Saul Singer

Saul Singer is a co-author of the best-selling Start Up Nation. He was previously editorials editor and columnist at the Jerusalem Post. Before making aliya he served as a foreign policy advisor to U.S. Senator Connie Mack and on the staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Banking Committee.

Publications by Saul Singer

Whose Fault Was the Failure of Camp David?

It is not often that two articles are enough to shake a powerful pillar of conventional wisdom and trigger an international firestorm. The influence of these articles, "Camp David: The Tragedy of Errors," by Robert Malley and Hussein Agha in the New York Review of Books,1 and "Quest for Mideast Peace: How and Why it Failed," by Deborah Sontag in the New York Times,2 cannot be understood simply in terms of their content. Read More »

Why Israel Rejects “Observers”

In the midst of an already crumbling cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell dropped what to Israeli ears was a bombshell. Standing next to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat after their June 2001 meeting in Ramallah, Powell said, "I think as we get into the confidence-building phase there will be a need for monitors and observers to…make an independent observation of what has happened." Read More »

“Aid for Peace” — An Exhausted Paradigm?

At present, there are no substantive Arab-Israeli peace negotiations underway. Israel has had to contend with the ongoing armed offensive launched by the Palestinians in late September 2000 after the failure of the Camp David summit. Read More »

American Evenhandedness in the Mideast Peace Process: Lessons from Camp David II and the Al-Aqsa Intifada

Ask Israelis or Arabs to characterize the U.S.-Israel relationship and most, particularly on the Arab side, will argue that the picture is one of unwavering support for the Jewish state. Indeed, the outgoing Clinton administration has been widely perceived and labeled as the closest to Israel in the history of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Read More »