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July 1, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Israeli and Palestinians: What If They Get to the Table?

Secretary of State Kerry has dedicated enormous amounts of time to getting the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.  The last serious negotiations took place toward the end of the…

December 3, 2012

Much Ado About Little: the E-1 Controversy

Dozens of governments, starting with our own, have denounced the Israeli announcement--made soon after the UN General Assembly vote last week--about more housing construction in Jerusalem and the Wes…

December 18, 2012

Obama, Hagel, and Iran

As President Obama enters his second term, his policy with respect to Iran has been spelled out many times. In a March interview with The Atlantic, he described his policy this way: It means a poli…

October 5, 2011

Panetta and Israel Panetta and Israel

U.S. Secretary of Defence Panetta speaks during a joint news conference with Israel's Defence Minister Barak in Tel Aviv (Courtesy REUTERS/Jack Guez/Pool). En route to the Middle East this week…

August 18, 2012

Tunisia’s Shame

The existence of "World Jerusalem Day" is itself a source of shame to all its "celebrants", for it has now become a day when orgies of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric are produced.  In Iran thi…

May 25, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Peace Was Not at Hand

In the Weekly Standard I commented recently on the account former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has given of the peace negotiations he led near the end of his term in office.  Here are some ex…

May 30, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Going Directly to the Wastebasket: Another Plan for the "Peace Process"

Some "peace processors" never give up. In the New York Times today, four of them try an old and very bad idea: forget about negotiations, and substitute the views of some un-elected elderly "statesme…

October 3, 2011

Samir Kuntar, Award Winner Samir Kuntar, Award Winner

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) speaks with released Lebanese prisoner Samir Kantar during a ceremony in Tehran January 29, 2009 (Courtesy REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi). Regimes, like individua…