No Partner for Peace: Our American Problem

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Barack Obama, East Jerusalem, Goldstone Report, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Ideas, Jeff Halper, United States.

  It was as if some official, perhaps one of President Obama’s “czars,” like the Czar for Demolishing American Credibility, had orchestrated a systematic campaign to isolate the US from the rest of the world, make it a political laughing-stock and, finally, render it a second-rate power capable of throwing around tremendous military weight but… Read more »

The Power of Saying No

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Fatah, Fourth Geneva Convention, Hamas, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Occupation.

As the new Hamas government is sworn into power in the Palestinian Authority, we might ask: What would bring a people, the most secular of Arab populations with little history of religious fundamentalism, to vote Hamas? Mere protest at Fatah ineffectualness in negotiations and internal corruption doesn’t go far enough. While warning Hamas that their… Read more »

Keeping on a Steady Course to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Hamas, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Road Map.

For all the attention and hysteria the latest events in Gaza have generated since the Hamas “takeover,” for Israel they represent nothing but a minor blip in its inexorable drive towards its own unilateral “solution:” apartheid. Israel’s end-game, explicit and unruffled by the recent turmoil on the ground, is clear. It is laid out in… Read more »