Tag Archives: Israel

Northeast Syria in the spotlight

Syria‚Äôs extensive territory lying east of the Euphrates River was a desert when I was in Damascus (1952-56) though it was on the verge of being developed as a major hard wheat producer for Europe. It never happened. Kurds and … Continue reading

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Has Israel passed the point of no return?

Is there still time for Israel to work out a better modus vivendi with the Arabs? Or has it passed the point of no return? Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia

Is Israel is holding secret talks with Saudi Arabia? The mind boggles. Continue reading

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You Can’t Give Something to Nobody

If we want to stop being the world’s policeman, to whom do we turn over our badge? If we can get over our prejudice against the UN, it’s a logical choice. Continue reading

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Difficult Choice

Obama faces a difficult choice, whether the US abstains or vetoes when the Palestine statehood issue comes to the UN Security Council in September. We should abstain. Continue reading

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French propose another Middle East conference

The French are proposing a Paris conference to have another go at the Palestine issue. I suspect this trial balloon will fizzle fairly fast, but if you think about it, it isn’t such a bad idea. Continue reading

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Our veto in the Security Council

The figleaf we used to cover our veto of the UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements was transparent. The consequences of our dishonorable act will be profound. Continue reading

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