Mitchell is back for more Mid East peace talks

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 […]

Mitchell ends Mideast peace mission, but will return

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 […]

US special envoy met Syrian president Assad

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 […]

US envoy George Mitchell arrived in Beirut

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 […]

Mitchell to visit Lebanon Tuesday for talks about ME peace

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 […]

Mitchell’s suggestion of sanctions causes stir in Israel

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 […]