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.
When the incoming missile attack siren sounded I was paralyzed. Some 50 feet from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the world's holiest site for Jews, I was in the middle of a mass stampede.
The votes of the U.S. and other Western states on Palestine's application for a UN status upgrade from "observer entity" to "observer state" will be absolutely critical to keeping alive the current slim hopes of achieving peace in the Middle East.
One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.
Should anyone feel a little stupid spending two hours writing raging diatribes about how the iPad Mini does not having a retina display? Probably.
We have lots of evidence that Sadat's grand symbolic gesture continues to ripple. What we seem not to have any more is this type of risky grand symbolic gesture that inspires political transformation by bringing out the better angels of our nature.
To me, the blockade of Palestinian territories has been inhumane and unjust. My heart aches for the suffering of the Palestinians in those territories...
Following the decree which gave him sweeping political powers in Egypt last week, President Mohamed Morsi has now declared himself Master of Space, Time, and Dimension.
For Israel, a dual message of the right to defend ourselves, with deep and profound ethical sensibilities, is what this past conflict was about.
Whatever your stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- if you believe that Israelis are in the right and Palestinians in the wrong, or vice versa -- war is just as much about the human consequences as it is about the politics.