To Israel, Gaza stands in for Iran as an attack surrogate.
“Longer term, if we don’t understand this in the context of occupation, we’re never going to end this cycle,” Bennis says.
Ahmad Jaabari negotiated the ceasefire that had mostly held over much of the last year.
If the General Assembly approves Palestine’s application for non-member status, Israel’s isolation from the international community would only grow.
Growing international awareness of the Israeli occupation has heralded a shift among the U.S. Jewish community away from Israel.
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.
Obama can stem the decline of U.S. influence in the Middle East, but only if he gives the people of the region a reason to want it.
Though a supporter of Israel’s right to exist, George McGovern also became an outspoken opponent of its human rights abuses.
Come to this discussion and book signing with Ronnie Kasrils, anti-apartheid leader, and solidarity activist, as he speaks about the story of his and his wife Eleanor’s involvement in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, as well as his current efforts to build solidarity with the Palestinian people as a member of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
Once again the drone war, militarization of U.S. policy in Africa, and Palestine all remain unmentioned.
Beneath the bluster, Romney’s foreign policy isn’t so different from Obama’s. It’s just worse.
There are plenty of legitimate criticisms of the Obama record on foreign policy. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have made none of them.
Palestinian Chairman Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the United Nations, told of the worst of times
Former Hamas leader Meshal envisions himself replacing the aging Mahmoud Abbas as head of the Palestinian Authority.