Regions / Middle East & North Africa
One of the first State of the Union speeches in a long time to pay attention to foreign policy.
Since it began 15 months ago, the Palestinian Intifada has had little to show for itself politically, despite the remarkable fortitude of a militarily occupied, unarmed, poorly led, and still dispossessed people that has defied the pitiless ravages of Isr
The Palestinian collective memory is blistered by the fact that Palestine was violated, with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Instead of forging forward on a new path, the U.S. thrust has been to join an Israeli character assassination of elected Palestinian President Yaser Arafat.
Sam and Leila Bahour offer a candid look at the Palestinian psyche
Most of the actions needed to make this conviction a reality are the same issues that are being called for by Palestinians themselves, the establishment of rule of law, accountability of decisionmaking, and collective leadership--in other words, concrete
The U.S. first, and subsequently the EU, have adopted the Israeli view that the core of the problem is Yasir Arafat.
It might be time for Israel to confess to its true intentions in the Palestinian territories.
There has been increasing attention on Yemen as the possible next major focus in the U.S. campaign against terrorism.
Israel would be doing itself a monumental favor by ending the occupation on its own terms, rather than withdrawing due to additional international pressure.