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Abe departs for Mideast, to focus on energy, regional peace. April 29, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) ... "I intend to work for the Middle East peace process by engaging with both Israel and Palestine in a constructive manner," Abe told reporters before leaving from Tokyo's Haneda airport. According to Japanese officials, Abe is set ...
The Crown Prince offered harsh criticism of Palestine to leaders of several Jewish organizations and said Saudi Arabia has more "urgent and important" issues to deal with. Saudi Arabia has historically played a central role in Middle East peace talks, but recent comments point to the Kingdom growing ... Palestinians

Both summits failed. Even though the responsibility for these failures were not Washington's alone, it damaged US credibility and created an opening for more radical forces. The first Bush and Clinton administrations staked considerable prestige on their promise to bring peace to the Middle East. When ... Donald Trump
MOSCOWRussian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers yesterday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian conflict at talks that started last year in Astana, ... Turkey
(AS DELIVERED). Mr. President,. Members of the Security Council,. Two weeks ago, the Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on the crisis in the Middle East and the threats to international peace and security. He spoke of a region that is plagued by sectarian divisions, by imploding states ... peace

PARIS, April 21 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas by phone that France would continue diplomatic action so that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume peace negotiation and end the year-long deadlock. In a statement issued by his ... peace
The US administration is resolved to “destroy the peace process and the two-state option”, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, said yesterday. Erekat's remarks came during separate meetings with the head of the UN's Middle East ... peace
North Korea Says U.S. Must Stop Defending Israel, Which is 'Destroying' Middle East ... "Israel's wild act of destroying Mid-east peace and mercilessly killing Palestinians is a hideous crime that deserves denunciations thousands of times," the state-run agency said of a commentary by North Korean Cabinet ... peace
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The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the Fort Wayne-based Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, in cooperation with the International Solidarity Movement-Northern California, an event news release said. Since 2001, thousands of people from countries from around the ... peace
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the Middle East is in such "chaos" that it has become a threat to international peace and security — and Syria "represents the most serious threat." The U.N. chief told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the highly volatile situation in ... peace
During a press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, he said that "if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East." This was in line with Europe's standard inside-out approach (Israeli-Palestinian peace ... peace
RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday held both Israel and the US responsible for the deadlock in the Middle East peace ... Abbas stressed the importance of holding an international peace conference that prepares for a mechanism to resolve the Palestinian cause based on the ... peace
However, even if the Islamic State isn't revived—although it might be—the Middle East as a whole is likely to remain broken. ... Should peace negotiations in the Syrian civil war start to gain traction, the destruction of the Islamic State removes, or at least weakens, an important “spoiler”—the group would ... peace
On behalf of the Secretary-General, I devote my regular briefing on the situation in the Middle East today to presenting the fifth report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 that covers the period from 18 December last year to 25 March this year. I will focus on the developments on the ... peace
In a briefing to the Security Council focused mainly on implementation of its resolution 2334, Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said the text urged Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, ... peace

