What government does the US want?

Posted: February 16th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: elections, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Washington Post dives into the Israeli political battle: yesterday’s unusual editorial calls for Livni to let Netanyahu face the international pressure on his own:    

Kadima and Labor, which favor continued talks on a two-state deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, would be wise to stay out of a Netanyahu-led government.

On the other hand, there are reports that Obama wants Livni in the government… I think it’s a mistake: a “national unity” government might make things easier for the American president politically, but won’t help the peace process.

Guest Column

Posted: February 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: elections | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

I was invited by the “Foreign Policy Watch” blog to give my take on the elections. Here it is.