Having been refugees once already, my parents dreaded the possibilities and began to scratch their heads, wondering if it was time to head north to the part of the Punjabi hinterland which was still left in India... They chose Canada.
An apology will not destroy Israel. Yet, it would be a first step towards making amends for the crimes of the past, acknowledging the wrongs of the present, and creating the space needed to work towards a just and lasting peace.
In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.
This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.
The future of Burma could be bright if reforms deepen and continue, but nothing will be so great of a blot on the potential of this nation as the attempt by some to baptize the meager newfound hope in the blood of a racist pogrom.
On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.
The State Department estimates two million have died in southern Sudan while 300,000 are dead in Darfur thanks to bombing and attacks by the Sudanese armed forces and their militia proxies. The violence continues to this day.
Israel's performance during the Carmel forest fire revealed the sad truth: its government has prioritized offensive military capacity and occupation maintenance emergency preparedness and general welfare.
The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.
Erdogan is politically shrewd enough to realize that his condemnation of fascism would resonate at home and in the West, while winning him accolades and support against his powerful domestic opponents.