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Kerry’s ‘Poof’ Moment

There is only so much a third party can do.

04/11/2014
Editor and Publisher

The fact that the current Mideast peace talks are over — but for the bickering over who is to blame — is a shame, if not a tragedy. But it is certainly not a surprise. For all of Secretary of State Kerry’s energetic efforts since last summer in trying to revive a comatose situation, the fact remains that while Israel was, and is, prepared to make major compromises for peace, the Palestinian leadership is not.

Netanyahu Condemns West Ban Mosque Attack

06/19/2012

 Israeli leaders vowed to bring to justice the attackers of a mosque near Ramallah that was set afire and vandalized early Tuesday morning. The graffiti messages include “The war has begun,”  “Pay the price” and “Ulpana war.”

“This was the work of intolerant, irresponsible lawbreakers,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday morning. “We will act quickly in order to bring them to justice.”

In West Bank, Palestinians Marking Nakba Day Encouraged by Arab Spring in Their Fight Against Israel

05/16/2011
JTA

RAMALLAH, West Bank (JTA) -- Clouds of tear gas hovered over hundreds of rioting Palestinian youths on the road to Jerusalem, where demonstrations marking the anniversary of Israel’s founding 63 years ago turned violent.

“I want a third intifada," said Ala Barghouti, a 21-year-old accounting student, his nostrils stuffed with tissues to keep out the sting of the tear gas. "I hope things do escalate today. A third intifada will help move the Palestinian Authority to improve our political situation.

Final Status Strife Looms

11/05/1999
Washington Correspondent
The start of final-status talks between Israel and the Palestinians — now scheduled for Sunday in Ramallah — could ignite fierce battles in the American Jewish community as negotiators wrestle with issues deemed too explosive to take up in earlier rounds. Several American Jewish leaders say their groups are working to lay the communal groundwork for talks that could fundamentally alter the geography of the Jewish state and pierce many pro-Israel articles of faith.
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