The Washington Independent

Posts Tagged george mitchell

Jim Jones Makes Peace With Israel, Calls for Direct Talks With Palestinians…

By | 04.22.10 | 8:56 am

…Sort of.

While the entire Mideast-centric wing of the foreign-policy community waits to see if the Obama administration will actually offer its own plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with an independent Palestinian state — to say nothing of the bated breath in Mideast capitals — Jim Jones, President More…

An Obama Plan for Mideast Peace?

By | 04.07.10 | 9:41 am

An anonymous administration official runs an idea up David Ignatius’ flagpole: Frustrated with the poor-to-intransigent pace of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which are barely at the “indirect” phase, President Obama is considering proposing his own Mideast-peace plan. That’s something the two-state-solution community urged him and Secretary of State Hillary More…

Clinton Says U.S. Response to Jerusalem Slight Got Peace Process Back on Track

By | 03.19.10 | 11:42 am

It’s not a substitute for clarity on whatever it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised her about his commitment to peace, but Laura Rozen reports that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview today that the Jerusalem settlement expansion dust-up worked out fairly well More…

Quartet Calls for Palestinian State in 24 Months From… Sometime

By | 03.19.10 | 8:57 am

The Quartet of major international players attempting to broker an Israeli-Palestinian negotiated settlement — the European Union, the U.S., Russia, and the United Nations — have issued a new statement lauding George Mitchell’s brokered “proximity talks” between the two parties, and calling for those talks to yield direct negotiations More…

Mitchell Back to Mideast After Netanyahu Tells Clinton… Something

By | 03.19.10 | 8:37 am

As an update to my piece this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday called Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who’s traveling in Russia, to discuss Clinton’s demand that Netanyahu reverse the East Jerusalem settlement expansion that Israel announced last week. That planned expansion resulted in nearly two More…

Center for American Progress Absorbs Liberal Israel Group

By | 12.17.09 | 12:02 pm

Under a new accord taking effect on Jan. 1, the Center for American Progress will fold a progressive American Jewish nonprofit organization, the Israel Policy Forum, into its Mideast studies shop.

White House Blasts Israel’s New Settlement Construction

By | 11.17.09 | 2:33 pm

Contrary to nearly a year of stern insistence from the Obama administration that Israel refrain from all growth in occupied Palestinian territory — an insistence that frayed with a recent comment by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the administration has tried to walk back — Israel More…

Israeli Foreign Minister Straight-Up Insults Obama Envoy

By | 11.05.09 | 2:26 pm

Buried within Joe Klein’s new Time profile (great first line, by the way) of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton:

The Israelis have been difficult, as always: whenever [Special Envoy George] Mitchell raises East Jerusalem in talks with the Israeli Foreign Minister, the Israeli stands up and walks out


Fatah Falls Out of Love With Obama

By | 10.13.09 | 10:44 am

The AP has obtained a memo written by the non-Hamas wing of the Palestinian national movement:

“All hopes placed in the new U.S. administration and President Obama have evaporated,” said the document issued by Fatah’s Office of Mobilization and Organization. The department is headed Fatah’s No. 2, Mohammed Ghneim.

Egypt’s Mubarak Will Visit White House on August 18

By | 08.03.09 | 5:44 pm

Expect a lot of discussion about what’s realistic for the moribund Arab-Israeli peace process. Also, if Laura Rozen didn’t break this story at the Cable, then she was thinking it, anyway.