iOS app Android app

Annapolis Peace Conference

Trying to Be Hopeful About Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

As we approach the latest incarnation of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, I'm finding it difficult to be hopeful, though I will continue to try to be supportive recognizing, as I do, the consequences of failure.

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: We're Not Bound By Annapolis Peace Talks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel was not bound by commitments it made at a U.S.-sponsored conference to pursue cre...

Loving The Two-State Solution to Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The sad fact is that the most significant Israeli-Palestinian legacy of the Bush administration is the coming to power of Hamas.

Palestine-Israel: Waiting for Obama

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A new poll indicates that 49 percent of Israelis and 57 percent of Palestinians want U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to become more involved in solving their conflict.

Diminishing Hope: A Leading Palestinian Responds to Barack Obama

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

2008-07-26-clemonspull.jpgI interviewed non-violence advocate Mustafa Barghouti yesterday found his hope in Obama being replaced by 'disappointment.'

Berlin Was Wrong Place for Obama's Wall Speech

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's speech had high points and deserves applause -- but it's ultimately forgettable because he failed to deliver the most important lines where they most mattered.

In Honor of The Annapolis, Md. Middle East Peace Talks: A Short Viewing/Reading List

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paige Donner

The Sirens of Baghdad I read in one sitting. I could not put this book down. It is not harsh in a way that watching images of war on CNN are harsh. But it is painful in a way that impels you to ask, But wait! Aren't we all human?

Tom Lantos Dies

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Update: Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi released a statement on fellow Democratic Representative Tom Lantos' death. The passing of Tom Lantos is ...

FAQ: Mideast Peace Talks

23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although President George W. Bush's administration has relegated the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to the back burner as of late, nothing better define...

Hamas "Shocked" At Arab Participation In Peace Summit, Threatens Rocket Attacks

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hamas said Saturday it was shocked Arab countries have decided to attend next week's U.S.-backed Mideast peace summit and underlined its opposition wi...

Bush Won't Be Sticking Around Mideast Peace Conference

McClatchy Newspapers | Warren P. Strobel and David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, who's largely ignored the risky business of Middle East peacemaking throughout his nearly seven years in office, will take center stag...

Condi's "Hail Mary" Pass

McClatchy Newspapers | Warren Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Condoleezza Rice became secretary of state almost three years ago with strong support from President Bush, glamorous reviews in the news media and hig...