New Middle East peace mission

Aug 15,2017 -JORDAN TIMES – Hasan Abu Nimah US President Trump is dispatching a new peace mission to the Middle East, news reports say. The team, led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will also include US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina […]

Not one, not two, but what?

Mar 07,2017 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday told a parliamentary committee that the US had warned that annexing the West Bank would spark an “immediate crisis” with the US administration. The Israeli minister made his statements before leaving for the US for talks with […]

Israel-Palestine clarity

Sep 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – RAMI G. KHOURI Moments of sudden clarity in political developments can strike anywhere and at any time, as I experienced in relation to the Palestine-Israel conflict while riding the F-train subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan Tuesday morning. Three separate stories I read in the […]

Time for an Arab peace initiative

Jul 01,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh There is a dire need now for an Arab peace initiative. Not another one for tackling the Israeli-Arab conflict, for already there is one, but an initiative to address the inter-Arab conflicts. Regarding the former, the Arabs have already presented their vision […]

Israel / Palestine: Clear rejection

Jun 18,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL In the 2002, the Arab world made a peace offer to Israel the Arab countries thought it could not refuse: normalisation of relations between the Arab region and Israel in exchange for a complete Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem, and […]