Peace process

Netanyahu and Kerry discuss peace talks in Rome

By Charlotte Oliver, October 23, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend a seven-hour meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome today.

The two will focus on the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Iran’s nuclear programme, and the threats in Egypt and Syria.

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Knesset sits down for a stormy winter session

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 17, 2013

The long winter session of the Knesset began this week with a feeling of trepidation within the ruling Likud party on two accounts.

The first is the lingering suspicion of many MKs that a peace treaty with the Palestinians is being hatched behind their backs. They were not reassured by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s hawkish speech last week at Bar-Ilan University.

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Israelis and Palestinians might achieve peace if the world leaves them in peace

By Chas Newkey-Burden, October 11, 2013

Quick, gather round — I’ve found the solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I do at least have an original suggestion toward that end, and that’s something that has proved just as elusive since 1948.

It’s a curious proposition, but it might just work: let’s make 2014 the year in which the world leaves the Israelis and Palestinians alone to resolve their differences.

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Beware simple peace solutions, warns Liam Fox

By Rosa Doherty, October 3, 2013

Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has told Tory supporters of Israel to be wary of simplistic solutions to the problems of the Middle East.

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Rabin, Arafat and a handshake of hope

By Jonathan Freedland, September 13, 2013

It was twenty years ago today. On September 13 1993, in bright sunshine and nudged together by Bill Clinton – younger than the others, but playing the father figure – Yitzhak Rabin extended a reluctant hand to a smiling Yasser Arafat before an audience on the White House lawn.

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Palestinians indicate talks are going nowhere

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 12, 2013

A flurry of contradicting statements and leaks from Palestinian officials on the ongoing talks with Israel has underlined the difficulties involved in making any progress in the negotiations, now in their second month.

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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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