A Palestinian family reacts after Israeli bulldozers demolished their home in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Feb. 5, 2013. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Newly elected Israeli Knesset member Yair Lapid (l), leader of the Yesh Atid party, speaks to Naftali Bennett, head of the hard-line national religious party the Jewish Home, during a Feb. 5 reception in Jerusalem marking the opening of the 19th Knesset. (URIEL SINAI/GETTY IMAGES)
Richard Curtiss at work in his Washington Report office. (STAFF PHOTO D. HANLEY)
Then-Vice President Dick Cheney (l) and Likud chairman Benyamin Netanyahu, out of office at the time and serving as the official Israeli opposition leader, at a March 23, 2008 breakfast meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (r) shares candies with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim during a Feb. 11 visit to the rebels’ stronghold in Sultan Kudarat on the island of Mindanao. (KARLOS MANLUPIG/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Emad Burnat views his five broken cameras in his documentary of the same name. (PHOTO COURTESY KINO LORBER)
December 2002 Postcard
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DEAR SENATOR or REPRESENTATIVE:
As the world debates a war against Iraq for flouting U.N. resolutions, I would like to remind you that Israel has been condemned by the U.N. Security Council not 16 times, like Iraq, but 84 times. Since 1967, Israel has violated 67 resolutions condemning its war crimes, including deportation of civilians, illegal annexation, colonization and occupation of foreign land, as well as for killing 17,000 civilians and destroying civilian property in its 1982 invasion and occupation of southern Lebanon.
Iraq has agreed to re-admit weapons inspectors to search for nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. Israel, on the other hand, has never allowed inspectors to examine its nuclear reactor and weapons facility near Dimona or its biological and chemical weapons institute in Nes Ziona south of Tel Aviv, described by The Times of London as “one of the most advanced germ warfare institutions in the Middle East.” I urge you as my senator to work to ensure that both Iraq and Israel come clean with their weapons of mass destruction.