The Obama envoy who took on professional baseball, the IRA, and Protestant leaders may have finally met his match in the Middle East.
Matt McAllester is a contributing editor at Details magazine. For 13 years, he reported for Newsday, spending much of that time as a foreign correspondent in places such as Kosovo, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Nigeria and Lebanon.
Like his predecessor Ariel Sharon, Netanyahu could become a hard-line Israeli prime minister who takes a bold step toward peace. Matt McAllester on the signs he’s ready to make a deal with the Palestinians in Washington.
As Israel votes to ease the Gaza blockade, why has it taken the Palestinians so long to realize their best weapon was nonviolence?