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The Dec. 9 editorial ("A risky shift on Jerusalem") examined President Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and therefore the United States embassy should be based in Jerusalem and not Tel-Aviv. The editorial noted all the real, factual and legitimate reasons why Jerusalem ...
The clear thing for me is that the U.S. made big disservice to the people of the Middle East, it did disqualify itself from playing the role of the mediator between the two sides and the sponsor of the Middle East peace process. SS: The Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank are growing in number and ...

"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 ...
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.
Sisi added that the United States, as the main sponsor of the Middle East peace process, should push the process forward in accordance with international law. Sisi reviewed Egypt's efforts to combat terrorism in parallel with achieving economic and social development, saying that Egypt seeks to develop ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stepped up his diplomatic offensive to secure support for international sponsorship of the peace process. ... diplomatic offensive on future peace negotiations, including by emphasizing the need for Moscow to reassert a balancing role in the Middle East conflict.

"It's a bit much for Trump to chide Israel for not taking the peace process seriously. In December, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, without securing concessions from Israel in return," Chris Meserole, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution, told Newsweek. "Trump can hardly blame Israel ...
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson intends to use his trip to the Middle East to promote the Trump Administration's upcoming peace plan and ... two months during which the Palestinian Authority has been boycotting the Trump administration and refusing to engage with it on the peace process.
Several Options to Launch Mideast peace Talks: Palestinian UN Envoy ... A collective Middle East peace process could be led by the UN Security Council, a "Quartet" expanded to include China and Arab states or an international conference, the Palestinian UN envoy said on Thursday, all options involving ...
Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many years have passed since the enterprise showed any signs of life, yet we comfort ourselves with euphemisms - stalled, halting, frozen, deadlocked - rather than ...
As the conflict continues to claim victims on both sides, it's important to point out that when President Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, was ... a fair allocation of the natural water resources that Israelis and Palestinians share, thus solving one of the core issues plaguing the peace process.
Though India has shied away from becoming a party in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, the Palestinian leader on several occasions has stressed on a possible role for New Delhi in the Middle East peace process. "We will discuss the recent updates with Prime Minister Modi, and the recent developments in ...
The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced the appointment of government Middle East specialist Amir Weissbrod as Israel's new envoy to Jordan on Monday ... to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, emphasised the importance of the US remaining as a mediator in the peace process earlier this month.
Russia on Thursday called the "illegal" US presence in Syria a hurdle to the peace process, accusing it of giving shelter to "militants." "The US illegal armed presence in Syria remains a serious challenge to the progress towards peace in Syria and the preservation of its unity and territorial integrity," Russian ...
It recognises the complexity of the situation of the Middle East peace process, its intricateness and entangled sides. This is why it has to take it upon itself to explain the basics anew to an American administration that has "suddenly" come forward with preconceived ideas about the world and how it should ...
According to Jordan's official PETRA news agency, King Abdullah also stressed the need to "break the deadlock in the peace process and resume serious talks ... Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967 -- might ...
The PA's envoy to Russia, Abdel Hafiz Nofal, told Interfax that he is already preparing for the meeting in which he is expected to stress the Middle East Quartet's failures and Ramallah's opposition to Washington continuing its major role in the peace process. Since US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem ...

