Post Tagged with: "israel"

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

July 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/31/14 By Michael Shank This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to his former colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Kucinich, like many of us deeply frustrated […]

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Why Rep. Hunter Is Very Wrong About Nuking Iran

Why Rep. Hunter Is Very Wrong About Nuking Iran

December 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 12/06/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould With the United States and Iran finally on a path toward resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, a member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee is playing the spoiler, urging the United States to prepare […]

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Obama Prioritizes Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process in UN Pitch

Obama Prioritizes Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process in UN Pitch

September 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 09/24/13 By Michael Shank Watching President Barack Obama’s speech to heads of state at the UN General Assembly summit this week in New York — specifically his pointed prioritization of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process — I was reminded of a column I penned with U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks […]

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Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

September 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

CNN 09/17/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Emily Wirzba is program assistant for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at FCNL. The views expressed are their own. The agreement forged by Russia and the […]

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How Climate Change Sparked the Crisis in Syria

How Climate Change Sparked the Crisis in Syria

September 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/13/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba What few people in Washington are talking about when it comes to the Syria crisis is the connection to climate change. While it may seem remote and implausible to Washington realists, the connection is clear. What is most […]

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Prevention Better Than Punitive in Syria

Prevention Better Than Punitive in Syria

August 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

CNN 08/29/13 By Michael Shank and US Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The views expressed are their own. The Americans don’t want […]

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Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs

Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs

August 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/27/13 By Michael Shank If the United States was genuinely interested in preventing an escalation of violent conflict in Syria, we would impatiently pursue all preventive mechanisms available to us – from international law to international diplomacy to international weapons inspection – before adding more […]

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Doing Due Diligence on Diplomacy With Damascus

Doing Due Diligence on Diplomacy With Damascus

June 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm

ROLL CALL 06/07/13 By Michael Shank and Kathy Zager The news that Russia is proceeding apace with arms shipments to the Syrian government, or that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the European Union are keen to arm the Syrian rebels, does not automatically kill the Syrian peace talks in […]

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Putting Iran on Annapolis Guest List Less of a Risk than Not

Putting Iran on Annapolis Guest List Less of a Risk than Not

November 30, 2007 at 9:51 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 11/30/07 By Michael Shank Sir, Saudi Arabia and Syria hardly constitute a coalition of the craven (“Iran looms large over Arab ‘coalition of the frightened’ “, November 28). The appearance of these and other Arab states at the Annapolis peace summit is anything but an exhibition of anxiety […]

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Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

Annapolis Holds Opportunity for Mideast Peace

November 25, 2007 at 10:01 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 11/25/07 By Michael Shank and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) The time has come for the world’s leaders to face hard truths concerning the Middle East, specifically the conflict between Palestine and Israel. On Tuesday, President George Bush will provide such an opportunity as leaders of the U.S., Israel, […]

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