Readers write in with reflections on the Monitor's commentary series 'Peace Within Reach' about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabao will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this Friday in absentia. As a Nobel laureate himself, President Obama must take a clear stand on China's human rights abuses. On Friday, he should host a 'freedom summit' with other Nobel laureates.
Russia and the US reportedly are working out a deal to swap spies, according to the brother of a nuclear researcher convicted of spying in Russia. It's a tactic honed during the cold war.
In a country divided between the centrist Kadima and hawkish Likud parties, a new kingmaker emerges from the far right.