Real Clear Politics
Incremental Goals Are Key in Kerry's Peace Quest
This week, Secretary of State John Kerry will make his fourth visit to the Middle East since becoming America's top diplomat less than four months ago.
Sat May 18, 2013
'First create Palestinian state, then peace'
First create a Palestinian state, and then make peace, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in Washington, in a reversal of the conventional wisdom regarding what is needed to achieve an Israeli- Palestinian agreement.
Wed May 15, 2013
Critics assail Israeli silence on Arab peace plan
In this Monday, April 8, 2013 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the annual ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem.
Mon May 13, 2013
If appeal is successful, former PM could be face jail time.
The State Attorney's Office filed a finalized Supreme Court appeal against the acquittals and light sentence of former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday, possibly putting his highly speculated political future into jeopardy.
Sat May 11, 2013
South China Morning Post
Physicist Stephen Hawking praised and decried for joining academic boycott of Israel
Kenji Fujimoto was accepted into Kim Jong-il's inner circle during a 13-year stint serving North Korea's first family.
Fri May 10, 2013
The impact of Yossi Olmert's testimony in the Holyland trial.
The tide has turned once more. Days after the dramatic testimony of wayward brother Yossi Olmert in the Holyland trial, the momentum has shifted back toward the prosecution, and against Ehud Olmert.
Thu May 09, 2013
Israel's Man in Damascus
Israeli intervention in Syria's civil war has remained very limited. In part, that is because of Israel's long history with the Assad regime, which has consistently maintained peace along the two countries' border.
The Star Online
China's Xi urges Netanyahu to quickly restart peace talks
China's President Xi Jinping urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace talks with the Palestinians as soon as possible, days after he tried to convince Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to revive discussions.
Jilted Ayalon testifies against Lieberman
In the trial of ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is accused of pushing through a fraudulent appointment, his former deputy, Danny Ayalon, was a damning witness.
Wed May 08, 2013
China, Israel boost social, economic cooperation
China and Israel on Wednesday vowed to join their respective advantages in markets and technology to create a bright future, as leaders of the two nations had their first meeting since the two new governments took office in March.
Judge: Yossi Olmert's story supports state case
Testimony by Olmert's brother expected to be a potential lift for the state in confirming aspects of deceased state witness's story.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Huffington Post
Alan Dershowitz: Jews Who Boo Efforts to Make Peace
There are a small number of extremely vocal right-wing Jews who believe that retaining the entire West Bank is more important than trying to make peace with the Palestinians.
Mon May 06, 2013
Olmert brother goes hostile against state in Holyland case
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert's brother, Yossi, on Monday night was called by the state as a witness in the Holyland case to help prove bribery charges against Ehud, but surprised the state going "hostile" and denying his prior statements to police, according to media reports.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Yossi Olmert to Testify in Holyland Case
Yossi Olmert, the brother of former prime minister and Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert, is scheduled to testify, Monday in the Holyland corruption case against his brother via teleconference from Washington, DC.
Sun May 05, 2013
Israeli PM's China visit to boost bilateral ties
The upcoming visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to China is expected to further promote mutual political trust and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and science.
Jews who boo efforts to make peace
There are a small number of extremely vocal rightwing Jews who believe that retaining the entire West Bank is more important than trying to make peace with the Palestinians.
Sat May 04, 2013
Israel's Netanyahu, Palestine's Abbas head to China
BEIJING: China will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week for separate bilateral talks as it tries to shore up its role in a region where its diplomatic influence is limited.
Fri May 03, 2013
Democracy is Not an Obstacle to Peace
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been a piA ata for those who think he should make even more concessions than his country has already made to the Palestinians even if the other side has shown no willingness to negotiate, let alone sign an agreement.
PM, Abbas to visit China at same time, but meeting unlikely
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will both be in China for official visits next week.
Thu May 02, 2013
S. Daniel Abraham's message of peace
Let me tell you a short story. S. Daniel Abraham, whose name has been mangled to Danny Abrahams by the Israeli media for many years, is an American billionaire, ardent Zionist and veteran peace activist who continues to visit this region almost every year.