Jewish Journal

Barak Lurie

  • Democracy in the Mideast?

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President George W. Bush is certainly putting his money where his mouth is. Last week, the State Department announced it will invest $25 million to promote democracy throughout the Arab world. The goals of the program, which will train political advocates, journalists and others, are...

  • It Takes a (Democratic) Village

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    So what will it take to end the decades of conflict between the Israelis and its Arab neighbors?

    Let's first recognize the problem: For decades, we've assumed it's an issue of land. But is that really so? If land were the issue, Yasser Arafat would have at least negotiated former...