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Time is Ripe for Israel to Export Democracy

The idea of Israel exporting democracy to its Arab neighbors always seemed like a far-fetched idea for this jaded blogger. But the time is ripe for David Suissa’s hopeful 22-State Solution: Israel can surely keep chasing the dream of peace with Hamas and the Palestinians, which would be wonderful if it ever happened. But if

Saeb Erekat Can’t Stop Spinning

There’s a perverse pleasure watching Saeb Erekat, Big Media’s favorite liar, spinning his resignation from the Palestinian negotiating team. He now claims he quit because PaliLeaks happened on his watch. Not because of the substance of the documents, or because his life’s in danger. His resignation — he wants you to believe — has nothing to

CBC: Our Israel Coverage Was Separate and Unequal

The CBC fessed up. When the publicly funded Canadian broadcaster picked up on a Human Rights Watch report charging Israeli discrimination against Palestinians in areas like housing, freedom of movement, health, education and access to water, it made one mistake. The Ceeb never obtained an Israeli response to the non-governmental organization’s allegations. You won’t find any

Israel: Gaddafi’s Distraction of Choice

This says it all.  While his people gear up this week’s Libyan Day of Rage, strongman Muammar Gaddafi is also prepping — by trying to distract everyone with the Palestinian problem. Gaddafi tells Palestinians: Revolt against Israel It ain’t hard to see where that came from. Food prices are up, and virtual water‘s trickle down effect won’t

Dear Egypt . . .

Dear Egypt, Congratulations on your new day. “People power” swept away Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of autocracy and repression. You ousted the regime without jihad, without “martyrdom operations,” without immediately spiraling into a more volatile situation akin to places like Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, or Gaza. You pulled it off without the ethnic divisiveness commonly

NYT Slams Door on PaliLeaks Thesis

While we were all distracted by Egypt, the NY Times Magazine published an in-depth look at the Abbas-Olmert peace talks. Before the publication of the Palestine papers, Israeli journalist Bernard Avishai interviewed the principle players,  Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert independently; both confirmed they were remarkably close to a peace deal. THE ISSUES THAT were supposed to be

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