore, Tony Blair, Mr. Mayor

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher,Bruce Ramer
    Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wonder, "Will we be billed for this?" when they attend Bet Tzedek's Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Jan. 22. The Bet Tzedek supporter to their right is lawyer Bruce Ramer.

    Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan,Joseph Cedar,Uri Gavriel
    Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...

  • Could Tony Blair be the one?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    There was one big question left unanswered when Tony Blair spoke last Monday evening at the opening of American Jewish University's (AJU) 2007 lecture series.

    A day after he stepped down as the British Prime Minister on June 27, 2007, Blair immediately became the Middle East envoy...