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Obama George Mitchell

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 1

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

George Mitchell's emphasis on diplomacy will certainly help him tremendously on his mission, but he may need more than that to pierce through this conflict that has eluded all of his predecessors.

Keeping Civilians Away From Violence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's latest assault on Gaza showed a very weak attempt at avoiding civilian deaths and injuries or the destruction of infrastructure. Similarly, Hamas rockets showed lack of concern for Israeli civilians.

Appointing Mitchell: Obama's Signal to Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Mitchell, an Arab American, was former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and widely recognized for his role in achieving peace in Northern Ireland. He has the stature the job demands.

Obama's Inauguration and the Israel-American Paradox

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

It doesn't make a difference if the U.S. president is "good for Israel". What would be "good for Israel," would be an entirely new government in Israel.

Sam Stein

Obama Immediately Gets Working On Gaza

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before attending an official prayer service this morning, President Barack Obama put in a bit of work, his communications office let it be known. And ...