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Palestinians – 70 Years of Suffering
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Palestinians – 70 Years of Suffering
May 27, 2018

To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire.  Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank.

Another 50 Years of Mideast Strife
January 4, 2017

One of my favorite literary expressions is the term ‘Parthian shaft.’ It refers to the favored tactic of the Parthians, a Persian people, of turning while on horseback and firing arrows while retreating. The Roman consul Crassus, who defeated Spartacus, may have died from such a Parthian shaft after his defeat at the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC…

Another 50 Years of Mideast Strife
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The Shameful Netanyahu Government
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The Shameful Netanyahu Government
December 28, 2016

The recent resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council condemning the growth of the illegal colonial Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian land of East Jerusalem and the West Bank was a necessary reprimand for the Netanyahu Government. What made it all the more remarkable was the fact it passed the Security Council without being vetoed by the United States. Historically the United States has shielded Israel from censure by the UN Security Council but this time the Obama administration rightly abstained…

Security Dilemma in the Middle East
December 3, 2012

The symbolic victory of Palestine at the UN was met by the Israeli announcement next day on 30 November of building another settlement consisting of 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank. Despite protests from the Palestinians, the Israeli government is determined to go ahead with the project. The project will likely create obstacles against communication between northern and southern parts of the West Bank. The point is: how does this symbolic victory will help Palestine in face of its apparent weakness before the might of the Israeli armed forces…

Security Dilemma in the Middle East
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Israel: Continuing to Rely on Polemics
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Israel: Continuing to Rely on Polemics
September 26, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu used his address to the United Nations General Assembly as an occasion to insist that the West Bank was historically the Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria… Netanyahu claimed the right for Israel to maintain “defined military sites” in the West Bank… Netanyahu accused the United Nations of being the “theater of the absurd,” anti-UN rhetoric not heard in a speech before the General Assembly since ex-Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi railed against the UN two years ago… Obama is more concerned about securing American Jewish votes and financial support for his re-election than in seeking any fair agreement on Palestinian independence…