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Mahmoud Abbas, the Jackie Robinson of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the world wants to see resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict anytime soon, it has to wrest control of the issue from Washington. And that's why moving the arena to the United Nations makes perfect sense.

Mahmoud Abbas: Mr. Consistency

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Western leaders have warmed up to Abbas and have been pleased with his consistency and demeanor, the Israelis neither recognized nor rewarded Abbas for this consistency and honesty.

Sam Stein

Obama Tiptoes Into The Israel-Palestine Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian leadership commence, the Obama administration finds itself in perhaps the most delicate diplomatic pos...

Obama Loses Israeli Settlement Fight, Pivots In His Demands

nytimes.com | HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama, who has met immovable resistance from Israel over his demand for a full freeze on settlements in the West Bank, is ...

Obama, Netanyahu, Abbas Meeting: Share Your Views (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama brought together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today for the first time since the ...

At Obama Israel Summit, Netanyahu Will Defend Settlement Growth, Says Aide

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will defend the expansion of West Bank settlements when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian Preside...

Abbas To Press Obama On Israeli Settlement Issue

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he would focus on Israel's refusal to stop the building of settlements when he holds talks with U.S...

100 Days: Obama Phones Palestinian President

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged in a telephone call on Wednesday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to try to achieve Middle East peace, a Pal...

Released: Peace Poster Abbas Gave to Obama

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Local and regional observers have expressed surprise at the one sidedness of the Obama visit to the Middle East, with some calling his pro-Israeli drooling nothing short of an overkill.

Rachel Weiner

Report: Obama "Corrected" Statement On Undivided Jerusalem

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW Barack Obama caused a stir in June when he said at AIPAC that Jerusalem should not be divided. He quickly clarified the remark in respo...