As President Obama opens a new chapter in our history, the world looks to him with hope that now, finally, we can give peace a chance.
The U.S. government assumes that regular rules don’t apply to Cuba. Take for example the arms shipments proceeding from Honduras to Florida.
American groups calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza say phone calls flooding Congress on the issue are having an impact. They urge the public to continue to press for stepped up U.S. involvement to achieve a peaceful solution.
The tiny Gaza Strip, with its 1.5 million people crowded into 139 square miles, has been a tinderbox since Israel’s unilateral pullout in 2005. Israel has maintained a punitive military and economic grip on Gaza, keeping the population in what is internationally condemned as a deepening humanitarian crisis. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) seized power there in 2007, and pursued its “resistance” policy of firing rockets into southern Israel.