The Palestinians Are To Blame for the Failed Peace Talks—But Not for the Reason You Think

Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry

Protest Near Prison Housing Palestinian Inmates

Tensions escalate over delayed prisoner release and stalled peace talks

Kerry Cancels Trip To Meet Abbas in Ramallah

Returns to U.S. a day early after Abbas threatens to derail negotiations

Why Did Obama Meet With Abbas in Washington?

The president’s Middle East policy has been about minimizing America’s role

Video: Arafat Recognizes Israel as a Jewish State

Newly rediscovered footage upends Palestinian negotiating position

Abbas Demands Three-Year Limit on Israeli Presence in West Bank After Agreement

Israel, meanwhile, seeks a gradual withdrawal in the 10-50 year range

Abbas and the Jews

Parsing the Palestinian President’s Words

Dear Mahmoud Abbas: Why Not Recognize Israel as a Jewish State?

A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about peace, love, and self-determination

Freed Palestinian Prisoners Get $50,000 Each

Mahmoud Abbas also giving former prisoners well-paying government jobs

Bombing in Damascus; U.S. Pledges $75 Million to Palestinians

Plus Katz’s Deli celebrates 125 years in business, and more in the news

Bibi Vows to Strengthen West Bank Settlement

In response to shooting deaths of two IDF soldiers this weekend

The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.

Settlements Are Bad for Peace, But So Are Rockets

Palestinian prisoner release celebrated with ceremonies, rocket fire

Report: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks to Resume

John Kerry is expected to make an announcement soon

The Forgotten Costs of the Failed Peace Talks

Barring a late breakthrough, Kerry to return to U.S. after failed peace push

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