On Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Blog, News.

DENNIS ROSS: PROPAGANDIST By Jeffrey Rudolph (September 2016) Dennis Ross was the director of policy planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, was a leading Middle East peace envoy under President Bill Clinton, served as a special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and served two years as a special assistant to President Barack Obama. As Ross has been deeply involved in shaping US policy toward the Middle East for over 25 years, and

“The visit to Washington created chemistry between the two leaders, and the most important part of the next stage will be to create mutual trust and try to make progress according to a clear framework, said Abbas’ aides. At the same time, Palestinian officials say they are seeing signs of nervousness and disappointment on the Israeli side.” (There used to be a public service television commercial that featured a mentally retarded person and the announcement: “Sympathize, Don’t Criticize.” I can’t help but be reminded of this commercial whenever I read another pronouncement of Abbas and his entourage.)

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Blog, News.

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