Peace process

Peace walk raises £90,000

By Anna Sheinman, September 28, 2012

A hundred people from all around the world including Israel and the Palestinian territories walked 10km across the bridges of London on Sunday, raising £90,000 for international summer camp Seeds of Peace.

The Bridges to Peace walk, now in its second year, was joined by 160 more walking across bridges in 16 other countries.


Ambassador attacks Lib Dem Simon Hughes over 'one state' comments

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to Britain has attacked the Liberal Democrat deputy leader for suggesting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict was no longer possible because of settlement building.

Daniel Taub said Simon Hughes was “playing into the hands of extremists” by advocating an approach that would “signal the end of the Jewish homeland”.


Rights are the key — and they're mutual

By Dimi Reider, September 6, 2012

Over the past few decades, Israel has gradually merged its founding ethos of indigenousness and return with the image of a Western outpost, a villa in the jungle, to use the words of one of its more progressive prime ministers.


On the death of a peace forum

By Yossi Alpher, September 6, 2012

Bitterlemons’ two e-magazines presenting Israeli and Palestinian views, published weekly for 11 years, have closed. The reasons are not disconnected from what is transpiring around us in the Middle East and globally.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.