Archive for November, 2009

America the Spectator; Time For Less Talk, More Action From Obama

November 24, 2009

My latest piece in Zeek Magazine explores the implications of the threatened unilateral declaration of statehood by the Palestinians and the Israeli decision to expand the settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem. I explain how it amounts to one of the final challenges and opportunities for the Obama Administration to save the two-state solution.

Goldstone, Pro and Con

November 16, 2009

In my latest piece in Zeek, I try to untangle the hysteria around the Goldstone Report, and hopefully help move us all away from debating the report and focus again on what is really important–relieving the intense suffering in Gaza that existed before and was exacerbated by Operation Cast Lead and finally attaining security for southern Israel.

The End of the Abbas Era?

November 6, 2009

My latest piece for Zeek Magazine explores the realities and ramifications of Mahmoud Abbas’ announcement that he will not seek re-election. Click here to read it.