Jack Khoury (Haaretz)


Political Head of Hamas Calls For An End to Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Political Head of Hamas Calls For An End to Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
The head of the political wing of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, implicitly called on the Palestinian Authority Wednesday to cease peace negotiations with Israel immediately, claiming that continuing the talks would endanger the status of Jerusalem.Read More


Egyptian Christians Try To Lay Low Amid Bloodshed

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

As clashes between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood lead to bloodshed, the Christian Copts in Egypt are also suffering from violence.Read More


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas May Turn to The Hague If Talks Sputter

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas May Turn to The Hague If Talks Sputter
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called in a speech Tuesday for the Arab League to appeal to the UN and to the international community in an attempt to “stop Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank, with an emphasis on East Jerusalem.”Read More


Hamas Sees Progress in Talks for Release of Gilad Shalit

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk believes that internal pressure in Israel and changes in the composition of the Israeli negotiating team will lead to positive movement toward reaching a prisoner exchange deal that will include the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Border Violence Cools, as Israel Refrains From Response to Rocket Attacks

By Anshel Pfeffer, Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

The latest round of Israel-Gaza violence, which included a direct hit on an Israeli school bus, intense Palestinian rocket and mortar fire, and IDF strikes that left 19 Hamas militants and two civilians dead over the weekend, appears to have come to a close, defense officials said on Sunday.Read More



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