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UN Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov clashed with a former Israeli army spokesman on Twitter after the UN official slammed Israel's violent response to protests in Gaza on Friday which left four Palestinians dead. Mladenov angrily tweeted that Israel's actions on the ... children
#Children must be protected from #violence, not exposed to it," UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nikolay Mladenov wrote on Twitter. The Israeli army said on Saturday (April 21) that it was opening an investigation into the incident, in accordance with standard procedure. Israel

"The Middle East peace process has long needed clarity and an injection of reality, and Trump has provided it by making the decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem," Bolton tweeted after Trump announced the landmark decision to recognize Jerusalem. The statement was only one of ... Muslim
Amman, April 22 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday received a delegation from a U.S center involved in the Middle East peace process studies. The meeting at the Husseiniya Palace touched on international efforts to reinvigorate the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and the need to realize ...

PARIS, April 21 (KUNA) -- French President Emanuel Macron and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas discussed by phone on Saturday the situation in Gaza Strip and the prospects of the Middle East peace process. They welcomed the results of the Arab Summit, held in Dhahran city, Saudi ... Mideast
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 ...
Now, a rigorous new study in the Middle East suggests that Montesquieu may not have realized the half of it. The new study, by Saumitra ... They could see that stock prices rose if peace negotiations were re-starting and that prices went down if the peace process was collapsing. It changed their attitudes ...
Last December, in the days before President Donald Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the two White House officials in charge of his Middle East peace plan – Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt – were busy working the phones. They put out calls to foreign diplomats, senior ...
Ramallah—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday held both Israel and the US responsible for the deadlock in the Middle East peace process, Palestinian media reported. Abbas' remarks were made in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Morocco Nasser Bourita in the West Bank city of ...
This led Abbas to brand Trump's peace efforts as "the slap of the century" and say the US could no longer play any role in the Middle East peace process following the move. Over the past five months, there have been at least three rounds of leaks signalling what Trump's peace plan may entail for the ...
I will focus on the developments on the ground in accordance with the provisions of the resolution, including on the regional and international efforts to advance the peace process. Let me reiterate from the beginning that developments on the ground cannot be divorced from the broader context: continued ...
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, ...
... report released Monday suggests geopolitical turbulence and concerns over the future of Mideast Peace talks are now more elevated than "in recent memory." According to a new report released to the IMF's Ad Hoc Liaison Committee finds that despite renewed calls to revive the peace process, there is ...
According to the official, among the topics the two leaders will discuss are "Iran's aggression" in the Middle East and the support Russia lends to Tehran. Saudi Arabia is engaged in proxy wars against Iran in Syria and Yemen. The senior official said that Trump and the crown prince will also talk about ...
The political, humanitarian and economic developments of the past six months, underscore the urgent need for a resumption of meaningful negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Only a negotiated two-state solution, based on internationally recognized and agreed principles, and as enshrined in ...

President Trump's “peace process” envoy Jason Greenblatt hosted an odd and auspicious “ problem-solving meeting” at the White House to discuss the “humanitarian crisis in Gaza.” Among the 19 countries at the table were Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. And Israel.
"Any Afghanistan peace process is going to be long and difficult, with ups and downs, and there will always be plenty of room for skepticism that it won't succeed," said Andrew Wilder, vice-president of the Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace. "However, I'm even more skeptical that any side ...
LONDON - Domestic problems faced by top Palestinian, Israeli and American officials are likely to add to the hurdles to restart the Middle East peace process. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been facing mounting criticism domestically over his security coordination with Israel and his ...
But while the visit may give 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. Israel is increasingly worried that Trump is backsliding on a pledge to "fix" or dismantle the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Lindsey Graham: Don't Bother Talking About Jared Kushner And Peace Process, Middle East Is On Brink Of War ... question about "senior advisor to the president" Jared Kushner having his security clearance reduced, Graham said: "The last thing on my mind right now is the peace process, we're about to ...
In an earlier article, I argued that the Palestinian cause is absent at all levels including the media and politics, as well as public opinion because of the so-called Arab Spring. I attributed this absence to three factors: Arab countries are busy with their internal issues in light of deteriorating economic ...
But five former top US officials who have tackled Middle East peace before Kushner told CNN they believe he will be able to continue overseeing the US ... the negotiations themselves," said Dennis Ross, who served as a US envoy to the peace process under Republican and Democratic administrations.
But the proposal for an international conference was warmly received by other council members, including Russia and France, who have long sought to play a larger role in the Middle East peace process. In a sign of the shifting mood at the United Nations, Abbas's speech received rousing applause from ...
The US denies reports that it's discussing the possibility of Israel annexing illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. by Kimberly Halkett. 17 Feb 2018. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining Time -0:00. Share.
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed an enthusiastic crowd at AIPAC in Washington on Tuesday, while facing deep political and possibly criminal problems back at home. Nick Schifrin talks with Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center about Netanyahu's chance of staying in power, the ...
Russia's political and military achievements in Syria have encouraged Moscow to extend its efforts in the Middle East, he said. ... Abbas who declined to be named said, "Abbas insists that Russia assumes a pivotal role in the peace process -- particularly following Trump's decision to recognize ...
BRUSSELS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- EU foreign ministers will discuss the Middle East Peace Process in Brussels Monday with the Delegation of the League of Arab States on Jerusalem, chaired by Jordan and which includes the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, as well ...
Akbar Torki told ICANA on Friday that "the Israeli regime is continuing its settlement construction and keeps claiming it wants to negotiate—which are totally contradictory." Abbas on Tuesday called for an international conference to be held later this year to launch a new, wider Middle East peace process ...
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 ...
The US denies reports that it's discussing the possibility of Israel annexing illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. by Kimberly Halkett. 17 Feb 2018. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining Time -0:00. Share.
"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 ...


 

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