Peace process

No more waiting. The time for Israel to make peace is now

By Gilead Sher, August 26, 2012

With the US presidential elections on the horizon, the approach to the Middle East seems to be to sit and wait. It's a poor strategy. Time does not work in either party's favour and, in the meantime, the one state vision spreads in both camps and settles within the hearts and minds of indifferent Israelis and frustrated Palestinians.

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Anti-Israel Al-Quds demonstrations in Iran

By Sandy Rashty, August 17, 2012

Iran’s national anti-Israel day led to a fresh wave of flag burning demonstrations in Tehran today to support of the "Palestinian resistance to the Israeli regime".

International Al-Quds Day, which has been annually staged since the 1979 Islamic revolution, encouraged citizens to stage mass demonstrations in support of the destruction of Israel.

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Egypt power struggle sparks fears for Israel peace treaty

By Jennifer Lipman, August 14, 2012

An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has suggested that the peace treaty with Israel could be renegotiated.

In a dramatic series of events at the weekend, Mr Morsi sacked two key military figures from the Mubarak era and effectively seized control of the Arab country.

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Hillary Clinton's last tour of the Middle East

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 19, 2012

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s farewell visit to the Middle East this week highlighted the reduced influence the super-power now holds over the region, as well as the concerns of Israel and Egypt.

Despite her efforts, Mrs Clinton failed to set up any form of direct contact between the Israeli government and Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-dominated regime.

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Clinton talks Iran and peace during last-ditch Israel trip

By Jennifer Lipman, July 17, 2012

Hillary Clinton has made what is expected to be her last official visit to the Middle East to encourage all parties to return to the peace process.

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Peres to Morsi: 'Peace is the victory of both sides'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 2, 2012

Israel's leaders have written to the newly elected Egyptian President appealing for him to maintain the peace treaty between the two countries.

Mohammed Morsi, who represents the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood Party, claimed victory in the runoff election last week and was sworn in on Saturday.

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Peres to Morsi: 'Peace is the victory of both sides'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 2, 2012

Israel's leaders have written to the newly elected Egyptian President appealing for him to maintain the peace treaty between the two countries.

Mohammed Morsi, who represents the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood Party, claimed victory in the runoff election last week and was sworn in on Saturday.

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Why I won’t be singing on Jerusalem Day

By Simon Rocker, May 17, 2012

When Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks issued his new edition of the Singer’s Prayer book, the United Synagogue’s standard siddur for the first time mentioned Jerusalem Day.

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Israel-Egypt peace dubbed a threat by Islamist presidential hopeful

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2012

Israel's peace treaty with Egypt has been described as "a national security threat" by one of the frontrunners for the Arab country's presidency.

Islamist candidate Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh said that the 1979 peace agreement, brokered a year before at Camp David between Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, should be revised.

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Hamas number two: All deals with Israel will be temporary

By Jennifer Lipman, April 20, 2012

An official high-up in the Hamas terrorist group has vowed to tear up agreements with Israel if it wins control of a future Palestinian state.

Moussa Abu Marzouk, who is said to be the organisation's second most powerful figure, told the Forward newspaper that any deal or treaty with Israel would be temporary.

He also said that Hamas would not recognise Israel

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