Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kathy Kelly: Pushing for Peace in Palestine

America's Middle East policy -- specifically the prospects for peace in Palestine -- is getting a lot of attention this week as President Obama prepares for his visit to Egypt. The world will be listening closely to the words the President will speak to the Arab and Muslim people around the globe. Our President's words will be key in our understanding of how he will steer America's foreign policy in this important region.

I reported last month on the Palestine Office-Michigan's Nakba-61 commemoration on May 16, 2009, as I published the speech by peace activist and respected Middle East policy analyst Phylllis Bennis here. As a companion piece, I have posted below the additional speech from that evening by peace activist, co-coordinator of the Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly. The commentary by Bennis and Kelly add some clarity to the issues that all Americans need to better understand.

-- Rico Thomas Rico

Kathy Kelly of the
Voices for Creative Nonviolence

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