Time to pay the piper

by David Dolan -- President Obama reassured us Americans that we are still Triple-A folk just hours after the Chinese, our biggest lenders, told us our money is nearly worthless due to more…

Peace push will yield violence

by David Dolan -- JERUSALEM – History is, sadly, repeating itself. Eleven years ago, Bill Clinton twisted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arm in a successful attempt to get him to withdraw Israeli more…

Palin power in the Northwest

by David Dolan -- I was visiting my parents in my home state of Idaho when John McCain announced his surprise selection for vice president – Alaska's feisty governor, Sarah Palin. As more…

Israel: Diamond in the rough

by David Dolan -- JERUSALEM – A 60-year-old orthodox Jewish Jerusalem resident was violently assaulted while carrying an Israeli flag last week during the country's annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers. The more…

Al Gore for president?

by David Dolan -- I just returned home from Jerusalem's prestigious King David Hotel, where I sadly discovered that the Cybex aerobics machine I like to work out on was missing from more…

What hope for a peace treaty?

by David Dolan -- George W. Bush told reporters in Ramallah yesterday that he believes a final Israeli-Palestinian peace accord will be signed and sealed before he leaves office in 12 months more…

Iran's Hamastan

by David Dolan -- Despite suggestions from some Israeli, American and other Western officials that last week's outrageous Hamas conquest of the entire Gaza Strip may somehow lead to a miraculous renaissance more…

Jesus: Dead or alive?

by David Dolan -- Media circuses are hardly rare occurrences here in Jerusalem. In fact, as I write this column, workers with CNN International are setting up a big blue tent (I more…

Apocalypse imminent? Look around you

by David Dolan -- During a recent speaking tour in the United Kingdom, I was asked a question that frequently arises from secular folks in my audiences, and sometimes even from professing more…

How do you solve a problem like Nasrallah?

by David Dolan -- The international media has been abuzz with the burning question of the hour – who won the 34-day Israel-Hezbollah showdown? Most analysts seem to agree that the outcome more…