Kathy Kelly: If the vigil for peace were to gather in Union Square this Saturday, activists most certainly would draw attention to how Turkish officials indicted 20 Saudi nationals for the murder of the dissident writer, Jamal Khashoggi.
H. Scott Prosterman: Both are positioning themselves as “wartime” leaders, whose nations will suffer if they are ousted.
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Kathy Kelly: In the past two weeks alone, more than 50,000 Afghans returned from Iran, increasing the likelihood that cases of coronavirus will surge in Afghanistan.
Sean Reynolds: Americans, correct to denounce Iran’s theocratic regime, ignore what Iranians are quick to recognize, that Iran’s worst enemy remains not its own government, but that of the United States.
Evelyn Leopold: The plan is painful for any Palestinian and largely devised by Netanyahu’s team working with U.S. envoy Jared Kushner.
Abba Solomon: Arrogance and complacency is the core of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s plan for the final extinguishment of Palestine.
H. Scott Prostermann: Kushner was on CNN recently “selling” the deal, noting how his real estate experience had helped him with the arduous task of dividing up the land.
John Peeler: Today a generation of right-wing Israeli governments have left Zionist idealism behind, and seem entirely comfortable with a perpetual occupation of Palestinian land without according the Palestinians the rights of Israeli citizens.
Tom Hall: Like American fundagelicals, Iran’s religious leaders pick and choose what parts of their scriptures they want to cite. And like America’s for-profit “christians,” Iran’s “Moslem” leaders have little or no connection to the Islam of history.
Bill Blum: Absent proof of an imminent threat, the killing of Soleimani should be considered an assassination, which is illegal under a series of executive orders dating back to the administration of President Gerald Ford.
H. Scott Prostermann: The comparisons of Trump and Bibi might seem tiresome until one recognizes the remarkably common patterns of corruption and demagoguery, which have dramatic and frightening global implications.
Sean Reynolds: What I learned visiting perhaps the most patriotic country on the planet is that Iranians are determined not to be pushed around by the United States.