FROM Rateb Rabie
Dwindling Number of Christians in Christianity's Birthplace Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is now western envoy for Palestinian development, and he's been advocating tourism to Christian holy sites in the Palestinian West Bank, especially Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born. An American decendent of Palestinian refugees, Rateb Rabie is President of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?