Regions / Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence is larger than the late President Yasser Arafat.
Conflict resolution will not occur until political and factional leaders re-absorb the lesson that each persons humanity, while unique, is of equal value.
The Bush administration has used this climate to challenge the independence of all U.S. aid organizations.
War and walls have demonstrably failed to make good neighbors in the Middle East. That leaves peace the "road less traveled."
One thing to keep in mind about the current push for peace between Israelis and Palestinians is that Ariel Sharon is one of the most consistent political figures in the Middle East, and he keeps his word.
The new U.S. "road map" for peace in the Middle East presented by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William J. Burns is no more than a placebo for consumption by both Palestinians and the world community
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
Palestine has scarce resources to face the enormous challenges in a struggle that has now continued for over five decades.
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.