“We know this cannot be another well-meaning leftist initiative,” said Donna Kirshbaum. “Either this is all of us, or it is not going to happen.”
(JTA) — The international peace conference that begins Friday in Paris will harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace and “radicalize Palestinian demands,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said two days before its start. In a speech Wednesday at Bar-Ilan University’s medical school graduation, Netanyahu criticized the Paris effort and repeated a call for direct talks “without…
Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to a 14-year-old Arab peace plan in trying to project a softer image internationally for a new governing coalition in Israel widely seen as more hardline towards Palestinian statehood.
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunni Muslim countries are ready to normalize ties with Israel should Israel negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative. The Arab Peace Initiative, first proposed in 2002 and reaffirmed in recent years, calls for full…
What happened when Palestinians and Israeli settlers met up at the Gush Etzion Junction, the site of so many recent killings? The answer might surprise you, Yoav Peck writes.
The Jewish Federations of North America distanced itself from a representative of the Democratic Party who said at its annual General Assembly that some Evangelical Christian Republicans support Israel to hasten the End of Days.
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.