This Is What Peace Looks Like

12/06/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Being here in Israel on a brief but intense four-day mission, and given all that is going on right now as a result of Israel's announced intention to begin new construction in so-called area E-1, between Ramallah and Ma'aleh Adumim, the title of my article must seem strange. 

Rabbi Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Quartet Out Of Harmony

You know things are tough when a group of some of the world's most senior diplomats get together and can't even agree on a bland communiqué. That's what happened this week when the Middle East Quartet met over dinner at the State Department to talk about reviving Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the dinner for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the group's Mideast envoy.

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