Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Despite Israel’s Objections, Peace Summit Opens In Paris

06/03/2016 - 11:36

U.S., European and Arab diplomats are meeting in Paris for a French-led effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, despite opposition by Israel.

French President Francois Hollande returning to the presidential Elysee palace. JTA

Disagreements Behind Them, Obama And Netanyahu Get Down To Business

11/09/2015 - 19:00
JTA

Washington – It took agreeing to set aside differences on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to get down to business on other issues afflicting the region, including the threat of Islamist extremism and the rise of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama meeting at the White House, Nov. 9, 2015. JTA

After Tragedy, Israeli Parents Donate Son's Kidney To Save Palestinian Boy

06/03/2013 - 20:00

The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.

The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his kidneys after their son was declared brain dead nearly two weeks ago after falling from a window in his parents’ apartment.

The latest from the conspiracy front: the US may use 'Gaddafi Precedent' to attack Israel

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the latest conspiracy theory that's lit up the conservative Jewish blogosphere like Times Square at midnight.

PLO Official: New Approach Needed on Talks

03/02/2011 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The PLO representative to Washington called for a new approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the two sides are far from resolution.

“We are not close to ending this conflict,” the representative, Maen Rashid Areikat, said Wednesday at a kosher luncheon organized by New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.

Obama: Israelis Should Soul-Search About Seriousness On Peace

03/01/2011 - 19:00
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) – President Obama reportedly urged Jewish communal leaders to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel's seriousness about making peace.

In an hourlong meeting Tuesday with about 50 representatives from the Jewish community’s chief foreign policy umbrella group, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Obama reiterated the U.S. commitment to Israel, according to statements from both the White House and Conference of Presidents.

Obama meets the Jews: interpretation is everything

JTA is reporting that a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with President Obama on Tuesday and that the meeting went well, with Mr. Obama expressing his undying commitment to Israel's security and the assorted Jewish leaders proclaiming themselves satisfied – at least on the record.

Mideast turmoil: a peace process window or another reason not to negotiate?

Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), now the head of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, thinks the turbulence washing across the Middle East offers a window of opportunity for the Obama administration to take a more assertive role in forging an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Love Without Peace: Accepting Israel For What It Is

02/07/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On Christmas Eve of this past year, Yediot Achronot, the largest circulation newspaper in Israel, ran an interview with David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, which has attracted a great deal of attention in the online Jewish world for comments he made about the latest failures in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Huckabee's dangerous delusion

I wonder how many Israeli leaders will be misled into thinking the hopes of those who want to hold on to the West Bank forever – and the hopes of those who just want to put off painful compromises as long as possible - now reside in Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and likely contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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