| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday in a bid to boost Palestinian-Israeli negotiations launched in Jerusalem the day before after three years of deadlock.
Speaking at a news conference in...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:03 AM
JERUSALEM – Shrouded in so much secrecy that even the meeting time and place were not officially disclosed, Israelis and Palestinians began a second round of direct negotiations on Wednesday.
Officials on both sides declined to comment, in keeping...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For those who don't follow the intricacies of Middle East diplomacy, it might seem self-evident that the passport of an American child born in Jerusalem should note "Israel" as his place of birth. That's also the view of Congress, which enacted...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like second marriages, attempts by the United States to promote a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians represent a triumph of hope over experience. But Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who has engaged in his own version of shuttle...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:27 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry, on his sixth trip to the Middle East in four months, met Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and asked an Arab League committee in a separate session to support his efforts to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One can only applaud the restarting of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. Yet, given the other problems the United States currently faces in the Middle East — crises in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to...
| Aug 8, 2013
Even by Middle East standards, the scene in a Dead Sea restaurant, situated within a “green zone”–a no-man’s-land claimed by neither Israelis nor Palestinians–was surreal. As a camel knelt outside, two Israeli soldiers...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:40 PM
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Spain's popular FC Barcelona soccer club on Saturday started a two-day “peace tour” with Palestinians and Israelis.
Thousands gathered in a soccer stadium in the southern West Bank town of Dura as players interacted...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:45 PM
For Israel the peace talks offer little hope ("Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism," July 31). The U.S. is putting pressure on Israel for concessions even prior to serious negotiations, without demanding anything in return from the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:52 AM
It's hardly an exaggeration to describe the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that reconvened in Washington this week as the pre-nuptial ceremony for an arranged marriage between a reluctant couple who neither like nor trust each other much....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:46 AM
JERUSALEM -- As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met for a second day in Washington to discuss renewing peace talks, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said his vision of a state of Palestine does not include any Israeli settlers or...