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My First Interview with Yasser Arafat
I often wonder if things would have turned differently if Fatah indeed had turned into a proper political party with a clear nation-building agenda, an economic plan, elections and rotation of power.
Experts Cast Doubt Over Arafat Poison Claims
Israel Denies Poisoning Arafat
A New PLO Will Emerge After Reconciliation
If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.
Jordan-Palestinian Confederation Talks No Longer Taboo
It is unlikely that East Bankers, already concerned that their role and importance is being eroded, will easily accept the suggestion that the Kingdom agree to an agreement with the PLO regarding the country's long-term status.
Was Arafat Poisoned?
My Quarter Century With Mike Wallace
Author, "The Watchman's File"
I worked on 60 Minutes for more than 26 years, most of the time as a producer with Mike Wallace. He brought so much to the team: an uncanny ability to seize the essence of a story, to sense an opening in a tense interview, then thrust with a rapier-like question for the journalistic kill.
Gingrich Contradicts Israeli Government Position
While Newt Gingrich's comments to a Jewish media outlet that Palestinians are an invented people was pretty bad, what was worse is what happened (or didn't happen) afterwards.
Some Prayers Last Longer Than Others
Senior Fellow and Director of Development, Center for Global P...
Time and again, Abraham is asked to sacrifice like no normal person is, or could be. He is asked to abandon, or take the life of his child, and God in each case intervenes. God saves. God guides.
Jerusalem: The Stumbling Block of the Last Decade
If we have learned anything in this past bloody decade in Palestine and Israel, it is that violence only begets violence. Non-violent solutions require empathy and sympathy as well as justice and fairness.
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Palestinian Nationalism Revisited
The 21st century has seen a major deterioration in Arab nationalism. Major pan-Arab movements have either been disgraced or have proven ineffective.
Obama and the Perils of Gaza
Author of "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of th...
Obama promised in his too-brief comments on Gaza that "after January 20th, I'll have plenty to say." Here's hoping he does, and that by the time he opens his mouth, it won't be too late.
Dennis Ross is Not the Change We Can Believe In
In a speech Dennis Ross gave to the Seeds for Peace organization, he refused to use the universally accepted word "occupation".
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