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No Mideast peace in our time, perhaps – Los Angeles Times

Re “Israel halts peace talks over Hamas,” April 25 Is the price for a U.S.-brokered Mideast peace agreement too high for this generation of Israeli and Palestinian leaders? If it is, could the Mideast peace process advance faster by waiting for a new generation of negotiators from both sides? To date, the Oslo […]

Q&A: Kiwi Exports Eye Bigger Slice of Mideast Market – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Q&A: Kiwi Exports Eye Bigger Slice of Mideast Market – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Tim Falconer CONNECT By the very nature of its geography, trade plays an essential part in New Zealand’s economy. Where once the small, South-Pacific country looked to neighbour Australia and the United Kingdom as a home for its mostly agricultural products, today the focus is very much more on the dynamic economies of Asia […]

Arc of a Failed Deal: How Nine Months of Mideast Talks Ended in Disarray – New York Times

Arc of a Failed Deal: How Nine Months of Mideast Talks Ended in Disarray – New York Times}

To work, Mideast peace must first address daily concerns – Christian Science Monitor

It is tempting to focus on big-ticket questions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the heart of the issue is in the daily ‘facts on the ground’ that most affect people. Our study found that Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank impede Palestinians – but also Israeli and regional security. By Matthew Longo, Daphna Canetti, Nancy Hite-Rubin, Op-ed […]

Customers Not Very Happy with Mideast & Africa Banks, Report Shows – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Nicolas Parasie CONNECT When it comes down to customer experience, retail banks in the Middle East and Africa did not have a good year in 2013. A new report from consultancy Capgemini and Efma shows that customer satisfaction levels worldwide were on the wane for the first time in three years. But the decline […]

Mideast Conflict Made No Difference When a Palestinian Mom With Choking … – TheBlaze.com

Mideast Conflict Made No Difference When a Palestinian Mom With Choking … – TheBlaze.com

An Israeli military doctor provided emergency treatment for a Palestinian infant in respiratory distress and saved her life after her mother literally ran down the road from her village in desperate need of medical help. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman’s unit, a Palestinian woman ran from her village of Beitin near Ramallah […]

Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast – New York Times

Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast – New York Times}

Can Hamas-Fatah Unity Lead to Mideast Peace? – New York Times

Can Hamas-Fatah Unity Lead to Mideast Peace? – New York Times

Introduction On April 23, Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior Fatah official, left, and Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of Gaza, announced that their groups had agreed to form a unity government. Adel Hana/Associated Press The two main Palestinian factions, the Palestine Liberation Organization, which runs the West Bank and is dominated by Fatah, and the militant […]

Are We Keeping Score or Promoting Mideast Peace? – Huffington Post

It’s very easy to get sucked in to the play-by-play score-keeping in Israeli-Palestinian talks, negotiations and competing unilateral measures. It even has a certain appeal, the appearance of knowing the unknowable or enjoying some sort of control over a process which is essentially beyond our control. All this also distracts us — conveniently? — from […]

Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks – NPR

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. The Obama administration’s recent efforts to try to steer Israel and Palestine into – and the Palestinians into a lasting peace accord have […]