Solidarnosc! I remember how Polish shipworkers inspired a movement which ended Soviet oppression. The Palestinians need a Polish organizer. It is sad to see all the efforts of thousands of peace activists and well meaning politicians undone by a few Al-Aqsa Brigade thugs and a Yesha council firebrand. To me, it is unconscionable for any Palestinian to labor in a settlement. When I see stories about Palestinians enduring hours of lines and humiliating searches at checkpoints for the priviledge of laboring in a settlement I don't feel sympathy for the collaborators, but contempt. If the Israelis build themselves so be it. Abbas wants Netanyhu to stop building when his own people are the builders. Palestinians need the AFL-CIO.
Red Cross: Scale of sexual violence in South Sudan is unprecedented (Reuters)
from the article: Bulldozers roll out across West Bank as settlement freeze ends