Assessing readiness for an uphill civil rights battle

It has been said that silence in the face of persecution is submission to it.

That has invariably held true among minorities throughout history. 

Enough fearmongering: Only one Democratic state is possible

Long before December 28, when Secretary of State, John Kerry took the podium at the Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington DC to pontificate on the uncertain future of the two-state solution and the need to save Israel from itself, the subject of a Palestinian state has been paramount. 

Congress sabotaging peace, U.S. foreign policy

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported a proposal condemning a recent U.N. Security Council Resolution reprimanding Israel for its illegal settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. 

What Rafsanjani's death means for the Islamic Republic

TEHRAN, Iran — Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of the main stars in the political firmament of the Islamic Republic.

U.S. spoiling of Israel is the real impediment to peace

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a courageous and monumental address last Wednesday, poising "perpetual occupation" as an impediment to peace and the prosperity of a two-state peace deal.

A Blessing in Disguise? The Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine

PALESTINE - Israel is dizzy. January 20th has been like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump is jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts.

Our system comes with no guarantees

WASHINGTON - There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We’re just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. 


Stifling the debate on Israel: For Palestinians, zionism only means one thing

The British government of Theresa May officially adopted on December 12 a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes legitimate criticism of Israel.




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