Politics

U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

Questions to US Citizens By Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh Many readers asked me (also as a US citizen) to comment in this blog on what is going on in race relations in the USA. I will briefly say that the politicians who criticize Trump (both republicans and democrats) are hypocritical. These same politicians who criticize Trump … Continue reading U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

  Let's Not Turn Inward To believe our lives are inextricably linked with others is lovely. To live out that belief can be hard. It becomes difficult to set priorities when so much is under attack. People make decisions about this all the time. With money: pay rent or buy food? With energy: fight for … Continue reading Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

Palestine And Hillary, 'The Lesser Evil'

Lesser Evilism In the United States presidential race, we have officially entered into the moment of lesser evilism, which demands grudging support of the unappealing Democratic candidate in order to prevent the election of an even more deplorable Republican. Few things inspire such acrimonious debate among liberals and leftists. Rather than rehearsing the usual (and … Continue reading Palestine And Hillary, 'The Lesser Evil'

Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria For Israel

A leaked Hillary Clinton email confirms that the Obama administration, with Hillary at the helm, orchestrated a civil war in Syria to benefit Israel. The new Wikileaks release shows the then Secretary of State ordering a war in Syria in order to overthrow the government and oust President Assad, claiming it was the “best way … Continue reading Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria For Israel

Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

I learned of Wiesel’s death through Facebook, and immediately went searching in my old file drawer for a photograph. The photo shows my face, very young and fresh, between the faces of Elie Wiesel and Oprah. I had written an essay for a contest in which we were asked to apply the story of Night … Continue reading Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military occupation and illegal settlement enterprise. The vote came after several grueling hours of bickering between members named to the committee by … Continue reading Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

The former secretary of state could shatter the glass ceiling for women, but she'd leave the old boys' military-industrial complex intact. As the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack Obama’s? Clinton smiled. “Well, I think it’s pretty … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

Dumb Bernie Sanders Delusions: Progressives Who Champion Sanders Need To Consider This -

and no, it’s not the Supreme Court. By DAVID MASCIOTRA The one issue that no one -- including Democrats -- wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout mainstream media coverage of the global refugee crisis. The corpses … Continue reading Dumb Bernie Sanders Delusions: Progressives Who Champion Sanders Need To Consider This -

Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

By Becca Stanek Papal Pronouncements The Vatican signed its first treaty with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, formalizing its recognition of the "State of Palestine." While the Vatican first recognized Palestine as a separate state in 2012, the signing of the accord makes that recognition official and marks the latest move in the Vatican's 15-year … Continue reading Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

Torture And International Law

Torture and International Law Chapter II in: Kahn, P., Sacred violence, torture, terror and sovereignty (pp. 42-69). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2008. Paul Kahn is Professor of Law and the Humanities at the Yale Law School and Director of Yale’s Center for International Human Rights, teaching constitutional law and theory, international law, … Continue reading Torture And International Law