To reach a peace settlement in the Middle East, the United States has to put pressure on Israel and reach out to Hamas.
With or without anticipation, Israeli policies helped shape the kinds of enemies that pledge to sacrifice their lives to fight the Jewish state.
The bloodshed in Gaza was a testing ground for dangerous hypotheses about far greater global political issues.
The world witnessed another lopsided war in which Israel delivered a deadly round of rockets and bombs into civilian neighborhoods in Gaza.
President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to restore America's image in the world. He should start by elevating peace and justice in the Middle East over war and occupation.
A convergence of interests in the region provide a golden opportunity for the United States to reverse its policy and help bring peace to the Middle East.
Despite his recent visit to the region, President Bushs policy is still undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace.
While Hamas is the most immediate culprit behind the violence in Gaza, responsibility also rests with Fatah, Israel and the United States.
How Hamas grew from a radical minority to an electoral majority that's now patrolling the streets of the Gaza Strip.
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.