Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
In the event of a U.S. invasion of Iraq, a lack of regional support would have more than just political implications.
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.
President George W. Bush's speech on Monday represents a setback for Middle East peace.
Palestine has scarce resources to face the enormous challenges in a struggle that has now continued for over five decades.
Divesting in countries that are in blatant violation of international and humanitarian law is not new, but with Israel, it needs to end.
There comes a time when even a historian, well versed in patient, hysteria-free observation of historical processes, feels his hair stand on end as he realizes how bad, how really bad, things are getting.
Both in the U.S. and in Israel, government policy and actions do not reflect popular sentiment.
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.