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  • Obama’s sit down with Thomas Friedman

    August 12, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Last Friday, President Obama sat down for an interview with NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman about foreign affairs.  Although the topics were broader than the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the topic was broached.  When asked about whether he should be more...

  • A weekend in the West Bank

    January 27, 2014 | 11:47 am

    This past weekend I visited the West Bank (or if you prefer, Judea and Samaria) through my participation in Masa Israel’s Israel Government Fellows program run by the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. For two days the Israel Government Fellows enjoyed informative...

  • So Now We Have to Talk about Ian Lustick’s One State Delusion…

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 16, 2013 | 8:14 am

    My editors tell me that a lot of people are talking about the Ian Lustick article in the New York Times, and that a response is due. So I am responding, reluctantly – feeling that, yet again, I’m dragged into writing about something that carries little weight. Yes, it is making...

  • Netanyahu spokesman denies Israel open to 1967 border formula

    July 18, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman denied on Thursday Israel had agreed to a formula for new talks with Palestinians based on the border of their future state being drawn along lines from before a 1967 war, with agreed land swaps.

    An Israeli official had earlier told...

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  • Kerry: Israeli, Palestinian leaders serious on talks

    June 26, 2013 | 6:34 am

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both committed to reviving peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, but he acknowledged that progress on the long-stalled negotiations would be difficult.

    Israeli-Palestinian talks broke down in late 2010 in a dispute...

  • After Mideast trip, Obama gains political capital. Will he spend it?

    March 25, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    For a trip that U.S. officials had cautioned was not about getting “deliverables,” President Obama’s apparent success during his Middle East trip at getting Israel and Turkey to reconcile has raised some hopes for a breakthrough on another front: Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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  • Two states for two peoples is a Jewish value

    December 13, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    The two-state solution is the object of a lot of discussion right now, mostly theoretical and mostly negative, and — at least on the Jewish and Israeli side — not showing a lot of action. Most opinion polls will tell you that Israelis still overwhelmingly support the idea of the...

  • Clinton laments ‘counter-productive’ U.N. vote on Palestine

    November 29, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the U.N. General Assembly's vote to implicitly recognize a Palestinian state, calling it an "unfortunate and counter-productive" move that places more obstacles in the path to peace.

    "We have been clear that only through direct...

  • Israeli panel backs legalizing settler outposts

    July 9, 2012 | 7:57 am

    A government-appointed committee on Monday proposed granting official status to dozens of unauthorized settler outposts in the West Bank, challenging the world view that Israeli settlement there is illegal.

    The non-binding legal opinion, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had...

  • ‘Two-states for two peoples will be the only outcome to our conflict‎’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 15, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister and former ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon ‎discusses a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. ‎


    Is a one-state solution a serious idea, or just propaganda by the Palestinians?‎

    It is an idea that has no serious backing...

  • Barak calls for unilateral West Bank withdrawal

    May 30, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel should consider a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank if peace talks with the Palestinians fail.

    Palestinian officials and Israeli government coalition leaders slammed Barak’s remarks, which were made Wednesday morning during a...

  • UCLA’s ‘one state or two’ debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 16, 2012 | 12:29 am

    For anyone who missed the debate on May 15 at UCLA between Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish over whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be resolved by creating a Palestinian state alongside the Jewish one or by creating a single bi-national state, here’s the basic report of...

  • Abbas says he’s ready to engage with Israel

    May 8, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he was ready to engage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a Middle East peace agreement if he proposes “anything promising or positive.”

    Abbas, speaking to Reuters after Netanyahu announced a grand...

  • PA’s Fayyad is no-show at scheduled meeting with Netanyahu

    April 17, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad refused to attend a scheduled meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem with two PA leaders—chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and security official Majed Faraj—according to reports.

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  • Netanyahu, Fayyad to meet later this month

    April 4, 2012 | 8:38 am

    The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers will meet later this month, officials said on Wednesday, but the rare talks may only sharpen differences that have brought peace negotiations to a standstill.

