Peace Process & Initiatives

Roger Cohen Errs on Settlements and Barrier

"[F]acts are hard," writes New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in the International Herald Tribune today. Facts are hard for Cohen, who errs on settlements and the security barrier.

NPR Editor Jenkins Blames Israel for ME Deadlock

loren jenkinsIn a public meeting, NPR's Loren Jenkins, who previously linked Israel to Nazis, has faulted Israel alone for the Middle East impasse, charging it with using Gaza for "bombing target practice."

Jimmy Carter’s Second Draft

Jimmy Carter noticeably toned down his rhetoric in his most recent book; but the text – an obvious attempt to sanitize Hamas’ hostility and violence – is still filled with errors of fact and marred by egregious omissions.

Annapolis and its Aftermath: Background Information on Key Issues

As Arab and Israeli representatives gather in Annapolis at the behest of the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to hammer out a joint Israeli-Palestinian statement on the shape of future peace talks, it is useful to look at the core issues of permanent status negotiations.