Arab-Americans: Making a Difference

By Casey Kasem

There are about 3 million Arab-Americans, as a community we've been demonstrating our loyalty, inventiveness, and courage on behalf of the United States for over 100 years. Here are just a few of the more famous ones: people you may know! ........... more >>>

Uri Avnery:

12 Conventional Lies ,  21.10.00

(1) Barak has turned every stone to achieve peace.

Truth is, he has turned every stone to build settlements. Since his first day in office, he has accelerated the pace of setting up new settlements (in the guise of ''enlarging'' existing ones), confiscating lands, demolishing Palestinian homes and building ''by-pass roads'' (whose main purpose is to add Palestinian ........... more >>>

For Israel, Land or Peace

By Jimmy Carter

Dear friends and community activists, This article by President Jimmy Carter deserves publicity. His name, his integrity, fairness, expertise and credibility on this subject are unquestionable. The average American is more willing to accept the facts stated in this article about the legality of 242 and the illegality ........... more >>>

Why it all happened? 10 Things to Know about U.S. Policy in the Middle East.

Stephen Zunes, Professor University of San Francisco. September 26, 2001

1. U.S. support for Israel occupation forces has created enormous resentment throughout the Middle East. The vast majority of Middle Eastern states and their people have belatedly acknowledged that Israel will continue to exist as part of the region as an independent Jewish state. However, there is enormous resentment at ongoing U.S. diplomatic, financial and military support for Israeli occupation forces and their ........... more >>>


By Hazem Saghiyeh (A columnist for the Arabic newspaper al-Hayat in London.)

Millions of Arabs and Muslims hold U.S. foreign policy responsible for the calamity of Sept. 11.  Is it?  The answer is yes, but also no. The yes has been widely articulated.  Yes, there was and is a deep sense of frustration because of the bias shown by the U.S. to Israel and because of America’s cruel insistence on continued sanctions against Iraq.  Plus, for historical reasons, Muslims ........... more >>>

Speech of British Member of Parliament Re Sharon

Full text of speech in House of Commons, April 16, 2002

Mr. Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): I became a friend of Israel when I was eight days old, and I have the scar to prove it. [Laughter.] The confrontation between Ariel Sharon's Government and the Palestinian terrorists has become an international crisis, which, unless handled decisively, could create a dangerous wider conflict and disrupt the economies of the developed world. The suicide bombings  ........... more >>>

It's the Jews, Stupid!!!

by Edgar J. Steele

Those who control the present control the future. Those who control the future control the past. -- George Orwell, 1984 (published in 1949). Jews are the problem. Jews have been the problem since before they saw to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in fact. Now they are bent upon World War III, just as they fomented last century's wars. Books, indeed, libraries, have been written on this topic ........... more >>>

How the West (Bank) was Won

by FRANK FUGATE, CounterPunch, January 4, 2003

The other day I was set for some relaxation time watching on TV the 1963 movie, "How the West Was Won," with a star-studded cast, including, Spencer Tracy and Henry Fonda and partially directed by John Ford. Later I watched a documentary on the History channel about the untold story of General Custer's last stand  ........... more >>>

U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation.

New York Times - February 27, 2003

The following is the text of John Brady Kiesling's letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Mr. Kiesling is a career diplomat who has served in United States embassies from Tel Aviv to Casablanca to Yerevan ............ more >>>

Just War - or a Just War?

By JIMMY CARTER , The New York Times, March 9, 2003

ATLANTA - Profound changes have been taking place in American foreign policy, reversing consistent bipartisan commitments that for more than two centuries have earned our nation greatness. These commitments have been predicated on basic religious principles, respect for international law, and alliances that resulted in wise decisions and mutual restraint. Our apparent determination to launch a war against Iraq ............ more >>>

Who is in charge? A tiny, un-elected group, supported by powerful, unrepresentative minorities, writes Edward Said

The Bush administration's relentless unilateral march towards war is profoundly disturbing for many reasons, but so far as American citizens are concerned the whole grotesque show is a tremendous failure in democracy. An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has been hijacked by a small cabal of individuals, all of them un-elected and therefore unresponsive to public pressure, and simply turned on its head  ............ more >>>

Did You Know Those Facts On The Palestinian Issue?

* Did you know that non-Jewish Israelis couldn’t buy or lease land in Israel?  *Did you know that Palestinian license plates in Israel are color coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews?  *Did you know that the entire world community, including the United States, considers Jerusalem, both east and west, to be occupied territory ............ more >>>


President Emile Lahoud Speech of Oath in the Lebanese Parliament:

I swear to mighty God that I respect the Constitution of the Lebanese Nation and its Laws and Guard the Independence of the Lebanese Country and the Safety of its Territories. When you esteemed Parliament bestowed on me its invaluable trust by electing me President of the Republic and against the backdrop of reactions filled with expressions of hope and support for this trust, feelings of appreciation mixed  ............ more >>>