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 U.S. peace movement has worked on behalf of Salvadorans, South Africans, and East Timorese. It is now belatedly taking up the cause of Palestinians.
Congress recently endorsed Israels annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.
The World Social Forum needs to talk candidly about power, inject some transparency into its decision-making, and engage the Arab world, argues Jamal Juma'.
Contrary to the stated aspirations of Washington hawks, the Iraq War has dealt a body blow to the many Middle Eastern activists working for democracy and peace. On these grounds alone, the war has been an unmitigated disaster.
The new Congress faces a stark choice: war with Iran or a regional peace deal involving Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria.
Too often the inequities between Israelis and Palestinians are overlooked.
UFPJ Talking Points #43: Israeli attacks constitute collective punishment of the Gazan population.
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.