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U.S. reiterates 2-state solution after Lieberman remarks

Posted by claudiacampli su 8 aprile, 2009

Haaretz

By Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondents and News Agencies

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Western-backed
peace efforts with the Palestinians had reached a “dead end” and that Israel intended to present new ideas for diplomacy, prompting a response from the State Department re-emphasizing the American goal of establishing two states. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

Annunci

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Erdogan says ready to mediate peace talks between Israel, Syria

Posted by claudiacampli su 27 marzo, 2009

Haaretz

Turkey’s prime minister reiterated on Friday his readiness to resume mediation of Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations that were disrupted in late December by the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to a report by AFP. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Intervista di Repubblica con Bashar al-Assad

Posted by claudiacampli su 18 marzo, 2009

di NICOLA LOMBARDOZZI e ALIX VAN BUREN

DAMASCO – “Oggi l’America è un gigante militare, ma immensamente fragile sotto il profilo politico. Obama dovrà restaurare la credibilità degli Stati Uniti. I primi passi sono incoraggianti”.

“Col disimpegno dall’Iraq, la volontà di pace, la chiusura di Guantanamo, lui si rivela un uomo di parola. Se questa però sia una svolta storica, è presto per dirlo. Una certezza c’è: dopo la notte dell’Amministrazione Bush, adesso si torna a sperare. Del resto con Israele siamo stati a un soffio da un accordo, e con l’Iran io sono pronto a mediare”.

Il presidente Bashar al-Assad ci riceve alle prime luci del mattino nello studio privato sul monte Qassiun. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Assad: We were within reach of peace deal

Posted by claudiacampli su 18 marzo, 2009

Yedioth Aharonoth

 

Syrian president tells Italian newspaper La Repubblica Turkish-mediated talks with Israel brought countries very close to agreement after PM Olmert expressed willingness to withdraw from Golan Heights. ‘The Israelis’ turn to the right is the greatest obstacle to peace,’ he says


Nir Magal

Syrian President Bashar Assad says that the Turkish-mediated talks between his country and Israel brought the two sides very close to a peace agreement.

 

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Clinton’s spontaneity put on hold for Mideast

Posted by claudiacampli su 9 marzo, 2009

IHT

By Mark Landler

Published: March 8, 2009

ANKARA: On the road with Hillary Rodham Clinton, two distinct secretaries of state are emerging: the loose, unscripted politician who roamed Asian neighborhoods and schools, and the tightly controlled diplomat who marched through the Middle East.

From Egypt to Israel and the West Bank, the top U.S. diplomat dropped the penchant for plain-spoken analysis she had shown in Asia for a more formal style based on time-tested diplomatic formulations.

When Clinton was asked in Ramallah how she felt about Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a cause of strife with Palestinians, she said the United States would raise “the issue” with the next Israeli government. Asked about it again in Brussels, she recited the official U.S. position that settlements were “unhelpful.”

In Israel, Clinton did not publicly broach settlements at all. And she only gingerly raised the issue of border crossings to Gaza, which Israel has mostly kept closed, drawing criticism from European leaders and human rights groups.

She wrapped up her weeklong trip on Saturday, here in Turkey’s sprawling capital, by announcing that President Barack Obama plans to visit Turkey in the next month or so. She declined to say whether Obama would make Turkey the site of a much-anticipated speech to the Islamic world, but another administration official later said he would not give the speech in Turkey.

Some of Clinton’s earlier caution is a reflection of the treacherous landscape in the Middle East, where a misplaced phrase can ruffle feathers among constituencies back home and where the grinding business of negotiation takes precedence over more personal encounters. The potential for missteps was even greater this time, with the Israelis in the throes of putting together a new government.

Asia was not without its land mines – the ailing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, for one – but Clinton sidestepped one of the biggest by playing down human rights concerns in her talks with China. And the general emphasis of that trip was much more geared toward climate change and public diplomacy.

Some Middle East analysts said the Obama administration had calculated that immediately pushing Israel would make no sense – with so little to gain in a largely paralyzed peace process, and so many thorny domestic challenges of its own.

“Pressuring Israel because we’re frustrated with them or because we want to make nice with the Arabs is a dumb policy,” said Aaron David Miller, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Pressuring Israel at the right moment during a peace negotiation that actually promises to produce a breakthrough is much smarter.”

Clinton‘s trip did produce two minor breakthroughs. She sent two emissaries to Syria, with which the United States has had little contact after the Bush administration withdrew its ambassador in 2005. And Clinton proposed a major conference on Afghanistan, to which all its neighbors, including Iran, would be invited. On Saturday, the Iranian government reacted positively, setting up the prospect of the first face-to-face meeting between Iran and the Obama administration.

