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EU Says Products Made In Palestinian Territories Should Not Be Labeled ‘Made In Israel’

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The European Union released a highly anticipated set of guidelines Wednesday instructing member states how to differentiate between pro...

Now Is the Perfect Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks to Resume

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There are six fundamental reasons that explain why the present geopolitical environment is conducive for the resumption of peace negotiations and why outside constructive intervention has become sine qua non to reaching an equitable peace with security.

We Will Not Be Silenced: Resisting Repression of Student Activism for Palestine

Omar Zahzah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Omar Zahzah

After three years of being involved with Students for Justice in Palestine, my incredulity at the repeated attempts of those in power to suspend freedom of speech when it came to Palestine gave way to an almost jaded nonchalance.

Roger Waters On His Support Of BDS: 'I Don't Have An Anti-Semitic Bone In My Body'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.14.2015 | Religion

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Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Stephen Zunes

At root, these anti-BDS efforts are about defending corporate profits, regardless of the moral and legal implications.

Stepping out of My Bubble: An American Muslim's Journey to Jerusalem

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Given my long public record of correcting misperceptions about Islam and championing the rights of American Muslims, why was I consorting with the so-called "enemy"?

BDS as the Third Way

John H. Thomas | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
John H. Thomas

When a Palestinian Christian says, "If the only choice is between violent resistance to the Occupation or submission, you must understand that for us, submission is not an option," it needs to be heard not as a threat or ultimatum, but as a plea.

A Remarkable Silence -- Taking a Look in the Mirror

Shahar Azani | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

In mid-August, an American Jewish singer, Matisyahu, was due to perform at Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

GOP Congressman Accuses Witness Of 'Anti-Sematic' Family Connections

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Letter to Caetano Veloso

Donna Nevel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Donna Nevel

I am writing you now because you have had a profound impact on my life; because I have listened to, and embraced your music -- which touches my soul in the deepest of ways -- for more years than I can remember.

The Troubling Implications of Hillary's Anti-BDS Letter

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's position on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in a recently-released letter does not bode well for her future foreign policy.

Democratic Support for Israel Is Withering Rapidly

Josh Ruebner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

More troubling news emerged this past weekend for those trying to prop up the once solid, now faltering, bipartisan backing for Israel.

UCC Action Seeking Peace Between Israel and Palestine

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer

Delegates representing the United Church of Christ gathered in Cleveland last week, and among the many things they did over their week together was to debate a resolution regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

It's Still the Occupation

Paul Scham | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Paul Scham

The Jewish and Israeli worlds -- and to some degree the America political world -- are being roused to battle by a growing campaign highlighting the evils and dangers of BDS.

The Odd Couple: Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban

Michelle Kraus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

For those that need a primer, the BDS movement is well-funded by forces that cannot be identified. Yet, we all know which countries are probably funding this unrest. One needn't be a rocket scientist to start to trace the money.

BDS: A Legitimate and Moral Response to Israeli Policy

James Zogby | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel acts with impunity in seizing Palestinian land, demolishing Palestinian homes and denying basic freedoms to Palestinians. Israel then acts to sanction the Palestinian Authority by refusing to transfer tax revenues that are legally Palestinian funds. But when confronted with a dose of the same medicine, Netanyahu not only screams "foul," he denounces his adversaries as "anti-Semites" and threatens severe retaliation.

Palestinians Starting to Play on Less Uneven Playing Field

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

By strategically moving into the non-violent field, Palestinians are in a much stronger position to make an impact in their decades-long struggle.

Is the Golden Age Over for American Jews?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

100 years ago my great grandfather took a ship from Poland to New York. He eventually made his way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He soon sent for his two brothers and sister, who made their way there as well.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Palestinians Waver Between Politics and Nonviolent Revolution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The best way to show support and solidarity for leaders to take courageous decision is to come up with a national non-violent strategy for liberation that is agreed to by all Palestinians.

Daniel Marans

Tom Morello In 'No Hurry' To Perform In Israel | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tom Morello, celebrated rock guitarist and progressive political activist, expressed ambivalence about performing in Israel in an interview with The H...

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

Ivy Covered Lies: Genteel anti-Semitism Is Still Jew Hatred!

Gil Troy | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Gil Troy

The new anti-Semitism violates core academic values of encouraging openness toward others, in all their diversity; of seeking truth, in all its complexity; and of fighting for freedom, with all its messiness.

Anti-semitism at My Alma Mater

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Three weeks ago I received a strange email. "Did I know," my friend wondered, "about the antisemitism brewing on the Stanford University campus?"