A federal lawmaker brought attention to the strained relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran this week by hosting a public forum at the Forest Hills Jewish Center this week. Comment.
All polls indicate that the vast majority of the American people oppose intervention in Syria’s civil war. If we were a true democracy, Congress would vote no on war with Syria and not be swayed by warmongers. Comment.
Following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the Middle East nation’s army, his countrymen living in Queens are calling for immediate action to end a growing international crisis. Comment.
The Bangladeshi community in Queens reacted with sadness to a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh last month that left hundreds dead, and an organization that advocates for immigrant workers said the tragedy sheds light on the importance of creating better working conditions for laborers in the garment industry overseas. Comment.
On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly, to a resounding cheer, overwhelmingly approved — 154 in favor, three against and 23 abstaining — the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. The obvious goal: keeping deadly weapons out of the hands of perpetrators who would wreak havoc upon their victims. Comments (2).
Extreme acts of violence against humanity are often met with widespread shock and unmitigated disgust, but in fanatical circles extreme acts of violence against women are often met with hushed nods of approval from the male ruling elite. Comment.
I think U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did an outstanding job defending herself and the State Department from the disgraceful onslaught by the Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Comments (1).
An international dispute involving a Russian ban on U.S. adoptions has hit home for one couple in Little Neck, and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) pledged to help ensure they bring their new son home. Comments (2).