THE QUESTION

Israel celebrated its 60th birthday this week. Will it survive to celebrate its 100th?

Posted by David Ignatius and Lauren Keane on May 12, 2008 3:45 PM

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Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Israeli Threat Sustains Palestinian Identity

Israel has survived sixty years by denying rights to Palestinians through successive wars and by transforming itself into a fortress. Israel may choose to do so for sixty more years. But the price will be high, and it will be the Israelis who pay most of it.

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 26 COMMENTS
May 20, 2008 at 3:15 PM
Former Washington-based columnist for The Hong Kong Standard, The New York Sun, and Insight on the News, an online weekly published by The Washington Times. Covered economic and political relations between the United States and East Asia, with an emphasis on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association. Currently a business executive at a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

Happy Birthday, Israel – and Many More

Kin-ming Liu Hong Kong | 123 COMMENTS
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.

Arabs Must Accept Israel

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 47 COMMENTS
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.

Israel Will Thrive, Flaws and All

Yossi Melman Tel Aviv, Israel | 144 COMMENTS
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» captn_ahab | Mr. Kuttab is apparently a prominent Arab journalist. This probably explains why he is given this space by the Washington Post. His comments about th...
» Andrew Rush | Don't these guys ever learn ? Talking about Palestinian rights in Israel is valid, but what about Palestinian rights in Arab countries ? It seems to m...
» A.G. | I find all the responses to this article fascinating. Is there anyone out there who thinks that Israeli policies are evil but that it will survive? ...
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