Regions / Israel
Israel needs a new Zionism or it will lose all legitimacy, Gershon Baskin argues.
Like a gambling addict who has to keep betting more to cover his previous losses, the Bush administration's recently announced plan to provide some $65 billion worth of advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years represents a reckless, poorly considered attempt to mitigate the consequences of its ill considered invasion of Iraq.
By comparing Iraq to Israel, Bush did the cause of Middle East reform little good.
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.
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.
Washington continues to pursue a divide-and-rule approach to prevent the resumption of talks that could end hostilities between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
In a new interview, Noam Chomsky talks about U.S. war plans, what you don't read in the mainstream media, and why international affairs are run like the mafia.
The election of a Democratic majority in Congress won't curb U.S. support for Israeli attacks against the civilian populations of its Arab neighbors.
Gaza's ordeal exemplifies the Palestinian struggle for survival and security.