At a time when Israeli and Palestinian leaders are engaged in face-to-face talks, it might be wise to recall that the winners of the most recent (2006) Palestinian elections, Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement), are not at the table.
You have asked me to speak to current American policies in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the prospects for peace in the Holy Land. You have further suggested that I touch on the relationship of the Gulf Arabs, especially Saudi Arabia, to this.
Three years after he published his controversial Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, former President Jimmy Carter has written yet another book on the Arab-Israeli conﬂict. As implied by the title of the new volume, Mr.