Israel Raises Eyebrows With Its Silence On Kerry-Backed Arab League Peace Plan

Kerry last month persuaded the Arab League to sweeten the deal by saying Israel-Palestine borders could be modified from 1967 lines.

JERUSALEM — On the surface, the Arab League's improved peace initiative offers Israel everything it ever dreamed of — normal relations with an entire region that has long objected to the very existence of the Jewish state, and even the chance to keep some war-won land. But two weeks after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded Arab leaders

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Google Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

Earlier it referred to “The Palestinian Territories.” The search engine giant said it was following the U.N.’s lead.

On May 1, Google recognized Palestine. It did so on its homepage. Earlier it referred to "The Palestinian Territories." More on that below. On Jan. 4, Abbas' presidential decree acknowledged the State of Palestine. It followed gaining U.N. non-member observer status. "All Palestinian stamps, signs and official letterhead will henceforth be

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As Syria Conflict Rages, Israel’s Border Is Anything But Quiet

Until May of 2011, the green and undulating border between Israel and Syria was as placid as any hostile frontier could be. Only a flimsy chain-link fence marked the 50-mile cease-fire line of 1967. On one side were Israeli Jewish and Druze communities, on the other, unarmed blue-beret topped U.N. peacekeepers, who languidly patrolled what […]

Until May of 2011, the green and undulating border between Israel and Syria was as placid as any hostile frontier could be. Only a flimsy chain-link fence marked the 50-mile cease-fire line of 1967. On one side were Israeli Jewish and Druze communities, on the other, unarmed blue-beret topped U.N. peacekeepers, who languidly patrolled what was

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Kerry Meets Israeli Leaders To Push Mideast Peace

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk of modifying a decade-old Arab plan that’s long been greeted with skepticism by the Jewish state. A day after meeting […]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk of modifying a decade-old Arab plan that's long been greeted with skepticism by the Jewish state. A day after meeting

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Jordan Aid To Rebels Raises Tensions With Syria

Jordan tightened security along its border with Syria, doubling the number of soldiers as President Bashar Assad’s regime warned Thursday the kingdom is “playing with fire” by allowing the U.S and other countries to train and arm Syrian rebels on its territory. The warning, coinciding with significant rebel advances near the border, plays into Jordanian […]

Jordan tightened security along its border with Syria, doubling the number of soldiers as President Bashar Assad's regime warned Thursday the kingdom is "playing with fire" by allowing the U.S and other countries to train and arm Syrian rebels on its territory. The warning, coinciding with significant rebel advances near the border, plays into

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Officials: US Training Syrian Moderates In Jordan

For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan with the goal of bolstering the array of forces battling President Bashar Assad’s regime while at the same time strengthening the hand of moderates among the country’s fractured opposition, American and foreign officials said. They said the effort is ongoing. The […]

For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan with the goal of bolstering the array of forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime while at the same time strengthening the hand of moderates among the country's fractured opposition, American and foreign officials said. They said the effort is

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