Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for Sharm peace talks

by Avi Issacharoff, Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya – Haaretz Israel and the Palestinians are at odds over which subjects will open their next round of peace talks, set to start Tuesday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to begin with security arrangements, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and…

Your bid, Mr. Abbas

by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post The prospects are dim but the process is right. The Obama administration is to be commended for structuring the latest rounds of Middle East talks correctly. Finally, we’re leaving behind interim agreements, of which the most lamentable were the Oslo Accords of 1993. The logic then was that complicated issues…