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Monday, March 30, 2009

PA stomps out candle of hope for peace and understanding

Last week I wrote (See: Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Youth Show the way) about a joyous event that could give us hope midst the misery of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

Amid the gloom of Israeli-Arab strife, someone are finding ways to light candles instead of cursing the darkness. Young Palestinian musicians from the Jenin refugee camp gave a concert for Israeli Holocaust survivors.

But someone just had to stomp out the candle as soon as it was lit. [more]

by Moderator @ 10:56 PM CST [Link]

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Israeli-Palestinian peace: Youth show the way

Amid the gloom of Israeli-Arab strife, someone are finding ways to light candles instead of cursing the darkness. Young Palestinian musicians from the Jenin refugee camp gave a concert for Israeli Holocaust survivors. One would think that if such events are so rare -- a dog bites man story -- they would get top billing in media reports. But any routine Qassam rocket launching or Israeli reprisal will always get more notice. For reaching media audiences, shooting is much better than talking or playing music. [more]

by Moderator @ 07:01 PM CST [Link]

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Netanyahu's right wing bloc block and Barak's labor of love (of power?)

All the experts insisted that it would be a cinch for Benjamin Netanyahu to form a right wing coalition government, but it should have been obvious that such a coalition, if it is at all possible, would have an exorbitant price and would be inherently unstable (see: The myth of the right wing bloc). [more]

by Moderator @ 10:53 PM CST [Link]

Selling out the Palestinian people and the cause of peace

The Israeli right got a big free boost recently, when Palestinian Prime Minister Salem Fayyad announced his resignation. Fayyad was certainly an existential, not to say potentially lethal, threat to the settlement enterprise and the supporters of the National Union and Yisrael Beitenu parties, as well as Prime Minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu's program of delaying Palestinian Statehood. [more]

by Moderator @ 04:06 PM CST [Link]


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