Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Washington insists its "train and equip force'" of 10 combat helicopters and 150 military instructors is solely intended to help Georgia combat Islamic radicals in the lawless Pankisi Gorge, allegedly a safe haven for al Qaeda militants and their Chechen
Israel must choose today between peace on internationally recognized terms with the dispossessed indigenous people of their State, or face another half-century of isolation with the backdrop of a rapidly encroaching demographics dilemma.
To understand the resilience of the Palestinian community is to take a more detailed--albeit less dramatic--look at what is happening on the ground behind the bleak daily headlines.
The Palestinians are doing what any American citizen would do: we are fighting for our rights.
President Bush is currently being assailed from all sides for his Middle East foreign policy.
The Powell mission, whatever fig leaf it produces, has shown that the United States is unable or unwilling to impose peace. The only solution is for the whole world to join together and force the two sides to back off.
Today, Ariel Sharon and his government are creating a third wave of Palestinian refugees by attacking those very same refugees who, decades ago, fled for their lives and have been living under illegal Israeli occupation ever since.
The tragic events of September 11 have created unprecedented challenges for the peace movement, anti-interventionist forces, and other progressive activists.
Does this reawakening of Israel's peace camp (Peace Now's was the second such protest in a week) mean that the Israeli consensus behind Ariel Sharon is cracking?
The western media, too, is awash with stories of a reformist general living dangerously in a volatile country.