Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Arab-Americans have intelligent voices!?

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.  

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