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Olmert's Political Turmoil Could be Chance for Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Olmert could not be more disliked than he already is. But in one quick move to strike a real deal with Abbas and the Palestinians on a peace accord, he could redeem himself.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert To Resign In September

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a special press conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. where he announced he will not run in the Kadima primary scheduled t...

What Brian Williams Should (But Probably Won't) Ask Ahmadinejad Tonight

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

Williams is likely to continue to obsess about two issues throughout the interview: Iran's nuclear program and Ahmadinejad's rhetoric on Israel.

Did Hezbollah Win?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

It was not until television stations broadcast pictures of two black coffins being unloaded from a truck at the Israeli-Lebanese border that Israelis became certain of the fate of the soldiers.

Olmert Agrees To Hold Early Primaries

New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The embattled prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, agreed on Wednesday to hold primaries in his centrist Kadima Party by late September, averting a ...

"Appeasement" Israeli Style

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

On the surface, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and a prisoner swap deal between Hezbollah and Israel provide a glimmer of hope for a period of tranquility between the conflicting parties.

New Israeli Settlements To Be Built In Occupied West Bank

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel announced plans on Sunday to build hundreds of new homes in an area of the occupied West Bank the Israeli government considers part of Jerusale...

Time To Put Out The Cigar, Ehud

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

I've never much liked Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert - at least not personally. Still, I had measured hopes for his success.

When Rockets Go Slam

Joel Mowbray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Mowbray

That no one died in this rocket attack is no ordinary miracle. So many factors coalesced that even slightly different circumstances could have produced far deadlier results.

Israel: The Next 60 Years

Gabriel Rotello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Rotello

To many Westerners and Israelis, it looks like the Arabs keep losing and just can't admit it. To many Arabs, it seems equally obvious that they are guaranteed to win in the long run.

The Taming of the Lion

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Syria claims that Israel has made an offer to withdraw from the Golan Heights in exchange for a peace deal with Damascus. This is particularly intriguing.

Bush Tells Israelis He Doesn't Believe Iran NIE Report

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administr...

Bush Tears Up: US Should Have Bombed Auschwitz

Associated Press | Aron Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that ...

Jersualem Put Into Darkness So That Bush Can Enjoy Sunrise

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lights in the Old City of Jerusalem will be turned off before dawn this week so visiting US President George W. Bush can get a better view of the sun ...