Wednesday, October 18, 2006

U.S. Should Engage Syria not Shun It, John Cooley advises

Cooley is a veteran Middle East correspondent well known to readers of the Monitor in the 1970s and 1980s. His book Green March, Black September remains an early classic on the Palestinian resistance movement.
Between Syria and Israel, a strategic breakthrough for peace is possible | "en flashing peace signals at Israel and the United States. It is unwise to ignore them.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seemed to be doing just this, however, when she failed on a recent trip in the region to visit Damascus, often a crucial stop on past American emissaries' Middle East peace tours."

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