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  • What Obama really said in Israel

     What Obama really said in Israel
    "I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'" — President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 — Very true. But how does the other side feel about...
  • Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy

    Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged...
  • Chan Lowe: The End of the Iraq War

    Chan Lowe: The End of the Iraq War
    It’s telling that several years ago, I drew a cartoon using the same trope of Nouri al-Maliki-as-hand-puppet, but back then the puppet-master was Uncle Sam. Maliki, at the end of Sam’s arm, had just poked him in the eye—it was about...
  • It's A Gray Area: Justice must come before peace

    Probably the biggest tinderbox in the world today is the Holy Land, with the problems between Israel and Palestine continuing to deteriorate. But before I say more, I want to affirm as forcefully as I can that I completely support Israel and its right...
  • Muddled Middle East

    Muddled Middle East
    When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
  • Sun's understanding of Middle East muddled, too

    Regarding the editorial on turmoil in the Middle East ("Muddled Middle East," April 22), The Sun neglected a few things. For instance, it is the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas who is "digging in his heels" against talks. The Palestinians are the...
  • Muddled Mideast history

    Your editorial "Muddled Middle East" (April 22) gave your newspaper's general muddled opinion that every problem in the Middle East is Israel's fault and could be resolved by Israel giving away land and resources to the Palestinians — who have never...
  • The Palestinian Catch-22

    Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians face a Catch-22. As the Sun's editorial, "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) points out, a unity government between Mr. Abbas' Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza is a necessary precondition to...
  • Hamas will never accede to peace with Israel

    The Sun editorial "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) is a triumph of wishful thinking over analysis. Its self-contradictions and omissions include: •Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "would have to exercise the kind of statesmanship that has...
  • Don't blame Israel for the failure of talks with the Palestinians

    Regarding Andrew C. Mills' letter on Israel and Iran, he is correct thatIsrael's long-term security can be achieved only with a comprehensive settlement with the Palestinians ("Israel's future hinges on compromise, not attacks," Feb. 11). An attack on...
  • Frederick Co. welcomes G-8 summit move to Camp David

    Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David. They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...