Bad and some personal good news today

by ray goodlass

According to press reports in yesterday’s SMH President Obama won’t use his forthcoming trip to Israel and meeeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to “push new peace proposals”. Bugger, to put it mildly. This is both a missed opportunity, and a manifestation of my worst fears, as ‘conditional aid’ (rather than providing aid regardless of Israel flouting international law and UN resolutions) from the USA to Israel is one way of achieving progress towards a ‘just peace’. 

In other news my interview on local ABC radio yesterday about my Palestine Peace Volunteer project seemed to go well. This past week has been very productive in terms of my being an ‘Ambassador for Palestine’ and ‘Advocate for a Just Peace’.