The Common Good

US engagement fostered rogue Israeli policies, but Tom Friedman can’t say so

Source: Mondoweiss
Date: November 22, 2012

We must show both Israelis and Palestinians that they are not home alone. Values and principles deeper and stronger than those that govern institutional church policy and international diplomacy are being called forth. As it has been in the past, when it acted to end legalized racism in our country and a tyrannous, racist regime in South Africa, the church is called. 

My president is busy, writes Tom Friedman. If that is true, then it is time we got busy getting him, and our other elected officials, to pay attention to our country’s business. 

“Change the wind,” writes Sojourners’ Jim Wallis, “transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the political context in which decisions are being made, and you will change the outcomes. And you will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind.”