On this All Souls’ Day, when we remember those who have gone before us, re-blogging James Wall’s commentary on how the US might wean itself off its addiction to blind support of Israel. This post is dedicated to the 2104 people of Gaza, nearly 1,500 of them civilians, and almost 500 of them innocent children, killed in Israel’s brutal attacks on Gaza this summer.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28439404 Come listen to what Palestinian-American human rights attorney and activist, Noura Erakat has to say about Gaza: Contexts and Ethical Responses to what took place Nov 28 – Dec 1 Honolulu. .https://www.facebook.com/events/333803183464802/
National U.S. congressional elections come around every two years. The latest arrives Tuesday, November 4.
The election will relieve U.S. television viewers of a steady diet of noxious attack ads funded, in an alarming measure, by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission.
Advance predictions point to the Republican Party winning the Senate and increasing its control of the House of Representatives.
Will the change make any difference to Palestinians in Gaza now suffering under their third Israeli military invasion in six years, each invasion funded by, and approved by, U.S. political leaders?
The answer is no. When it comes to foreign policy it makes little difference which political party controls the Congress.
It is the President of the United States who determines if Gaza will continue to suffer under an immoral and unjust military occupation which is reinforced periodically with invasions and bombardments, actions…
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