What the civil war in Syria and the Arab Spring have exposed is that the massive political and social transformation and real regime change underway is led by the people themselves, largely without military force and certainly with no role for the United States. U.S. military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.
A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa.
Syria has become the weak leg of its tripod with Iran and Hezbollah.
Washington sanctions North Korea and Iran while bolstering its own nuclear arsenal and turning a blind eye to Israel's.
The United States must oppose the occupation and settlements, and support a Palestinian right to freedom, equality and statehood.
Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh is the second Palestinian prisoner in as many months to have died in Israeli custody.
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.
It's often forgotten that of the nine killed by Israeli commandos on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, one was an American citizen.
It's time to seize upon AIPAC's strategic blunder of singling Israel out for special treatment in Washington and push for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.