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Israel and the Palestinians -- What Now?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Despite the heroic efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians to agreement, the current peace process effort has failed. To understand what the future holds, it is worth looking at why the process failed and what courses of action are now available.

Kerry as Churchill

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While commentators grow impatient with Kerry's Churchillian warnings about the consequences of failure in the Middle East peace process, the world might sadly witness how right Kerry is.

John Kerry Regrets 'Apartheid' Comment, But Israeli Leaders Have Said The Same Thing

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he had chosen the wrong word in describing Israel's potential future after coming under ...

Kerry Criticized For Israel 'Apartheid' Comment

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in Congress and pro-Israel groups criticized Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday for reportedly saying Israel could...

American Peace Processing: Forget About It

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

Even if Washington were to resolve the conflict over the Holy Land, it is unlikely that that would help reduce the power of the radicals to lessen the chances for war in the region.

American Jews Must Support, Not Hinder, Kerry's Efforts

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

I am one of those who certainly support J Street's ongoing efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, and I applaud their repeated outreach calling on congressional leaders and Jewish groups to support Secretary of State John Kerry's peace offensive.

Secretary Kerry's Effort to Resolve the Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Is it Worth It?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

That Kerry has undertaken such a huge effort knowing the obstacles to success is a statement about his commitment and character. To the student of this conflict, the obstacles are more apparent than the path to success.

Yaalon's Insults Illuminate Israeli Liabilities

Shai Franklin | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

We now have one more instance where Netanyahu's government is damaging the climate for talks with the Palestinians, whose own failings don't diminish Israel's need to normalize its borders and demographics.

Kerry To Offer Outline Of Key Peace Deal

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present Israel and the Palestinians the broad outlines of what a final Mideast peace agreement ...

A Peace of the People, By the People, For the People

Khaled Diab | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Khaled Diab

This conviction is what spurred me, as an Egyptian, to climb down from the ivory tower of the outside spectator and to engage directly with Palestinians and Israelis, despite the mainstream hostility towards such encounters in the Arab world and Israel alike.

Kerry Says Israel, Palestine Aim For Deal

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS — Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S....

Israel To Free 'Hardcore' Palestinian Prisoners

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him ...

Pull the Plug on the Peace Process

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time for some benign neglect. There is no way that will accomplish less than our current one-sided engagement.

Kerry To Meet With Netanyahu, Abbas

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — U.S Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Saturday, following up on President Barack Obama's talk...