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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:18 PM


A One-Sided House Hearing Against Palestinian Reconciliation


One year ago, House Republicans held a hearing on contraception—an issue which greatly impacts the lives of America’s women—and failed to invite a single woman to testify. Instead, all of the panelists were men from conservative religious organizations, which so upset House Democrats that they staged a walk out in protest. This morning, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa decided to apply the same approach to the Palestinians, holding a hearing titled “The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects” without inviting a single Palestinian.

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