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  • Netanyahu, coalition partner Bennett at odds over peace talks

    June 25, 2013 | 7:16 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was ready to enter serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians, while his coalition partner Naftali Bennett said a pact would lead to more violence.

    “Our fervent hope is for peace, a genuine peace that can be achieved only...

  • Bill Clinton to Israelis: Share future with a Palestinian state

    June 17, 2013 | 5:18 pm

    There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Clinton was speaking Monday night at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot in honor of Peres’ 90th birthday.

    “Your neighbors...

  • Vocally Support the American Effort to Reach a Two-State Solution Now

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 11, 2013 | 7:31 am

    Those who say that PA President Abbas' constant refusal to sit down with PM Netanyahu without preconditions to restart negotiations for a two-state solution is an indication that he and the Palestinians are not able or willing to make peace is not the entire story.

    When Israeli...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Kerry: Two-year window is maximum for two-state solution

    April 18, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress he sees a maximum two-year window to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Kerry delivered his remarks Wednesday to a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

    Answering a...

  • Kerry, Abbas discuss reviving peace talks but offer no details

    April 8, 2013 | 6:57 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday discussed reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks but neither side offered details on how, when and whether that might happen.

    Kerry, who spoke one-on-one with Abbas for about an hour...

  • Jewish leaders urge Netanyahu to work with Obama on peace

    April 4, 2013 | 5:52 am

    More than one hundred U.S. Jewish leaders urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make clear "Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial sacrifices for the sake of peace."

    "We believe that this is a compelling moment for you and your new government to respond to...

  • Put yourself in their shoes

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 28, 2013 | 9:25 am

  • Obama’s Middle East visit: 50 shades of gray

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 27, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    On March 21, four days before Pesach, Sarah Chazizza was at home in Sderot, doing what people do before Pesach. She was cleaning. It was still early in the morning, but the weather was getting warmer and the windows were wide open to let the dusted furniture breath. So the sound of...

  • “I’m not interested in nuance!” House Member on Israel-Palestinian Conflict

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 20, 2013 | 7:39 pm

    This week I joined with 250 leaders of J Street in Washington, D.C. for a leadership summit. J Street is the largest pro-Israel Political Action Committee in the nation’s capital that gave 50% of all pro-Israel contributions to Senate and Congressional candidates in the 2012...

  • Abbas wants peace talks with Israel this year

    March 14, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year although the chances of a resumption seemed slim.

    Abbas made his comments during a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia...

  • Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 13, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Do you really want to go inside?” a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference, a global policy conference. “You know,” he said, “it’s Tzipi Livni speaking” — implying that there’s no point in wasting one’s time on her.

    Four years ago, Livni was a...

  • The End of the Two-State Solution? 10 Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2013 | 10:25 am


    "Do you really want to go inside?" a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference. "You know" he said, "it`s Tzipi Livni speaking" — insinuating that there`s no point in wasting one's time on her.

    Livni- four years ago a legitimate contender...

  • Israeli Political Maneuvering - My Two Cents

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 3, 2013 | 7:36 am

    Everyone is prognosticating whether Israel will be able to form a government. Allow me from abroad to add my two cents.

    Point #1 – The election was not about foreign policy or security, though those remain important. Rather, it was about internal Israeli policy, the economy and...

  • February 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2013 | 3:43 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. envoy reassures Israel on Iran ahead of Obama visit

    To Read:  Thomas Wright discerns between two opposing cross-partisan views at the center of the current American Foreign Policy debate-

    President Obama may not say so explicitly in his State of the...

  • New Secretary Of State John Kerry speaks to Netanyahu, Abbas about peace

    February 3, 2013 | 11:12 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said.

    In separate conversations, Kerry, who took over as the top U.S. diplomat from Hillary Clinton on...

  • Israel approves 1,500 more settler homes in East Jerusalem

    December 17, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes.

    Washington had condemned the latest plans, for Orthodox neighborhood Ramat...

  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am


    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • Two-state attrition

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    There are three subjects that Jews in my social circle never tire of: food, movies and the two-state solution.

    Consider me officially tired of the third.

    I began promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict long before it was popular. In 1986, when I...

  • Nov. 29 and Palestinian Statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    December 5, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Even as the sound of “Hatikvah” reverberated in the auditorium of the American Jewish University, where Los Angeles commemorated the 65th anniversary of the historic United Nations vote of Nov. 29, 1947, another U.N. vote was casting its shadows on our consciousness — the vote for...

  • Settlements showdown beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

    December 4, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dressing down from Angela Merkel on Wednesday over his plans to build more Israeli settlements, a policy that has incensed Europe and left even Germany, one of Israel's strongest allies, questioning his commitment to peace.


  • U.S. repeats opposition to new Israeli settlements

    December 3, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The United States on Monday reiterated its opposition to new Israeli settlement activity on West Bank land including in the site known as "E1," which it said could be especially damaging to efforts to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "The United...

  • Israel not committed to two-state solution, Jimmy Carter says

    October 22, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday said the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached a crisis point and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was not pursuing a two-state solution.

    "That policy of promoting a two-state solution seems to be abandoned...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am


    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • If I forget thee Jerusalem. Oops! The Democrats just did

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 3:55 am

    Why the Democrats have decided to omit Jerusalem from their party platform is utterly beyond me. ‎There is nothing more predictable than the ensuing attacks from the right following ‎such an omission. There's nothing more likely to trouble Jewish voters who still care ‎about Israel...

  • Democratic platform omits language on Jerusalem, notes Iran military option

    September 4, 2012 | 8:27 am

    The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

    The platform released late Monday night makes no mention of Jerusalem or of the...

  • Palestinian Authority's Jew-hatred a deal killer for peaceful two-state solution

    July 24, 2012 | 5:17 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), has indicated that he will pursue his U.N. campaign of Statehood-Without-Borders. With the help of scores of Muslim and Arab countries, Abbas’ carefully choreographed “diplomatic” campaign has already yielded full...

  • House hopeful Sinema responds to criticism: I will be a strong voice for Israel in ‎Congress

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 5:25 am

    A couple of days ago I wrote about the Israel-related record of AZ-09 House ‎candidate Kyrsten Sinema (What Congress candidate Sinema’s emails reveal about ‎her Israel position). It painted candidate Sinema as one who doesn’t have a “gut ‎feeling” support for Israel: “She...

  • June 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 29, 2012 | 4:28 am

    Forging a peace plan for Syria

    In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Kofi Annan calls on the world to intervene with both sides in the Syria conflict

    There is no substitute for the hard work of helping the Syrians forge their own political future, in full respect of...

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