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October 31, 1993 | David Grossman, Jerusalem-based David Grossman is the author of the novel "See Under: Love" and the study "The Yellow Wind." His new novel, "The Book of Intimate Grammar," will be published next fall by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. "Imagining Peace" first appeared in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot; it was translated by Galia Licht.
"Imagining Peace," I wrote at the top of the page a year before the Israeli-PLO accord. At that time, these two words held the magic of a password. I underlined them with a strong, straight line, then with a squiggle, then with a few faint dots, and I resolved to continue. Tomorrow. A week went by, and again I wrote the two words at the top of a page, and again they held a promise, like the pleasure of suddenly taking a deep breath.
December 1, 2007 | Maggie Farley and Paul Richter, Times Staff Writers
The United States withdrew a Security Council resolution Friday endorsing this week's agreement on Middle East peace negotiations, after it became clear that the U.S. ambassador had introduced it without fully consulting Israeli and Palestinian diplomats -- or, apparently, even his boss. Israel did not want the council formally involved in the Middle East peace process, an Israeli diplomat said, and Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman said he was surprised to hear Thursday afternoon that U.S.
March 25, 2000 | By JOHN DANISZEWSKI,
For decades, the goal of forging a comprehensive Middle East peace has been the diplomatic Holy Grail for U.S. leaders. Now, with his second term ebbing fast, President Clinton has what may be his last best chance to bring about peace between Israel and its chief remaining Arab adversary.
Reeling from Israeli election returns that seem to have swamped his hopes for more progress on Middle East peace, President Clinton vowed Thursday to continue U.S. support for Israel's security and indicated that he is ready to work with the apparent winner, Benjamin Netanyahu. "Whatever the results, the United States will continue its policy of support for the people of Israel, for the democratic process there and for the process of peace," Clinton told reporters.
February 3, 2007 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
A group of world powers Friday blessed the latest American effort to restart the Middle East peace process, but not before signaling that divisions remained among its members. The so-called quartet -- comprising the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia -- released a statement expressing support for a round of U.S.-led talks due to begin this month.
November 5, 1991 | MARTIN INDYK, Martin Indyk, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was an observer at the Madrid peace conference
When Arab and Israeli delegates entered the Hall of Columns at the Madrid Peace Conference, weighed down with the baggage of their nightmarish past, they took a small step into a brave new world. To the outside viewer, the success of this peace conference was difficult to discern. It ended in acrimonious exchanges more bitter than the opening speeches and a final admonition from "Schoolmaster of State" James A.
It took a bit of prodding, but Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh publicly signed up Thursday as co-sponsor of the Middle East peace conference that Secretary of State James A. Baker III is trying to sell to Israel and its Arab adversaries. Moscow's agreement to participate was a small victory, but it ranks as the biggest prize so far of Baker's Middle East shuttle, which has kept him on the road for 17 of the last 20 days. But even that did not come easily.
June 10, 2003 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
AMMAN, Jordan -- Usama Takriti, a 38-year-old Jordanian software developer, is exactly the kind of man who has everything to gain in a new Middle East. Peace with neighboring Israel could open a vibrant new market for his high-tech products and kick-start the moribund regional economy.
October 30, 1991 | AMOS OZ, Amos Oz is an Israeli novelist. His latest book is "To Know a Woman" (Harcourt Brace, 1991). This article was translated by Nicholas de Lange. and
Today, Israel is entering into direct negotiations with its neighbors and with the Palestinian people. The object of these negotiations is to put an end to 70 years of war between Jews and Arabs and to inaugurate a new age. In due course the peace talks will lead to regional arrangements and a picture of a shared future: frontiers and security, water and trade, energy and pumps, tourism and cultural ties, and maybe eventually reconciliation and friendship. It will be a long process.
May 17, 1995 | SHIBLEY TELHAMI, Shibley Telhami is the director of Cornell University's Near Eastern Studies Program and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. During the Gulf crisis, he served as an adviser to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations.
As Congress considers legislation introduced by Republican leaders to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, members should reflect on a congressional resolution passed in haste in March, 1990, declaring Jerusalem the unified capital of Israel. Although the resolution was barely noticed in the United States, Sen.
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