Gaza’s 'Bridge to the World' Is Laid to Rest

Dr. Eyad Serraj, who talked to Hamas, Israel, top diplomats - and any journalist who knocked on his door - will be missed as a voice of moderation and interpretation from Gaza.

Dr. Eyad Serraj was my favorite Gazan. Or more specifically, he was one of my favorite Gazans to interview, and I know I was not alone. For nearly a quarter of a century, a stop in his office was de rigeur for foreign correspondents visiting Gaza and looking to get behind the daily headlines. No one could interpret the complexities of the political landscape and give you a window into the psyche of the...