Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Washington-based Palestine Center, writes on the need for the United States to find a backbone. Big ups to the LA Times for publishing an op-ed from another eloquent, educated Arab-American. Not many other major US newspapers even consider publishing Arab voices when it comes to Israel-Palestine.
Generally, the incentive to rectify bad behavior in the international community — behavior like expanding settlements despite road map obligations and international law — is delivered by sticks, not carrots. But the deal offered to Israel, which included billions of dollars' worth of advanced F-35s in exchange for a 90-day freeze, was all carrot and no stick.Read the whole thing.