Peace negotiations

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Hamas and the Peace Process

On May 13, 2008, Yuval Diskin, the director of the Israeli Internal Security Service, Shin Bet, met with U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones to discuss the prospect of a “cooling down” period with Hamas. The conversation was recorded in a government cable released by Wikileaks, and sheds some light on the military strategy that Israel has pursued … Continue reading

Syrian-Israeli Peace: A Conversation With Joshua Landis

Moving right along in our series of interviews with various experts and friends of the blog, I’m pleased to bring you this conversation with Dr. Joshua Landis, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and author of the widely-read Syrian affairs blog, Syria Comment. Josh and I sat down over a … Continue reading

Scowcroft Says We Should Talk to Hummus

Taking a cue from Bruno, former U.S. National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft thinks we need to find a way to talk to hummus. Watch this clip to hear all about how hummus won’t want to be left out of the peace process. Interviewer Landrum Bolling looks positively ravenous just listening to him (especially at 6:00 … Continue reading

Failure to Coordinate Grand Gesture Ends in Embarrassment for Israel, Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Fresh on the heels of a regional summit in Doha where President Bashar al-Assad had reaffirmed his support for resistance against Israel while expressing reservations about the Arab Peace Initiative, the Syrian president dropped a bombshell by embarking on an epoch-making visit to Tel Aviv, Wednesday morning. “Nobody saw this coming,” … Continue reading

Sy Says Syria’s Serious

Once upon a time there lived a legendary journalist named Sy Hersh, who wrote for The New Yorker, won five George Polk Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. His coverage of Lebanon, particularly in the period 2006-07, uncovered American complicity in Israel’s premeditated war on Hizbullah and American-Saudi-March 14 complicity in the Fatah al-Islam phenomenon. These … Continue reading

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