The gruesome execution by fire of a Jordanian pilot has shocked the world, especially his own country. King Abdullah has promised swift retribution against the perpetrators, the Islamic State militants.
This timely and wise book arrives just as many observers are beginning to conclude that the so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a great failure. The evidence is found in Syria, in Egypt, in Libya, in Bahrain and elsewhere.
Why has the Arab-Israeli conflict persisted over more than six decades, and why are the prospects for resolving it peacefully so dim?
I come before you this morning at this important conference with many questions and no answers.
This week’s election in Israel has once again failed to yield a clear mandate. While the current right-wing Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, appears to be the likely winner, most observers in Israel expect or desire a broad, centrist government.