Every couple of months or so, Jewish Voice for Peace sends me a petition to sign. Sometimes I think I’d like to sign, if only they weren’t so lame. Sometimes I think about writing back suggesting a redraft or something. The last one was just a couple of weeks ago,
We call upon Isr
The siege and sanctions are sowing chaos and death in
As if ‘Isr
But this time, it’s just insulting. Mitchell Plitnick asks if I can sign a petition that says,
The new Congress should heed President Jimmy Carter's leadership in crafting a
But as I wrote in a recent blog, what Carter is advocating is nothing resembling a just peace. He has made it quite explicit that he does not want Palestinians to have democratic rights and that he insists on
Carter is getting more and more support. And not just from the JVP wankers. From people who you’d expect to know better, like the usually antiZionist Jews sans Frontieres.
Meanwhile back on
Carter's book and the new Democratic majority represent an unusual opportunity for a change in
Congress can certainly do that, but only if it wants to, as it never has before regardless of which party controlled it. Millions of Americans willing to strike or take action on the streets could force the issue, but not only are they not there, JVP isn’t even suggesting it.
Most Americans believe the
Anyway, the silent majority’s voice definitely reached congress on the question of bringing the troops home from
Jonathan Cook’s new article on Counterpunch explains why Hamas cannot in good conscience recognize ‘
Without a return to those pre-1967 borders (plus a substantial injection of goodwill from
And no goodwill, of course, will be forthcoming.
I’m not actually sure what Jonathan’s position is on the desirability of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and
In another departure from the standard discourse on
In demanding recognition of its right to exist,
For most observers, it means simply that
I read a lot of stuff about