RE: Lally Weymouth interviews Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
Delighted to see the intriguing and quite informative Lally Weymouth interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. I very much hope that steady erosion in Hamas’s standing continues, for I am quite convinced, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that Islamists have very much harmed Palestine's chances of finding freedom, justice, peace, progress- and mainstream American support. Bad will most certainly shift towards worse if the current status quo continues.
Whether or not there are Palestinian elections soon, Islamists should voluntary step down- for Palestine's sake. A fully secular two state solution to once and for all end the Israel-Palestine conflict as soon as possible really is the best way forward for everyone's sake.
Anne Selden Annab
The Office of International Religious Freedom ( http://www.state.gov/j/drl/irf/ ) Given the U.S. commitment to religious freedom, and to the international covenants that guarantee it as the inalienable right of every human being, the United States seeks to:
- Promote freedom of religion and conscience throughout the world as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability for all countries
Palestinian Refugees (1948-NOW) refused their right to return... and their right to live in peace free from religious bigotry and injustice.
"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