"During no time in history did the Palestinians ever fathom conceding so much land to the Israelis in Jerusalem, always maintaining that all of occupied east Jerusalem would one day be the capital of Palestine....To the average Palestinian, even the contemplation of such a concession is appalling, which also goes to show just how far negotiators have become disengaged from the masses. Politically and emotionally, Palestinians are not willing to offer such far-reaching concessions, especially ones that include areas of Jerusalem, including Sheikh Jarrah and parts of the Old City."
"In its attempt to develop a comprehensive policy toward Somalia; were the United States to adopt the so-called “constructive disengagement” approach being pushed by the Council on Foreign Relations, it would only mean to completely abandon two elements critical to its national interest and security: repairing U.S.’ deeply damaged image in the Islamic world, and protecting America’s geopolitical interests. Prudently engaging Somalia provides an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone."
MAKE IT MODERN
"Cohen -- like so many others in the American punditocracy -- depicts the death of an Israeli civilian as far more tragic and important than the death of an Arab civilian."
"Memorial Day 2007 comes at a disastrous time. Political power brokers and media elites insist on opting for a mix-merge of tragedy and farce. A key reality is that we won’t be able to change the militaristic direction of the country without effectively confronting the congressional Democrats who are fueling the engines of destruction."
"Hardcore evangelicals, televangelists and generally Christian Zionists will undoubtedly continue exhibiting clear bias vis-à-vis Palestinians and be in favour of some messianic solution to the conflict, that does not include any Palestinian, whether Christian or Muslim. However, the ability to deny the suffering and to claim that "we didn't know" is becoming increasingly more difficult."