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September 4, 2010 | Tim Rutten
Nearly 40 years ago, I spent time with the late Conor Cruise O'Brien, one of the 20th century's most formidable intellectual journalists. Like many naturally contentious men possessed of restlessly great minds, he could be spectacularly wrong, but his firsthand experience of the world was vast, and he had a politician's gift for aphoristic profundity. He patiently explained to me, for example, that all the worst international controversies could be divided into "problems" and "situations.
May 25, 2010 | Saad Hariri
In the fall of 1991, I was an undergraduate student at Georgetown University, following the coverage of the Madrid peace conference. In the Spanish capital, the United States had managed to gather Arabs and Israelis around a table with the aim of ending what was then half a century of war and desperation, whose first victims were the people of the region, including the people of my country, Lebanon. As I prepared to make my first official visit to Washington as prime minister of Lebanon, I couldn't help but reflect on the price the entire word has paid since the Madrid conference failed to bring peace to the Middle East and justice to the Palestinians.
August 7, 1999 | ALLISON COHEN
As part of an ongoing education program about the Middle East peace process, "Israel Today: Give Peace a Chance" will be the topic of the Friday Shabbat service at University Synagogue, 4915 Alton Parkway in Irvine. The service begins at 8 p.m. Rabbi Arnold Rachlis will discuss the recent Israeli elections and the victory of Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
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