No time like the present

BY STAN GOODENOUGH, JERUSALEM WATCHMEN— Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is a done deal – a fait accompli. Headlines about the land grab, described March 19 by NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh-Rasmussen as “the most serious security crisis since the end of the cold war,” are muted, barely there. They’ll soon be gone. Nor is Russia…

75% of Palestinians: Chances for state in 5 years ‘nonexistent’

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST— A total of 62 percent of Palestinians would oppose US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed framework agreement if it includes a request to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, a public opinion poll published on Monday showed. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research,…