Hope and Pessimism as Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks

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by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Israeli and Palestinian negotiators returned to the negotiating table on Thursday, ready to put claims by the United States that it will engage more forcefully in the negotiating process to the test. The talks,… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol Says He’s ‘Mostly Supportive’ Of Obama On Israel, Heads Group Attacking Obama As ‘Anti-Israel’

via Think Progress In a debate last night with Jeremy Ben Ami of the liberal pro-Israel group J Street, neoconservative don Bill Kristol told the audience in the New York synagogue that he had no problems with President Obama’s Israel policies.… Continue Reading  

Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Group Urges Obama to Seize Moment

From the IPS wire (links added): WASHINGTON, Mar1, 2011 (IPS) – J Street, the Washington-based “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” advocacy group, drew a large crowd to its annual conference this year despite criticism over its controversial calls for the Barack Obama administration… Continue Reading