In short, 2009 is looking like a year of massive defeat for the U.S. and its friends in the Middle East.
Following our election, when it became clear Benjamin Netanyahu was able to form a center-right coalition, many said "the U.S. will not agree to it,” or "he won't be able to visit anywhere abroad," or "it's not only between Livni and Netanyahu; what Obama says also matters." All of this is nonsense. [Read more]
A PALESTINIAN VIEW
Radical trend can still be reversed
by Ghassan Khatib
The results of the Israeli elections--a clear victory for the right wing bloc and further marginalization of the left--have proven correct the fears of many analysts that Israeli society is drifting to the right and that this is part of a [Read more]