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Tzipi Livni

Charting a New Course

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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.

What Went Wrong?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Secretary of State John Kerry made a fundamental mistake by establishing rules of engagement that were not conducive to progress, raising serious doubts about the prospect of a solution.

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.

Women and the Peace Talks

Shari Eshet | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Shari Eshet

How can we call for more women to represent us if we don't even know who is already sitting there? We know about Tzipi Livni and we know about Yitzhak Molcho, who are leading the talks for the Israeli side, but that is pretty much it.

J Street: Why Nuance and Complexity is Breeding Success

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

I am back from J Street's fourth national conference in Washington, DC, attended by over 2800 people, including 900 college students, from around the ...

J Street Conference will Bolster Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

This weekend will see an unusual and significant event in Washington DC when the five-year-old J Street peace organization holds its largest-yet annua...

Abbas: Signing Peace Agreement Will End The Conflict With Israel

Posted 08.23.2013 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he wants a negotiated peace agreement with Israel to include a clause stating that the conflict is officially...

'Women In Israel Won't Sit At The Back Of The Bus'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, May 9 (Reuters) - Back-of-the bus seating for women on any public transport in Israel will soon be outlaw...

Kerry Aims To Sway Russia Against Syrian Regime

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

MOSCOW — The United States and Russia pledged Tuesday to set aside more than two years of differences over Syria's civil war, saying they'd conv...

Israel Post Elections -- a Mixture of Views

Alan Miller | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Alan Miller

Israel still embodies so many of the contradictions and challenges of a nation forged in a previous era. While there is some enthusiasm for Yair Lapid and Yesh Atid, it remains to be seen how many of these core issues will be resolved.

Why It Is Taking Israel So Long To Form A Gov't

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line It is now a full month since the Israeli public went to the polls, but the winner, Prime Minister Binyamin Netany...

Former Israeli FM Joins Netanyahu Coalition

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday added his first coalition partner as he works to build a new government, agree...

Netanyahu's Coalition Loss May Usher in an "Israeli Spring"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud/Beitenu right wing slate limped across the Israeli electoral finish line, leaving a trail of lost Knesset seats in its wake and the loss of incalculable political fortune. It will surely represent a personal rebuke and a vote of popular no confidence in Netanyahu's leadership.

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.

Hillary Clinton Is Running For President, David Remnick Claims

The New Yorker | David Remnick | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is running for President. And the Israeli political class is a full-blown train wreck. These are two conclusions, for whatever they ar...

Middle East: The Perpetual War and The Peace Mirage

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.

Netanyahu Suddenly Seems Vulnerable

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who appeared to be cruising to re-election a few weeks ago, suddenly appears vulnerable a...

Feminizing Israel

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 01.25.2013 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Last week, Israel's Academy of the Hebrew Language made an interesting ruling. The academy decided that all titles of official government positions can and should be described with the feminine form of the relevant noun when a given position is held by a woman.

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

To Be Trusted, Mofaz Should Begin Dismantling the Occupation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The beginning of the end of occupation also requires telling Israelis that the settlement enterprise runs contrary to peace.

An Opportunity for the Israeli Opposition

Guy Ziv | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Guy Ziv

Although Israelis are not scheduled to go to the polls until fall of 2013, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to call for early elections. Yet, Netanyahu may be more vulnerable than anticipated.

British Prosecutor Blocks Warrant Against Visiting Israeli Politician

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's chief prosecutor on Thursday blocked an attempt to serve visiting Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni with an arrest warran...

Israel, Where Are You?

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

The notion of Israel becoming a "light unto the nations" while at peace and security with its neighbors seems to be a distant dream today. If the country does not change course it could experience a nightmare of drastic proportions.

Israeli Ambassador's Dishonest Attacks on the Guardian Miss the Point

Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Katz

Ron Prosor's crude attack on our reporting of the Palestine Papers does neither him nor his country a service.

The Palestine Papers Might Help the PA Create a Palestinian State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The Palestine Papers help pave the way for two scenarios: The eventual establishment of a democratic, bi-national state or the PA continuing its push for international recognition of a Palestinian state.