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  • Pro-Israel: Solidarity or Retail Politics?

    By James D. Besser

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Pro-Israel lobbyists are patting themselves on the back these days for yet another congressional resolution declaring solidarity with the embattled State of Israel, and the kudos are justified.

    Pro-Israel resolutions these days are routinely passed with only token opposition;...

  • Hamas and the Triple Standard

    By Edwin Black

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to Israel's fight against Hamas, a triple standard seems at work.

    Israel is now completely at war with Palestinian terror groups, no less than America is at war with Al Qaeda worldwide and Saddam loyalists in Iraq. Hence, Israel must escalate its rules of engagement,...

  • After the Cease-Fire What Comes Next?

    By Leslie Susser

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As Israel and the Palestinians begin a long-awaited truce, both sides are holding their breath -- and wondering what the United States will do next to advance the "road map" peace plan.

    The late June cease-fire by the three main Palestinian terror groups, declared as the intifada...

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  • The Right of Return Goes Both Ways

    By James D. Besser

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With the growing worldwide focus on displaced Palestinians, Jewish groups are suddenly raising the issue of a different kind of refugee: the almost 1 million Jews who were forced to flee Arab countries after the creation of Israel in 1948.

    The timing is no accident. While the effort...

  • Bombing Shatters Lives, Peace Moves

    By Naomi Segal

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The fragile peace efforts launched a week ago at the Middle East summit in Aqaba, Jordan, appeared to be unraveling at a dizzying pace this week, as Israel and the Palestinians were drawn back into a familiar and bloody pattern of violence and retaliation.

    In the latest day of...

  • Peace ‘Road Map’ Lurches Off-Track

    By Leslie Susser

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A week ago, the path to peace seemed bright following the formal launch of the "road map" peace plan at a summit in Aqaba, Jordan.

    One violent week later, many are wondering if the road map is already roadkill.

    Wednesday's bus bombing in downtown Jerusalem capped a gory week and...

  • Beyond Summit: Chance for Peace?

    By Leslie Susser

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A double dose of optimism and skepticism led up to this week's summit at the Red Sea resort of Aqaba, but what really matters is what comes next.

    Hardened by past failures, Israelis and Palestinians alike recognize that there is still a long way to go, and a lot that could still go...

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