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Monday, November 22, 2004
First Steps to Peace - A Middle East Peace Activism Proposal
Jed Graham, an American, offers a new and timely initiative to help build support for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. [more]
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
After Arafat - A New Era?
We all hope that a new era of peace is dawning in the Middle East, but those who think the hope is actually about to come true may have to think again. [more]
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Yasser Arafat in past and future history
Yasser Arafat (see biography ) was the emblem and embodiment of Palestine, for better or worse. He was perhaps the last of the succession of larger than life heros or villains who were so plentiful in the twentieth century: Churchill, Hilter, Mussolini, Roosevelt Stalin, people who embodied a cause, for better or worse. [more]
Thursday, November 4, 2004
Barak: "I am back"
Former Israeli PM and Labor party leader Ehud Barak announced that he is returning to political life, following his retirement when he was decisively defeated by Ariel Sharon in 2001. Is it good or bad for the prospects for peace?
Osama Bin Laden's Latest tape- October 2004
There are no real surprises in Osama Bin Laden's latest tape, aired last week by Al-Jazeera television and reproduced below. While his previous tape Bin-Ladin warned Muslims of danger and called for unity and action in the face of the American threat, his latest tape, released just in time for the US elections (and Halloween) was a somewhat premature announcment of victory. [more]
Why Bush won - a guide for foreigners
The election victory of George Bush has surprised and dismayed many in the Middle East and Europe. It should not have been so surprising. [more]
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Dennis Ross on Arafat's culpability
With Yasir Arafat's health and longevity in question, it seems appropriate to re-evaluate his role as head of the Palestine Authority. Dennis Ross's book, "The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace", Farrar, Straus and Giroux, reinforces my conviction that Arafat and the Palestinian people missed a tremendous opportunity when former Israeli PM Ehud Barak was their negotiating partner. [more]
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