The problem with the Palestinian leadership is that, despite its frequent protestations and angry condemnations, it is yet to take independent initiatives or operate outside the American-Israeli paradigm.
When Gazan youth stood bare-chested at the border fence, falling one drove after the other, they crossed a fear barrier that no generation of Palestinians has ever crossed. And when people are unafraid, they can never be subdued or defeated.
The RCS Sport has done the ‘Giro’ race, sport cycling and the Italian people an unforgivable disservice for the sake of a few million dollars. By agreeing to start the race in a country that is guilty of apartheid practices and a protracted military occupation, they will stain the race forever.
Jeremy R. Hammond, author of “Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict'”, systematically dismantles popular myths propagated by the mainstream media, giving a corrective historical overview focusing on the events of 1948 and 1967, the so-called “peace process”, “Operation Cast Lead”, and more.
Although Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has achieved some tactical victories such as US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he has irrevocably damaged the perception of Israel among Americans, which gives us cause for great hope.
Without the enforcement of international law, Israel will not willingly change its position, and the Palestinian leadership will find itself in direct confrontation with the Palestinian people if it fails to transition toward that end.