Regions / Israel
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.
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.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
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.
In the United States and around the world, many are questioning why, despite some mild rebukes, Washington has maintained its large-scale military, financial, and diplomatic support for the Israeli occupation in the face of unprecedented violations of international law and human rights standards by Israeli occupation forces.
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.
Divesting in countries that are in blatant violation of international and humanitarian law is not new, but with Israel, it needs to end.