October 1st

Failure Written in West Bank Stone
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Gershom Gorenberg - September 29, 2008 - 8:00pm

The latest phone call came from a journalist in Denmark. Why, he asked, has Israeli settlement in the West Bank continued despite peace negotiations with the Palestinians?

Olmert's Lame-Duck Epiphany About Palestinian Peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Time
by Scott MacLeod - September 29, 2008 - 8:00pm

He is a former leader in the rightist Likud Party who for decades staunchly believed that the West Bank and Gaza Strip belonged to the Jewish people and that the territories, along with the Golan Heights, should remain part of Greater Israel forever. Along with former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert gradually came to understand that this was a fantasy. They broke away from Likud and created the centrist Kadima ("Onward") Party three years ago.

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