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  • Palestinians, Israelis Swap Barbs as U.S. Seeks Talks

    Israeli and Palestinian officials accused each other of sabotaging peace talks before meeting with a U.S. envoy trying to get foundering negotiations back on track.

  • Flug Says Israel Economy Resilient to Geopolitical Shocks

    Israel’s economy is resilient to geopolitical shocks, while a positive outcome to peace talks with the Palestinians could help growth, Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug said today.

  • Indyk Said to Be Named Kerry’s Envoy for Mideast Peace Talks

    Secretary of State John Kerry named veteran Middle East diplomat Martin Indyk to be his envoy for talks between Israelis and Palestinians, a U.S. official said today.

  • Mideast Talks Restarting as Kerry Calls for Compromise

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that reaching “reasonable compromises” between Israelis and Palestinians in peace talks that open today will be difficult, while “the consequences of not trying could be worse.”

  • Men in Uniform Matter Most as Chaos Threatens: Martin Indyk

    The demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the Pharaoh in Abdeen Palace have now reached a standoff. How will it end? The answer lies with the Egyptian army.

  • Qatar: Attention-Starved Teen of the Middle East

    Here is the genius of Qatar, the peanut-sized Persian Gulf state that provides material support to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and possibly some of Syria’s jihadist rebel groups, in a single image: A two-cheeked kiss, in public, between Qatar’s second-most powerful man, the prime minister (and foreign minister), Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, and Haim Saban, the Israeli-American billionaire who funds, among other things, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

  • Qatar Finds Revolution Abroad Not as Easy as Stock Picks

    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had just turned 15 years old the summer his father overthrew his grandfather. It was June 1995. While Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the emir of Qatar, was traveling in Switzerland, Tamim’s father deposed him in a bloodless coup.

  • Obama's Israel Policy Showing No Difference With Clinton-Bush

    President Barack Obama clashed so often and so publicly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the first 16 months of his tenure that one Israeli newspaper reported Netanyahu believed Obama wanted a confrontation to improve U.S. ties to the Arab world.

  • Kerry’s Optimism Challenged by Questions on Mideast Peace

    While John Kerry’s frequent trips to the Middle East have generated headlines and created a sense of momentum, there’s little evidence so far that the U.S. secretary of state is close to his goal of producing an Israeli- Palestinian peace agreement.

  • Syria’s Collapse Would Reverberate Throughout the Mideast

    The assassination of three Syrian military leaders loyal to President Bashar al-Assad may hasten the end of his family’s four-decade rule, an upheaval that would affect the security and influence of Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and other neighboring states.

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