The Way Out of the Middle East Mess

As the fighting between Israel and Hizballah forces in southern Lebanon raged, our reporting sized up Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's strategy, peered into Hizballah's inner workings and outlined six keys to peace. Readers were polarized in their criticism of the warring parties and their respective allies

Israel is fighting a war deliberately provoked by Iran and Syria via terrorist organizations (Hizballah and Hamas) that aim to eliminate the sole legitimate democracy in that part of the world [July 31]. Instead of blaming Israel, Western democracies should stand up for it, because they will be...

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