Sunday, December 7, 2014

My letter to the Washington Post RE The power and weakness of inciting violence

American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is strictly opposed to all acts of violence against civilians. The Task Force advocates the development of a Palestinian state that is democratic, pluralistic, non-militarized and neutral in armed conflicts.
RE The power and weakness of inciting violence

Dear Editor,

I thought "The power and weakness of inciting violence" was very interesting, and quite helpful in understanding one aspect of the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. 

Fully respecting citizenship rights and responsibility, international law, and all the many United Nations resolutions pertaining to ENDING the Israel-Palestine conflict with a fully secular two state solution should help convince majorities on both sides to support an end to the conflict.

Worldwide bigots, activist-entertainers, religious tyrants, ivy tower cynics, naive naysayers and bully brigades might try to keep stoking hostilities... but once there is an actual fully sovereign free Palestine living alongside Israel and Jordan in peace and security, outsiders and hate mongers will have to find another hobby.

Anne Selden Annab

Palestinian Refugees (1948-NOW) refused their right to return... and their right to live in peace free from religious bigotry and injustice.


King Abdullah of Jordan says the threat posed by ISIS represents a struggle between "good and evil." (AP)

King Abdullah of Jordan continues his meetings with members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. (Jordan Times)

Hussein Ibish:
Non-violent resistance is Palestine’s most powerful weapon

ATFP Calls for De-Escalation between Israel and the Palestinians

Tala Haikal: Empathy Is Essential to Humanity

Ziad Asali


A Moderate Palestinian Group Struggles As Hope For A Two-State Solution Wanes

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?

The Golden Rule... Do unto others as you would have them do unto you