fix articles 55010, james j. zogby
O’Malley Hugs Olmert, While USS Liberty Is Forgotten (tags)
Annapolis, MD, on Nov. 27, 2007, was the backdrop for a propaganda ploy concerning the Mideast. Meanwhile, MD’s Gov. Martin O’Malley had lunch with Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, but he failed to invite Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas. Last summer, O’Malley cheerleaded the Israeli Defense Forces attack on Lebanon. It is highly likely that topics like: Occupied Gaza, Rachel Corrie or the USS Liberty, never came up at his meal with Olmert.
Gays, God and Guns (tags)
Howard Dean warned that, if Democrats were not careful, Republicans would attempt to turn this election into a mandate on "gays, God and guns." As events of the past few weeks have demonstrated, Dean was right.
The Geneva storm's silver-lining (tags)
The rejuvenating efforts of the Geneva Groups have; shattered dangerous myths, rekindled hope, put Sharon in a corner, and led to a healthy redefinition of the meaning of being pro-Israel.
The Boykin Affair Still simmers (tags)
One top U.S. official noted that when the Boykin story broke, it "was the worst day of my life. . . .It confirmed [the] conspiracy theory that the war on terrorism is really a war on Islam."
L'affaire Boykin (tags)
The religious right, their Republican Party supporters, conservative columnists and television commentators all have leapt to defend General Boykin for stating that, "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States ... he was appointed by God ... He's in the White House because God put him there."
The Administration's Misuse of Iraqi Opinion (tags)
The Iraqi people express hope for the future and want the help of their neighbors more than that of the U.S -- but that's not what Washington wants to hear.
US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)
There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."
MidEast Policy and the Democratic Candidates (tags)
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spiraling out of control, the venture into Iraq did not yield a quick victory and spillover of positive change, the U.S. position in the Middle East is more precarious, and U.S. allies in the region are more vulnerable to the forces of extremism. A new direction is needed.
Zogby: Dean vs Un-Dean (tags)
Will Democrats choose a candidate who is an "electable moderate" or a "fighter for principles"? Both sides have a political case to make.
American Arabs and Jews Agree on Path to Peace (tags)
If politicians could but put away their misconceptions about Arab Americans and American Jews and their unfounded fears of a mythical bloc vote, they would realize that a strong base of support for peaces exists into which they could tap.
Bush is losing support among Arab-Americans voters (tags)
Three quarters of the Arab-Americans polled want the President to apply balanced pressure to both Israelis and Palestinians, simultaneously ending settlements and stopping the bombings -- but less than one quarter believe Bush will be balanced.
Give it a chance (tags)
The Road Map is reason for hope, but the real dangers lay ahead and even an optimist must be wary. Extremists - Israeli, Palestinian and American - all remain committed to scuttling this still too feeble attempt to restart negotiations on the road to peace.