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Are the Palestinians Being Pushed Into a Photo-op with the Israelis?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Every expert on the Middle East agrees that the best avenue to a serious breakthrough in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations is quiet, behind-the-scenes negotiations, not public photo-ops.

What if the Israelis Were to Bomb Iran?

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

Baghdad, Friday, June 31, 2011, almost ten months in the future, and Israel has attacked Iran's nuclear facilities. What might the consequences be... ...

Israel Conversion Bill: An Open Letter to Benjamin Netanyahu

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

Israel's Conversion Bill would legislatively consolidate all of the power for conversion in Israel in the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. Therefore, I have written an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

East Jerusalem Still Divides US And Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that his government has yet to iron out its differences with the U.S. over Israeli co...

No Tea Parties for "Bibi"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.

Netanyahu Tries To Play Down Tensions With US

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM — Israel's leader tried to play down tensions with the U.S. on Sunday after a rocky meeting at the White House last week, saying ...

Kahane Terrorists Threaten Rahm Emanuel's Family in East Jerusalem

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It's not simply "hecklers" bothering White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family, visiting Israel and East Jerusalem for their 13-year-old son's bar mitzvah.

Netanyahu Snubbed By Obama Dining Alone, Reports Say

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exactly what happened this week when President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been largely left to speculation, w...

Heckuva Job, AIPAC ++ Names of Members of Congress Backing Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

I know what former President Bush would say if he had to comment on the results of AIPAC's conference this week. He would turn to Howard Kohr, its long time director, and say "heckuva job, Howie."

Netanyahu to endanger US soldiers for another year

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Under U.S. and international pressure to stop Jewish settlement activities in Arab East Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that peace talks might be delayed another year.

Clinton, Netanyahu Show Clashing Jerusalem Views

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented dueling positions on Jerusalem co...

Dangerous Brinkmanship

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

Israel may assert a right to build anywhere in Jerusalem that it chooses. But, those political choices have implications that extend far beyond real estate.

Israel Apology: Netanyahu Expresses Regret Over Settlement Announcement

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister expressed regret Sunday for a crisis with the United States over plans to expand a Jewish neighborhood in ea...

Americans Have Themselves to Blame for the Biden Slap in the Face

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If Obama truly believes that an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state is in the "national interest" of the United States, he must resolve the settlement issue once and for all.

Abbas Warns Cave Of Patriarchs Might Cause 'Religious War'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president warned Tuesday that the region could plunge into a "religious war" over Israel's plans to recognize a disp...

Netanyahu: Israel-Iran War Not Being Planned

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his country is not planning a war with Iran and that Tehran's concerns over such...

Benjamin Netanyahu May Be Pursued By Dubai Police For Hamas Killing

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dubai's police chief says he would issue an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if evidence shows that Israel's intelligence ...

Defense Department Turns Down My FOIA Request for Mohamed Al Hanashi's Autopsy Report

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

In December 2009 I submitted a FOIA request to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to obtain documents relating to Mohammed al Hanashi's death. In response, I got the runaround.

In Poland, Survivors Mark Auschwitz Anniversary

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland — Bundled tightly against the cold and snow, elderly Auschwitz survivors walked among the barracks and watchtowers of Auschwitz...

Historical Revisionism on the Temple Mount

Daniel Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levin

A recent rejection of any Judeo-Christian connection to Jerusalem has become a growing force in Palestinian nationalism that may permanently endanger Jerusalem's ancient and modern past.

Aristotle Negotiates the Middle East

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Can we learn something from Aristotle about Israeli-Palestinian arguments? Who can persuade whom of what?

Obama's Next Middle East Challenge

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

With the dust having settled following Obama's New York meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas, a sober assessment of what actually happened, and what may happen next, is in order.

Eyeless in Gaza: Obama's Palestine Flop

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Obama is a man of personal audacity, but little courage. His instinctive avoidance of head-on confrontations will leave him unprepared, psychologically and politically, for the requisite arm twisting of Israel.

Much Ado About Almost Nothing

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

That's it, folks -- there ain't no more from the G-20 summit. The blood oaths of November and April to tackle head-on the practices that brought us to the brink of disaster are evidently gone with the wind.

Hello World: Obama Needs Your Help with Israel!

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

While Israel pretends not to have the nuclear bomb, Iran says its not making one, while Israel continues to displace Palestinians, Iran continues to imprison opposition.