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How Bush can be Like Kennedy

Writing in the New York Sun, Rick Richman advises President Bush to channel JFK on his upcoming visit to Israel: No one remembers President Kennedy’s meetings in Berlin, or the subjects ...

Now that I’ve stopped laughing…

Over at the Washington Note, Steve Clemons ruminates on who might be selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and offers up his own recommendation: “My pick would be ...

The Red Cross’s Tortured Conscience

The usual international suspects are bravely criticizing Israel again this week. The International Red Cross is condemning  the “enormous humanitarian cost” of Israeli security measures in the West Bank and ...

Wurmser on the Peace Process

David Wurmser was Vice President Cheney’s Middle East adviser until this year, and is, at least in my opinion, one of the sharpest observers of the region out there. Last ...

Get out Your Calculators

On Wednesday, Mahmoud Abbas asked the world for $5.8 billion in aid; three days later the request had inexplicably grown to $7.1 billion. As many people have pointed out, per ...
Politics & Policy

Rewriting History

Daniel Levy has of late become one of the most sought-after leftist commentators on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and one of the most frequently quoted and interviewed pundits on the subject ...

Happy Hannukah

Lisa, are you sure you don’t want a smoked ham with those latkes? (“Delicious for Chanukah!”) Oh, and regarding Hitchens — be sure to read David Hazony’s take over at ...

“Hands Off Iran”

Writing in The Nation, Chris Hedges would like you to know that in these times, he is suffering a terrible ordeal of conscience — and that it is not just ...

Heartening Annapolis Details

This just came over the transom from State: On November 27, the United States will host Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, Palestinian Authority President Abbas, along with the Members of the Quartet, the ...