Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace. He is the author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy.

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Dome of the rock Jerusalem
World Affairs 31

Why Israel?

The grotesque coupling of solidarity with Palestine and anti-Jewish invective seems to have forged a politically correct form of anti-Semitism that is drowning out legitimate criticism of Israel's… read more

Palestinian girl
World Affairs 21

The Gaza Trap

Israel is devoid of a convincing strategy. What it has is a series of improvisations aimed at securing the nation’s physical survival on as much land as the international community might allow. read more

Palestinians in Support of Statehood
World Affairs 7

The Birth Pains of Arab States

Caught off guard by the unraveling of the Iraqi state – spurred by the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – Americans and Europeans have reverted to self-flagellation, much of it… read more

Newsart for A New Peace Paradigm
World Affairs 0

A New Peace Paradigm

The collapse of yet another attempt by the US to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement should do more than provoke finger-pointing. It should spur a fundamental reconsideration of a paradigm… read more

Newsart for The Post-National Mirage
World Affairs 6

The Post-National Mirage

The great paradox of the current era of globalization is that the quest for homogeneity has been accompanied by a longing for ethnic and religious roots. That is why nationalism – what Albert… read more

Newsart for History Strikes Back
World Affairs 9

History Strikes Back

When the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union collapsed, the victors were beyond complacent, for they were certain that their triumph had been inevitable all along. Today, two powerful leaders –… read more

Newsart for A Separated Peace
World Affairs 1

A Separated Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won the 1996 election by mobilizing voters against his opponent’s alleged intention to “divide Jerusalem.” Nearly two decades later, he remains committed to… read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin
World Affairs 8

Putin’s Rearguard Battle

Russia's recent diplomatic successes in Syria and Iran, together with foreign-policy missteps from the US, have emboldened Putin in his drive to position Russia as a major world power. But Putin’s… read more

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