Peace process

Peace? We just tweet

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2016

The Palestinian and Israeli leaders have invited each other to resume talks, although it does not appear that either of them actually plan to do so any time soon.


Experts set for two-state solution debate

By Naomi Firsht, March 17, 2016

A host of top commentators will be marking 20 years since the signing of the Oslo Accords by debating the prospects for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.

Columnist Melanie Phillips, Bicom chief executive James Sorene, lecturer David Hirsh, peace activist Ahmed Meligy, and bloggers David Collier and Brian John Thomas will discuss "The two-state solution: dead or alive?"


The last chance or no chance? Debating the two-state solution

By Orlando Radice, March 10, 2016

Israel is in the midst of a third intifada and close to losing the last opportunity it has to prevent future uprisings.

This was the warning sounded by Danny Seidemann, a lawyer and expert on Jerusalem's borders, during a Security Conference organised by left-leaning Zionist NGOs Yachad and the New Israel Fund in London on Sunday.


It is time for realism, not despair

By Toby Greene, March 10, 2016

One of Middle East journalism's favourite clichés is to declare the death of the peace process, with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman one of the latest to read the last rites for the two-state solution.


Revealed: how candid statesmen discussed peace process hopes

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2016

The personalities behind one of the most promising periods of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process have been uncovered in newly-released conversations between Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton.


Bibi suspends EU from any peace process role

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

In the aftermath of the European Union's decision last month to issue guidelines on labelling Israeli products from outside the pre-1967 border lines, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to suspend engagements with the EU over all matters related to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.


Abbas admits rejecting Ehud Olmert's peace offer

November 19, 2015

In a recent interview with Israel's Channel 10, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas admitted for the first time that he turn down a peace offer from former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert.


'Challenge those who delegitimise Israel', Hilary Benn tells Friends group

By Marcus Dysch, November 17, 2015

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary has urged the party to combat delegitimisation of Israel, but did not spell out opposition to boycotts of the country.

Hilary Benn told supporters of Labour Friends of Israel that the bonds between his party and the country were “strong and run deep”.


Violence ebbs, but Abbas is still rejecting talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 29, 2015

A flurry of diplomatic initiatives seem to have caught the Palestinian leadership off-guard, just as the recent wave of violence appears to be subsiding.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been quick to accept any proposal for him to meet his Palestinian counterpart, President Mahmoud Abbas.


The framework is crumbling

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 14, 2015

As noon drew near on Wednesday, Israelis cautiously whispered to each other, anxious not to tempt fate or the evil eye.

Twenty-four hours had passed without a terror attack anywhere in the country. Perhaps things were beginning to calm down.