Dennis Ross News
Veteran Mideast Negotiators Advise Against Releasing Pollard
The Obama administration’s decision to put the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on the Middle East negotiating table is not without precedent. President Bill Clinton – the third of five presidents under whom Pollard has been imprisoned – floated the commutation of his...
Secy Clinton Says Gingrich’s Comments on Palestinians Are Unhelpful
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected comments by GOP presidential hopeful New Gingrich that the Palestinians are an unhelpful people. When asked by PBS Newshour’s Jim Lehrer today if she thought the comments were helpful, Clinton replied: “No.” “I think he recognized that from what...
Dennis Ross Leaving White House
Seasoned diplomat Dennis Ross is leaving the White House. Ross is currently on the National Security Staff, serving as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the “Central Region” — defined as Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, and South Asia. In...
The Global Note: Rogue Trader…Cruise Ship Fire…Palestinian “Train Wreck?”…Queen & “The Fonz”
ROGUE TRADER – $2 BILLION LOSS UBS says a rogue trader has caused the Swiss bank an estimated loss of $2 billion and warned it could report a loss for the entire third quarter as a result, but said no customer money was affected. A...
U.S. Mounts Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Palestinian Statehood Bid
Two top Obama administration envoys are meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today in a last-ditch effort to stop him from going to the United Nations next week to get recognition for a Palestinian state , a move that would almost certainly lead to an American veto. A top European Union
The Global Note: Hikers’ Snag?…Saudi Prince Rape Charge…North Korea Tourism?
AMERICAN HIKERS IN IRAN: NOW WHAT? -A SNAG? A DELAY? ABC News has confirmed that Iran’s judiciary is still reviewing the bail offer for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. “Two American citizens charged with espionage have not been released. Request from lawyers of these two...
The Global Note
TERROR PLOT? -WHERE DID THE ALLEGED PLOTTERS COME FROM?: While New York and Washington ramp up bag checks, and checkpoints, and (as NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly reminded us, there are a lot of measures we cannot see)…and while counterrorism officials chase down hundreds of leads...
Nov. 11, 2004: Yasser Arafat Dies
Mahmoud Abbas takes over as PLO Chairman after Palestinian leader Arafat dies.
July 30, 1997: Terrorist Attacks in Israel
Hamas suicide bombers in a crowded Israeli market shatter hope for peace talks.