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2011-03-17 08:05:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this year Al Jazeera released the "Palestine Papers" -- nearly 1,700 files of documents authored by Palestinian negotiators and advisors, memorializing a decade of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks. Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East has carefully reviewed the Palestine Papers, including those documents concerning the comprehensive peace offer Israeli Prime Minister ("PM") Ehud Olmert made in 2008. There has been a good...

2009-09-23 12:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed President Barack Obama's call today for immediate negotiations toward a comprehensive settlement in the Middle East based upon Israeli and Palestinian states living side by side in peace and security. Addressing the UN General Assembly, the President also stated that Iran would be "held to account" if it continued its pursuit of nuclear weapons. "President Obama's maiden speech to the General Assembly was a vital reaffirmation of...

2009-06-30 15:04:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has released a hard-hitting 5 minute film dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Entitled "No: The Real Obstacle to Peace," the film asserts that the main hurdle to peace in the region is not the issue of settlements or land or borders, but rather the idea that Jews have "no right to a state in a territory where they have lived throughout history." "As our new film makes clear, Prime Minister Netanyahu's offer for an equitable...

2008-09-28 15:00:02

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says security forces are investigating what he calls a new underground of extremist Jewish settlers. Olmert made the comments Sunday while addressing the Israeli Cabinet in the wake of a pipe bombing of the home of Hebrew University political science Professor Ze'ev Sternhell, an outspoken critic of the Israeli settler movement, The Jerusalem Post reported. Sternhell was slightly wounded late Wednesday night when assailants placed a small pipe...

2008-09-22 00:00:12

World News IN BRIEF *JERUSALEM The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, handed his resignation to President Shimon Peres but he could stay in office for weeks or months until a new government is formed. Mr Olmert was replaced by Tzipi Livni, the Foreign Minister, as leader of the ruling Kadima Party on Wednesday, raising her chances of becoming Israel's first woman prime minister since Golda Meir in the 1970s. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-21 15:00:01

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert submitted his resignation Sunday, opening the door for Foreign Minister Tzipi Livini to take over the office. Olmert, who is under a cloud from a criminal investigation of his personal finances, hand-delivered his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres, Ynetnews.com reported. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prime minister for his contribution to the people and the country and for many years of public service," Peres said...

2008-09-21 09:00:12

Text of report by London-based independent newspaper Al-Quds al- Arabi website on 19 September [Editorial: "Livni is not Thatcher"] The victory of Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in the contest for the leadership of the ruling Kadima Party the day before yesterday [17 September] came as no surprise. Opinion polls have been forecasting it ever since Ehud Olmert resigned from the leadership of the party because of financial scandals in which he is implicated. What came as a surprise...

2008-09-21 09:00:12

Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced his resignation to his cabinet Sunday, and prepared to submit an official letter to President Shimon Peres. Olmert, who is stepping down amid a criminal investigation into his personal financial dealings, also congratulated Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on winning an election to succeed him as leader of the Kadima Party and offered to help her build a new governing coalition, the Jerusalem Post reported. "This was not an easy decision, or a simple...


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