There can be no talk of peace in the Middle East so long as Israel is given political immunity, financial assistance
and diplomatic support by other Western states. It is high time that the international community assumed responsibility
for securing justice for the Palestinian people.
Political separation of Israelis and Palestinians, where both have the right to settle within a unified territory, may be the solution to their ongoing conflict. Such shared stewardship could bring both sides security, international recognition and legitimacy, argues Russell Nieli.
As US troops withdraw from Iraq, they leave behind the remnants of failed reconstruction efforts and a highly corrupt political class. Clean and efficient Iraqi institutions built from the bottom up are needed to
fill the legal and regulatory breach that the occupation has caused, says Zaid Al-Ali.
The Middle East peace process may be the most spectacular deception in modern diplomatic history - masking the desire of the Israeli government to continue settlement on Palestinian territory, destroy Hamas by force, and place Palestinian statehood in 'formaldehyde', argues Henry Siegman.
The real path to peace in the Middle East, requiring the establishment of
a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza, is dependent on Israel's recognition of its responsibility to ensure economic justice in the Palestinian territories, says Adam W. Parsons.
The ecological effects of war, like its horrific toll on human life, are exponential. When the Bush Administration and their Congressional allies sent our troops in to Iraq to topple Saddam's regime, they not only ordered these men and women to commit crimes against humanity, they also commanded them to perpetrate crimes against nature, argue
Jeffrey St Clair and Joshua Frank.
Quoting official sources, the Western media is now confirming, rather belatedly, that the Bush Administration's war plans directed against Iran are "for real" and should be taken seriously, says