Billions in US aid dollars to individual economies and militaries in the Middle East have not strengthened peace. The success of post-war Europe shows the key to unity is to get citizens of different nations to work together. That hasn't really happened with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
The resignation of top Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, comes as the Palestinian Authority has called for new elections in the wake of the people's revolution that overthrow Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.
Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer in the cards opens the way for other paths that don’t depend on Western mediation. It puts to rest the fiction that a Palestinian state will emerge from even the best intentions of the West instead of from the political realities of the Middle East.
One day after Israeli moratorium on settlements expires, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delays his decision on whether to quit the US-backed Middle East peace talks for one week.
It won’t be easy, but without Israel, there can be no meaningful talks on creating a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.
Syrian diplomats say Damascus is serious about making peace, and hope Washington will lean on Israel's new government.
Faith leaders' quest for understanding, commonality begins Tuesday at Yale.