Peace Talks

NATO Rift Weakens Europe Role

02/14/2003
Staff Writer
This week's dramatic rupture in the NATO alliance is seen by Israeli analysts as complicating and perhaps even diminishing Europe's role in any future Palestinian-Israeli peace accord.

'Geneva' Plan Praised, Rapped

10/17/2003
Staff Writer
The so-called Geneva Initiative, a peace proposal unveiled this week by former and current Israeli lawmakers and Palestinian officials, is designed to demonstrate to the Israeli public that "there are decent people on the other side, that there is what to talk about, and basically whom to talk to." That was the assessment of Colette Avital, a Knesset member from the Labor Party who at one time participated in the effort to formulate the proposal. She insisted that at no time was it an attempt to replace or circumvent the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Arafat Promises Fall Short

06/14/2002
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President George W. Bush, following their sixth meeting in 15 months, agreed this week that reforms promised by Palestinian President Yasir Arafat to provide security for Israelis were insufficient to warrant renewed peace talks. A day later, a roadside bomb injured three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian suicide bomber killed a 15-year-old girl and injured nine others. "No one has confidence in the emerging Palestinian government," Bush said after an Oval Office meeting with Sharon.

Arabs Seen Pressing Arafat

05/03/2002
Staff Writer
With a resolution of the stand-off between Israelis and Palestinians in Ramallah and Bethlehem in sight at mid-week, efforts by the United States and Saudi Arabia to address the underlying conflict are expected to begin next week when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets with President George W. Bush at the White House.

Focus Now Shifts To Mideast Summit

04/19/2002
Staff Writer
With Secretary of State Colin Powell's Mideast mission widely seen as a failure, the focus of international diplomacy now shifts to a possible regional conference using the Saudi peace initiative as a basis for talks.

To Mideast Summit Focus Now Shifts

04/19/2002
Staff Writer
With Secretary of State Colin Powell's Mideast mission widely seen as a failure, the focus of international diplomacy now shifts to a possible regional conference using the Saudi peace initiative as a basis for talks.

Peace Process: Running In Place

08/27/2008
Israel Correspondent and Staff Writer
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tried to put the best spin this week on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but observers expect little if anything will be accomplished by the end of the year.

Where To Turn Next in Stalled Middle East Talks?

02/13/1998
Washington Correspondent
Where To Turn Next in Stalled Middle East Talks?

Defense Treaty Hinges On Peace Talks

03/03/2000
Washington Correspondent
Defense Treaty Hinges On Peace Talks

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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