January

Cleveland rally says End Gaza siege

CLEVELAND — Braving bitterly cold winds, 100 peace activists rallied in Market Square here Jan. 26 and marched several blocks to a town hall meeting to demand an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza., for a town hall meeting.

Israelis, Palestinians rally for peace at Gaza border

In an emotional rally at the Gaza border Jan. 26, some 2,000 Israelis demonstrated for peace and an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza

EDITORIAL: In Iraq until when?

Addressing the House Armed Services Committee last week, a leading U.S. general in Iraq let a cat out of the bag — unless Congress and a new administration that is committed to a sane foreign policy chart a radically different course, significant U.S. troops may be in Iraq until at least 2018.

Settlements seen as key obstacle to peace

Despite President Bush’s much-publicized visit to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank this month, most commentators say no peace progress is likely without U.S. pressure on Israel to halt its settlements in the West Bank. Now escalating tensions between Israel and Palestinian Gaza, and a mounting humanitarian crisis for Gaza’s 1.5 million residents blockaded by Israel, threaten to torpedo peace talks, many fear.

Israelis, Palestinians protest Gaza blockade, call for peace

As Israel imposed a lockdown and continued a military assault on Gaza, and rockets from Gaza continued to terrify the bordering Israeli village of Sderot, Israeli peace and human rights advocates organized a relief convoy and peace demonstration, Jan. 26, at a Gaza border crossing. A parallel Palestinian demonstration was set for the other side of the border.

Gaza: So many tragedies in so little time

RAFAH, Gaza—Where to start…, what to talk about…? The crippling electricity shortages, affecting hospitals as well as civilians? The air strikes & on-going, daily bombings by the Israeli army, their indiscriminate targeting of civilians and police stations…? Israel ’s nonaccidental, enforced starvation of 1.5 million people by closing off ALL borders and not allowing in even UN aid, let alone basic medicinal, food, and construction needs…?

Israelis, Palestinians to protest Gaza blockade, call for peace

As Israel continues a military assault on Gaza, and rockets from Gaza terrify the bordering Israeli village of Sderot, Israeli peace advocates are organizing a relief convoy and peace demonstration, Jan. 26, at a Gaza border crossing. A parallel Palestinian demonstration will take place on the other side of the border.

Settlements seen as key obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian progress

Following President Bush's visit to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank last week, most commentators are saying no real progress is likely without U.S. pressure on Israel to halt its settlements in the West Bank.

EDITORIAL: Beware the October surprise

Two recent developments are intensifying concerns the Bush administration is heading for a reckless attack on Iran.

New Haven calls for end to Iraq war

As Congress reconvenes for the new year, the newly elected Board of Aldermen in New Haven joined cities across the country speaking out for peace.

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