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Tony Judt's Trojan Gift Horse

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Pessin

Tony Judt advertises himself as offering a discussion of Israel "without clichés." But this generous offer is, clearly, one gift horse whose mouth should be looked into.

The 11th Commandment -- Thou Shalt Support Israel

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

American Jewish leadership is throwing out the old pluralistic model and stifling the conversations that are essential to meeting our challenges. They are guaranteeing a sad legacy.

Is This Where the Holy Land Is Headed?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Jerusalem, April 31, 2027 -- A fragile and delicate nation has emerged in the midst of the tension that has plagued the Middle East for over eight decades.

No Repeat of Kyrgyzstan in Arab states

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Recent events in Kyrgyzstan demonstrat how seemingly entrenched regimes can, in fact, be on the cusp of a coup d'état. Arabs have followed the events in Kyrgyzstan with wonder.

A Turkish Renovatio?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Vlahos

The Mavi Marmara incident reveals the inner dynamics of a Muslim World in search of restoration -- and the intense competition to fulfill this deep promise.

Gaza Flotilla Raid May Not Change U.S. Policy Towards Israel

The Associated Press | By BARRY SCHWEID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid the uproar over Israel's deadly raid on the flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, it's important to note what is not happen...

Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Offers Obama Golden, but Risky Opportunity

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Israel may be the only country in the world that can wage a war without fear of political isolation or economic consequence.

Peace: Take it Personally

Joel Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Chasnoff

As much money as America pours into Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, it should invest brainpower in finding ways to exchange not only land but Palestinian and Israeli culture.

The Prince of Persia was a White Dude?!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

I have a dream that there will be a day when Hollywood makes a movie about the Middle East and actually casts Middle Eastern people in the starring roles.

In Defence of an Arab-American Beauty Queen

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Faisal J. Abbas

I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.

The Silent Majority

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

Following the publication of my opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post, I received feedback from friends, colleagues and officials. Some were supportive, while others were outright angry.

Will This Generation Of American Jews Abandon Israel? (New York Review)

The New York Review Of Books | Peter Beinart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 2003, several prominent Jewish philanthropists hired Republican pollster Frank Luntz to explain why American Jewish college students were not more ...

Arab Attitudes One Year After Cairo

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Arab attitudes one year after Cairo are both cautious and mature. They are neither unrealistically hopeful nor excessively deflated. They are still waiting for needed change and open to recognize it when it comes.

Europe's Great Cover Up!

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

France is now poised to enact legislation making it illegal to wear the burqa (full body covering) and the niqab (face veil). And a growing number of ...

Michelle Malkin Enraged at Mere Arab Winning Miss USA

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

It wouldn't occur to Malkin to question an expression of pride on someone else's part in seeing someone of their own heritage accomplish some notable thing, unless that someone happens to be a black or even the stray Arab.

Expectations Haven't Advanced With UAE Women

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

It is a peculiar situation to be in where educated women end up with the short end of the stick. Academic ambition ought to be rewarded and not punished

The Arab Jewish Tradition and the Past and Future Promise of Peace

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

It is standard practice to see Jews and Arabs as embattled enemies rather than try to recall a time when the Jews of the Middle East were integrated into the Arab culture and civilization.

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Besides all the wounds, self-inflicted or perpetrated from the outside, the Middle East also suffers from an identity crisis.

Arabs Respond to Haiti

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Contrary to the snide commentary being made about the Arab world's supposed lack of assistance to Haiti, nations like Algeria, Bahrain, and Jordan have all undertaken humanitarian efforts.

Peace In Arabic

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

His words didn't smell like propaganda or activism. He spoke for moderate Palestinians like himself, and he spoke from his heart, not from talking points.

Sex, Obama, and a Mauritanian Dissident

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

Hanevy Ould Dahah has been sitting in jail for six months for publishing an anonymous comment from a woman which read "I want to have sex...I am free" on Taqadoumy, the popular site Hanevy edits.

Can Arab/Muslim Countries Criticize Israel Under the UN Anti-Blasphemy Resolution?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

How do the Arab/Muslim countries of the OIC plan to continue their criticism of the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion without, in a way, violating their own proposed resolution?

Arabic Novels In Translation Give Readers A Close Look Into Arab Lives

The New Yorker | Claudia Roth Pierpont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ways that people think and work and suffer and fall in love and make enemies and sometimes make revolutions is the stuff of novels, and Arabic nov...

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.

Al Hurra, Still "A Bad Idea"

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Al Hurra, the US government-funded television network, was a bad idea when it was launched in 2004. It has failed, and yet it won't die any time soon.