| Jul 19, 2011
| 1:30 PM
The article "Social networks as a grass-roots approach to Mideast peace" ( July 18 ) misses the point when it lists the Israeli-Palestinian conflict's core issues as "...mutual recognition and respect, ideology and dignity." In fact, there are four key...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict underwent another evolution this week when the Fatah-backed Palestinian National Authority, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, the radical Islamic movement that rules the Gaza Strip, announced they would put aside...
| May 3, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Consider these two comments if you want to know who is our ally and who is our enemy.
Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip and regularly fires rockets into neighboring Israel, has condemned the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden and said it "mourned him...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:15 AM
The Rev. James W. Dale suggests that "The harder way, I believe, is the way of continuing to demand that both sides must come to the table if there is ever to be a lasting peace with justice" ("Choosing to stay engaged," May 4). This in contrast to...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Sun's wording in "Report criticizes Netanyahu's handling of Gaza flotilla raid" (June 14) obscures elements influencing Israel's actions criticized by the Israeli state comptroller. While the article recognizes that the flotilla was "determined to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
In September, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas plans to bring a statehood petition to the United Nations. The initial plan is to bring it to the Security Council for approval. If the U.S. vetoes it, as expected, the PA will then bring it to...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Israel and the Palestinians are on a collision course this week, as the government of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas prepares to unilaterally seek United Nations recognition of an independent Palestinian state. If Mr. Abbas goes through with...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:45 PM
I am not going to go off on this one. You can look at the video below and come to your own conclusions.
The one overwhelming thought I do have is how there is absolutely no escaping politics and conflict in these polarized and deeply troubled economic...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A report this week on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program by the International Atomic Energy Agency leaves little doubt that country's ruling clerics remain determined to acquire the means to produce a bomb. That poses a dilemma for the Obama...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
If ever there was a time when "see, I told you so" was warranted, it is now as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported last week that Iran is close to developing a nuclear weapon.
That so many in the State Department over several...