Get Another Two-State Solution!

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's tenure ends in a few days, he will be making a final push advocating the traditional two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he attends a Paris peace conference this weekend. He had implemented President Barak Obama's strategy weeks ago at the UN by abstaining from voting for or against a UN Security Council Resolution 2334. It condemned as illegal according to international law Israel's decades-long Jewish settlements program in the … [Read more...]

Finally–Office of Religion and Global Affairs in State Department

For a long time, I have believed that the U.S. government makes a mistake by not educating itself about religion in its dealing with foreign affairs. Finally, Madeleine Albright, as President Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, declared that this was a problem that federal U.S. government officials needed to fix. Then when your tenure finished, she wrote a book on this subject showing her seriousness about it. It is entitled The Mighty and Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs … [Read more...]

The Peace Process Renews While Turmoil Continues in the Northern Sinai Peninsula

For the past few months, newly-installed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has conducted Henry Kissinger style shuttle diplomacy between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA is headquartered in the city of Ramallah, located in the West Bank and north of Jerusalem. Kerry has thereby achieved a restarting of the peace process between them which has been dead for five years. It started last week in Washington, D.C. But so far, meetings have been conducted by lesser officials and … [Read more...]

I Agree with Helen Thomas–“Jews Should Get the Hell Out of Palestine”

But it depends on how you define "Palestine." I don't define it the way she did and just about everyone else does these days.Helen Thomas died yesterday at age 92. As a White House correspondent, she blazed a trail for women as a pioneer in American journalism. Often called "the First Lady of the Press," she became the first female president of the White House Correspondents' Association and the Washington's Gridiron Club. And she was the first female officer of the prestigious National … [Read more...]