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William PfaffPARIS -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Syrian President Bashar Al Assad have an important thing in common: When a part of the populations under their control rise up against them, they do not negotiate or compromise; they bomb the rebel...
Tags: U.S. Elections, Mitt Romney, Elections, War Crimes, Israel
The drama unfolding in Gaza seems numbingly familiar. This time, however, there's a big and potentially tragic difference: Not even the actors — Palestinians and Israelis — can possibly know how it will turn out. How many times must they...
American VoicesWith President Obama's re-election, American relations with the Israeli government are likely to grow even frostier. Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have never been friendly. But then Netanyahu openly supported Mitt Romney for president, the...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Elections, Israel, Joe Biden, Politics
American VoicesBenjamin Netanyahu is so eager to see Mitt Romney elected president that he's making a fool of himself. For the last couple of weeks, the Israeli prime minister has been the featured player in a Republican-sponsored TV ad playing in Florida. It shows...
Tags: George W. Bush, Kadima, Elections, Israel, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
American VoicesMitt Romney should be ashamed. They way he behaved on Tuesday night and Wednesday after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, is not befitting a candidate for president of...
Start planning for Labor Day weekend now. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is holding its second Fish For Free day of the year on Sept. 3, and Mauch Chunk Lake Park is going to be the site of one of three free programs being offered by the...
As if life in Washington wasn't dispiriting enough, we must now get ready for a bruising fight over whether former Senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee as the new secretary of defense, has a Jewish problem.' Hagel's confirmation by...
Tags: Allergies, Elections, Israel, Wars and Interventions, Judaism
American VoicesWe are witnessing the most extraordinary moment in the Middle East since I began following events there 25 years ago. Every day brings a new ground-breaking development -- things that would lead newspapers all by themselves, anytime, anywhere. The United...
Paul GreenbergHappy Birthday, Palestine! Strike up the band. Ice the champagne. Run up the flag. Rally and cheer. Orate and pose for the cameras. Declare victory. Dance the night away. Sing another chorus of Baladi! Baladi! Better yet, gather 'round the campfire, and...
American VoicesNow that Mitt Romney is certain to be the Republican nominee for president, it's time to examine his foreign-affairs policies and background. In short, he has no significant foreign policy experience. None at all. And his policy pronouncements have...
American VoicesA fight in Israel over a new university is a perfect metaphor illustrating the nation's deep divisions -- a fault line that further isolates Israel and presents a continuing danger to the world. This month, an Israeli education council for the occupied...
In November 1947, shortly after the United Nations voted for partition of the Holy Land into separate Arab and Jewish states, Chaim Weizmann was cited by the New York Times as saying that "the most important work now was to build Palestine." What? To...
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