The Israeli Elections

Bang! A starting gun shooting blanks. The candidates are off and running in the Israeli Knesset sweepstakes. Nine of them have taken the field thus far, on the track for would-be prime minister in Israel. Israel's...

Israel Ain’t Monica, Keep Yer Hands Off

With new elections in Israel now set for May 17, 1999, many questions about the vote remain to be answered. But from an American frame of reference, the big question is not which candidates...

Al-Ahram Weekly: The Egyptian View of the PNC Vote

Success Penalised by Mohamed Sid-Ahmed Heading: The decision of the US Congress to go forward with the impeachment proceedure threatens to overshadow Bil Clinton's spectacular Middle East trip to rescue the Wye Accord Quote from Text: "Clinton's decision to...

Scenario One: Commando Units in Tel Aviv

As the school year finally began this year in Israel, following the teacher's strike, Meretz MK Yossi Sarid made an appeal on the "Voice of Israel" radio newsreel. Sarid advised principals, teachers and parents to...

Scenario Two: When No Parent Knows How to Light the Chanukah Candles

When Yitzhak Rabin was murdered, his son attempted to read the Kaddish at his funeral. He was unable to say the words of the prayer, not out of grief but because he had never...

How the Palestinian Media Reacted to the Attack on Iraq

On a few occasions, as reported by the Palestinian media, high-ranking figures have called for violence and support of Iraq: The Palestinian Minister of Public Works and Ambassador to Iraq, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said in an...

PLO Saddam Support and Clinton’s Middle East Credibility

Barely 72 hours after the high point of US President Bill Clinton's recent Middle East mission, when he participated in the Palestine National Council in Gaza, where he witnessed the PNC annulling the PLO...

Cabinet Decision Leaves Options Open

While Prime Minister Netanyahu has publicly declared that there would be no additional Israeli withdrawals before the Palestinians satisfactorily address a series of issues - including the seizure and removal of illegal weapons -...

Why the PLO Covenant Annulment Means Little

The high point of President Bill Clinton's middle east mission - his participation in the Palestine National Council meeting where he witnessed the PNC annulling the PLO Covenant by a voice vote - may...

Death Sentence on Israelis

Not only has a Palestinian land law come into being, but a Palestinian law on weapons is also now in effect, according to which it is permissible for the Palestinian Authority to manufacture weapons...