May 25, 2010 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1999 |
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.