With the Israeli re-invasion of Gaza, it's clear that the "Annapolis Peace Process" is collapsing. Does it matter? Who's to blame?

Posted by David Ignatius on March 4, 2008 1:52 PM


William M. Gumede is a former deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. He is the author of the bestselling Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC. His new book, The Democracy Gap: Africaʼs Wasted Years, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2009.

West's Lack of Urgency in Mideast Shameful

The U.S. friendship with Israel must include criticizing those Israeli actions that are patently wrong, those that endanger not only others’, but its own, security.

Posted by William M. Gumede South Africa | 63 COMMENTS
Mar 6, 2008 at 11:40 AM
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Step Up Your Mideast Game, America

If the U.S. wants to be a referee between Israel and Palestine, it needs to step up its game.

Posted by Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 117 COMMENTS
Mar 5, 2008 at 11:20 AM
Yossi Melman is a senior commentator for the Israeli daily Haaretz. He specializes in intelligence, security, terrorism and strategic issues. An author of seven books on these topics, his most recent book, The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran was published recently by Carroll & Graf.

Forget Annapolis: Nine Steps to Peace

It was easy to forecast Annapolis’s failure from the start. Here’s my nine-point plan for getting Mideast peace back on track.

Posted by Yossi Melman Tel Aviv, Israel | 284 COMMENTS
Mar 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Gaza: Undoing the Peace

There will not be peace with separate sets of standards on violence.

Posted by Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 10 COMMENTS
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:24 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

No Peace Without Courage and a Better Plan

The Annapolis Peace Process was dead at birth. The cause of death is a hasty and illogical desire to decouple from the past.

Posted by Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 3 COMMENTS
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM


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