Jerusalem: Endorsing the Right of Conquest

Congress recently endorsed Israel’s annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.

Making the Forum Truly Global

Making the Forum Truly Global

The World Social Forum needs to talk candidly about power, inject some transparency into its decision-making, and engage the Arab world, argues Jamal Juma’.

Regional Implications of the Iraq War

Contrary to the stated aspirations of Washington hawks, the Iraq War has dealt a body blow to the many Middle Eastern activists working for democracy and peace. On these grounds alone, the war has been an unmitigated disaster.

The Democrats & Iran

The new Congress faces a stark choice: war with Iran or a regional peace deal involving Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria.

Crisis in the Gaza Strip

UFPJ Talking Points #43: Israeli attacks constitute collective punishment of the Gazan population.

A Unilateral Ride over the Edge?

The escalation in Gaza is not an isolated development brought about by the abduction of a soldier. It is the logical conclusion of the unilateral policies pursued by the Israeli government over the last year.

Hamas Wins the Palestinian Elections

UFPJ Talking Points #37: Someone better tell George Bush to be careful what he calls for, because this is what democracy looks like.

Sham Sharm Talks

UFPJ Talking Points #30: The Bush Administration orchestrated the Sharm al-Sheikh talks as part of their regional strategy centered by the Iraq War.