Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Neocon ideas are believed to have sunk Bush, but are the alternatives realistic?
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
As George W. Bush heads into his last, lame-duck year as president, the postmortems have already begun. And in the eyes of most of the pundits who have already begun shoveling dirt on the legacy of the 43rd president, there's little doubt about the chief culprits for the disasters of the last years: the neoconservatives. Regardless of its origins, the...
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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Nearing his 80th year, more than a decade removed from his pulpit as editor of Commentary magazine, Norman Podhoretz signed on this past fall as a foreign-policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani. It is an endeavor that can only leave the "World War IV" monger Podhoretz looking irrelevant as the Giuliani bandwagon rapidly loses its wheels. You...
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By:
Elliot Jager
It's been hard for Israel to rid itself of the Gaza Strip and its 1.3 million Palestinian Arab inhabitants. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin tried to convince Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to take Gaza in 1979, when Israel turned over the Sinai Peninsula as part of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. No thanks, said Sadat, though Egypt had occupied the strip...
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By:
Caroline B. Glick
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni opened negotiations last week with her Palestinian counterpart Ahmed Qurei regarding the partition of Jerusalem; the destruction of hundreds of Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem; the expulsion of more than 100,000 Israelis from their homes; the borders of Israel; and the right of immigration of foreign, hostile Arabs to Israel. The Palestinian policies of...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The Israeli right is worried that President Bush might be serious about brokering peace with the Palestinians, and so it's telling him to stop meddling in their country's domestic politics. Politely, of course. We love you, George -- and we love those billions in military aid and high-tech weapons you send us -- but don't tell us what to do...
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