The Much Too Promised Land by Aaron David Miller

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For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in U.S. efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors has given him a unique perspective on a problem that American leaders have wrestled with for more than half a century. Read more >

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Aaron David Miller

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December 2, 2008

Advice for the President-elect and his Secretary of State: “Start with Syria”

From Miller’s The Washington Post op-ed that’s causing a stir:

“President-elect Barack Obama will be bombarded with recommendations about how to approach Arab-Israeli peacemaking. One piece of advice he should not take is to make Israeli-Palestinian peace his top priority. There’s no deal there. But there is a real opportunity for an Israeli-Syrian agreement, and Obama should go for it.”

Read the entire piece here.


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December 30, 2008 20:08
Posted by: Joel

Saw you on CNN tonight (12-30-08). Please quit being such an apoligist for Hamas. Tell the truth, they are a terrorist organization hell bent on killing Jews and destroying Israel. They hold sway over Gaza by force and intimidation. They deliberately stockpile arms and rockets in civillian neighborhoods and fire rockets from these neighborhoods and even the parking lot of the Shifra hospital knowing that the Israelis will respond causing civillian casualties. They are animals. They, Hizbolla and their "parent" Iran are a real threat to all countries in the middle east and the rest of the world. You cannot deal with them any other way than the Israelis are now finally doing. That's the only way to destroy them and the dire threat they and Hizbolla present to the world. If the Israelis are successful, Iran will be seriously weakened and their traditional (hundreds of years) Sunni enemies (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.)will be in position to finally make a lasting peace with Israel and the world will be a safer place. Anything less may bring us back to the middle ages of "good" vs "evil", "light vs darkness", etc. but this time not with bows and arrows, spears & shields but with weapons that will destroy many millions of people.

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