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Conditioning Part of U.S. Aid to Israel on Implementation of U.S. Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Just as Washington must demand policy changes in exchange for insuring Wall Street banks, so Washington must demand policy changes in exchange for insuring Israeli government policies.

Sam Stein

Clinton Defines Turf, Flexes Muscle: East Asia Trip My Choice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the more gossipy subplots of Hillary Clinton's early weeks as Secretary of State has been the way in which the foreign policy spheres of influen...

Israel Cannot Afford Cost Of Obama's Inaction: Analysis

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FOR reasons of his own, Barack Obama chose to disregard the advice he got from many quarters that he should spell out his views on Palestinian stateho...

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 2

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

George Mitchell must address the two core sensitive issues that both Israelis and Palestinians place tremendous importance on -- ending the violence and fundamentally shifting the settlements policy.

Can Mitchell Succeed? Let Him Talk to Hamas

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It is very likely that if the U.S. were to engage Hamas diplomatically, it would be much easier to achieve a peaceful political resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Hopeful, But Not Optimistic

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is difficult to be optimistic. But I can be hopeful that, with the appointment of George Mitchell, the region is getting what may very well be its last best chance at securing peace.

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 1

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

George Mitchell's emphasis on diplomacy will certainly help him tremendously on his mission, but he may need more than that to pierce through this conflict that has eluded all of his predecessors.

George Mitchell Wants Office In Jerusalem

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The special U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, George Mitchell, has asked to open his own office in the region to deal with day-to-d...

Gaza War Crimes Go Unpunished: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

The Independent | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

So that's that then, is it? Gaza is done and dusted? Very satisfying, I'm sure, for the Israeli leadership and their devoted allies at the BBC. But no...

Saudi King Meets George Mitchell, Calls For Intensive International Peace Efforts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday held talks with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell and called for intensive intern...

Israeli Election: George Mitchell Will Return To Israel After February Election

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

United States Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Friday told Likud Chair Benjamin Netanyahu he plans to return to Israel shortly after February's genera...

Keeping Civilians Away From Violence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's latest assault on Gaza showed a very weak attempt at avoiding civilian deaths and injuries or the destruction of infrastructure. Similarly, Hamas rockets showed lack of concern for Israeli civilians.

George Mitchell: There Will Be More Setbacks To Middle East Peace

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy said on Friday the new administration's push for Israeli-Palestinian peace after the ...

Afghan President Eyes Russia After Being Spurned By Obama | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- One week after the world hailed his inauguration, Barack Obama has undertaken an unprecedented charm offensive towards the Muslim world. B...

Israeli Leaders Tell Mitchell: We Will Respond To Every Hamas Attack

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told United States Mideast envoy George Mitchell that Israel ...

Solving the Global Food Crisis: The Case for a "Poverty Czar"

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Friedrich

Addressing global poverty at its roots means recognizing that the most significant factors driving up food costs are the diversion of crops to biofuels and the growing demand for meat.

George Mitchell Represents America's Commitment To Middle East, But Success Unlikely

Council on Foreign Relations | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Interviewee: Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting ...

George Mitchell Calls Extending Gaza Ceasefire "Critical" As Israeli Warplanes Pound Smuggling Tunnels

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — As Israeli-Hamas violence flared, President Barack Obama's new Mideast envoy promised on Wednesday a vigorous push for peace, saying...

Mitchell's Challenge: After Gaza, Five Questions About Palestinian and Israeli Realities

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Given the overwhelming odds facing a two-state solution, a strong American negotiating presence will be necessary, of a sort not seen since... well, ever.

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...

Obama Sends Off George Mitchell To Middle East: "Compared To Steroids, This Is Going To Be A Breeze" | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Compared to steroids, this is going to be a breeze," said President Obama, referring to special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell's investigat...

Whoops! I Was Dead Wrong about Words and Deeds in the Middle East

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Heffernan

Is an Israeli apology for what it has done to the Palestinians really more intolerable than more misery, more hatred, and more killing of civilians on both sides?

A Window for Israel/Palestine Peace?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It it is not enough to have an impartial mediator. The parameters of U.S. policy have to change, or George Mitchell will fail, even if he has the best intentions.

Obama's First Peace Mission: Mitchell Goes To Middle East

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his special Middle East envoy is departing on his first peacemaking mission to solidify a cease-fire be...

Israeli Soldier, Palestinian Killed Near Gaza As US Envoy Arrives In Region

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Israeli soldier and Palestinian have been killed in the first serious violence since the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took effect 10 days ago...