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Palestine and the UN Vote: How Did it Ever Come to This?

P.J. Dermer | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
P.J. Dermer

With Washington disconnected and unwilling to lead, it is no wonder the Palestinians believe they have no other option but to go forward on their own to the UN. Anyone still surprised?

George Mitchell To Broker Indirect Israel, Palestine Peace Talks, Say U.S.

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to indirect peace talks brokered by U.S. special ...

US Prepares New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a flurry of meetings in Washington and in European capitals this week and next, senior administration officials will explore new approaches to brin...

George Mitchell In Israel Secures No deal On Resuming Peace Talks: Palestinian Negotiator

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The United States' top Mideast envoy failed to bridge wide gaps between Israelis and Palestinians as he ended his most int...

West Bank Settlers Unlikely To Fight Israeli Army | ETHAN BRONNER and ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVAT GILAD, West Bank Of the hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, those who live in unauthorized hilltop outposts like this on...

Mitchell Presses Israel On Settlements

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister and the top U.S. Mideast envoy said they made progress Tuesday on their dispute over West Bank settlements, ...

Avigdor Lieberman To Miss Mitchell, Gates Israel Visit

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will be out of the country for most of next week when two major US policy makers, Middle East envoy George Mitchell...

2-State Solution Only Option: US Official In Israel

Ynetnews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The message conveyed by American sources at the end of marathon talks held in Israel by US President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, ...

Israeli Settlers Kill Palestinian After He Tried To Stab Residents

AP | TSAFRIR ABAYOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIT HAGAI, West Bank — A Palestinian wielding a knife was shot and killed by Jewish settlers early Friday after he tried to attack residents of...

US-Israeli Differences Over Palestinians Emerge

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Stark differences between U.S. and Israeli policy toward peace talks with the Palestinians emerged clearly Thursday in the first mee...

"It's The Occupation Stupid"

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Instead of pleading with the Israelis to accept the two-state solution, the US should simply ask the Israelis to end their military control of Arab lands occupied in June 1967.

George Mitchell, Netanyahu Meet Concerning Peace Efforts

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's next leader sat face-to-face Thursday with a man whose vision of Israeli-Palestinian relations is radically different from ...

Sam Stein

George Mitchell Tells Jewish Groups: Middle East Conflict Dwarfs Ireland | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a conference call with Jewish officials and organizations on Thursday, Middle East envoy George Mitchell said that forging peace between the Is...

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 1

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

George Mitchell's emphasis on diplomacy will certainly help him tremendously on his mission, but he may need more than that to pierce through this conflict that has eluded all of his predecessors.

Israeli Election: George Mitchell Will Return To Israel After February Election

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

United States Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Friday told Likud Chair Benjamin Netanyahu he plans to return to Israel shortly after February's genera...

Keeping Civilians Away From Violence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's latest assault on Gaza showed a very weak attempt at avoiding civilian deaths and injuries or the destruction of infrastructure. Similarly, Hamas rockets showed lack of concern for Israeli civilians.

Obama Sends Off George Mitchell To Middle East: "Compared To Steroids, This Is Going To Be A Breeze" | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Compared to steroids, this is going to be a breeze," said President Obama, referring to special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell's investigat...

Appointing Mitchell: Obama's Signal to Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Mitchell, an Arab American, was former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and widely recognized for his role in achieving peace in Northern Ireland. He has the stature the job demands.

Obama's Inauguration and the Israel-American Paradox

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

It doesn't make a difference if the U.S. president is "good for Israel". What would be "good for Israel," would be an entirely new government in Israel.