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Arab Israeli Conflict

IDF Photos of Hamas Targets in Gaza Before Strike

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

2008-12-28-targets.jpg Israel Defense Forces released aerial photos of the Hamas facilities targeted by fighter pilots on Saturday's Operation Cast Lead. The red outline indicates the Hamas facilities targeted.

Jordanian MPs Burn Israeli Flag

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Nationalist MPs shared together in a clear act of national consensus as they torched the Israeli flag at the outset of the parliament's session Sunday.

Attack on Gaza: As Usual, U.S. Media (And Most Liberals) Silent -- As Israeli Newspaper Raises Doubts

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The foreign press, and even Haaretz in Israel, carries more balanced accounts than the American media.

Israel Assaults Hamas In Gaza

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDESHOW ***UPDATE*** 12/29 11:45PM Israel continued to pound Hamas targets in Gaza for a fourth straight day: Israeli warplanes k...

Loving The Two-State Solution to Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The sad fact is that the most significant Israeli-Palestinian legacy of the Bush administration is the coming to power of Hamas.

Obama's Daunting Middle East Challenge

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

For the Obama administration to help orchestrate an Arab-Israeli peace agreement, it must accept the premise that America's active and direct role is indispensable.

McCain/Palin - R.I.P. Courtesy of the Middle East

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Having just gotten off the plane from the Middle East, one thing is for certain: whether you are pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian or pro-whatever, there is hardly a soul who is not rooting for a big Obama victory.

Distorting Obama's Views on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than being necessary for getting him to the White House, Obama's right-wing positions regarding Israel and its neighbors are actually hurting him.

Imagine That: Community Organizing Could be the Key to Peace and Prosperity in Israel

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

While Palin intended her jab to belittle Obama's experience, it in fact helped galvanize those of us who know just how critical, challenging and imperative a role community organizers play.

The Dalai Lama vs. Palestine?

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

For many American Jews there is the apparent moral conundrum -- how do you support Tibet over China without supporting Palestine over Israel?

Demeaning Jewish Victims of Terrorism

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Following the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday which killed at least 3 Israelis, discredited academic Norman Finkelstein sunk to a new low.

How to Avoid an Israeli-Iranian War

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

A military attack on Iran would not only lead to Iran opting out of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it would kill the Iranian pro-democracy movement.

Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Amid the cheers arising in Hezbollah's Beirut and the Gaza of Hamas, the sound of Obama's defense of Israel may also be heard.

Israel's Nukes: A Response

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

I consider Israel's commitment not to be the first to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East as sheer PR. However, Israel's offer to give up all nukes should not be ignored.

Gaza: Truce Without Hope

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

Some Israeli officials have suggested that the purpose of the ceasefire is to give legitimacy to a future military offensive, so that Israeli leaders could claim they had exhausted all other possibilities first.

Major Israeli Military Exercise Seems Directed At Iran, US Says

New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack ...

Signs Of Progress In Arab-Israeli Relations

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The war in Iraq can dominate media coverage of the Middle East, which may be why some interesting developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict have have ...