On Saturday, the U.S. emissaries to Syria – Jeffrey Feltman, the acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, and Daniel Shapiro, a senior director at the National Security Council – met for three and a half hours with the Syrian foreign minister, deputy prime minister and other officials.

“We found a lot of common ground today,” Feltman said in a conference call with reporters, declining to share details. “It’s our view that Syria can play a constructive role in the region.”

After a meeting with the Turkish foreign minister, Ali Babacan, Clinton said she was grateful that Turkey had brokered indirect talks between Syria and Israel. She gave a strong signal that the United States wanted to include Syria in a comprehensive peace process.

“The importance of this track of the peace effort cannot be overstated, and Turkey has played a very important role,” she said.

Once Clinton left the Middle East, she loosened up. She joked with reporters after a linguistic gaffe in which she handed a red “reset button” to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, as a gift, only to be told by him that the Russian inscription was a mistranslation.

In Ankara, Clinton appeared on a popular television talk show, “Come and Join Us,” a format to which she last subjected herself in Indonesia. She confided to the hostesses that she had told her daughter that the “fashion gene skipped a generation.” When a young man in the audience asked her when she last fell in love, she replied, “It was so long ago, with my husband.”

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In Mideast, Clinton Turns Up the Caution

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 8 marzo, 2009

ANKARA, Turkey — On the road with Hillary Rodham Clinton, two distinct secretaries of state are emerging: the loose, unscripted politician who roamed Asia’s neighborhoods and schools, and the tightly controlled diplomat who marched through the Middle East.

From Egypt to Israel and the West Bank, Mrs. Clinton dropped the penchant for plain-spoken analysis she had shown in Asia for a more formal style based on time-tested diplomatic formulations.

When Mrs. Clinton was asked in Ramallah how she felt about Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a cause of strife with Palestinians, she said the United States would raise “the issue” with the next Israeli government. Asked about it again in Brussels, she recited the official American position that settlements were “unhelpful.”

In Israel, Mrs. Clinton did not publicly broach settlements at all. And she only gingerly raised the issue of border crossings to Gaza, which Israel has mostly kept closed, drawing criticism from European leaders and human rights groups. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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New US-Syria talks ‘constructive’

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 7 marzo, 2009

BBC NEWS

07 March 2009

A senior US envoy involved in the first high-level contact between the US and Syria since 2005 has said the talks were “very constructive”.

Jeffrey Feltman, acting assistant US secretary of state for the Near East, met officials including Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Damascus.

Speaking after the talks, Mr Feltman said the US looked forward to progress on bilateral ties and regional issues.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also cited Syria’s regional role.

Speaking in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Saturday, Mrs Clinton said that the importance of the Syrian-Israeli peace track “cannot be overstated”. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Clerics urge new jihad over Gaza

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 19 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

19 February 2009

At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met senior Hamas officials to plot a new jihad centred on Gaza.

The BBC’s Bill Law was the only Western journalist at the meeting.

In a hall crowded with conservative Sunni Muslim sheikhs and scholars, in a hotel close to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport speaker after speaker called for jihad against Israel in support of Hamas.

The choice of Turkey was significant. Arab hardliners were keen to put aside historic differences with the Turks.

As one organiser put it: “During the past 100 years relations have been strained but Palestine has brought us together.”

Many delegates spoke appreciatively of the protest by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who stormed out of a Davos debate on Gaza two weeks ago. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Abbas confers with Turks on Gaza

Posted by claudiacampli su 8 febbraio, 2009

IHT

By Sabrina Tavernise and Sebnem Arsu

Published: February 8, 2009

ISTANBUL: President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority traveled to Turkey over the weekend for talks with the prime minister and other officials on the way forward after the three-week war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza.

Turkey has been closely involved in talks on the conflict there, particularly with Hamas. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey was close to securing the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas in 2006. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Abbas Seeks Greater Gaza Role for His Palestinian Authority

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 8 febbraio, 2009

ISTANBUL — President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority traveled to Turkey this weekend for talks with Turkey’s prime minister and other officials on the way forward after the three-week war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza.

Turkey has been closely involved in talks on the conflict there, particularly with Hamas. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey was close to securing the release of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas in 2006.

But there was no mention of Corporal Shalit after talks on Saturday in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where Mr. Abbas and President Abdullah Gul of Turkey gave a televised news conference.

Mr. Abbas is part of Fatah, a rival faction to Hamas that was ousted from Gaza in a brief civil war in June 2007. Israel intensified economic sanctions on Gaza after that. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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