The Knesset

This Israeli election is between the right-wing and the even more right-wing

Israel's election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president...
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Rep. Barbara Lee’s Startling Vote to Boost Military Spending

What Barbara Lee did on the House floor three days after 9/11 -- speaking prophetic words and casting the only vote against a green light for endless war -- remains the bravest wise action in Congress during...
Beirut - Lebanon

Bringing Back Memories of the Nightmarish Israeli Invasion of Lebanon

The New York Times headline on April 4th was simple enough, "After 37-Year Search, Israel Recovers Body of a Fallen Soldier," but the memories it dredged up were both painful and complicated. Here's the simple news...
Libya

Which way Libya? How the African Union and the United Nations have failed Libya

In 1967, Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa. However, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa's wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita...
We are all immigrants

The ‘Immigrant Problem’

In a recent survey of potential adult migrants worldwide, 47 million said they would most like to move to Canada. There are only 37 million people in Canada. The same goes for Australia: 36 million...