Global Affairs: Israel Peace Conference; and Roy on the Neocons

At the Global Affairs group blog:

Gershon Shafir writes

‘ The focus of political debate in Israel between now and November will be the planned Peace Conference. Two approaches seem to be shaping up.

One is expressed by the Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, who argues that no withdrawal from the West Bank should take place until Israel has developed an anti-rocket system . . .

The other is represented by Olmert’s deputy and confidant, Vice Premier Haim Ramon. ‘

and Barnett Rubin gives us a preview of Olivier Roy’s new book, “The Crescent and Chaos,” which is about the “Double Defeat of the Neoconservatives.”