Americans Jews can exhale now that Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu smiled and shook hands. But the divide between them was always more than personal, and goes to the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with peace activists that he is prepared to continue negotiations with the Palestinians.
Guess who showed up to eat lunch at the Shuka Truck when it parked near the United Nations? Yup, Ban Ki-Moon stopped by to grab a bite — and just maybe take a step towards Middle East peace.
Part of the reason Israeli-Palestinian peace talks failed last year is because the sides were so far apart in their fundamental visions of what two states would look like. Another reason is that the two sides could barely stand each other.
Naftali Bennett isn’t afraid to tell Washington the two-state solution is no solution. The real problem? Many Israelis agree with the rising right wing star.
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that too many Israelis were ready to abandon a bid for peace in the region and, in a departure from his prepared remarks, added that this was something Israelis should think about.
What was supposed to have revived the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – allowing negotiations to develop organically – instead helped kill them, Martin Indyk, until recently the top U.S. peace broker, told JTA in a candid and wide-ranging interview.
John Kerry spoke with Israeli and Palestinian leaders about peace prospects in the Middle East.