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Arab Israeli Conflict

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.

Museum Cancels Palestinian Youth Art Exhibition | Noah Berger / Special to the Chronicle | Posted 11.10.2011 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO -- An Oakland children's museum, citing pressure from the community, canceled a planned exhibit of artwork by Palestinian youth that dep...

The Chutzpah of Netanyahu Trumps the Audacity of Hope

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Media frenzy over the Murdoch scandal, the battle over the U.S. deficit and the fallout from the Arab Spring have totally eclipsed Bibi Netanyahu's assault on Israel's democracy and international law.

The Solar Field And The Mezuzah

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

The mezuzah of this field serves to remind us that we need to fix the world. The work of these solar panels is sacred work.

Wanting Something for Nothing: The Real Reason Behind the Outrage Over Obama's Reference to 1967

Lara Friedman | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

The outrage over Obama's reference to 1967 lines in the May 19th speech isn't truly about "defensible" borders. It's about greed. Purveyors of rig...

Nature Without Borders

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Our motto at the Arava Institute is "Nature Knows No Borders." In Dubai, I experienced what we teach in Israel at the Arava Institute.

On the Other Side of Conflict: 'Palestinian Idol' is More Than Just a Singing Contest

Ruth Eglash | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Ruth Eglash

"Are you crazy?" was the reaction I received from most people when I told them I was heading to Bethlehem one evening to meet and interview the talented young singers behind the Palestinian reality TV show, New Star.

Are Peacemakers Helping or Harming? Conflict Resolution and the Science-Practice Gap

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

The gap between the science and practice of conflict resolution presents a dangerous challenge to the field of peacemaking today, particularly when it involves the high-stakes world of our most deadly, enduring conflicts.

How Barack and Bibi Can Get Along

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Nakba Day a Disastrous Tactic for Mideast Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Recent events contribute to the perpetuation of two often repeated lies: that the Arab world wants peace with the Jewish State and that Israel returning to the 1967 borders will magically resolve the conflict.

Plaintiffs Drop Suit Over Jimmy Carter Book | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

A $5 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster over a book by former President Jimmy Carter was dropped by the plaintiffs on Thursday, three months aft...

A Passover Reflection On Middle Eastern Freedom

Rich Siegel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

The telling of the Exodus and the prophecy of Moses is told countless times in the Quran. In fact, Moses is revered in Islam as one of the greatest men of all time.

Judge Goldstone Shouldn't Be the Only One to Reconsider

David Harris | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
David Harris

Goldstone shouldn't be the only one looking at himself in the mirror and asking how he managed to get it so wrong and at such cost.

The Blind Leading the Blind

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The sense of vulnerability within Israel has become so deeply engrained that it is hard to recover. Even dissent against policies which threaten to upend its remarkable accomplishments is intolerable.

How One Survivor Of Terrorism Is Giving Back

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Sarri Singer will never forget that horrific moment of silence. To this day, when a glass drops, she's reflexively brought back to what she describes as a "silence of death all around."

Poland, Quo Vadis?

Donna Baranski-Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donna Baranski-Walker

There are so many ways Poland can share its own remarkable model of successful social change and nation building. Poland, what path will you choose?

Mubarak's Ouster: Good for Egypt, Good for Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Egyptian protests have featured virtually no explicit anti-American or anti-Israel overtones. They have focused almost exclusively on Mubarak's misrule rather than the U.S. role in enabling it.

Israelis Develop Bomb-Sniffing Mice (VIDEO)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

2011-02-16-mouse.jpgFirst it was spy vultures, weaponized sharks and jellyfish. Now Palestinian media have accused Israel of loosing genetically engineered rodents.

Envisioning a Green Egypt

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Energy independence from Middle East oil would dramatically change the balance of power. Once petrodollar revenue declined, financial support for terrorist organizations would wither.

Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream: Israel and Egypt

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Please watch this interview and listen carefully with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might: 

And then do this thought ...