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Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin may be remembered fondly by some of the Israeli people for his military exploits, but his accomplishments as prime minister and a negotiator were less noteworthy ("Ultimate price for peace," Oct. 22, Geopolitics)
"To the End of the Land," Israeli author David Grossman's latest novel, is a story of parental love in war - and of coping with life's demands in the absence of explanations for war's persistence and cost.
The attempt to transform America into a kinder, gentler version of the rest of the world, where political compromises are made in the streets, proceeds at warp speed.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Lebanon late last week. In his wake, regional and local political tensions were left aggravated. But many Lebanese people say Iran and its support for Hezbollah, a Shiite military group that controls much of Lebanon, are necessary for their country's survival.
Speculation on American difficulties in Afghanistan and the perhaps even more excruciatingly difficult problem of Pakistan is certainly legitimate before any forthcoming debate.
The Obama administration is a partner with the Afghan government in its peace talks with the Taliban, even though U.S. officials aren't sitting at the table, two top administration officials said Thursday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon is adding pressure for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to withdraw his government's support for the U.N. investigation into who killed his father — Lebanon's previous leader — in a 2005 car bombing, Western analysts say.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is wading into Lebanon's tumultuous political divides this week with a visit that underlines the power of the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah and has put Western-backed factions in the government on the defensive.
Lebanese politicians and members of civil society issued an open letter to Iran's president on Tuesday, accusing him on the eve of his official visit to Lebanon of meddling in the country's affairs.