Sharon to the foreign press

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has addressed the foreign press corps in Israel. Nothing very new in his answers -- no going back to 1967 borders, no dismantling of all the settlements in what he called Judea and Samaria, and no consideration of any other peace plan than the roadmap. But still worth a read.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,