Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross Urges U.S. To Get Real On Mideast Life

The Arab states are more concerned about U.S. support for their own governments than Washington’s relationship with Jerusalem.

11/03/2015 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

"Insanity," it is said, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Obama Administration: Israel Must Quit Distorting Details Of Iran Talks

02/19/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Israel is distorting the U.S. negotiating position in nuclear talks with Iran and must stop, Obama administration officials said.

Lawyers, Lobbyists Battle In Diplomatic Intifada

The next stage in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the diplomatic intifada.  Both sides are mobilizing their lawyers and lobbyists to do battle on several fronts, but primarily in The Hague and in Washington, D.C.

Since neither side has shown much interest in sitting down at the peace table for serious negotiations, they've opted for the battle of the briefcases.

Learning To Play Well With Others

When Bibi Netanyahu was in grade school, his teachers probably did not check the box on his report card where it said, "plays well with others."  He has a long history of clashes with political colleagues and others.  Two of his stronger critics and rivals inside his own Cabinet and are former senior aides who broke with him.

So it comes as no surprise that he also has a long history of difficulty in getting along with foreign leaders – French, German and British but most notably Americans.

Ceasefires Needed On All Fronts

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is not the only truce needed to restore peace for the Jewish state.  There are at least two others.

The Israeli cabinet looks like a circular firing squad as ministers take pot shots at one another and particularly at the Prime Minister, whose job each covets. It's gotten so bad that Bibi Netanyahu is reluctant to hold a Likud leadership vote because he could get dumped by his party's settler-nationalist wing. 

Working Together to Expand Support for Israel on Campus

11/12/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week


The Jewish community is rightly concerned with a campus environment that is too often hostile to Israel. Public demonstrations, inflammatory language and personal attacks by anti-Israel organizations seek to exploit the spirit of open debate and public action central to American academic life.

Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Despite uncertainty, diplomat says leaders shouldn’t ‘hunker down’; says Obama would strike Iran.
08/20/2012 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Dennis Ross, the longtime U.S. diplomat and Mideast expert, says that there has never been a time in its tumultuous history that the State of Israel has faced as many threats and unknowns as today.

He should know.

Gary Rosenblatt

Dennis Ross Departs

11/14/2011 - 19:00

With Israel facing extraordinary challenges in the Mideast, it is losing a key advocate in the White House.

Dennis Ross, a Mideast adviser to five presidents, once was derided as one of “Baker’s Boys” during the administration of President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker. More recently, though, he has been viewed as a confidante and friend of Israeli leaders. He is leaving his post at the end of the year, an implicit signal that the U.S. effort to break the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is on hold until after the 2012 election.

Dennis Ross Leaving White House

11/09/2011 - 19:00

Dennis Ross, the top Obama administration Middle East strategist, is leaving the White House.

The White House on Thursday confirmed reports that Ross was set to leave by the end of the year.

Ross: Middle East Turmoil Sharpens Israeli Needs for Security Guarantees

04/03/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The recent Middle East turmoil has sharpened Israeli needs for tangible security guarantees in exchange for concessions to the Palestinians, Dennis Ross said.

Ross, President Obama’s top Middle East adviser, told the Anti-Defamation League’s annual leadership conference in Washington on Monday that security guarantees sought by Israel toward a peace deal with the Palestinians were critical, “particularly during a time of change.”

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