Israeli-Palestinian Peace talks

Kerry To Visit Israel

11/18/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel for the first time in over a year, Israeli news outlets are reporting.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listening as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a statement. JTA

As France Suggests U.N. Peace Plan, Israel Unequivocally Objects

06/22/2015 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — For months, France has considered taking a more active role in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meeting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Israel, June 21, 2015. JTA

Inside The Failed Peace Talks

In negotiations, Indyk describes America’s no-win dilemma.

09/23/2014 - 20:00

Washington — What was supposed to have revived the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks — allowing negotiations to develop organically — instead helped kill them, Martin Indyk, until recently the top U.S. peace broker, told JTA in a candid and wide-ranging interview.

Martin Indyk, served until recently as the State Department's top Mideast negotiator.

Israeli-Palestinian Talks: End Of The Road?

04/29/2014 - 20:00

Taking stock as the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations deadline passes this week, one can ask whether the two sides are any closer to peace than they were when Secretary of State Kerry launched the energetic initiative last summer. The good news is that despite the endless recriminations and implied threats — like Mahmoud Abbas saying he may dissolve the Palestinian Authority and Benjamin Netanyahu talking of withholding funds for the PA — the Israeli homeland has remained secure, with few acts of terror.

Report: U.S. May Free Pollard To Try To Save Israeli-Palestinian Talks

03/25/2014 - 20:00

( In order to break a deadlock in the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, U.S. officials are reportedly not ruling out a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under which Israel would agree to accept Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal and free Israeli Arab terrorists from jail in exchange for the U.S. releasing imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

Every Move A Gamble

Three key interrelated efforts are underway on Iran, Syria and Israeli-Palestinian peace.

12/30/2013 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

At the outset of this new year, I’m reminded of the line from “All About Eve,” the classic 1950 film about ambition and betrayal on Broadway: “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Kerry Briefs Jewish Leaders On Peace Talks

08/08/2013 - 20:00

Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on resumed Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

The meeting Thursday evening in the White House lasted 90 minutes, participants said, and was characterized mostly by Kerry’s enthusiasm for the resumed talks, and the serious commitment he said saw from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

‘Take A Risk For Peace’

In major speech of trip, Obama expresses concerns over country's 'isolationist course" to audience of students in Jerusalem.
03/20/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Although he was not specific, President Barack Obama revealed today that he has “suggested principles on territory and security that I believe can be the basis for [peace] talks” with the Palestinians.

Obama adresses Israeli students in the trip's major speech. Getty Images

How To Break The Mideast Impasse?

Westchester forum deals with Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. views, and what it means to be ‘pro-Israel.’
03/07/2011 - 19:00

Who is to blame for the lack of progress in the now-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and what should be done about it were issues sharply debated during a panel discussion on Sunday evening in Westchester among Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and J Street co-founder Daniel Levy.

Ari Fleischer, left, Rep. Nita Lowey and J Street co-founder Daniel Levy at last week’s event, moderated by Gary Rosenblatt.
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