The latest news on Abbas, Mahmoud
Palestine’s Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu have their elbows twisted to the breaking point.
Israelis are concerned that the Obama administration lacks a commitment to Israel, or sympathy for it.
The region has gone from bad to worse to horrible.
Would Paris or New York sit back quietly if terrorists attacked from just off their borders?
And the race goes on. Hillary Clinton pulled off wins in Ohio and Texas last night, breaking up rival Barack Obama's winning streak and stringing on the Democratic primary race until, at least, the end of April. She hinted today at a shared Democratic ticket—with her at the top. However, Obama is still ahead in the pledged delegates race.
President Bush may have "high hopes," but few in the region do.
A day after Palestinian and Israeli leaders agreed in Annapolis to resume peace talks, President Bush will bring together Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today at the White House. Bush will meet with each leader separately initially and then later this afternoon bring them together to formally announce that the first direct negotiations in years have begun.
Negotiators face a short timeline and many tough issues.
President Bush today commenced an unusually intense round of personal diplomacy, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the Oval Office in preparation for a first in his administration: playing host to a Middle East peace conference.