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.
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.
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.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists have successfully blocked an Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday.