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Saeb Erekat

Charting a New Course

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To be sure, the Palestinian unity government provides a historic opportunity to either advance peace and realize the long-hoped-for Palestinian state, or destroy any hope for the resumption of talks toward that end. What matters is the action the unity government takes, the public narrative it engages in, and how constructive a role Hamas will play.

Peace Process Blame Game Won't Help the Parties Get There

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The problem with the naysaying and finger pointing is not only that it is wrong, but the single-mind blaming of Israel for the breakdown of talks reinforces an atmosphere that makes moving forward toward any kind of peace or understanding more unlikely.

Why Palestinians are reluctant to smile

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The body language evident in two recent pictures of American, Israeli and Palestinian officials speaks volumes. The first was of Palestinian President...

Palestinian Leader Approves Exhumation Of Arafat

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat's remains and is also pressing for a...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Officials Denounce Impending Direct Talks With Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- On the eve of the first face-to-face talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials in more than a year, officials on both sides seemed ...

The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Next week's unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph.

Palestine Papers Source Outs Himself

Steve Clemons | Posted 07.14.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Ziyad Clot, a French lawyer who advised the Palestinian side in negotiations with Israel during the Annapolis effort, has announced himself as the whi...

Former Israeli Prime Minister On Palestinian's "Historic Mistake"

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a "historic mistake" by rebuffing an Israeli peace offer during negotiations in 2008, Israe...

The Palestinians Must Not Repeat the Mistake of 1947

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Palestinians have made a terrible mistake in rejecting the 1947 UN partition plan. Will they use their historical opportunity for peace, or repeat their mistake?

Palestinian Leaders: Denying Reality, Delaying Peace

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Israel has made a giant leap in recognizing Palestinian nationhood and the need for a Palestinian state, with all the risks it entails for Israel's security, as a territorial answer to the needs of the Palestinian people. Now the Palestinians need to reciprocate.

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

Constructive Ambiguity Is Back in Middle East Peace Process

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Something is happening with the Middle East conflict, but it is hard to say what. A breakthrough appears to be at hand, though all the parties still seem to be clinging to their traditional positions.

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Do It for Us

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

The continual pre-conditions put forth by Israel and the Palestinian Authority are exactly the details that need to be discussed in formal negotiations. Instead of making demands, it's better to discuss the options.

Israel OKs Work On 112 Settlement Apartments, Enrages Palestinians Ready For Peace Talks

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Palestinians agreed to begin indirect, American-brokered talks, the U.S. Mideast envoy announced Monday – endin...

Palestinians Condemn Netanyahu Speech

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's major policy speech Sunday was viewed as a positive forward step by the Obama administration for the fact ...