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Government vs citizens

By Nicholas Kulish Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrations in its history. Enraged young people in Spain and Greece take over public squares across their countries. Their complaints range from corruption … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning

By Thomas L Friedman Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and President Obama all spoke at the U.N. last week and, honestly, it is hard to decide whose speech was worse. Netanyahu’s read like a … Continue reading

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Peace Now, or Never

By Ehud Olmert As the United Nations General Assembly opens this year, I feel uneasy. An unnecessary diplomatic clash between Israel and the Palestinians is taking shape in New York, and it will be harmful to Israel and to the … Continue reading

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Perfect Storm

By Mark Levine Perhaps the title isn’t fair. The storm that awaits Barack Obama at the UN is not entirely of his own creation. He did not create half a century of US foreign policy based on support for authoritarianism … Continue reading

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Crumbling

By Tomas L Friedman I’ve never been more worried about Israel’s future. The crumbling of key pillars of Israel’s security — the peace with Egypt, the stability of Syria and the friendship of Turkey and Jordan — coupled with the … Continue reading

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Taking to the streets

By MJ Rosenberg Imagine if the anti-establishment fervor that followed the 2008 economic collapse produced a political movement that was essentially progressive rather than reactionary. The fury that swept the country might have been directed at the people who caused the … Continue reading

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Walls of Division

More than 30 years after he wrote the globally-acclaimed album The Wall, Roger Waters the legendary Pink Floyd musician, focuses on another wall – the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank – which has encroached  into Palestinian territory and has caused … Continue reading

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