Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.
The Palestine Papers help pave the way for two scenarios: The eventual establishment of a democratic, bi-national state or the PA continuing its push for international recognition of a Palestinian state.
According to newly released documents Palestinian negotiators have privately conceded large parts of East Jerusalem to Israel, including areas where Israeli settlement expansion continues to the public protest of the Palestinian leadership.
Skeptics will claim that a basic agreement in principle on which settlements are going to stay in Israel and which are going to be evacuated, is not possible in 60 days. So why should and might the parties accept this idea?
Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.