The Annapolis
Summit
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Yossi Melman

YOSSI MELMAN, Israel

Annapolis, Like Leaders, Weak and Insincere

The recipe for resolution has been on the table for decades. But until strong leaders step up, we'll continue to have non-events like Annapolis.  more »
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Mona Eltahawy

MONA ELTAHAWY, Egypt

Real Solutions Won't Come From Summits

Don't look to Annapolis to fix the Middle East - look to the young.  more »
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Hisham Melhem

HISHAM MELHAM, Lebanon

The Triumph of the Process

The U.S. acts as though the peace talks succeeded just because everyone showed up. That's not the kind of imaginative solution we need.  more »
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Saul
Singer

SAUL SINGER, Israel

An Israeli Take on Annapolis

Appointing the U.S. as compliance judge is a significant Israeli concession. Still, what really matters is Iran.  more >
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Rami
Khouri

RAMI KHOURI, Palestine

An Unimpressive Showing

Nothing I heard from the conference convinced me that things are different this time around. more >
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Daoud
Kuttab

DAOUD KUTTAB, Palestine

Too Many Unanswered Questions

Annapolis raised America's profile, but left too many issues unaddressed. more >
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Russia A More Promising Arbiter

"The next round of talks are in Russia. There is opportunity here, as Russia will be a more honest broker and has always kept the door open to Hamas." - Lisa  more 

Lipstick on a Pig

"If the American people look closely, they are likely to learn that Israel is not as squeaky clean as it has generally been presented to us. Can't have that." - Joseph  more 

America, Inc. is the Golden Parachute

"I view this peace conference more as a meeting of the proxies of a conglomerate as they come together at their first corporate meeting in years." - Benny  more 

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Mona
Eltahawy

MONA ELTAHAWY, Egypt

Retracing Sadat's Footsteps to Israel

Annapolis needs a present-day Anwar Sadat. Will anyone be so bold? more >
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Rami
Khouri

RAMI KHOURI, Palestine

A Diplomatic Suicide Squeeze

Annapolis won't succeed because no leader is strong or daring enough to make a bold move. more >
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Daoud
Kuttab

DAOUD KUTTAB, Palestine

Palestinians' Power Lies In Rejection

Palestinians can't afford not to attend, but worry they'll be blamed again for failure if they do. more >
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Hisham Melhem

HISH AM MELHEM, Lebanon

Don't Expect Much From Annapolis

Weak and uncommitted leaders will waste another opportunity for peace. more >
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Yossi
Melman

YOSSI MELMAN, Israel

Israel on Annapolis: Bleak on All Sides

High expectations have dwindled to defeatism - just like every time before. more >
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Sami
Moubayed

SAMI MOUBAYED, Syria

Annapolis Has No Legitimacy Without Syria

The U.S. can't talk Mideast peace without Syria, but Syrians worry it's all just posturing. more >
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Saul
Singer

SAUL SINGER, Israel

Israel Pins Hopes on Arab Attitude

Contrary to expectations, it's the Arabs who have the power to move the process forward - or not. more >
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