Israel-Palestine After the 1967 War
Palestine/Israel

“Deal of the Century” … Steal of the Century

by Jeff Klein

For more than 50 years, the UN and the international community have upheld in principle that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza had to end. After Israel’s conquests in the 1967 War, the UN Security Council declared that peace would require withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied during that conflict. Yet even as Israel built hundreds of illegal settlements in the occupied territories and annexed parts of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan heights, the country faced nothing more than empty clucking from the international community; the US consistently blocked any action to enforce the UN and International Court of Justice decisions. Now, under the ‘Trump-Netanyahu’ administration, the US has abandoned even the pretense of abiding by international law. […]

No War with Iran rally, Boston, Jan 4, 2020
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Murder, Inc.? An Assassination in Baghdad and the Risk of a Wider War in the Middle East

by Jeff Klein

Donald Trump began the new year with a reckless move that pushed the world closer to a dangerously widened war in the Middle East. The killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – along with 8 other Iraqis and Iranians — by drone missiles in Baghdad on January 2 was an aggressive and criminal act, no matter how much the White House tries to spin it as a “defensive measure.” […]

Ed Markey for Senate
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Ed Markey for Senate in 2020

by Cole Harrison

Mass. Peace Action has endorsed Sen. Edward Markey for reelection in 2020. Markey has a strong progressive track record on issues of peace and foreign policy. He is the unquestioned leader in the US Senate on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the US and Russia are tearing up the few remaining arms control treaties. For years, Markey has championed legislation to cut our insane nuclear weapons arsenal and to put controls on their use. Now, he a leader in the efforts to prevent war with Iran. […]

We endorse Bernie Sanders for President 2020
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Threat of War with Iran: Why we need Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

by John Ratliff

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has come out unequivocally and forcefully against War with Iran. While other Democratic candidates have reinforced Trump’s narrative about the “just” death of a supposed monster and criticized only the failure to consult Congress or the impulsiveness of the timing, Sanders has staunchly opposed the drive to war itself and called for negotiations and a return to the Iran nuclear deal. This stance is a continuation of his lifelong commitment to peace and opposition to US imperial wars abroad. […]