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Olmert: Divided Jerusalem Is Inevitable

Says new Palestinian state is his first priority

(Newser) - Israelis must accept that Jerusalem will probably be divided if and when a Palestinian state is established, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said in a New Year's interview, charging that his political rivals have not "internalized" that reality, and their reluctance threatens the future of Israel. "The world that... More »

Olmert, Abbas to Meet to Salvage Talks

Contested settlement threatens to undo Annapolis process

(Newser) - Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas will meet tomorrow in hopes of resolving the settlement crisis that is threatening to derail the Annapolis peace process. Haaretz reports that the Israeli PM and the Palestinian leader will discuss a contested tender by the Israeli housing ministry for 307 homes to be constructed... More »

Moscow May Host Talks for Israel, Syria

Sequel to Annapolis would tackle dispute over Golan Heights

(Newser) - Russia and the US are hatching a possible follow-up to the Annapolis Mideast summit in Moscow next year; the meeting would be aimed at launching peace negotiations between Israel and Syria, the Washington Post reports. Both sides signaled enthusiasm about reviving talks, centered on the dispute over the Golan Heights,... More »

Israeli Attack on US Ship in ’67 Still Fuels Rage

New evidence backs claim that Jerusalem knew it hit Americans

(Newser) - Recently declassified documents and testimony from military personnel further support claims the 1967 Israeli attack on a US spy ship was intentional. The assault on the USS Liberty, which killed 26 Americans, was deemed accidental by Jerusalem and wasn’t fully investigated by the Navy. But officials say they intercepted... More »

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