Middle East

From the Dorchester People for Peace Update, July 21, 2017 Despite how despicable Donald Trump remains in so many ways, reports that he plans to end US arming of so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels is good for Syria – and good for the US.  While the NY …

July 21 — 214 Massachusetts leaders from a diverse assortment of backgrounds wrote today to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to help end the war without end. Signers explained that “The shooting down of a Syrian air force jet… represent a significant escalation of …

Newton North Students Protest Hypocrisy

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter This past May, Newton North High School (NNHS) held a new event, Middle East History Day, during which invited speakers gave presentations throughout the day. We, the NNHS Peace Action Club, were …

Palestine/Israel Work Plan 2017

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Executive Summary Our working group focuses on legislative action, often in the form of action alerts sent to members, asking them to contact their representatives about an urgent issue. We think this is an important component of the Palestine solidarity movement, since, in our view, …

Middle East Work Plan 2017

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Middle East Working Group’s work plan for 2017 has been informed by the priorities that national Peace Action has identified. These are: Education with focus on Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen Lobbying to maintain pressure on the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation. Push the call …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

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