Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia’s Worst Terror Attack
by International Crisis Group The devastating twin truck bombings in Somalia’s...
Published on December 28th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe4
Read Daniel Levy on Gaza
You can find his analysis on why Americans should care about what has been happening in Gaza these last 48 hours here. One hopes Obama might have a look at it, too.
Also well worth reading are the latest by Akiva Eldar in Haaretz. J Street has taken a very courageous position under the circumstances and is circulating a petition for the U.S. to lead diplomatic efforts to reinstate the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (over Elliott Abram’s dead body, presumably). Americans for Peace Now (APN) has also issued a statement consistent with its Israeli sister organization, Peace Now.
It’s good that the Obama people have at least invited these groups into the room, as reported last week by Politico’s Ben Smith, although Israel Policy Forum’s excellent M.J. Rosenberg took strong and appropriate exception in his weekly column Friday to the presence at the meeting in question of the pro-settler Zionist Organization of America.