By Jimmy Carter
This op-ed was published in the Sept. 6, 2009 issue of The Washington Post.
During the past 16 months I have visited the Middle East four times and met with leaders in Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza. I was in Damascus when President Obama made his historic [...] . . . → Read More: Concern In The Holy Land: The Elders’ View Of the Middle East
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Adam Kirsch, The New Republic Published: August 2009
A page from an early printing of the Talmud with Rashi’s commentary. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
“For two thousand years,” wrote Harold Rosenberg, “the main energies of Jewish communities have gone into the mass production of intellectuals.” For Rosenberg, [...] . . . → Read More: A Nation of Commentators
By Ramzy Baroud
Israeli officials face a conundrum that may take more than military muscle-flexing to resolve: how to deal with Iran? The solution to this dilemma will require no less than sheer political genius.
It must be frustrating for Israeli policymakers and their friends and backers elsewhere to stand idle as Iran openly [...] . . . → Read More: Israeli Conundrum: ‘How to Deal with Iran’
By Ramzy Baroud
As US combat troops redeployed to the outskirts of Iraqi cities on June 30, well-staged celebrations commenced. The pro-US Iraqi government declared “independence day” as police vehicles roamed the streets of war-weary Iraq in an unpersuasive show of national rejoicing. US mainstream media joined the chorus, as if commemorating the end of an [...] . . . → Read More: Forget the Headlines: Iraqi Freedom Deferred