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  • Do Hamas and Israel want peace?

    Now that the active shooting between Israel and Hamas has subsided, it is time to look at a larger question. Both sides believe that the other does not want peace. Israel describes Hamas as a terrorist organization bent upon its destruction and Hamas believes that Israel is an occupying nation more interested in annexing the West Bank than in peace.
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...

    My emotional return to Israel

    As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month. My first trip to Israel in...

    At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now

     At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now
    Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...

    In Israel, plans to close immigrant center stir integration concerns

    What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...