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Progress in Palestine

Although the folks at The Corner may not see it, Hamas just gave George Bush 50% of US demands that Hamas no longer have an armed wing and recognize Israel's right to exist. This confirms that Hamas can count past...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 29, 2006 10:23 PM

Quick Observation on Land for Peace

It is a matter of both history and reality that if you pick a fight with a country that is militarily superior and you lose the resulting war, territory loss will occur. The winner might take your entire country or...
Posted in Flit(tm) on August 17, 2005 10:47 PM

When Facts Aren't

One of the great baseline facts of the Israel/Palestine problem has been the demographic reality that the jews aren't having babies and the arabs are. This has underlied the foreign policies of all involved nations, the policy prescriptions of virtually...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 17, 2005 11:34 AM

Palestine Election Thoughts

If Abbas had been elected in the US, we'd already know how long his term was, and speculation would already be starting on who would be opposing him for reelection. Maybe it's just my tired brain but I can't even...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 10, 2005 08:35 PM

Iron Blog Subjects: Arab-Israeli Conflict

Going through the Iron Blog topic list: I have an occasional series entitled Palestine Now! that talks about possible solutions to maximize palestinian rights without inflicting injustice and tyranny on Israelis. The idea is what would I advise if I...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 29, 2004 12:54 PM

Unforgivable Desecration

Juan Cole ladles the "woe is us" on pretty heavy: Even if the shrines were not damaged, you can't imagine how much Shiites don't want to hear phrases like "American tanks and AC-130 gunships pounded insurgent positions near two shrines...
Posted in Flit(tm) on May 22, 2004 07:31 PM

Palestine Now! IV

It looks like a priest in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is organizing peaceful, nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In previous parts of this series I talked about how such nonviolent resistance could...
Posted in Flit(tm) on March 28, 2004 08:34 PM

Palestine Now! III

Israel has just been given an opening to solve its occupied territories problem. By imposing sharia christians have been put on notice that their efforts to ally with palestinian muslims are for naught. They can only survive by taking their...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 19, 2004 02:06 PM

Palestine Now! II

Recently Glenn Reynolds blew his stack over Palestine. Armed Liberal chides Glenn and says that while there isn't any hope of a state there today, it's worth maintaining our neutral arbiter role to eventually lead to a better palestinian society...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 1, 2004 12:19 PM

Bad Alternatives

Hat tip to David Frum who pointed out this essay entitled Israel: The Alternative. For somebody who is supposed to be a serious thinker, I have to say my first exposure to Prof. Judt is a great disappointment. First of...
Posted in Flit(tm) on October 14, 2003 11:51 PM

Palestine Now!

Palestinians don't have a state because they kill Israelis especially with suicide bombings. So asserts Israel, and they've got a decent case. But not all palestinians support, or even condone suicide bombings. Most importantly, and easily identifiably, palestinian christians do...
Posted in Flit(tm) on October 10, 2003 06:44 PM

A Palestinian Thought Experiment

Imagine if the Palestinian Authority had a minority rights policy of granting equal rights to christians and jews. Imagine if they enforced this even handedly starting today. Now what happens to the hard line jewish settlers who are trying to...
Posted in Flit(tm) on October 6, 2003 02:28 AM
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