It is only by peeling off argument after argument that one can get down to the point of judging the underlying approaches that each party brings to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to see whether they make sense from the perspective of that party's long range interests.
Genuine efforts can and must be made to mitigate distrust through a peace process based on reciprocal and reinforced provisions, to which both Israelis and Palestinians must commit to reach a lasting peace agreement.
History shows that in the delicate arena of foreign policy, actions often have unintended, if not devastating, consequences. It is for this reason that I fear that Israel's response to the Palestinian Authority's successful bid for non-member observer state status at the U.N. does not serve its long-term interests.
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.