Taking sides between two violent factions will not end a conflict. Working for reconciliation is the only way. The Arab Israeli conflict cannot be seen in terms of goodies and baddies; here we have two peoples, deeply traumatized by their history, locking one another in a hopeless escalation of violence. »
Israel continues its attacks on Palestine ignoring all calls for a ceasefire or cessation of the hostilities and as is usual the missiles of the Jewish state cause massive damage to the Palestine cities while the haphazardly directed rockets of Hamas mostly fall of un-populated areas, largely being a symbol… »
By Emile Nakhleh. WASHINGTON, Aug 16 2013 (IPS) – The recently restarted talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are the only peaceful political activity amidst ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain and elsewhere in the Arab world. Neither U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry nor… »
WASHINGTON, Jul 23 2013 (IPS) – There is a real opportunity for peacemaking between Israel and the Palestinians, even though the obstacles are more formidable than in the past. That was the assessment of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, speaking Monday at a public event which posed the question “Can… »
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