Rachel Neuwirth

Islam Plays for Keeps

Bush and Rumsfeld are indeed fighting the same war. Rumsfeld suggests the need to use invasive therapy to root out that enemy; Bush wants to "inoculate" Iraqi society with a healthy dose of preventative medicine: democracy., 3/23/2004, 10:06 PM

We Elected Sharon; We Got Mitzna

Prime Minister Sharon, your stated goal was to achieve "peace and security" for Israel. You said nothing about "retreat.", 2/18/2004, 6:44 PM

"Expert" Takes Us All for Fools

Well, Mr. Thomas Friedman, I shall not mince words either. American policy is not "insane," but your flawed observations and analyses are. From your first assertion that the Palestinians are "gripped by a collective madness" causing them to "commit suicide", to your cure-all suggestion that an Israel reduced to a nine-mile wide strip will be a more defensible Israel, you have shown yourself to be , 2/2/2004, 6:06 PM

<i>Judenrein</i> Palestine?

Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria <i>Judenrein</i> (the Nazi term for a place with no Jews)? , 1/6/2004, 7:28 PM

Peres Cross-Examined

I was there when former Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres spoke at the UCLA campus on October 14 as part of his national tour. , 12/9/2003, 6:34 PM

History?s Road Map

The defeat of Saddam Hussein?s regime presents the opportunity to reconfigure the Middle East. However, President Bush?s vision of both Iraq and a Palestinian state living in peace with Israel is doomed, because it ignores historical, religious and ethnic factors., 10/1/2003, 10:30 PM

Does CAIR Really Care?

In late July I contacted Mr. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman and director of communications at the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). When he returned my call, he presented his point of view about the Arab-Israeli conflict and militant Islam. When I reminded him about CAIR's record of openly supporting Hamas, Hizbullah and other organizations deemed by the government to be terrorists, he repl, 8/19/2003, 6:45 PM

The Prerequisite to Peace

Pursuing peace through a mechanism like the Quartet's "Road Map" is doomed to failure. The Middle East conflict will only be resolved when all terrorist Islamist factions in the Arab states and elsewhere are expunged, and when the Arab world embraces democracy and accepts Israel as a Jewish, democratic state. , 7/20/2003, 8:57 PM

The Holy Land, Shared With Terrorists?

The gravest enemy threatening democracy and world peace today is militant Islam ? the convergence of fundamentalist Islam and terrorism. Its breeding ground is in the madrasses (Islamic schools), mosques, and camps sponsored by Arab leaders, and it seeks world dominance., 6/8/2003, 6:22 PM

A Road Map Through Jordan

The creation of a second Arab/Palestinian state, run by the terrorist PLO, will cause a humanitarian crisis and economic disaster for both Jordan and Israel. If we are ever to achieve peace between Israel and the Arabs, we must know history and face reality: the Arab people who live in what is now Israel ? including Judea, Samaria, and Gaza ? and Jordan are one people. , 5/27/2003, 7:24 PM

Stick By Your Guns

Obviously, we can't even contemplate the next step until terrorism is destroyed. In addition, the creation of a 23rd Arab state as the resolution of the Israeli-Arab conflict ignores the potential that it will be a terrorist state; therefore, every means must be employed to insure that it is a democratic society, as president Bush enunciated. If not, Israel and the West will not be able to achieve, 5/14/2003, 8:05 PM

Palestinian Leadership Farce

Arafat and his cronies have now appointed a "new" prime minister: Mahmud Abbas, a.k.a. Abu Mazen, Holocaust denier, Arafat's No. 2 for the last 30 years, and co-founder of Fatah, a terrorist organization set up to destroy Israel in 1959. Does anyone really believe that an old dog can learn new tricks? , 3/26/2003, 2:01 AM