mideast peace

How Trump Would Shake Up Mideast Policy

07/27/2016 - 09:11
Editor and Publisher

Like many Orthodox Jews here, David Friedman, a successful attorney who lives in the Five Towns, is an outspoken supporter of Israel who feels the Obama administration has been a disaster in terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Gary Rosenblatt

Ari Shavit’s ‘Plan B’ For Mideast Peace

12/22/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In the wake of the synagogue attack last month in Har Nof that left four rabbis and a Druze police officer dead, author Ari Shavit jumped into the peace-plan fray.

Shavit: “Step-by-step” approach to peace. Sharon Bareket

Ari Shavit’s Plan B For Mideast Peace, Gradually

11/24/2014 - 19:00

One day after the Jerusalem synagogue attack last week, Ari Shavit, Israeli columnist and author of “My Promised Land,” proposed a Plan B—an alternative peace process that is gradual and informal, and offers a “horizon of hope.”

Sara Davidson

Kerry’s Framework: Key To Mideast Peace

Former Shin Bet head Ami Ayalon is stateside to promote the two-state solution.

03/10/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Ami Ayalon, a former head of Israel’s internal security agency, is a founder of Blue White Future, a nonpartisan political movement committed to a two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace. He was here this week for a town hall meeting organized by J Street’s $1 million national “The 2 Campaign” to build the “great constituency” Secretary of State John Kerry has called for to promote a two-state solution.

Ami Ayalon: Former Shin Bet head favors two-state solution.  Gili Getz

Kerry Calls On U.S. Jews To Support Peace Talks

06/03/2013 - 20:00

Secretary of State John Kerry said talks toward a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians were critical and U.S. Jews could play a role in advancing them.

With Obama Trip Looming, New Realism Limits Options

The idea of ‘linkage’ of Israel-Palestinian conflict with wider problems is all but dead.
02/12/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

President Barack Obama, entering his second and last term as chief executive, may be thinking about cementing his legacy. But whispers that he may seek to do it by brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace have the whiff of wishful thinking by those who would like to see it happen — and paranoia by those who don’t.

President Obama at the Western Wall in 2008, the last time he was in Israel. Getty Images

"Who’s Best For Israel?" Not A Simple Question

When it comes to the election, American-Jewish attitudes are closer to those of Israeli Arabs than Israeli Jews.
10/31/2012 - 20:00

If Mitt Romney is elected president next week, Bibi Netanyahu will finally exhale, with a sigh of relief. The Israeli prime minister can feel confident that he will not be pressured to make peace with the Palestinian Authority anytime soon.

But is that a good thing?

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