Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Obama has the chance to make good on real change in U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Foreigners recently joined a weekly march for peace in the West Bank.
Jewish tradition teaches each person to strive to become a pillar of ethics, learn the law and behave so as to answer to God for transgressions — not to rulers of a so-called Jewish state. There's a difference between being anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.
The bloodshed in Gaza was a testing ground for dangerous hypotheses about far greater global political issues.
Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, wasn't allowed into Israel on a recent trip. That action fits a pattern of Israeli efforts to hide the human consequences of the siege of Gaza and of the escalating settlement expansion in the West Bank.
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.
A letter from Abu Dis, Occupied West Bank.
UFPJ Talking Points #59: U.S. trying to "legalize" permanent occupation of Iraq; Shifting discourse on Israel-Palestine
In his recent AIPAC speech, Barack Obama veers right.
Although Iraq is the defining foreign policy issue so far in the presidential race, China will no doubt be smuggled into the election through this rather stark contrast between the Republicans and Democrats over trade.