Tag: Peace Plan

White House gives up on Israeli-Palestinian two state solution peace deal

President Barack Obama has admitted there is no possibility of securing a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians and doubts whether he will even be able to get them back round the negotiating table while he is in office. Ahead of the Washington visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister next week, Mr […]

Middle East Quartet seeks ‘concrete steps’ to revive peace talks

The “Quartet” of Middle East peace mediators said on Wednesday it had decided to give new impetus to trying to get Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks with the help of key Arab states.   Peace talks, envisaging a Palestinian state in territory Israel captured in a 1967 war, collapsed in April last […]

Obama’s peace prize didn’t have desired effect, former Nobel official says

STAVANGER, Norway –  In a break with Nobel tradition, the former secretary of the Nobel Peace Prize committee says the 2009 award to President Barack Obama failed to live up to the panel’s expectations.     Geir Lundestad writes in a book to be released on Thursday that the committee had expected the prize to […]

Quartet, Arab Invited to Restart Peace Talks

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to a meeting this month of the Middle East Quartet seeking a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   The foreign ministers of the three Arab countries will join their counterparts from Russia, the United States and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for the talks on September 30, the […]

Deputy FM: ‘Dove of peace’ unlikely to emerge from meeting between Israeli, Palestinian officials

There is no chance for serious peace talks as long as the Palestinians are internationalizing the conflict, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Monday following a meeting last week between Israeli and Palestinian officials in Amman.   Hotovely, who was discussing a meeting between Interior Minister Silvan Shalom and PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, said […]

France wants bigger role in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

France’s top diplomat traveled to the Middle East over the weekend to take a crack at solving the seemingly unsolvable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering a new way forward that ­includes a possible U.N. resolution setting out broad terms for ending the impasse and an offer of help from the Europeans and Arab ­nations.   Israeli leaders […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Int’l peace proposals are forced on Israel, push it to indefensible borders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that the relative quiet that preceded Friday’s terror attack in the West Bank in which 25-year-old Danny Gonen was killed, “shouldn’t fool anyone.”   Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting hours after an additional terror attack in which a Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded a Border […]

I don’t see a stable Israeli-Palestinian deal in my lifetime

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday expressed cynicism in regard to the Middle East peace process, saying he did not see a stable deal between Israel and the Palestinians happening in his lifetime.   Speaking at the annual IDC Conference in Herzliya, Ya’alon said Palestinian refusal to compromise has been made clear.   According to […]

Isaac Herzog mocks Netanyahu’s chances of reigniting peace process

A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted saying in closed conversations that he wants to restart the peace process, opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed doubt on Tuesday that talks would begin while Netanyahu is in power.   In an interview running in The Jerusalem Post’s Shavuot supplement on the world’s 50 most powerful […]

Pope Francis’ Latest Treaty Marks a Huge Blow to the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The Vatican had previously accepted the 2012 decision by the U.N. General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state. However, Wednesday’s treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state.   According to the Associated Press, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit Pope Francis in the Vatican later this […]