Saturday, May 28, 2011

Obama's Foreign Policy, Israel's Indefensible Stand

Jamala Rogers is a member of the Editorial Board, and is the leader of the Organization for Black Struggle in St. Louis and the Black Radical Congress National Organizer. St. Louis is also the home of the US Campaign's National Organizer, Anna Baltzer, who is mentioned in this article.

By Jamala Rogers in Black Commentator
May 26, 2011

As President Obama was presenting the comprehensive vision of his Middle East policy, a contingent of St. Louis activists were landing in Tel-Aviv. The St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) is composed of Jewish-Americans, Palestinian-Americans and other concerned Americans focused on bringing peace to the peoples of both countries.
One PSC member on the current trip to Gaza is Anna Baltzer. The young activist was detained for hours when the group first arrived in Israel, and some of her personal belongings were temporarily confiscated. Anna is one of many concerned Jewish people who have made peace their life’s work. Her documentary, Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos, gave me new insights into the occupation situation when I viewed it a few years ago. Anna is part of a long and growing support base for advocating a fair and humane approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.