Archive: August 27, 2006 - September 02, 2006

Mixed Reviews for Nasrallah's Candor

Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah faces new criticism in the English-language Arab online media after admitting Sunday that he had not anticipated massive Israeli retaliation for his group's July 12 capture of two Israeli soldiers. "Had I known that capturing...

By Jefferson Morley | August 31, 2006; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (54)

A Round of Recriminations in Israel

Israel seems to be in a foul mood. Recriminations about the 33-day war with Hezbollah have engulfed the country's online media. Commentators from across the political spectrum are blaming ineffectual civilian leaders, unprepared military commanders, weak-willed leftists, reckless rightists, U.S....

By Jefferson Morley | August 30, 2006; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (38)

Iran and the World: 'Diplomatic Chicken'

With Thursday's U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment looming, both sides have hardened their public positions. Privately, the door to diplomacy is closing but perhaps not shut. * U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton...

By Jefferson Morley | August 29, 2006; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (198)


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