Preventing Palestine: A Must Read History of Failed Peace-Making

by James J. Zogby  Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine: A Political History From Camp David to Oslo is a deeply insightful and profoundly disturbing book that traces the tortuous path of Middle East peace-making during the past four decades. It was… Continue Reading  

The War that Changed the Middle East

by Mitchell Plitnick Fifty years have passed since Israel’s stunning military victory over the countries surrounding it in 1967. War transforms countries, regions, the entire planet as no other event can. And perhaps no war ever transformed a country and… Continue Reading  

Iran and Israel: Intimate Enemies

by Mansour Farhang The enmity between Iran and Israel has become a given of political life in the Middle East. Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, condemned Israel as an “enemy of Islam” while his successor, Ayatollah Khamenei,… Continue Reading  

Camp David, Dayton, Lausanne

by Thomas W. Lippman In the past four decades, the greatest achievements of American diplomacy were probably the Camp David Accords and the Dayton Agreement. Camp David led to the end of the perpetual state of war between Israel and… Continue Reading  

Declassified Camp David Accords Reveal a Little and a Lot

by Robert E. Hunter The CIA has just declassified a raft of documents related to President Jimmy Carter’s historic meeting at Camp David in September 1978, with Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Menachem Begin. At least a cursory reading… Continue Reading