Lisa Schiffren is the communications consultant for the JPC. She has been an editorial writer, political reporter, war correspondent, (Afghanistan during the Soviet war, before there were roads), and GOP speechwriter. Lisa wrote speeches for Vice President Dan Quayle, and others, and worked in Counterterrorism/Special Operations policy at the Department of Defense. She writes, edits and communicates from her native New York.
The death last week of Palestine Liberation Organization secretary and lead “peace” negotiator Saeb Erekat came at an unhappy moment for the leadership of the non-state entity of Palestine. After almost 50 years of hardened intransigence in negotiating with Israel for a state of its own—punctuated by wars, intifadas, the ever-present threat of terrorism directed […]