The U.S. Role in the Gaza Tragedy

While Hamas is the most immediate culprit behind the violence in Gaza, responsibility also rests with Fatah, Israel – and the United States.

The Rise of Hamas

How Hamas grew from a radical minority to an electoral majority that’s now patrolling the streets of the Gaza Strip.

Falling In Line on Israel

The election of a Democratic majority in Congress won’t curb U.S. support for Israeli attacks against the civilian populations of its Arab neighbors.

Bush at the UN: Annotated

At the UN, George W. Bush praised democracy and diplomacy in the Middle East. Stephen Zunes gives you the real story.

Bunch of Losers

All sides have claimed victory in the Lebanon conflict. They’re all wrong.

Jihad Against Hezbollah

The Bush administration wants to punish the Lebanese for supporting Hezbollah. Who’s next, Syria or Iran?

Gaza and Lebanon: Connecting the Dots

Israel starts a war to gain greater security while the United States backs an attack against two nascent democracies to promote democracy in the Middle East.

A Unilateral Ride over the Edge?

The escalation in Gaza is not an isolated development brought about by the abduction of a soldier. It is the logical conclusion of the unilateral policies pursued by the Israeli government over the last year.

Hamas Wins the Palestinian Elections

UFPJ Talking Points #37: Someone better tell George Bush to be careful what he calls for, because this is what democracy looks like.