The global information age has helped Palestine be heard, helped document and explain the very real plight and suffering of the children of historic Palestine, but it has also helped extremists, bigots and hate mongers bully people away from supporting reasonable and compassionate efforts to end the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Thus I am VERY glad to see Ziad Asali's wise and well informed "A peaceful strategy for Palestinian independence".
Asali's approach is all about ushering in a Golden Rule Peace for the Holy Land. I very much hope that the people of Palestine and more of their supporters are able to channel their energies and their advocacy into positive projects for Palestine and positive attitudes towards shaping a just and lasting peace... for everyone's sake.
Anne Selden Annab
We need a Golden Rule Peace for Israel and Palestine
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." Eleanor Roosevelt