Category: Israel/Palestine

Giving thanks for ceasefire in Gaza

After watching in despair as dozens of people have tragically lost their lives, we can be thankful today for a glimmer of hope–a ceasefire has been agreed to between Hamas and Israel. Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire in Gaza after a week of rocket fire and retaliatory Israeli […]

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US out of the UN?

John Bolton and his UN-hating friends must be celebrating right now. Earlier this month when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted overwhelmingly to admit Palestine as a member state, it triggered a 20-year-old law requiring the US to withdraw its funding for the agency. […]

The Best and Worst of Congress in 2009

This is an excerpt from Peace Action West’s 2009 congressional voting record. Click here to see the voting record and learn how your representatives voted on key issues from Afghanistan to military spending, Gaza to Guantanamo. BEST Grassroots power and common sense defeat wasteful F-22 fighter jets When […]