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.
J Street backs Israel’s attack on Gaza, a sharp change from the 2008 conflict. The dovish lobby has won praise from moderates — but is it losing credibility with grassroots supporters?
A Jewish group dedicated to promoting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and which is deeply critical of Israeli policy, received an obscene, anti-Semitic voicemail on Saturday that attacked its members as “filthy Jew traitors.”
Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry’s failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians.