The world wouldn’t end for Israeli leaders if they were convicted; but the consequences would be real and unpleasant, and over time could have a substantial impact.
Last night’s vote made it clear that when it comes to the Palestinian issue, the US is part of the problem, not of the solution. As long as the diplomatic process must pass through Washington, nothing will change.
Prosecutors announce Thursday they will not pursue investigation or charges despite acknowledging Israel likely committed war crimes.
The goal of Boxer, Reid and other members of Congress appears to be to undermine the Fourth Geneva Convention and other international legal principles protecting non-combatants.
Preserving his rule without any apparent progress towards a clear goal is part and parcel of Netanyahu's plan to prevent a Palestinian state.
The self-declared international community has once again footed the reconstruction bill as it arms Israel with the weaponry and ensures it the impunity that only rewards its brutal onslaught on Gaza and essentially guarantees its repetition.
For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies, not an idle dream by any means.
Hamas is a horrible fundamentalist organization, but it isn’t ISIL.