Anyone who follows US foreign policy should be accustomed to seeing it advance its own interests in sometimes very cynical ways. But these actions are counterproductive, and it’s hard to make a case that they advances US interests at all.
Palestine, and the Palestinians of the Diaspora who embody and perhaps hope to return to Palestine, deserve a Palestinian state that is liberated from military occupation.
After a half-hour long face-off, and failed negotiation with Greek commandos, the US Boat to Gaza returned to Athens. The passengers are being held in custody on the ship. Did Israel just outsource its diplomatic and military operations to Greece?
In ancient Israel, the Sicarii were a suicide prone sect who didn’t mind taking fellow Jews with them to death. Today, their descendants live on as “pro-Zionist” Jews.
The IDF troops were not defending themselves against a legitimate threat of violence – they just wanted to quell the protesters.
Obama’s speech is a symbolically important speech that doesn’t mean everything, but it means something; it means enough to make Netanyahu nervous, and that in itself is significant.
Does Egypt hold the key to a Palestinian-Israeli peace?
It is impossible to predict whether or not this unity government will successfully lay the foundation of Palestinian statehood. However, it is undeniable that the alliance between Hamas and Fatah reflects a significant political change.
Though they copied aspects of the social media model of the Arab revolution, Palestinians are different in that they are far more experienced with protesting and have already had their intifada –twice. This time, instead of trying to rise up against a regime, they were trying to bring one together.
these papers are an infuriating, heartbreaking, and predictable detailed account of the surrender of every single one of Palestine’s rights under international law.