Erakat Blows Smoke With “Lighting Matches” Comment
On Tuesday, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Israel of “lighting matches in the hope of sparking a fire” in Jerusalem. Erekat was referring to the unrest in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound area, where some 150 Arab men threw rocks and bottles at police on Sunday. Analysts fear the Palestinians may be mulling another “intifada,” or […]
Iran Talks: Progress or Procrastination?
In what U.S. President Barack Obama termed a “constructive beginning,” the Iranian government has agreed to give up most of its enriched uranium to Russia and to let international inspectors visit the newly disclosed uranium-enrichment facility in Qom within two weeks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also hailed the talks as constructive because they “opened the […]
Barak Gets Goldstoned in the UK
In what appears to be the product of the controversial United Nations Goldstone Report, a British court Tuesday considered a petition urging the arrest of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak for “war crimes” during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last January. The Goldstone Report drew widespread condemnation, in part because it gave […]