Daily Archives: December 11, 2006

Commentary: The Myth of Linkage to Iraq

I rather like Barry Rubin's comments today on James Baker's thoughts and recommendations, from his report on Iraq, regarding Israel and peace in the Middle East. Says Rubin, "The only way this kind of...

‘Hudna’ -Winked

Over the past few weeks, the western media and even the Jewish media have mistranslated the term "hudna" to mean a "ceasefire." Muhammed made a hudna with a tribe of Jews back then to give him time to grow his forces, then broke the treaty and wiped them out. Although this treaty was violated within three years from the time that it was concluded, most jurists concur that the maximum period of peace with the enemy should not exceed ten years since it was originally agreed that the Hudaybia treaty should last ten years."