The Palestinians’ Defining Moment

Throughout their century-long struggle, the Palestinians have had many defining moments. Yet they were mostly squandered for a variety of reasons; the most pervasive of these has been a lack visionary leadership that could seize the moment. As the Palestinians prepare to go the ballot bo

October 14, 2002 Read more

Defying Conventional Wisdom

To suggest that there might be an opportunity for Israel and Syria to achieve a peace agreement at this juncture when turmoil and uncertainty rule in the Middle East defies conventional wisdom. But it is exactly when everything seems to break down that people with vision seek a break

October 6, 2002 Read more

Behind Mr. Bush’s Fixation On Saddam

An increasingly growing number of Americans are perplexed about why President Bush is so fixated on Saddam Hussein, especially since the so-called imminent danger posed by the Iraqi despot does not appear to be so imminent. Try as they may to justify the rush toward war to dislodge the

September 29, 2002 Read more

Why Is Sharon So Fixated On Arafat?

I am tempted to draw an analogy between President Bush's fixation on Saddam Hussein and Prime Minister Sharon's on Chairman Arafat. Mr. Bush and Mr. Sharon believe that the focus of their respective obsessive attention is evil, engaged in, and supportive of terrorism. They also

September 22, 2002 Read more

The Lessons Of September 11th

As we commemorate the first anniversary of September 11th, we remember those who lost their lives and pray that they found their eternal resting place in heaven and hope the living–family and friends–can draw some comfort from that. And as we contemplate that tragic event and the turbulen

September 9, 2002 Read more

As War Becomes Imminent

It is becoming increasingly apparent that a war to oust Saddam Hussein from power is now only a matter of time. Vice President Cheney, in a speech in Nashville to the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, showed–obviously with the President's approval– that he has, in fact,

August 28, 2002 Read more

The Tragic Lessons Of The Second Intifadah

No one can predict with certainty that the second Intifadah will soon be over, but one consequence has already emerged: An overwhelming majority of Palestinians, along with most of their leaders, have concluded that the Intifadah has been nothing less than a political and economic disaster

August 20, 2002 Read more

How Will The Carnage Ever End?

During the past two decades I have always maintained that, regardless of their agonizing history, Israelis and Palestinians were destined to live harmoniously with one another. It is not that I now despair, but I do feel at a loss, baffled by the sheer madness that has engulfed both peoples.

August 10, 2002 Read more

Moral Clarity In The War On Terrorism

Just think: One stateless man, Osama Bin-Laden, has affected our national security, defense, and strategic thinking equally, if not more so, than the former Soviet Union, which had tens of thousands of nuclear missiles targeted against us. Throughout the Cold War, we kept the Soviet Union in

July 29, 2002 Read more
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