Save. The White House Middle East peace initiative in 30 seconds. The Trump administration wants to push ahead with its Middle East peace initiative, but that challenge has become even harder now that the Palestinians are outraged about President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Politics. peace
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, three senior officials said on Sunday, and President Trump is likely to present it soon, despite risking swift rejection by the Palestinians and having already taken on another of the world's ... peace
“Today the choice is even more between war and peace.” Photo: ... For decades, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the central issue of the Middle East, seeming to defy solution. ... “There is no viable two-state solution on the table anymore,” de Villepin said, because “there are no partners for peace. peace
Arab League rings alarm bells over Houthi menace. CAIRO: The Arab League Council has supported the Palestinian president's call to hold an international conference to relaunch the. Middle East peace process. The resolution came at the end of its 149th session at the level of foreign ministers held on peace
International's Women's Day 2018 marks a landmark year in women's rights in the Middle East. In a region that has often trailed behind international standards in gender equality, it has witnessed a number of exciting breakthroughs over the past year. While the obstacles to overcome are still hefty, the path ... peace
"Peace in the Middle East" is like the unicorn: we can envisage the beast, paint it in detail even, but we can't groom a living specimen. The problem transcends geopolitics and ideology, it is also metaphysical. The people inhabiting the region are vying for limited resources, such as land and water. peace
So does taking Jerusalem off the table increase the chances of peace? And what's the future of Iran policy and Netanyahu's career? For more on that, I'm joined by Aaron David Miller. He served Republican and Democratic administrations as a top diplomat on the Middle East. He's now vice president at the ... peace
The Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Leonard Matczynski just completed a tour to the Middle East with stops in Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Israel. During their weeklong residency at King's Academy in Jordan, the Quartet was joined by Apple Hill alumnus and faculty member Kinan Azmeh to ... peace
Richard D. Wilkins, a resident of DeWitt, is a longtime observer of Middle East affairs. By Richard D. Wilkins. For many years, the Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group (SAMED) has pursued a noble, if inevitably fruitless, search for Israel-Palestinian peace. Peace, however, cannot be forged when ... peace
For all his talk about brokering the "ultimate deal" between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump's long-awaited peace plan has yet to arrive, even as ... Trump a chance to bask in Israel's delight, Netanyahu also comes with serious concerns to raise about the president's broader approach on the Middle East. peace
Casting himself as the best friend Israel could hope for, President Donald Trump is promising, some may say threatening, to unveil his grand plan for a peace "deal" to end the so-called "Middle East problem". Trump has always fancied himself as a deal-maker; he has even written a book on the subject. peace
The Obama administration's peace push, which relied heavily on Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan, floundered in 2015. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new effort, announced at an international conference in Kabul this past week, includes incentives for insurgents that join negotiations and enter the ... peace
In parallel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) will approach the European Union and Russia to engage in a new peace initiative based on Abbas' Feb. 20 address to the UN Security Council. Abbas is suggesting an international conference on a two-state solution, under the auspices of the P5+1 (China, France, ... peace
Who: Mae Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, and Joshua Vis. How: Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Churches for Middle East Peace and the Synod of Albany. More: The event is free and will include pizza and drinks. For more information, or make reservations, ... peace
As Israel celebrates its 70th year of establishing its nation state on Palestinian soil, Bali told TRT World that anti-Semitism was not prevalent in much of the Middle East prior to World War II. "Anti-Semitism has emerged in Christendom with accusations like the blood libel and a belief that Jews crucified ... Europe peace
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will travel to Bari, the southern Italian Adriatic port city, July 7 to host a day of reflection and ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East. The pope intends to invite the heads of Christian churches and communities in the Middle East to join ...
When asked how he would go about bringing peace to the Middle East, Englander had part of the solution at hand. “I would dump a bucket of empathy on everyone,” he said. There are two realities, he said, between Israel and Palestine: Both see the same place as two different religious sites. But that's ...
Instead, Trump was intent on downplaying expectations and limiting U.S. engagement: “No amount of American blood or treasure can produce lasting peace and security in the Middle East. It's a troubled place,” he declared. Trump promised to “try to make it better,” but he repeated: “It is a troubled place.”.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Yemen said Tuesday a political solution to end the three-year war in the Arab world's poorest country is available — but he warned “there is a real danger” that intensified military confrontations and missile launches “may in a stroke take peace off the table.
... security adviser of former U.S. President Barack Obama, defended the nuclear deal with Iran during an address to the annual conference of pro-peace Jewish group J Street. Rice also mocked U.S. President Donald Trump for saying early on in his presidency "how easy it will be to get Middle East peace.
Lindsey Graham: Don't Bother Talking About Jared Kushner And Peace Process, Middle East Is On Brink Of War ... Given the concerns about Jared Kushner's security clearance level being downgraded, do you think that he can possibly lead this Middle East peace policy push without the full security ...
But before launching into that endeavor, Kushner had never before served in government nor had tackled Middle East peace negotiations in any other capacity -- a relatively fledgling status that Aaron David Miller, a former US negotiator on Middle East peace, said makes Kushner's loss of access to ...
Most notable is Moscow's alliance with regional powers that are at odds with Washington, particularly Iran and Turkey." Russia's political and military achievements in Syria have encouraged Moscow to extend its efforts in the Middle East, he said. "When it comes to internal Palestinian relations, Russia is ...
White House officials insisted on Wednesday that the recommendation of bribery and fraud charges against Mr. Netanyahu would have “no impact on the timing or content” of a peace plan. But Mr. Trump has not rallied publicly to the Israeli leader's defense, and veterans of Middle East diplomacy said his ...
In Mideast, another option for peace. Look past Trump's ill-advised decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. A view of the ... 6 that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he achieved four things: 1. He undermined America's role in the peace talks for a two-state solution. 2.
The Saudi-led coalition is willing to join peace talks in Oman, backing the internationally recognised government of Yemen led by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Arab news reported yesterday. “The coalition seeks peace. The legitimate government of Yemen seeks peace. We're trying to find a political solution ...
The United States's work on a new Middle East peace plan is "fairly well advanced", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday, though he provided no details on an initiative which comes amid deep Palestinian scepticism about US intentions. Tillerson, who was speaking during a visit to Jordan to ...
U.S. pledges aid increase to Jordan, hints at developments in Middle East peace process ... It was Tillerson's third stop in a fence-mending Middle East tour following a year of disruptive moves by the Trump administration that have left traditional U.S. allies in the region, including Jordan and Turkey, fuming.
"I understand President Abbas, his concern about certain steps and decisions taken by the United States," Tillerson said. "My message to President Abbas is the United States is still committed to seeing a successful Middle East peace process, and are prepared to assist in that effort going forward. We hope ...
This position has recently been presented in the Middle East Forum's Israel Victory Project, which calls for the suspension of diplomatic ties with the Palestinians until they renounce their efforts to bring an end to the Jewish state. In addition, the Middle East Forum calls for major reforms to UNRWA so as to ...
President Donald Trump cast doubt on the possibility that the U.S. can help broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that it is likely peace negotiations won't be held. In an interview Sunday with the conservative Israeli outlet Israel Hayom, the president stressed that neither the Israelis nor ...


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