Peace process

We can all be campus advocates for peace

By Jake Berger, September 11, 2013

Israel – for whatever reason – is a fiercely discussed topic on UK university campuses. So this summer, as Freshers’ Week loomed, I wanted to get prepared with all the facts, ready to be part of the debate.

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Peace talks suspended after fatal clash near Ramallah

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 29, 2013

A botched arrest operation near Ramallah this week led to the highest number of casualties in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the West Bank for over a year and caused the suspension of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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Kerry offers reasons to be a little less pessimistic

By Jonathan Cummings, August 15, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of a “basis” for new talks has found Israelis and Palestinians both weary and wary. Weary from the repeated attempts to find a solution over two decades; wary from the failure of those attempts.

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EU’s restrictive guidelines ‘have undermined peace’

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 15, 2013

Israel began a bilateral dialogue with the European Union this week over scientific co-operation while at odds with it over separate, new guidelines.

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Rivlin: 'On peace process, we must have open hearts'

By Orlando Radice, August 15, 2013

The man tipped to be the next president of Israel has spoken of his deep scepticism of the peace process.

Reuven Rivlin, a Likud MK and a former speaker of the Knesset, insists that “the Arabs will never accept any solution that will give them anything less than the state of Israel. They will never accept that Israel is the land of the Jewish people.”

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Against the odds and under cover, Israeli-Palestinian peace talks begin

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 15, 2013

In deliberately low-key fashion and at an undisclosed location, the first round of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations began in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening.

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Israel releases 25 Palestinians as peace talks resume

By Zoe Winograd, August 14, 2013

Twenty-six Palestinian prisoners were released by Israel late last night as part of the build-up to peace negotiations.

More than 1000 people gathered at the presidential compound in Ramallah to welcome the prisoners.

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Loneliness of defending Israel

By Toby Young, August 11, 2013

A few years ago, I appeared on an ITV news and current affairs programme to discuss, among other things, anti-Israel bias in the British media. I was one of four panellists and, needless to say, the other three pooh-poohed the idea that the coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the mainstream media was less than fair and impartial. If anything, they argued, the bias was the other way.

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Not a scintilla of authenticity

By Geoffrey Alderman, August 9, 2013

Believe me, if I thought for one moment that the so-called “Middle East Peace Process Talks” (the phrase is that of the US State Department) had a chance in a trillion in bringing genuine peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours I would back them to the hilt.

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To understand Israeli pessimism, just read the history

By Adi Schwartz, August 8, 2013

The new round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will unfortunately end without reaching an agreement.

The reason is that the maximum Israel can offer is not enough for the Palestinians, and the minimum the Palestinians want — especially on Jerusalem and the refugees — is impossible for Israel to give.

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