Peace: One Step Backwards for Israel and Palestine

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. April 21, 2016 On Monday of this week, a bomb exploded on a bus in Jerusalem wounding 20 and killing the perpetrator, a 19-year old Palestinian man from the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem. Hamas has claimed responsibility. This, in addition to the increased number of stabbings in Jerusalem this year do … Continue reading Peace: One Step Backwards for Israel and Palestine

Wars, Legacies and 100 Years

July 1, 2014  On June 28th, history marked the 100th anniversary of the event that sparked World War I.  After the war and the downfall of the Ottoman Empire, maps were redrawn by the European victors, with very little understanding of the maze of Middle Eastern identities. Kurds, Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims, Jews, Christians, Druze and … Continue reading Wars, Legacies and 100 Years