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.
UPFJ Talking Points # 40: Olmert wins US support for the Sharon-initiated plan for a unilateral Israeli move in the West Bank.
UFPJ Talking Points #37: Someone better tell George Bush to be careful what he calls for, because this is what democracy looks like.
UFPJ Talking Points #30: The Bush Administration orchestrated the Sharm al-Sheikh talks as part of their regional strategy centered by the Iraq War.