Monthly Archives: October 2007

Peacemaking truths and lies

Graffiti of Palestinian Refugees

Creating and sustaining the lie that the Palestinian refugees of 1948 would return to their original homes and lands makes it almost impossible for President Mahmoud Abbas to reach an agreement with Israel on this, the most central issue in the conflict. read more

The test of leadership

Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert

This is the moment of truth. There may be no such moments in the near future. Of course there are many risks involved but there are even more risks for both sides if they fail to reach agreement. This is the real test of leadership. read more