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An Israeli soldier stops a Palestinian woman and her son at the entrance of Yatta near the West Bank city of Hebron June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Is The Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution Slipping Away?

A report released on Friday by the so-called Quartet – United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia – called on Israel to stop its policy of building settlements on occupied land and restricting Palestinian development. Israeli policy “is steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution,” it said.

July 4, 2016

Kerry Mounts Furious Defense Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Testifying before Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal.

July 23, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks Enter ‘Final Phase’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was cautiously upbeat about the progress of negotiations with Iran.

July 12, 2015

Kerry Holds ‘Constructive’ Talks With Palestinians

Washington (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for over two hours with Palestinian negotiators for “constructive” talks on future relations with Israel, a U.S. official said. The talks come just days after Israel announced its biggest grab of Palestinian land since the 1980s, and as a new showdown looms at the United […]

September 4, 2014

U.S., Iran To Hold Nuclear Talks On Thursday

Washington (AFP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials were to meet on Thursday in Geneva for talks about Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, the U.S. State Department said, as the two sides grapple for a breakthrough. Marathon talks between Iran and the US and its allies — the so-called P5+1 group — ended last month after […]

August 7, 2014

What Happens To Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation After Gaza Conflict?

By Daniella Cheslow, McClatchy Foreign Staff RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who’s considered the architect of the April agreement that reunited Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah movement in a unity Palestinian government, paused as he contemplated his groundbreaking deal in the wake of Israel’s crushing campaign in […]

July 31, 2014

Iran Eases Key Demand In Nuclear Talks, Boosting Chances For A Deal

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran is easing a key demand in negotiations with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, boosting prospects for the top-priority agreement that diplomats are racing to finish within a month. Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, acknowledged amid a week of negotiations in Vienna that Tehran now […]

June 18, 2014

WATCH: How To Kill Negotiations With Iran

With nuclear talks between the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States — and Iran set to resume, a new satirical campaign is sending up many Republicans’ overt hopes that the negotiations end in failure. “Getting to No,” which launched Monday, centers around an infomercial pitchman — the “No-Gotiator” — teaching […]

June 16, 2014

Despite Administration Denials, Lawmaker Thinks Obama Wants Cuba Spy-Swap

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After news broke about President Barack Obama’s prisoner swap involving five Taliban Guantanamo Bay detainees, many wondered about the fate of another person, this one locked away in Cuba: Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor believed by many to have been railroaded on trumped-up spy charges. The […]

June 4, 2014

Obama Network Kicks In

Barack Obama urged citizens to contact their members of Congress and urge action on the debt limit in his prime-time address last night, and that plea is apparently yielding dividends: House telephone lines are still jammed this morning after President Barack Obama urged the public in his speech last night to contact their members of […]

July 26, 2011

Obama Gets Mad: Can Republicans “Say Yes To Anything!?”

Early Friday evening, Obama angrily explained to the press that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walked away from negotiations to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. Obama said that he and the Speaker had agreed to a plan that would offer $1 trillion in discretionary spending cuts, $650 billion of modest […]

July 22, 2011

“They Know Better”

An aggressive President Barack Obama spoke on the ongoing debt limit negotiations at a White House Press conference late Monday morning. “I will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day or 180 day extension,” the president said of a potential stopgap resolution to stave off default. “That is not an acceptable approach.” Obama dug […]

July 11, 2011

GOP Throws Fit Over Taxes, Walks Out of Debt Ceiling Negotations

Ongoing negotiations between Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Vice President Joe Biden broke down over the last 24 hours, when Cantor decided that the question of whether there might be tax increases as part of a deficit-reduction package (paired with a legal rise in the debt ceiling) made further discussions pointless. “We have to […]

June 23, 2011