A cosmetic company in Gaza has launched a new perfume named M-75, after the new long-range missile designed by Hamas with Iranian assistance.
The ever-present turmoil in the Middle East compels a second edition of my Field Guide to the Middle East Mess.
Heartbeat is one group bringing together young Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem to create music as a tool to build trust and inspire peace.
George Orwell wrote in his masterpiece 1984 that "the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war." Rarely has this been as true as in Operation Pillar of Defense.
The onus is now on the Palestinians to make the right choice and to return to negotiations. The alternative will leave the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unresolved and festering with no framework in place to negotiate the issues.
Beginning with the latest ceasefire, Goliath would be wise to learn from previous encounters with David and perhaps, for once -- a handshake would be more prudent than a punch.
There are several central reasons why I feel that further delay in resuming the negotiations for tactical or strategic reasons by either side will erode the last vestiges of a mutually accepted agreement, with dire consequences for both.
"The most recent war was more severe and vigorous than the Operation Cast Lead," Mr. T., a Palestinian medical doctor said. The eight-day Israeli offensive in November lasted for fewer days and brought fewer casualties, but it was nonstop and relentless, and everywhere.
On November 15, 2012, day three of the recent eight day bombardment of Gaza, Ahmed Basyouni and his family were watching news of the attacks on TV in their home in the eastern section of Beit Hanoun.
Almost twenty years ago I went to the Gaza Strip for the first time with my sister, Carol Spencer Mitchell. From 1984 to 1994 she worked as a photojou...
President Obama needs to start spending some of the political capital he earned through his election victory to help restart the peace process, which has stalled since Mr. Netanyahu took office four years ago.
Anet Haskia is not the typical mom of a soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces. A Muslim Arab who grew up in a mixed Arab-Jewish city in the north, Haskia is breathing a little easier this week.
It seems so obvious that now is the time, with the recent events in Gaza and the United Nations voting for Palestine to become a non-voting member, the urgency is upon us.
Indeed, Hamas' actions set back the cause of Israeli moderates. And Israel's actions set back the cause of Palestinian moderates. More salient to those of us in the United States, Obama's actions hurt both.
Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.
What was different about this most recent round of fighting, and this is where Tehran's pernicious influence is felt most acutely, is that Hamas was able to greatly expand the Israeli territory that it is capable of striking.