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Israeli Palestinian Negotiations

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Begin In Jerusalem

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks...

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: The Least Bad Deal Is a Good Deal

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Great are the peacemakers. But they must be willing to sign even the least bad deal, and then to shoulder the consequences of their signature.

Obama Having Big Meeting Amid Talks

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday morning with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators involved in a new ...

Mitchell's Inevitable Resignation

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

At age 77, George Mitchell's resignation as President Barack Obama's envoy on Arab-Israeli affairs may have indeed been for personal reasons, as he cl...

Israel at 63: What Part of Shut Up Do You Not Understand?

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I love this place. Take it on faith. I do. I cannot explain it even to my own satisfaction. I am not blind to the faults of this place. I have never b...

U.S. Drops Demand For Israeli Settlement Freeze

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has abandoned attempts to persuade Israel to slow West Bank settlement activity, officials said Tuesday, dea...

Ehud Barak Betrayed His Party and the Nation of Israel

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

Ehud Barak is now a national tragedy. A leader who once held such promise has now driven the founding party of the state of Israel into the ground and cast his lot with Benjamin Netanyahu.

An Initial Reaction to the Palestine Papers

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

According to newly released documents Palestinian negotiators have privately conceded large parts of East Jerusalem to Israel, including areas where Israeli settlement expansion continues to the public protest of the Palestinian leadership.

US Should Stop Mideast Peace Process in Order to Achieve Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

US efforts led by Special Envoy George Mitchell clearly show that the current ruling coalition in Israel is incapable of doing the minimum required for peace.

Giving up Is Not an Option

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Though Abbas' responsible assistance in battling the raging fire in Carmel last week was met with a thankful call from Netanyahu, the leaders cannot move one step forward to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

A Paradigm Shift

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

The Arab League's decision to give more time for efforts to resume the stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations signals they may have finally decided to collectively assume responsibility for its success or failure.

Historic Concessions Required from Both Sides

Jonathan Peled | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Peled

Israelis can't make painful sacrifices unless Palestine offers something more than the unwilling, forced acceptance of Israel that all-too-often masquerades as "peace".

Why are Israelis Demonstrating in Sheikh Jarrah?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Over the last few weeks, a coalition of Israeli organizations and many private citizens have protested against the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

New Construction in East Jerusalem: What It Really Means

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Even countries known for their support of Israel do not accept the legality of Israel's unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem. None has set its embassy in the capital.

The Obama-Likud Staredown: Who's Going to Blink?

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Let's hope that the US does a better job in earning Israel's respect than the Palestinians have in their negotiations thus far.

The Palestinians at a Pivotal Crossroads

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

President Obama's push for a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict has given the Palestinians an historic opportunity to end their disastrous state of affairs.

"It's The Occupation Stupid"

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Instead of pleading with the Israelis to accept the two-state solution, the US should simply ask the Israelis to end their military control of Arab lands occupied in June 1967.

Israelis And Palestinians Agree To Re-Launch Negotiation Talks For First Time In 7 Years

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Tuesday to immediately resume long-stalled talks toward creating an independent Palestinian state by the end of...