More and more Israelis and their supporters in the US are making a major issue of the fact that the peace process is dead in its tracks because of the absence of public support for it in Israel support for it in Israel. They cite negative public opinion and the absence of a credible peace movement as proof that Palestinians have squandered the last remaining hope for getting their lands back once they lost Israeli public opinion. Continue Reading »
David Landau has been writing for Ha’aretz for some time. His path and mine have often crossed, usually when we are on different ends of a debate regarding the Middle East. More often than not, we agreed more than we disagreed. Until Tuesday.
The prestigious US radio program “All things Considered” on National Public Radio invited David and I for a discussion on the current situation, especially after Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza Tuesday morning. Continue Reading »
Is there a law for war? This was the way I have interrupted the various comments that friends of mine made this week.
It started at around noon on Monday. Arthur and Anderson auditors who have been working at our office get a call from their office saying that all the Ramallah staff have been told to go home. Some of our own staff get calls from friends with similar sentiment. The rumor is that the Israelis are planning to shell Ramallah indiscriminately. Two Israeli soldiers were killed near Betunia and one colleague rushes in saying that the Israelis are about to reoccupy Ramallah. Continue Reading »