Regions / Palestinian Territories
The president couldn't answer a simple question about Israel and Egypt, which speaks volumes about U.S. human rights policy.
The latest attempt to highlight the crisis in Gaza captured some media attention. But a failure to balance principle with pragmatism meant that the Gaza Freedom March did not achieve its full potential.
The story of the determined, long-term nonviolent resistance of many Palestinian villagers to the loss of their lands, striking as it may be, is seldom told.
The Obama administration and congressional Democrats, in rejecting the recommendations of the Goldstone report, have defended Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
To promote the conditions for peace in the Middle East, the U.S. should tie security assistance to Israeli settlement policy.
Netanyahu's recent speech in favor of a Palestinian state contained several contradictory elements that cleverly undermined its central message.
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.
Foreigners recently joined a weekly march for peace in the West Bank.
Nancy Pelosi's record on the Middle East tacks right and undermines human rights.
The longer a comprehensive settlement is put off the more difficult it will be to achieve.