Peace process

Israel's talks position 'same as Annapolis'

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 23, 2012

Israeli officials this week presented their version of what happened during the peace talks in Amman four weeks ago.

In the midst of the blame game that has followed the breakdown of the negotiations, Israeli diplomats said that the Palestinian team unilaterally decided to limit the time devoted to the talks.


A demographic time bomb that the Jewish state cannot afford to ignore

By Clive Wolman, February 20, 2012

It is too late for Israel to solve its demographic problem and avoid becoming a bi-national Jewish-Arab state by agreeing to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. To remain a Jewish state, it will also have to surrender big chunks of its territory within the Green Line - its pre-1967 borders.


No date for new Israeli-Palestinian talks

February 2, 2012

A month after Israel and the Palestinian Authority resumed direct negotiations, they already seem to have reached an impasse.

The talks, that took place in a series of five meetings under Jordanian auspices in Amman with the participation of representatives of the Quartet, (the US, Russia, the EU and the UN), have foundered over the Palestinian demand for a more detailed proposal from Israel on


Netanyahu: Palestinians are delaying talks

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister has said that he is prepared to engage in peace negotiations at any time.

But Benjamin Netanyahu told Knesset members that Palestinian intransigence was preventing progress in the talks in Jordan.


Faint hope for peace process as second date set for talks

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 5, 2012

There was no breakthrough in the first official talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives on Tuesday in Amman but the fact that the meeting did not end acrimoniously and both sides agreed to meet again next week is seen as progress in itself.

The meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal emissary, Isaac Molho, and the Palestinian Authority's senior negotiator, Sae


Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting in Jordan

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Middle East peace negotiations will resume today more than 15 months after the last round of talks collapsed.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiations will meet in Amman, Jordan, to discuss the future of the peace process. The talks have been arranged through Quartet mediators, but according to officials are not formal negotiations, but are intended to find a path to break the deadlock.


New Israeli-Palestinian grants from peace charity

By Jessica Elgot, November 18, 2011

A British charity will fund five projects for co-existence in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including a bi-lingual version of West Side Story and filmmaking for Bedouin children.

The five groups, which operate in Gaza, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, have been awarded grants of undisclosed amounts (but running into thousands) by Children Of Peace, a non-partisan charity.


Quartet in push to jump-start lifeless peace negotiations

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 27, 2011

Representatives of the international Quartet returned to Israel this week in an attempt to reanimate the peace process.

A first round of new talks had been planned for this visit but these are not yet happening.

The Palestinian Authority has issued a number of conditions that Israel must meet before it will agree to negotiations, including a further release of Palestinian prisoners.


Israel, Palestinians at separate negotiating tables

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2011

Representatives of the Quartet have begun efforts to resume the Middle East peace process.

Negotiators met officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority today in Jerusalem.


King Abdullah pessimistic about Middle East peace

By Jennifer Lipman, October 24, 2011

The Jordanian ruler has expressed his doubts about finding a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

In an interview with CNN, King Abdullah said that while he was "one of the most optimistic people" in the Middle East, the current situation did not bode well.