Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Update on Iraq: The US Suddenly Wakes Up?

An Israeli reader reported that at the Likud Central Committee meeting on the Wye accord, some members criticized the Gov't for relying on the US to enforce Palestinian compliance with the provisions on fighting...

Ex-Weapons Inspector Ritter: Don’t Count on Us Monitoring of Wye

Ritter is a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Question: I understand you have some concerns regarding the implementation of the Wye accord? Ritter: Yes, indeed. The accord is to be monitored by the CIA, but...

Brinkmanship on a Lame Duck Plantation

I spent the good part of a week covering the middle east talks at the Wye Plantation, on the Eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, in an area that is best...

Al-Ahram: Weak Clinton, Egyptian Poll, Palestinian State, PA/Israel

Crime and Punishment by Fayza Hassan Pot Pourri, a regular columnist Excerpts: The numerous episodes of the Clinton saga are telling proof that Americans have not really changed in their candid, puritanical morality since the days the...

Why is the Shuafat Refugee Camp Seething?

At a time when the issue of Palestinian refugees surfaces on the agenda of the peace process, a visit to the one Palestinian refugee camp in Jerusalem can provide you with some understanding of...

Hebron: A Peace With No Losers?

The cycle of violence continues in Hebron. On one side, the Jewish residents are calling for a voiding of the Oslo process and a return of Hebron under total IDF control. On the other side, the...

Out of Shadows, Agency Is Directly Involved in Israeli-Palestinian Security Talks

The CIA has emerged from the shadows of diplomacy to play a unique, highly visible role in the Middle East peace process, mediating disputes between Israeli and Palestinian security forces and participating in negotiations...

Netanyahu – Oslo Bad Deal But Continue, Hints Compromise on Demands

At the end of the day there are two ways to approach this. One is to say I am not going to make a deal under any circumstances if all of my conditions are...

Iraq News Update

B. Gilman Introduces Bill to Support Opposition to Saddam, 29th September Robert Kagan, "A Way to Oust Saddam," Weekly Standard, 28th September Iraqi Work Toward A-Bomb, Washington Post, 30th September Israeli Tips Aided UNSCOM, Washington Post, 29th...

PA Security Chief: We Drafted 25 Hamas Terrorists into Palestinian Security Forces to Protect...

Following are excerpts of an interview on 24th September, 1998, with Muhammad Dahlan, head of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service in Gaza, which was conducted by the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda. Question: The...