Three brief reports on January 25 concerning Israel-Palestine-U.S. relations sum up the new situation created by Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. embassy there in the near future. First is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's absurd claim that ...
Besides the agency's role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, UNRWA plays an essential part in working toward stability throughout the Middle East, Mogherini said. "Investing in UNWRA is also investing in our collective regional security," she stated. Mogherini vowed that the EU will continue to ...
Moscow, February 6. /TASS/. Moscow should play a key role in brokering a settlement to the Middle East conflict. This issue is on the agenda for the upcoming meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Russian president Vladimir Putin on February 12 in Russia's Black Sea resort of ...
... to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has caused issues, but that the Middle East peace process still hinges on America's as-yet-unseen proposal. ... Saying he'd really like to see Trump's actual plan for Mideast peace, the king said the key issue remains: "How do we build the confidence and trust ...
(CNN) Two events this week reflect stunning and unprecedented trend lines in US Middle East policy. ... Not only has that not happened, but on most every issue, from Iran to the peace process to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to defending Israel at the United Nations, the Trump Administration ...
Washington, which has largely been absent in the peace process under President Donald Trump, has signalled a shift in recent weeks. "America wants to play the Syria card in its dealings with Russia and to respond to the growing influence of the Iranians," said Mr Hasni Abidi, director of the Cernam centre ...
Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem Could Help the peace Process. By John A. Tures ... There are many critics of Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but such a move could actually help the Middle East peace process. Here's how it could work.
This episodic documentary jumps back and forth in time, mainly between 1994, when Mr. Gitai filmed an interview with Yitzhak Rabin, then the Israeli prime minister, who was assassinated a year later, and 2016, when Mr. Gitai surveys the aftermath of the stalled peace process that Rabin fought for.
And he said he was the first US president to link the issue of aid funding to the peace process. "That money is on the ... Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war - as the capital of a future state.
... by reviving the peace process based on the two-state solution," the European parliamentarian stressed." Europe still considers that to be the ideal formula for the solution." Palestinian academic Dr Ghada Karmi suggested that if the Europeans want to, they can play America's role in the Middle East.
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he would accept US mediation of the peace process, Arab48.com reported yesterday. Abbas accepted this on the condition that he is part of the international effort. An unnamed Palestinian ...
Last week, the US announced its intention to delay a $65 million payment to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. UNRWA is a UN agency specifically dedicated to providing Palestinians with aid. The Trump Administration will be withholding $65 million out of the US's total annual ...
US President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel provoked protests and outrage among Palestinians, their allies and other critics worldwide. That anger has not been placated with the visit of the US Vice President Mike Pence to the divided city. Israeli Palestinian ...
Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East. Haaretz.com provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including defense, diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the peace process, Israeli politics, ...
Tel Aviv - When planning began several months ago for United States Vice President Mike Pence to make his first trip to the Middle East, hopes were high because he was supposed to serve as an advocate for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. But little of that optimism remains after President Donald ...
Arab foreign ministers on Thursday called for the creation of a UN-backed "multilateral mechanism" to help revive the peace process between Israel and ... with the Trump Administration over the decision and said the United States can no longer mediate in the Middle East conflict following Trump's decision.
The Palestinian Authority's acting president, Mahmoud Abbas, has rejected continued U.S. leadership in the so-called Middle East peace process based ... the Palestinians' and some of the Arabs' strong feelings about Jerusalem, or a trip to the Middle East for Mr. Pence without a meeting with Mr. Abbas.
Although diplomats still speak of a Middle East peace process, there has been no process to achieve peace for many years. A two-state solution remains the only conceivable option for satisfying both sides, but it is becoming less credible with time, and with the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in ...
Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other world ...
Istanbul -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the Palestinians won't accept any role for the United States in a peace process with Israel "from now on" after the Trump Administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State. Abbas was speaking at a ...
Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital didn't just obliterate decades of U.S. policy. It effectively disqualified the U.S. from leading the peace process in the eyes of the Palestinians, diplomats and analysts told VICE News. "All of the Palestinians that I've talked to over the last ...
Paris, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron stressed Friday that his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would not help end decades of conflicts in the Middle East, urging everyone's responsibility to not ignite tensions in the region.
Despite the furor over U.S. President Donald Trump's upending of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process this week, the defining fault line in the Middle East today is not between supporters of Palestine and those of Israel. The fight that will decide the Mideast's future is that between Iran and its many ...
A Palestinian paints over a mural of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's ...
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said that the government had been "made to look like fools" by Mr Trump, and that Britain needed leaders willing to "stand up to him". But Mr Johnson insisted that the US remained the "pre-eminent power" able to exert influence on the Middle East peace process ...
"Today," asserted Donald Trump, marking the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: "I am delivering." The question in the aftermath of a statement that has upended decades of carefully crafted diplomacy is: what has he delivered?
President Trump threw a diplomatic bomb into the Middle East peace process with his twin decisions to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The decision broke with seven decades of U.S. policy by both Republican and Democratic ...
President Donald Trump reportedly intends to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump will also reportedly move the U.S. Embassy there as well. Of course some have a problem with this and are claiming that it could hurt Middle East peace. I don't buy it. Watch the video above for more of my ...
"The president's very committed to the Middle East peace process," Mr. Tillerson said. Mr. Tillerson has been largely shut out of the usual back-and-forth between Israelis and Palestinians that many secretaries of state spent much of their tenures conducting. Instead, Mr. Trump entrusted that task to his ...
So, while other experts debate the meme, let us share a secret: There is no Middle East "peace process" and there has not been a "Middle East peace process" for decades. It is a sham. When Bill ... And Jerusalem… which brings back the fallacy of the "Mideast peace process" meme…) Today more than ...
... US that Israel's security concerns must come first in any peace process. ... Trump's aides - led by his Middle East envoy Kushner and senior ...
Referring to the American Mideast initiative, the Israeli official did not ... the Saudi interest in renewing the peace process in the region following ...


 

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