But the quest for peace based on the co-existence between Israel and Palestine has taken a big step forwards. Unity between the Palestinians should be the next. US support for the actual creation of the State of Palestine should come soon after.
I hope Obama has had a glimpse of the frustration and shame of an ordinary Egyptian at what has been done in their name.
As soon as Barack Obama was re-elected, Europeans began to return to Washington in great numbers to assure that the first "Pacific U.S. President" has not totally forgotten the old continent. The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, is in town promoting the idea of a free trade agreement between the [Read more]
The explanation for the defeat, as provided by Romney and the party leaders, can be summarized in one sentence: We ran an excellent campaign, but the bad guys changed the rules. This is because the basic principle of the campaign, which could easily be seen in Karl Rove’s furious expression regarding the Ohio voters on the night of the elections, was that the white man always wins.
International diplomacy is close to preventing the already tragic tensions between Israelis and Palestinians from evolving into a conflict and spreading through the Middle East. There is little Europe in this result; there is more America and plenty of Egypt, and there is also the fact that Israel and Hamas are more [Read more]
Never mind if later on American federal law tries to stop these popular decisions: The damage to the prohibitionist doctrine has been done. It does not look good to continue jailing peaceful citizens when a growing percentage, and soon to be a majority, of the population state that those people are being imprisoned for [Read more]
What was Hillary Clinton dreaming about when she fell asleep during Barack Obama's historic speech in Burma last Monday?
Several years ago, the influential Washington lobbyist convinced Republicans to take an oath against future tax increases. Now they have begun to mutiny.
What does Hillary Clinton want from her recent visit to the region? On the eve of Clinton’s visit to Ramallah, a veteran European diplomat gave me the best description: "She wants something different from each party!"
The diplomat added, "In tours like this, usually a superpower like the U.S. strives toward just one [Read more]