The president failed the crucial test of stopping Assad; in the month he has left in office, will he step up to save the two-state solution? | Opinion
The conciliation talks between the two countries will start with financial compensation but soon drift toward Iran, Syria and natural gas.
The tense meeting between Netanyahu and the American ambassador was meant to prove to the American public, ahead of the elections, that the rift between Israel and the United States is deeper than we thought.
Assad has lost his legitimacy as a ruler and therefore also the right to demand the Golan back at any time. This will be the case even if he succeeds in remaining in power.
This is the fourth time Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has savored victory in a national ballot. Twice he won general elections, twice in referenda. He is a perennial 'winner,' even if we in Israel are largely united in our distaste for him.
It's not possible for the strongest kid and the weakest kid in the neighborhood to conduct talks on reconciliation and friendship when the talks are based on arm wrestling.
The Gilad Shalit phenomenon, including the amazing public and political willingness to pay an unprecedented price, could become the leverage necessary to give the deal a historic dimension.
Bush's visit at this time is more important than ever, because two days spent in Israel are vital to understanding our situation.
President Bush is about to perpetuate the division of our region into 'cowboy' and 'Indians,' in accordance with the list of those invited to the party.
The reactions to the hanging of Saddam Hussein have been far less enthusiastic than those that greeted the fall of his regime, or his later capture by the Americans.