After reading Judge Richard Goldstone’s remarkable piece in the Washington Post today, it’s a further reminder of just how impossible it is to tell any story of Israelis and Palestinians without chasing narratives that inevitably end up colliding. “Miral” is just such a collision. Based on the autobiographical novel by Rula Jebreal, the Washington, D.C. [...]
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Nice title for Juan Cole’s new book. It’s something we’ve done a horrible job doing since 9/11. But the timeliness takes on new importance when looking through the prism of the Freeman withdrawal for NIC. Cole’s assessment on President Obama is stark, the review devastating: Israeli Apartheid will continue unabated under Obama. – Juan Cole [...]
It’s just nobody knows how to get there. “The inevitability of working toward a two-state solution is inescapable,” Clinton said at a news conference after talks with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. (source: Bloomberg News) Netanyahu: “We found a common language for achieving the common goals,” Netanyahu said after meeting with Clinton at the King David [...]
–updated– The timing of yesterday’s event moderated by Steve Clemons was perfect, coinciding with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s first visit to the Middle East as Secretary of State. The topic: What’s next for peace in the Middle East? Guests included Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe, Amjad Atallah of the New America Foundation, M.J. [...]
I’ll be attending a forum on the Middle East peace process this afternoon moderated by Steve Clemons. You can follow on Twitter. Now let’s just hope I don’t get stuck in the snow.
First, dealing with Gaza amidst the elections, today Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said “The secretary will be coming to Cairo on the second of March. We expect lots of commitments from everybody, lots of commitments for reconstruction.” The statement from State today emphasized that “The needs of Gaza’s Palestinians remain acute.” Amidst this, [...]
A lot is happening over at State. All the unfolding dialogue is giving us an idea of Obama’s foreign policy, as seen through his Secretary of State. They have to tell us where we’re going before you can weigh in on the flight path. Today, Clinton and Mitchell met and also took questions. Regarding Hamas, [...]
via Xinhua/Zhang Yan While the editorials from the New York Times and Washington Post focused on Bill Clinton’s global work, the world was more interested in what Hillary Clinton’s statements meant in contrast to Bush-Cheney policies. The world welcomed the change, because the bigger picture has nothing to do with Bill. That Clinton’s respect from [...]
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