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Arab peace initiative
Despite U.S. envoys' exaggerations and pretense, the Warsaw conference burst the Trump Mideast team's biggest delusion: that Arab states would back a deal that sells out Palestine, and Palestinians
Experts agree that although relations between Israel and Arab Sunni states have improved in recent years, that doesn’t mean the U.S. peace plan has a big chance of succeeding
It’s hard to convey the full scope of Avnery’s omnipresence on the Israeli scene
If any proposal is deserving of the name, it’s the one that’s been on the table for 18 years — the Arab Peace Initiative
If Trump presents a plan that ignores the need for a political solution, that attempts to copy solutions from the world of business and meaningless ceremonies, it will fail
'People literally fell off their chairs,' said a source who was briefed on the meeting
Israel is happy to let Riyadh lead the anti-Iranian alliance, but not so happy to pay the political price of real cooperation
We should consider the initiative a way to deal with the threat from Iran and its creation, Hezbollah. And if Iran opposed the foray, its isolation in the Arab and Muslim world would grow
Analysis If Trump Brings Mideast Peace, It Will Be a Miracle From Heaven and an Insult to Our Intelligence
The 1991 Gulf War also provided a golden opportunity for U.S.-led diplomacy, but even the wily James Baker couldn’t make it happen
In his speech to Arab world, Trump seemed to understand that anti-Islamic rhetoric he cultivated cannot continue, but from Israel to ISIS, more questions than answers remain
Trump's Envoy to Arab Top Diplomats: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Benefit Mideast and Entire World
Trump believes peace deal is possible, Greenblatt tells Arab foreign ministers on sidelines of Arab League summit, urging them to avoid unhelpful public rhetoric that harms the peace process.
Sissi and Abbas meet in Cairo after months of strained relations due to Egypt's willingness to move ahead on a regional agreement with Israel and the U.S.
Despite Netanyahu's love for his 'newfound Arab partners,' it will take a lot to get Saudi Arabia and its allies to tinker with the Arab Peace Initiative.
Exclusive Paris Peace Summit to Urge Netanyahu, Abbas: Disavow Officials Who Oppose Two-state Solution
A draft summary statement of Sunday’s gathering, obtained by Haaretz, says the participating countries will not recognize unilateral changes to 1967 borders, including Jerusalem.
If Netanyahu is really serious, let him pull the Arab initiative out of the trash bin where he unceremoniously tossed it, and give it a closer look.
The editorial in the Saudi Gazette cites the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's address to the Knesset in the course of a visit that paved the way for a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Analysis At UN, Netanyahu's Gimmicks Have Run Out, His Passion Gone and Even Iran Isn't What It Used to Be
Ahead of his sixth UN address, Netanyahu promised no surprises. He kept to his word and even disappointed with a speech full of worn-out arguments. At least in the past there was some cartoon or witty pun to go with it.
The Israeli prime minister yet again demonstrated his skills as an orator: He lectured Abbas, scolded the UN, pulled another PR stunt, and even drew some applause.
Anwar Eshki says trip, which attracted widespread criticism in Arab world, wasn’t coordinated with Saudi royal family.
During the highly unusual trip, retired Saudi General Anwar Eshki also met with a group of Knesset members to encourage dialogue in Israel on the Arab Peace Initiative.
Sameh Shoukry’s rare trip could be the start of a diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab states, but it could also prove to be a one-time event.
Senior Western diplomats and Palestinian officials tell Haaretz that Cairo talks would focus on deescalating tensions, with Jordanian and Egyptian officials in attendance.
Egypt FM to Netanyahu: Situation on Ground in Constant Deterioration, Confidence-building Measures Needed
Prime minister tells Sameh Shoukry that he welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi's initiative to renew the peace process.
Indeed, it's hard to understand how advancing the settlement enterprise in isolated areas of the West Bank accords with advancing a two-state solution.
Prior to 2015 election, the two agreed that Arab Peace Initiative should be basis for new Middle East reality, and that Palestinian state should include an area equivalent to 100 percent of territory Israel captured during 1967 War.
Arab nations must revise the deal to reflect Israeli demands, prime minister reiterates. 'If they bring the proposal from 2002 and define it as 'take it or leave it' – we’ll choose to leave it.'
The prime minister is trying to divert the focus of the debate from withdrawal, borders and refugees to the outline of the normalization with Arab nations, if and when an agreement is reached with the Palestinians.
Peace plan that originated in Saudi Arabia and would see normalization of ties between Israel and Arab countries shouldn't be 'watered down' to accommodate the Israelis, says Adel al-Jubei.