Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
For America's allies, the new Bush Doctrine of attacking people before they attack us, known as "first strike," is another example of a bull-in-a-china shop approach to world affairs.
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
Last night's long-awaited speech by President Bush was to set the pace for the Palestinians and Israelis to step back from the vicious and bloody cycle of violence that has gripped them for nearly two years.
President George W. Bush's speech on Monday represents a setback for Middle East peace.
In the event of a U.S. invasion of Iraq, a lack of regional support would have more than just political implications.
U.S. foreign policy has been hijacked by a group of unelected unilateralists who seem determined to drag America into an endless morass of brushfire wars to achieve the goal of unrestrained power.
Republican Right and congressional liberals join together to show support for Sharon government despite reports by Amnesty and Human Rights Watch detailing gross human rights abuses.
collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Camp David in the summer of 2000 and the subsequent Palestinian uprising
Palestine has scarce resources to face the enormous challenges in a struggle that has now continued for over five decades.