In Newly Released Reagan Records, a Thwarted Peace Plan Leads to Intifada

In the fall of 1987, U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz urged then-President Ronald Reagan to bypass Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir and go with a Shimon Peres-King Hussein peace initiative. ‘Can’t,’ Reagan replied

Amir Oren
Amir Oren
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Amir Oren
Amir Oren

When you hear the term “GPS,” what comes to mind? Here’s a clue: it has to do with direction, giving one a road map. Yet this article is not about the Global Positioning System (though the scope is certainly global), but rather, George Pratt Shultz – the U.S. secretary of state from 1982-1989. When notetakers using shorthand in high-level meetings referred to President Ronald Reagan as P, his senior diplomat was inevitably GPS.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott