Bush's memoir says Abbas was ready to make deal

by Hilary Leila Krieger, Jerusalem Post Former US president George W. Bush indicates that both Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas were willing to publicly back Olmert’s proposed peace agreement before Olmert’s ouster as prime minister ruined the deal, according to a memoir to be released on Tuesday. Bush also excoriates the US intelligence agencies that…

Elections 2010: A Stark Reminder

by Sarah Stern, Emet Report As the attention of much of the United States has been primarily focused, due to today’s elections, on domestic issues, as well as on the sardonic Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert non-rally-rally on the National Mall, the foreign policy stage remains deadly serious. Yet, we as a nation have lost…

Birds of a feather

by Ilan Berman, Forbes.com Last week, Iran rolled out the red carpet for an unlikely dignitary. The visitor wasn’t Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the spiritual head of the Hezbollah Shi’ite militia Iran created in Lebanon in the early 1980s and has sustained since. Nor was it Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s newly-reconfirmed prime minister, whom—having failed to supplant…