From Jerusalem to Washington, Myth Disguised as News

After members of Congress and their staffs peruse the newspapers from their home states or districts, they’re likely to take a quick look at the one daily newspaper they all read: the Washington Post. The WaPo shows up on most desks in the executive branch too, from the West Wing on down. But these are … Continue reading “From Jerusalem to Washington, Myth Disguised as News”

Does Israeli Intelligence Lie?

All of the suffering in Gaza – indeed, all of the suffering endured by Palestinians under Israeli occupation for the last eight years – could have been avoided if Israel negotiated a peace agreement with Yasser Arafat when it had the chance, in 2001. What chance? The official Israeli position is that there was no … Continue reading “Does Israeli Intelligence Lie?”

Bush’s Israel Problem – And Ours

No one knows what’s in George W. Bush’s mind as he heads off for Israel and Palestine. Perhaps he himself doesn’t know exactly why he’s making the trip. But if he is really going to burnish his legacy by moving both sides closer to peace, as the pundits say, he faces enormous problems on both … Continue reading “Bush’s Israel Problem – And Ours”