Avi Issacharoff


Abbas: Peace Talks Are at an Impasse

By Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid and Haaretz Service

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that he was holding Israel responsible for the impasse in direct negotiations, but vowed to continue to search for solutions that could yield to progress in the recently renewed peace process.Read More


IDF To Blame Navy in Report on Flotilla Raid

By Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

An Israeli military report to be released today on the Israel Navy’s deadly May raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla is expected to accuse the navy of failing to sufficiently consider the possibility that the commandos would encounter violent resistance when attempting to keep the ships out of Gaza.Read More


Bibi to Biden: We Did Not Seek To Embarrass You Over Settlement Issue

By Barak Ravid, Avi Issacharoff, Anshel Pfeffer and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to alleviate new tensions with the United States on Tuesday, after an announcement that Israel will build 1,600 new homes in an ultra-Orthodox East Jerusalem neighborhood drew strong condemnation from the White House, and visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.Read More


Shalit Video Released With Soldier Holding Recent Newspaper

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz), Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Avi Issacharoff

A video of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was broadcast on Israeli television on Thursday, showing the gaunt soldier holding a Palestinian newspaper dated September 14, 2009. In the video, Shalit is seen saying that he was feeling healthy and being treated well by his captors.Read More


Shalit May Be Freed as Part of Cease-Fire Deal

By Haaretz Correspondents, Jack Khoury, Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid

This weekend Israel’s “troika” — composed of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni — held an unusual meeting to discuss the negotiations for a cease-fire deal in the Gaza Strip. One of the main points of the deal is thought to be the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and the reopening of border crossings.Read More



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