U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell is stepping down and his deputy David Hale, a former Ambassador to Jordan will temporarily replace him. The White House is expected to announce Mitchell’s departure later today.
The White House’s chief envoy on Middle East peace resigned his post Friday after two years of unsuccessful efforts to restart a reconciliation process between Israelis and Palestinians, administration officials confirmed.
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell held talks with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at his Tel Aviv residence on Tuesday, as the zig-zagging lurch toward peace negations continues. According to early reports, the discussion between the two officials focused on plans for indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in which […]
U.S President Barack Obama’s point man in the Middle East has little to show for his latest peace mission. U.S. envoy George Mitchell held three days of separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, but failed to achieve a breakthrough on resuming peace talks. He said he will return again next week. “I look forward […]
A skeptical Palestinian leadership agreed Sunday to begin U.S.-mediated peace talks with Israel, effectively ending a 14-month breakdown in communications between the two sides. Sunday’s decision marks a first achievement for U.S. diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian arena.
George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, held talks in Syria Wednesday with President Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s official news agency SANA said. Their meeting was expected to focus on the Middle East peace process and Syria-US relations. Mitchell arrived in Damascus from Lebanon, the first stop in his latest tour of the […]
U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell says Lebanon is key to regional peace. He was in Beirut on Tuesday and Wednesday at the start of a regional tour aimed at restarting Middle East peace talks. Mitchell’s visit is part of a U.S. effort to forge a wider peace that would end Israel’s conflicts with the […]
US Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell has arrived in Beirut Tuesday . He will be here for a two-day visit, the National News Agency (NNA) has reported. Mitchell is expected to talk with President Michel Suleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Al-Harriri, Minister of Foreign affairs Ali Al-Shami and other […]
US Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell is expected to arrive in Beirut Tuesday for a two-day visit, the National News Agency (NNA) reported Mitchell is expected to talk with President Michel Suleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Al-Harriri, Minister of Foreign affairs Ali Al-Shami and other senior officials here regarding […]
A U.S. peace envoy’s suggestion that Washington could penalize Israel financially to force it into making concessions to the Palestinians drew Israeli ire on Sunday. “Under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel,” George Mitchell said on U.S. television on Wednesday after being asked about the kind of pressure […]