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Israel May Compromise On Settlements Amid Broader Peace Effort

nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM Israel would be open to a complete freeze of settlement building in the West Bank for three to six months as part of a broad Middle East pe...

Ex-Senate Leaders Unveiling Health Care Compromise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to prevent a repeat of the 1990s standoff over health care, four former Senate leaders are preparing a plan that combines id...

Carter: Hamas Critical To Mideast Peace

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Former President Jimmy Carter Thursday reiterated that there can be no peace between Israel and the Palestinians without invol...

US Envoy Pushes For Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The United States seeks a "prompt resumption and early conclusion" of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Washington's specia...

US: Mideast Peace Talks Should Start Immediately

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, has said that the US wants immediate talks between Israel and the Palestinians....

George Mitchell To Visit Syria, Lebanon: AP

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Detecting signs of hope for its Mideast peace initiatives in the defeat of a Hezbollah slate in Lebanon's weekend election, the Oba...

"Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Unlike his predecessors, Obama appears no longer willing to engage in the vexing winking and nodding that has characterized American attitudes to Israeli settlement growth in the past.

Let's Talk About Peace in the Mid-East

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Newman

Despite the stalled peace process, we shouldn't give up hope. Bold individuals are demonstrating their commitment to dialogue.

US-Saudi Relations in a World Without Equilibrium

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

On Monday, 27 April, I will be co-chairing a major national policy forum on US-Saudi economic and strategic perspectives on the Middle East and global...

Obama and the King Push the Two-State Solution on Netanyahu's Court

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The traditional US diplomatic approach has emphasized the "process" part of the "peace process."

Connect Gaza and the West Bank Now

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

There is no excuse why Palestinians living in either part of Palestine should be barred from traveling to the other part of the occupied Palestinian territories.

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...

Netanyahu's Deal: Bushehr for Settlements

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It hasn't taken Benjamin Netanyahu long to show his true colors by creating new hoops for the Palestinians to jump through in order to resume peace ne...

Avigdor Lieberman Presses US Mideast Envoy For New Approach To Peace

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...

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...

George Mitchell In Israel Begins New Round Of Mideast Diplomacy

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy began a new round of diplomacy Wednesday aimed at bridging the growing divide between a right...

Uzi Arad, Netanyahu Aide, Visa In Question, Posing Early 'Test Of Wills' For New Governments

Inter Press Service | Stephen Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 2 (IPS) - The first official test of wills between the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama and the new Likud-led governme...

Need for a New Paradigm: Obama and the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

President Obama has the desire, vision and intelligence to reach out to the broader Muslim world. But will he do what no recent American president has done and take the political risk to resist pressures?

Israel and Peace in the Middle East: Shlomo Ben Ami

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aldo Civico

With the formation of a new government in Israel, what are the chances for peace in the Middle East? Last Friday, as director of the Center for Intern...

Turkey's Delay Tactics in Opening the Border with Armenia

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

While some people are dismissing Pres. Obama's solemn campaign pledge to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, Turkish leaders have taken the president's promise very seriously.

From Belfast to Jerusalem: Lessons from Northern Ireland for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

On the day after St. Patrick's Day, a panel was convened on Capitol Hill to discuss the lessons learned from the Irish peace process, and reflect on their applicability to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Treading an Ominous Path

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

The Obama administration must remain unequivocal in its pursuit of the two-state solution to prevent a further escalation of the conflict with unpredictable regional implications.

"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 ...