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Bush memoir makes selective use of Iraq data

In his memoir “Decision Points,” former president George W. Bush passionately defends his 2003 decision to invade Iraq, citing, among other things, a Jan. …Read More.

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Israel ‘risks chaos if no peace’

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Impending indictments in Hariri killing could shake Lebanon to its core

BEIRUT – The din of construction roars over Beirut’s traffic as skyscrapers race toward completion. A warm autumn sun beats down on shoppers browsing through Beirut Souks, the luxury retail shopping complex built on a former battleground of Lebanon’s 15-year civil war. …Read More.

May Aung San Suu Kyi’s Light Shine on Tel Aviv and onto Berlin

Hours before her anticipated release scores of supporters gathered near the home of Nobel Peace Prize laureate pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hoping to see her in her first few minutes of freedom after seven years of house detention under Myanmar’s ruling generals. Aung San Suu Kyi swept to victory in the 1990 election […]

Romancing The Stone Option

Returning to the stone was one of the options I suggested in a recent article in which I explain how Palestinians should attain parity with Israelis. I stated that Israelis need to understand the consequences of the failure of the peace talks; that if Israel perceived failure was a return to the status quo, it […]

The Hijacking of the Road to Hope and getting the News First at Facebook

Background on the Road to Hope follows this Facebook message received 11 November as I was sipping my first cup of coffee of the morning: AN AID worker has smuggled a desperate message to the Guardian after he and five other British citizens were kidnapped in Libya. In a text sent this morning, Tauqir Sharif, […]

Palestinians Must Establish Parity With Israelis

When my children were young, I wanted to instill in them the art of negotiating. I used what I call a “fixed deescalating incentive” lesson. For example, when my son wanted money I offered him $10 to cut the lawn. He would skillfully counter that he would do the chore for $20. When I would […]

Together Seeing Morality in Prosperity or Consequences

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is not about us and them, peace and security, land and water or even about religious rights; it is about morality versus injustice. Unfortunately, the Palestinians have allowed Israelis to define the conflict in those terms which benefit Israel. Consequently, Israelis have made a spectacle of the peace process that never ends […]

Remember Remember the 5th of November and the 12th of December

Remember Remember the 12th of December: Message to Iran, US and Israel “Remember remember the 5th of November. I suddenly had this feeling that everything is connected. Perfectly laid out in front of me and we are all a part of it and trapped by it. IDEAS are bulletproof.”—V for Vendetta VERY CONNECTED: All Things […]

Iran, Pulling Teeth and Wrestling with the Violence Within

“All things must pass, all things must pass away. Sunset doesn’t last all evening. A mind can blow those clouds away. Now the darkness only stays the nighttime; in the morning it will fade away. It’s not always going to be this grey; all things must pass, all things must pass away.”-George Harrison All Things […]

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