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Get Israeli Peace Leaders Before Congress | CounterPunch

The new Secretary of State John Kerry taking four trips to the Israeli/Palestinian region in the past two months means yet another U.S. effort for a negotiated peace process between the Palestinians (under ruthless occupation) and the very dominant Israelis. Why should the prospects be any better than the failed attempts by the esteemed former Senator George Mitchell, and his ...

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Decade-old Mideast peace plan re-emerges as possible between Israel and Palestinians | The Washington Post

A dormant, decade-old Mideast peace plan has suddenly emerged as a possible key to breaking years of deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians. A top Palestinian official said Sunday that the visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed interest in reviving the so-called Arab Peace Initiative, a 2002 plan in which the Arab world offered comprehensive peace with ...

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Why Obama Won’t Push Mideast Peace | The Daily Beast

As John Kerry begins his first overseas trip as secretary of State, foreign observers are beginning to suggest that, maybe, just maybe, the Obama administration will make the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a priority after all. When Kerry arrived in Britain yesterday, the Telegraph greeted him with an article claiming he is “obsessed” with Mideast peace. The day before, Haaretz’s Chemi Shalev, ...

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US sees ‘possibilities’ for new Mideast peace bid | GlobalPost

The United States believes there may be a way to rekindle stalemated Middle East peace talks, but wants to hear ideas first from regional leaders, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. “I believe that there are possibilities,” Kerry said after talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, adding he was an optimist at heart. For more on this ...

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U.S. lawmaker, Syria’s Assad working to renew peace talks with Israel | Haaretz

U.S. Senator John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee and a close associate of U.S. President Barack Obama, has been working together with Syrian President Bashar Assad over the last few months on a plan to restart negotiations between Syria and Israel. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been briefed on Kerry’s talks with Assad, opposes ...

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Allying Ourselves With the Next Egypt | John Kerry via NYTimes.com

President Hosni Mubarak must accept that the stability of his country hinges on his willingness to step aside gracefully to make way for a new political structure. One of the toughest jobs that a leader under siege can perform is to engineer a peaceful transition. But Egyptians have made clear they will settle for nothing less than greater democracy and ...

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