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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: Israel's big question Commentary: Israel's big question
29 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve written a series of columns from Israel in the past two weeks because I believe that if Secretary of State John Kerry brings his peace mission to a head and presents the parties with a clear framework for an agreement, ... [Read More]
Commentary: Whose garbage is this anyway? Commentary: Whose garbage is this anyway?
29 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HEBRON, West Bank — It was not your usual Holy Land tour, but surely one of the most revealing I’ve ever had. A team from Friends of the Earth Middle East took me around to see how waste, sewage and untreated water flow, or don’t, between Israel and the West Bank. [Read More]
Commentary: The Third Intifada Commentary: The Third Intifada
30 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
RAMALLAH, West Bank — For a while now I’ve wondered why there’s been no Third Intifada. That is, no third Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, the first of which helped to spur the Oslo peace process ... [Read More]
Commentary: A wonderful country Commentary: A wonderful country
30 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
TEL AVIV, Israel — One of the most popular shows on Israeli TV is called “Eretz Nehederet” or “A Wonderful Country.” It’s a comedy show that lives to make fun of Israeli politicians and the absurdities of life here. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Kerry is scary Commentary: Why Kerry is scary
31 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
TEL AVIV, Israel — It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic that Israel has ever encountered. [Read More]
Commentary: 1; 5,000; 500,000 Commentary: 1; 5,000; 500,000
31 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
If you’re confused about all the turmoil in the Arab world and asking how the United States should respond, I find it useful to consider three questions: [Read More]
Commentary: WikiLeaks, drought and Syria Commentary: WikiLeaks, drought and Syria
32 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In the 1970s, I got both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in modern Middle East studies, and I can assure you that at no time did environmental or climate issues appear anywhere in the syllabi of my courses. [Read More]
Commentary: The man on the wall Commentary: The man on the wall
33 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve always thought that the reason Ariel Sharon was such an enduring presence in Israeli political life is that he personally reflected three of the most important states of mind that the state of Israel has gone through since its founding. [Read More]
Commentary: If I had a hammer Commentary: If I had a hammer
33 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
My favorite story in Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s fascinating new book, “The Second Machine Age,” is when the Dutch chess grandmaster Jan Hein Donner was asked how he’d prepare for a chess match against a computer, like IBM’s Deep Blue. Donner replied: “I would bring a hammer." [Read More]
Commentary: This is not just about us Commentary: This is not just about us
34 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Every day the headlines from the Arab world get worse: An al-Qaida affiliate group, aided by foreign fighters, battles with seven different homegrown Syrian rebel groups for control of the region around Aleppo, Syria. [Read More]
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