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Posted September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006

I begin with a sigh… which might easily turn into a moan.

There it is again. Yesterday, Kofi Annan, in his last address

Posted September 19, 2006

September 19, 2006

It seems sometimes a rule of thumb that if I wait a day, the news changes.

So it is with what I

Posted September 18, 2006

September 18, 2006

After a hiatus necessitated by brief illness, I will touch upon a variety of subjects here with more to follow soon.

It seems

Posted September 14, 2006

September 14, 2006

Foreign Minister Livni is in Washington and yesterday met with Sec. of State Rice. When a joint press conference was held, Livni made

Posted September 13, 2006

September 13, 2006

PA President Abbas (Fatah) and PA Prime Minister Haniyeh (Hamas) on Monday announced that Hamas and Fatah are going to be forming a

Posted September 12, 2006

September 12, 2006

I would like to focus today on an issue that many will see as controversial, but which must be dealt with:


Posted September 10, 2006

September 10, 2006

Sometimes I write about the failure of people on the left to face reality. But today I am forced to write about what

Posted September 6, 2006

September 6, 2006

There’s a stepping back now: Mahmoud Abbas is saying today that the Bahraini paper El-Halij misunderstood his statement about a prisoner trade; he

Posted September 5, 2006

September 5, 2006

None of this has been confirmed yet — the word is coming via reports from Arab papers. In one version PA President Mahmoud

Posted September 3, 2006

September 3, 2006

Defense Minister Peretz has come out in favor of a formal commission of inquiry with regard to the war, which puts him in