Articles by Jeff Klein

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Summer 2017 newsletter The Massachusetts Democratic Party passed its most progressive platform ever at its convention in Worcester June 3. Single-payer healthcare, a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, forgiveness of student loan debt, a ranked-choice voting system, …

“Pots and Kettles” in the Middle East

June 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Originally from the Dorchester People for Peace weekly update, 6/9/17 Most Americans – even avid news followers – are probably confused by recent disputes among the Arab petro-monarchies, which are all nominally members of the same Gulf Cooperation Council alliance (GCC). Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and …

A resolution on “Peace And Security For Israelis And Palestinians” has been submitted to the Democratic State Committee, and will be considered at the DSC meeting on April 29, 2017.   Rather than rely on the characterization of its opponents as “one-sided,” I urge that …

Remarks presented at the Massachusetts Democratic Committee’s Settlements Resolution Forum on April 19, 2017 Over the years there have been hundreds of resolutions and letters from Congress unreservedly supporting Israeli government positions or condemning the Palestinians – but not a single action to support the …

What do Syrians Want? What should we do?

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Fall 2016 Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Everyone claims to know what the Syrians want. Usually this coincides with the interests of one or another of the various foreign interveners. However, the truth is that Syrians are deeply divided and there …

by Jeff Klein “The United States does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlements… It’s time for these settlements to stop.” -Barack Obama, June 4, 2009 Who says that Israeli settlements in occupied territory are illegal?  The International Court of Justice, the countries pledged to …

More Military Aid for Israel? NO THANKS! 

September 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

  The Administration announced September 13 that US annual military aid to Israel would substantially increase to $3.8 billion, making a total commitment of $38 during the projected 10-year agreement. We believe that foreign aid to any country should be conditioned on reasonable adherence to recognized …

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