Regions / Israel
ere has been a real fear in recent months that the right-wing government of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon might take advantage of the international focus on the U.S. invasion of Iraq to increase its repression in the occupied Palestinian territories
Israeli voters will be facing perhaps the most crucial vote in their nation's history between the right-wing incumbent prime minister Ariel Sharon of the Likud Bloc and the more moderate Amram Mitznaa former general and mayor of Haifafrom the Labor Alig
In the days and months ahead, the Labor party and the Israeli Left are at what could be an historical crossroad.
As Israel jumps from one self-made crisis to the next, the State of Israel itself is in an alarming condition.
The U.S. is not doing us any favors--it is endangering us for its own aggressive interests as a financial and military superpower.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
Freezing military aid to Israel would send a message that committing human rights violations is unacceptable.
Last night's long-awaited speech by President Bush was to set the pace for the Palestinians and Israelis to step back from the vicious and bloody cycle of violence that has gripped them for nearly two years.
Republican Right and congressional liberals join together to show support for Sharon government despite reports by Amnesty and Human Rights Watch detailing gross human rights abuses.