Syria, Iraq, and false conclusions between them

Column I wrote that was published in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s largest English-language newspaper: The consensus last week seemed to be that democracy prevailed in the West because the will of the people was carried successfully. It goes something like this: against a grain of rogue politicians with their own agendas, a war-weary public in … More Syria, Iraq, and false conclusions between them

Distractions

So “peace” is holding in the Middle East, at least that is what everyone is hearing from the media. An anchorwoman on FOX News, minutes before I began writing this, said the calm is something Americans should be giving thanks for on this Thanksgiving Day. Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip may temporarily be calm, … More Distractions

Israel and Indonesia should have diplomatic relations

I read this in the Wall Street Journal during a slow afternoon in the news studio. Israel should not be beyond criticism of its actions, but Indonesia is just as guilty when it comes to the subject of “occupation”. I say its time for these two countries to develop diplomatic relations and work together in confronting … More Israel and Indonesia should have diplomatic relations

The Iraqi Blogosphere + Israel and Palestine debates = Mayhem

While we have watched Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and the people of Iraq triumph in the face of terrorism, there is another struggle, maybe even a war, that is taking place, and it is happening in the Iraqi blogosphere. First, my friends over at Iraqi Bloggers Central have announced they are closing their doors. … More The Iraqi Blogosphere + Israel and Palestine debates = Mayhem

The glory of democracy

Now to some news that is exciting and indeed a good development for the future of democracy. After the successful, landmark elections that took place in Iraq at the end of last month, Israel held a successful election on Tuesday. At the moment, it appears that Israelis are torn between two very respectable candidates–Tzipi Livni … More The glory of democracy