    The Palestinians said they will present Benjamin Netanyahu with a letter...

  • Ban Ki-moon calls on Israel to make gestures for peace

    February 1, 2012 | 8:31 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to make some positive moves toward the Palestinians in order to bring them back to the negotiating table.

    Ban was in Jerusalem Wednesday for meetings with Israeli leaders. He was scheduled to meet with Palestinian...

  • Netanyahu pessimistic on Mideast peace prospects

    January 29, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Peace prospects with the Palestinians are looking poor, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday after exploratory talks aimed at relaunching negotiations ended in deadlock.

    “As things stand now, according to what happened over the past few days - when the...

  • Jason Alexander meets with Knesset caucus

    October 24, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander met with a Knesset caucus to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Alexander is in Israel as part of a high-profile delegation of international business leaders and philanthropists under the auspices of OneVoice, an international...

  • Turkish PM throws weight behind Arab cause

    September 13, 2011 | 9:24 am

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threw Turkey’s weight behind a Palestinian bid for statehood and criticized Israel in an address to Arab states meeting in Cairo geared to buttress his image as a leader of a region in turmoil.

    Erdogan is touring Arab states to capitalize on Arab regard...

  • Iran says Palestinian statehood only “first step” towards wiping out Israel

    August 26, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    The creation of a universally-recognized Palestinian state would be just a first step towards wiping out Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday.

    He spoke weeks ahead of a U.N. General Assembly in New York where the Arab League plans to seek full U.N. membership...

  • Who doesn’t want a two-state solution?

    July 1, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    For an unreconstructed Trekkie, it was an irresistible hook.

    Leonard Nimoy, whose Spockian pointy ears and hyperlogical thinking thrilled me as a youth, sent me a letter on behalf of Americans for Peace Now. And it was, if I may say so, “fascinating,” although not as Nimoy...

  • Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan logic: A two-state solution

    By Jay Firestone

    June 7, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Anyone mildly familiar with “Star Trek” may recall that the character Spock—half-alien, half-human—struggles to purge his emotions and embrace the logical, detached disposition of the Vulcan people.

    What would the logical, yet emotionally torn Spock have to say about the...

  • France proposes conference to restart peace talks

    June 2, 2011 | 9:09 am

    France’s foreign minister, Alain Juppe, offered to host a meeting next month to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Juppe said Thursday during a visit to Ramallah in the West Bank that he had spoken to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the previous...

  • Countdown to Palestinian Statehood

    June 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

    While U.S. officials are running a full-court diplomatic press against the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition of statehood this September and officials at international Jewish organizations are trying to convince foreign leaders to oppose statehood, the Israeli government appears...

  • The Destination

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 24, 2011 | 6:02 pm

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  • Bolivia recognizes Palestine

    December 19, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    Bolivia became the third country in recent weeks to recognize a state of Palestine.

    “Bolivia recognizes the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, like Brazil and Argentina,” the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported Bolivian President Evo Morales as saying last Friday during a...

  • Netanyahu: Israel, Palestinians can reach Mideast peace in a year

    September 28, 2010 | 2:23 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu countered a controversial United Nations address by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday, rejecting Lieberman’s views on a possible land swap and asserting his belief that Israel and Palestinians could reach a peace deal within a year.

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  • Lieberman offers population exchange plan at U.N.

    September 28, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Israel’s foreign minister presented a plan to the United Nations that would transfer Israeli Arab towns to a future Palestinian state in exchange for annexing Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    Avigdor Lieberman offered a draft of his proposal Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly...

  • No hasty decisions on peace talks, Abbas says

    September 27, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he will not make a hasty decision to pull out of renewed peace talks in response to new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Abbas at a joint news conference Monday in Paris with French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he will seek...

  • Netanyahu hints settlement freeze unlikely

    September 20, 2010 | 3:19 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a top aide suggested that a compromise with the Palestinians on a settlement freeze is not in the offing.

    Netanyahu, along with top adviser Ron Dermer and Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, spoke Monday afternoon on a conference call with...

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