This writing deals only with reports and views on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The trip journal will deal with the domestic situations in the various countries that I visited (11 of them on this trip). That journal will be published October
Current Situation Bulletin 30 July 2000 SUMMARY: Too many people are declaring the peace process is dead and they may well eat their words. Signs from the Arab world show that progress is being made despite lousy summit management on the part of Clinton a
I don’t think that even Barak and Arafat know what will happen 4 weeks from now, but we have learned some things from recent events and from history. Also, there have been enough leaks by now to get a pretty
Future of the Middle East and American Jewry: Next Generation Perspective Saturday 22 July 2000, Vacation Village, Loch Sheldrake, New York. An audience of 150 elite modern Orthodox Jews.
Thank you to Harry Walker, Rosalie Shore and Rabbi Steinberg for inviting me, and to you all for attending. As part of my profession and to prepare my columns and forecasts, I read papers, monitor newscasts and talk regularly to
Summary: ABM defense systems don’t work; they are a waste of money; they will drive other countries into an arms race that will further destabilize the world; better to be more serious about enforcing MAD doctrine and making rogue threats
State of the Markets: Stocks and Real Estate…The Coming Real Estate Recession 28 May 2000 Quick Comment regarding the Israeli Withdrawal from Lebanon: What we have learned.
State of the Markets I took some of my own advice issued at year’s end and sold a good number of tech stocks in mid-March. The seasonal dip came about 2 weeks earlier than I had hoped but nevertheless we
Assorted Musings on Timeless Topics Genetics; Elian Gonzalez; Bill Gates & Microsoft; World War II Slave Labor; TV & the Lost Art of the Imagination — 28 May 2000
Genetics I like the idea of genetics being able to fix things that go wrong, particularly in pre-birth situations. I’m less excited about it as far as the food we eat. I figure there has to be a cost for
Israel Situational Bulletin — 17 April 2000 Followed by Ivan’s Passover Message on the State of Israel and American Jewry
Time to reassess assumptions. I’ve eaten crow and admitted that we now have learned that Assad has neither the guts nor the desire to make peace with Israel, even if he’s given essentially what he asked for. Who would have
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