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If you were appointed as mediator in this latest Israeli-Palestinian crisis, what steps would you recommend?

Posted by David Ignatius on July 5, 2006 9:00 AM

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Give Hamas a Chance

Beijing, China -- Israeli former president Ariel Sharon and his successor, Mr. Ehud Olmert, based their detachment policy on a key presumption: that peace could be made by abolishing any involvement with the Palestinians. The kidnapping episode days ago and...

Wang Shuo | 665 COMMENTS
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Mikio Ikuma is the Deputy International Editor of Yomiuiri Shimbun in Japan.

Let's Face the (Economic) Reality

Mikio Ikuma Japan | 10 COMMENTS
Miklós Vámos is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter and talk show host. He is one of the most read and respected writers in his native Hungary. He has taught at Yale University on a Fulbright fellowship, served as The Nation’s East European correspondent, worked as consultant on the Oscar-winning film Mephisto, and presented Hungary’s most-watched cultural television show. Vámos has received numerous awards for his plays, screenplays, novels and short stories, including the Hungarian Merit Award for lifetime achievement. The Book of Fathers is considered his most accomplished novel and has sold 200,000 copies in Hungary.

Wrapping Up or Giving Up?

Miklos Vamos Budapest, Hungary | 7 COMMENTS
Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst and historian based in Damascus, Syria. Moubayed is the author of "Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (2000)" and "Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (2006)." He has also authored a biography of Syria's former President Shukri al-Quwatli and currently serves as Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at al-Kalamoun University in Syria. In 2004, he created Syrianhistory.com, the first and online museum of Syrian history. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of FORWARD, the leading English monthly in Syria, and Vice-President of Haykal Media.

Hamas's "Olive Branch and Freedom Fighter's Gun"

Sami Moubayed Damascus, Syria | 38 COMMENTS
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