May 04, 2012
If you were to pinpoint one moment when it looked as if things just might work out for Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister, it would probably be February 2, 2010. That day, Fayyad addressed the annual Herzliya Conference, a sort of Israeli version of Davos featuring high-powered policymakers and intellectuals. It is not a typical speaking venue for Palestinians; yet Fayyad was warmly received.
The End Of Christian Palestine
October 30, 2007
Hanan Ashrawi is back in America. You won't see her much on television these days because the truth is that she has little to say, and even her elegant English can't disguise the fact that Palestine is a broken reality and a broken idea. Broken by the Palestinians themselves.But I noticed that Ashrawi did speak here and there, and the last audience she addressed was one at Emory University. This talk was in a series focusing on peace-building in war-torn regions. Yes, the usual feel good/feel bad colloquy that amounts to nothing. Another speaker in the series was Jimmy Carter who speaks a