Mahmoud Abbas is No Martin McGuinness

Written by Jackson Richman on . Posted in Op-Ed

During his trip to Israel last month, President Donald Trump remarked in a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem that “The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace.” Unfortunately, compared to the late Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuinness, who passed away two months ago, “reaching for peace” has been anything but the case for Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.

How President Trump Can Create a Middle East Legacy

Written by David Bedein on . Posted in Op-Ed

During his upcoming sojourn to the Middle East, President Trump has the power to invest in a legacy for generations that can now be achieved: a humanitarian solution for 5 million descendants of Arab refugees who fled from the nascent Israel in 1948, who have dwelled ever since in 59 “temporary” refugee camps (hosted by the UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.

To Understand (and Lower) Drug Costs, Understand Drug Development

Written by Kenneth I. Kohn on . Posted in Op-Ed

In a 2014 article in Chemical and Engineering news, it was reported that the cost of bringing a drug from concept to the marketplace is $2.6 billion. With such astronomical development costs, the high retail price of drugs in order to provide a return on investment to drug developers should not be surprising.