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Re "The Israel trip," Opinion, March 8 Ami Ayalon's suggestions to President Obama as he prepares for his trip to Israel make the assumption that the United States should continue in its role as mediator between the Israelis and the Palestinians....
Tribune Washington BureauWhen Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
Tags: Burma, Cambodia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Israel, Bill Clinton
So what exactly will U.S. President Barack Obama discuss with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the president visits the Middle East sometime in the next few months? In their one-on-one sessions (which both leaders are no doubt anticipating...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached agreement on steps to bridge their years-long divide, including the formation of a unity government by month's end, mediators and officials with the two groups said Thursday in...
CAIRO -- Hamas and Israel agreed to a cease-fire that took effect Wednesday evening following a week of intense diplomacy to stop rocket fire and airstrikes that have pounded the Gaza Strip and Israel and raised fears of plunging the region into a wider...
Tags: Israel, Islam, Religion and Belief, Armed Conflicts, Politics
Re "Strike adds urgency to Gaza talks," Nov. 19 To say Israel is defending itself against the Palestinians is turning the sequence of events on its head. Hamas and Israel had been observing a cease-fire, and no rockets were being fired on Israel. It...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Thousands of Hamas activists Friday participated in mass rallies in several West Bank cities marking 25 years for the launch of the Islamist movement. It was the second day of public demonstrations, ending a five-year ban on...
Re "Exiled leader of Hamas sets foot in Gaza Strip," Dec. 8, and "The party's over for some in Gaza," Dec. 9 Hamas leader Khaled Meshall is quoted as saying: "This is just the beginning. Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah, Jerusalem and then Haifa...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Keeping hopes high and expectations low is a strategy Palestinians have used for decades to get through the ups and downs of their statehood campaign. Such sentiments were on full display here Thursday. As Palestinian Authority...
Op-ed contributor G. Jefferson Price III ("For Israel, it's different this time," Nov. 20) alleges that "Israeli leaders have consistently obstructed and resisted arrangements that would have brought a dignified peace to the region." As in 2000 and...
Re "A failed strategy," Opinion, Nov. 20 Israel's military response to Gaza is not a failed strategy because it is not a strategy at all. It is a tactic, a tactic to get Hamas to stop lobbing rockets into Israel. There is no long-term strategy that will...
Tags: Israel, Religion and Belief, Sociology, Hamas, United Nations
World NowThe deeply divided Syrian opposition said Sunday that its myriad factions had reached an initial agreement to form a new coalition -- the Syrian National Coalition -- to oversee a push to oust the government of President Bashar Assad....
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