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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 […]

20 Million in Mideast to Get Polio Vaccine – New York Times

20 Million in Mideast to Get Polio Vaccine – New York Times

The region was polio-free for 10 years, until a Pakistani strain was detected in sewers in Egypt in January. It has since been found in sewers in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Last month, 10 paralyzed children in Syria were confirmed to be polio victims. Children there and in parts of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon […]

Kerry Tries to Reassure Mideast Allies on Iran – New York Times

Kerry Tries to Reassure Mideast Allies on Iran – New York Times

“The time to oppose it is when you see what it is, not to oppose the effort to find out what is possible,” Mr. Kerry said at a news conference after meeting with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and the foreign minister, Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan. “We have […]