Tag: Israel

Kaine resolution renews call for two-state solution

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to introduce a Senate resolution commending Secretary of State John Kerry for jumpstarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and called on negotiators to focus on a two-state solution to ensure a secure, lasting peace.

Hunter Mabry: Policy toward Israel short-sighted

With elections now over, this is a good time to take note of other important concerns needing our attention. One of these is our government’s recent action as reported in your news story, “US cuts UNESCO funding concerning Palestinian vote” (New Virginian, Nov. 1, 2011). The Obama administration was forced to take this action in […]

Press briefing by Middle East envoy George Mitchell on U.S.-Israel-Palestinian Authority trilateral meeting

New York, N.Y. MR. GIBBS: Good afternoon. Sorry we’re running a little bit late today. We will do a statement from, and take some questions – our Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, former Senator George Mitchell. SENATOR MITCHELL: Thank you, Robert. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I’ll make a brief statement, and then I’ll […]

Dorothy Jean Weaver | Israeli-Palestinian conflict is tragic for everyone

Gaza 2009. A scene of almost incalculable tragedy. Body count: Some 1,300 Palestinians, 13 Israelis. On one side of the border massive death, brutal destruction and unceasing terror rain down from the skies on a civilian population with nowhere to flee for safety. Untold misery and despair on the ground for men, women, and children […]

Lisa Schirch | The right to self-defense is not a strategy for peace

From an Israeli perspective, the cost in international outrage and Palestinian civilian lives of the current attacks on Gaza is worth the price of crushing Hamas’s firepower. The goal is seductive, and Israel will likely succeed in slowing the development of rockets by Hamas in the short term. But just like Israel’s siege of Lebanon […]

Haresh Daswani | Upcoming Middle East crisis: Handle with care

The new attack of Israel in Gaza and India’s and U.S.’s strong case against Pakistan will stir some very strong emotions amongst people radical extremists in the Middle East are trying to recruit. The whole ploy of these nations is to cause a negative propaganda, a one-sided story that pretends on the idea that they […]

Bonnie Price Lofton | Gaza tragedy calls to mind Holocaust stories

A half-dozen years ago, Rania Kharma of Gaza was my classmate, earning a master’s degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, a peace-oriented college in Harrisonburg. In October, 2007, Rania wrote me and others she knew at EMU to ask for our help in breaking “the siege on Gaza.”

Sanford D. Horn | Israel v. Hamas – No Moral Equivalent

“We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” – Golda Meir (1898-1978), former Israeli prime minister For Israel, the axis of evil is Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran with the latter supporting the two terror groups. With all three entities hell-bent on the destruction and eradication of […]

My Two Cents | The left is wrong on Gaza

My friends on the far left are wrong, plain wrong, on the recent Israel-Gaza flareup. Israel, bottom line, has a right to defend itself. And as long as Hamas is using Gaza as cover for its aggressive activities, Israel has a right to pre-emptively defend itself.