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Mitchell Arrives, May be Setting Up Israel to Accept PA Demands

Envoy Mitchell arrives in Israel. Publicly, Netanyahu appears happy and Abbas is upset, but the US may be setting up Israel to accept PA demands.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/13/2010, 9:40 PM

Peace Process: Back to Indirect Talks?

Washington continues efforts to resume direct peace talks between Israel and PA, conducts separate talks with officials from each.Elad Benari, 12/10/2010, 12:41 AM

PLO Decides to Break Off Talks. Obama Still Hoping for Change

PLO Executive Council called to discontinue direct talks with Israel if Jewish construction continues. Likud blasts PA, Kadima attacks Netanyahu.Gil Ronen, 10/2/2010, 8:00 PM

US Ignores Lieberman’s Land Plan; Mitchell Faces Talks Freeze

The US ignores Foreign Minister Lieberman UN speech on land exchanges that don't move people as Mitchell tries to unthaw Abbas’ freeze of talks.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/29/2010, 2:18 PM

Analysis: Response to NYTimes Op-ed

Comparing the Irish-Britain talks to the Israel-PA situation is misleading, if only because in the latter, one side wants to obliterate the other.Hillel Fendel, 8/30/2010, 5:40 PM

Abbas Continues to Reject Direct Negotiations

While Abbas continues to reject direct peace negotiations, US Envoy Mitchell will soon travel to the region in order to promote such talks.Elad Benari, 8/4/2010, 1:49 AM

Abbas Calls Israel ‘Extremist;’ Netanyahu to Meet Mitchell

Abbas called the Israeli government “extremist" and cast doubts on agreeing to mediated talks, hours before Netanyahu is to meet Mitchell.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/5/2010, 1:30 PM

Obama ‘Reassures’ Bibi in Phone Call as Mitchell Arrives

Obama “reassured” Netanyahu in a 20-minute phone call Monday as Mitchell arrives to mediate talks with PA, which may have other plans.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2010, 11:17 PM

US Envoy Mitchell Makes Surprise Visit

United States envoy George Mitchell arrived in Israel Thursday for a surprise visit that may be tied to 'progress' in US-moderated talks.Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2010, 7:45 PM

Mitchell Heads for Israel with More Pressure Tactics

Mitchell heads for talks with Netanyahu and is armed with unprecedented stands by the Quartet and Obama against Jews living in parts of Jerusalem. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/21/2010, 11:37 AM

Mitchell Delays Return Trip, US ‘Waiting’ for Netanyahu

Mitchell delays his return trip to Israel while the US is waiting for Netanyahu to respond to questions on new housing for Jews in Jerusalem.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/16/2010, 10:36 AM

Divided PA OKs Indirect Talks for Four Months

Sunday’s headlines screamed “PA approves talks with Israel" but did not report the other half of the story: Strong PA dissension.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/7/2010, 11:03 PM

Fears of Violence Overshadow Indirect Israeli-PA Talks

Defense Minister Barak met with Mitchell Saturday night, but doubts and fears of violence echo the failure to resume direct Israeli-PA talks.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/7/2010, 12:33 AM

Netanyahu Digs In on Gush Etzion with Tree Planting

Netanyahu reinforced his vow that Gush Etzion is “an eternal” part of Israel and planted a tree there. Maaleh Adumim and Ariel are next in line.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/24/2010, 5:34 PM

Arens: Mitchell Flexing Weak Economic Muscle

Former PM Shamir said ‘No' to Bush Sr.’s threats to hold back loan guarantees. Israel can do so today, says Shamir’s ex-Defense Minister Arens. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 1/11/2010, 7:23 PM

US: Lukewarm Praise for Building Freeze

U.S. officials responded almost immediately to the freeze announcement with brief statements offering lukewarm praise for the decision.Hana Levi Julian, 11/25/2009, 11:00 PM

Ex-Envoy Indyk Flunks Obama, Mitchell on ‘Mideast 101’

Former US envoy to Israel Martin Indyk backed Obama for president. A year later, he gives him and George Mitchell failing marks in the Middle EastTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/25/2009, 2:04 PM

Netanyahu Praises Obama on Iran

PM Netanyahu thanks U.S. President Obama for his stance on Iran in a meeting with envoy George Mitchell.INN TV staff, 11/1/2009, 12:35 PM

Mitchell, Netanyahu End Talks with Agreement for More Talk

Mitchell and Netanyahu talked for the second straight day Wednesday and reached an agreement: They will talk again on Friday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/16/2009, 12:35 PM

Netanyahu-Mitchell Talks End, More Planned

Netanyahu and Mitchell talks in London left a cloud of optimistic uncertainty that likely will lead to talks with Abbas – but no negotiations.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/26/2009, 4:13 PM

Skepticism over US Rose-Colored Mideast Glasses

Israeli media fawned over a US statement that it is closer” to agreement with Israel. US media are skeptical: “We’ve been fed this line before.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/25/2009, 7:11 AM

Israel Envoy: Progress in Settlement Talks with US

Israel and the U.S. are close to an agreement on settlement construction, revealed the Prime Minister’s envoy to negotiations Yitzhak Molcho.Zalman Nelson, 8/23/2009, 10:58 AM

Netanyahu, Barak Warn US on Iran

PM Netanyahu and DM Barak warned U.S. Defense Secretary Gates in a meeting Monday that Israel takes the Iranian threat seriously.Maayana Miskin, 7/27/2009, 5:37 PM

Surprise Erdogan Visit to Damascus May Revive Israel-Syria Talks

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will be in Syria on Wednesday for a surprise trip that may be an attempt to revive Israeli-Syrian talks.Zalman Nelson, 7/21/2009, 12:52 PM

US Denies Report of Compromise on Homes for Jews in Yesha

The State Department denied an Israeli media report of an agreement to build 2,500 homes for Jews in Yesha in return for a subsequent freeze. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/9/2009, 7:20 AM

Barak: No Connection between Yesha Construction and Peace

Ehud Barak changed the emphasis of his meeting with George Mitchell, saying that focusing on Yesha construction will bring the sides to a dead end.Avraham Zuroff, 7/1/2009, 6:15 AM

Obama’s Plans for PA State Stuck in Neutral

Mitchell and Netanyahu abruptly cancelled a meeting for this week in order to “clarify issues.” Mitchell will try again with Barak next week.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/23/2009, 9:02 PM

Mitchell: PA Will Resume Talks Despite Call to Shun Israel

Mitchell announces the PA, which has refused to resume talks with Israel because of Netanyahu’s stand, will do so in “several weeks.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/17/2009, 8:07 AM

Mitchell Offers Swap of Israeli and Arab Population Centers

Mitchell works to break stalemate over large population centers in Judea and Samaria with a land swap. Will Arabs agree?Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/10/2009, 1:34 PM