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Mitchell Is Resigning as U.S. Envoy to Middle East

Mitchell Is Resigning as U.S. Envoy to Middle East

George J. Mitchell Jr. is leaving after two mostly futile years pressing Israelis and Palestinians to make peace, officials said Friday.


Netanyahu Agrees to Push Freeze on New Settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel presented to his cabinet a a plan to freeze West Bank settlement construction with the hope of luring the Palestinians back to talks.


Small gains made in Mideast peace talks

Small gains made in Mideast peace talks

Israelis and Palestinians have embarked on another round of peace talks an outcome that Middle East experts said is about as good as it gets ...


Obama vows terror attacks won't derail peace talks

President Obama on Wednesday condemned Hamas for condoning the "senseless slaughter" of four Israelis in the West Bank and insisted that he would not allow such terrorist acts to derail the latest round of peace talks.


Clinton Says Middle East Status Quo 'Unsustainable'

Clinton Says Middle East Status Quo 'Unsustainable'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed the US commitment to Israel's security, while urging the Jewish state to make difficult choices for peace. Clinton, addressing the pro-Israel US lobbying group AIPAC, said the status quo in ...


U.N.'s Ban in West Bank pushes for peace talks

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to restart negotiations as world powers stepped up diplomatic efforts to push the peace process forward.


U.S.: Israel, Palestinians agree to indirect talks

The United States says Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to indirect peace talks brokered by special U.S. Mideast envoy ...


Abbas resists U.S. pressure to resume peace talks

The Palestinian president on Wednesday resisted U.S. pressure for a resumption of peace talks with Israel, repeating his demand for a complete halt to West Bank settlement building before negotiations.


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