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Arab Israeli Conflict

Israeli Army Closes Roads Roads Around Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip,...

Israel Masses Troops And Tanks Outside Gaza

Reuters | Dan Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said on Friday it was calling up 16,000 reservists, sign...

Islamic Jihad: We Fired Rocket At Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it had fired a rocket that reportedly hit Israel's commercial...

Israel's Long History Of Targeted Assassinations

Posted 11.14.2012 | World

The Israeli army killed Hamas' military commander Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday and launched a series of airstrikes against different targets in the Gaza ...

A Plea to My Israeli Brothers and Sisters to Unite

Matt Adler | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Matt Adler

I am an American Jew. I regularly attend synagogue. I speak Hebrew. I've been to Israel several times. And I care deeply about the future of not only my country, but also that of the State of Israel. And that's why I'm asking centrist and left-wing Israelis to unite.

Remembering Arafat

Stanley K. Sheinbaum | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Stanley K. Sheinbaum

I eventually came to like Yasser Arafat. In all my meetings with him, he never failed to listen, to give his own opinions without being strident or aggressive about them, to be polite, charming, even gracious.

Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Quietly Meet

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been meeting quietly in recent weeks in hopes of ending a three-year standstill in pea...

Mr. Ahmed Goes to Washington (Along With Tony, Hanna and Ali)

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will hold its annual Convention in the heart of Washington, D.C., th...

45 Years of Israeli Military Occupation and No End in Sight

Josh Ruebner | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

President Johnson was right to be concerned that Israel's military conquests would threaten the prospects for Arab-Israeli peace and degrade the human and national rights of Arab populations falling under its rule.

The Media's Limitations and Manipulations

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Ziad Abu-Saud

All social, political and economic policies and debates are communicated through our media. Therefore, the breadth of our democratic experience is largely defined by the structure of the media and its content.

Israel's Continued Independence Rests on Palestinian Independence

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel recently observed sixty-four years of independence, it is critical that Israelis reflect on the path they have taken and ask if the current one is sustainable in the long-term.

Palestinian Christians Against The Occupation

Philip Farah | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Philip Farah

The majority of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have chosen peaceful resistance. To say that Hamas is the cause of the declining Christian population in the occupied Palestinian territories is standing the truth on its head.

My Battered Zionism: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Leonard Fein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Leonard Fein

I am a Zionist because Israel is the most important project of the Jewish people in my lifetime, and I will do what I can to help make it work, no matter the odds. And what seems to me needed to make it work is a revival of Zionism's earlier aspirations.

What Zionism Does (Not) Mean: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Ruth Gavison | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Ruth Gavison

Yes, I am a Zionist. Wholeheartedly. If at all, I am now more explicitly Zionist than I was in my younger years. I am sorry and troubled that it has become so hard for so many to describe themselves in these terms.

Why I Am Both Hawk And Dove: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Steven M. Cohen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Steven M. Cohen

Zionists of the left must contend with two sorts of challenge. One challenge comes from without -- from those who deny the legitimacy of a sovereign Jewish homeland -- and one from within -- from those with positions that put Israel at grave risk both morally and physically.

One Word, Many Meanings: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Hagit Ofran | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Hagit Ofran

Zionism is not an inert concept but a continuing dynamic challenge, in both definition and implementation. The connotation of the word Zionist is changing all the time.

Welcome to Israel's Seasonal Political Charade

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To overcome Israel's debilitating political party structure, there is an urgent need to support the creation of a single party consisting of the left and left-of-center parties.

Arab Peace Initiative: 10 Years Later

James Zogby | Posted 05.24.2012 | World
James Zogby

We recognize the challenges we face, but know that for there to be peace, there must be a constituency that supports and advocates for peace. And we remain committed to working toward that goal.

Nixon In Iran?

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Bruce Ackerman

Where is Richard Nixon when we really need him? The time is ripe for rearranging the diplomatic chess board -- but this time, Western leaders must entice Tehran, not Beijing, into a new relationship.

Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood: Facing the Bittersweet Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To test the Muslim Brotherhood's resolve and willingness to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, Israel should convey to the Muslim Brotherhood its readiness to provide general parameters of a two-state solution.

Iran: Obama's Indecisiveness Makes Israeli Strike Likely

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Israel would not have found itself seriously deliberating to undertake a preventive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities without U.S. approval had the Obama administration acted more resolutely much earlier.

Israel's Human Calculus in the Equation to Attack Iran

P.J. Dermer | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
P.J. Dermer

Our foreign policy and intelligence community should not limit analysis to Israel's decision-making processes via an objectively rational calculus. They should look at the people involved.

UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk, Talks About Palestine's Bid for Statehood (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

If I remember correctly, didn't President Bush, the father, at one point make an appeal to the American people on television?

A Common Friend To Arabs And Jews

Lynne Hybels | Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion
Lynne Hybels

Most peacemakers on both sides are discouraged as they watch the inability of Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians to move toward peace. I share their sadness.

Open Letter To Mahmoud Abbas For Yom Kippur

Carlo Strenger | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Mr. Abbas: I know that this proposal is very difficult for you to accept. I write to you on the eve of Yom Kippur, because my heart is weary and full of sorrow; because I see the two-state solution slipping away.