David Cameron is secretly receiving political advice on foreign affairs from Tony Blair � most recently on how to resolve
The failure to establish a Palestinian state living alongside a secure Israel was the greatest diplomatic failure in forty years.
US envoys, flanked by Tony Blair and Catherine Ashton, the EU high representative for foreign affairs, headed over on a diplomatic
Perhaps we can yet make the debate in New York an ante-chamber to direct negotiations between Jerusalem and Ramallah on the basis of Obama's Mayspeeches. For make no mistake, that's where the solution lies.
I imagine that there are millions of people all over the world who are thoroughly fed up of hearing about the Israeli-Palestinian
There is a link between 9/11 and the events in Egypt at the Israeli embassy: years of unchallenged propaganda about Jews and Israelis. Years of unquestioned indoctrination about the Jews and Israel meant even some of my most moderate and open minded Muslim friends embraced the conspiracy theory...that 9/11 was an Israeli/Jewish conspiracy to start a war on the Muslims.
One of the reasons that the recent attempts at Middle East peace have floundered may be that none of the personalities have changed over the last three decades, yet strangely none of the debate has been about the young leaders who are going to replace the old guard.
In the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War between Israel and its neighbouring countries, Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban, arguably the world's most eloquent statesman of the time, expressed the view that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity, to miss an opportunity"
September's UN General Assembly vote on Palestinian independence is turning into a minefield for embattled President Mahmoud Abbas. Already he is losing allies, outraged at the course he has chosen.
Can a two state solution still be salvaged after September? Assuming that there is no creative solution to the UN confrontation, the world will need to focus on how to keep the solution alive even while the parties lose faith in it.