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Thanksgiving, Tikkun Olam, And U.S. Jews Breaking The Israel Barrier

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Thanksgiving is itself an act of Tikkun Olam. It celebrates the bridging of fierce differences, the coming together of seeming opposites, the idea that helping people takes precedence over barriers of creed.

Welcome to Jerusalem's Newest Settlement: The Museum of Tolerance

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Welcome to Jerusalem's newest settlement. Or, as it is formally known, the Center For Human Dignity -- Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem. Does it truly matter if the project goes forward on the present site? It does.

Bibi, Thomas Friedman, and U.S. Jews Divesting from Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

American Jews are not showing significant numbers in the divestment movement against Israel. But they are divesting emotionally. They are quietly -- but in terms of impact, dramatically -- withdrawing altogether.

Leftists Who Love Israel -- A Self-Help Guide

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I'd like to talk about this problem I have. You can't talk about it to just anyone. Friends of mine have it too. But you'll never see this one on Dr. ...

Confessions of an Israeli Anti-Settler Bigot

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Settlement has long been, and remains, the fuel for the fire of de-legitimization of Israel, the basis of charges of apartheid and ethnic cleansing. It undermines the foundation of the idea of a Jewish state.

Breaking Israel to Fix It -- Rightists Rethink Holding the West Bank

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Of late, figures of significance on the right of both the Israeli and American Jewish communities have begun to rethink the future of the settlers' core redoubt: the West Bank.

Yom Kippur, 2010 -- I Plead Guilty

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

May our children see each other for what they are, sisters and brothers. And after all that they've gone through, for their sake if not for ours, inscribe them for a year of peace.

This Year, Celebrate Rosh Hashana With a De-Occupation Seder

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

The task of Rosh Hashanah is to help us find our way back to a moral path we have lost. That may be why De-Occupation starts at home.

For Doctors Without Borders, the Welfare of Patients Always Comes First

Matthew Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Spitzer

Fundamental to our work are the principles of neutrality and impartiality. Suggestions that we would put the welfare of patients at risk due to political or other biases are simply unfounded.

The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In their goals and in their view of governance, Hamas, Kahanists and Haredim have much in common. Why not just let them run the Holy Land?

Rethinking Israel Boycotts, Thanks to the New York Mosque

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Perhaps what is most profoundly needed is for those who care about the Mideast equation to genuinely say what they think, and to abandon the time-honored codes in which each side attacks the other.

American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

Once, long ago, my friend and I bandied the concept of what American Judaism would be like if there were no Israel, and what Israel would be like if there were no American Jews.

Kafka Manuscripts: Will We Ever See His Cache Of Unpubilshed Works?

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request, seeding a complex legal battle o...

How Israel Can Face Down Hamas

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Never has Israel had an enemy so attuned to the Jewish state's weaknesses, so impervious to its strengths. Hamas has leveraged Israel's every tactic into tangible, stepwise political gain.

The One-State Non-Solution

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

The right analogy for Israel-Palestine is not South Africa but the wars of succession in the former Yugoslavia that concluded with very messy territorial compromises imposed by outside powers.

How to Tell When a Mideast Expert Is Lying

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Allow me to begin with a word or two about lying. Lying in the Middle East is not the same as lying other places. In the Mideast, lying is a way of...

Obama the Chinese; Israel and the Jews

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I am sure that the Tsahal I know, careful with human lives and imbued with the purity of arms, whose conduct in times of war I have often admired, had other means of action available than to set off this blood bath.

Passover Seder, Cup 4: Obama, This Year in Jerusalem

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This year in Jerusalem, as we fill the fourth cup, may we read the Seder passage differently. Sh'foch hamatcha -- Let go of your wrath, let it drain out and be gone.

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 ...

My Generation Ruined Israel. Yours Could Save It.

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Mine is the generation which decreed that not talking honestly about settlement and its many-faceted shield, occupation, was apolitical and therefore correct.

The Break on Palestine

David Bromwich | Posted 08.10.2012 | World
David Bromwich

With the third intifada knocking at the door, the old American pattern -- an ever-renewable forgetfulness about the conduct of Israel and de facto postponement of the question of Palestine -- is less tenable than ever.

Turkey Exposed: Cannot Pretend to be Both Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israeli

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Playing the skillful political games of their Ottoman predecessors, Turkey's current masters present their country under various guises -- as European...

Soupy Sales, Rod Serling -- Prophets Who Raised a Generation

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bradley Burston

This was an era when the original Mad Men ruled the collective unconscious, when a gleaming pastel future, and, by extension, a lavishly sterile present, were held up as ideals and goals.

Comical Posturing on Israel

David A. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Harris

Keep talking, Mr. Cantor. You're just helping to keep Jews pulling the lever for Democrats.

The Chutzpah of Obama's Jewish Critics

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

No one can credibly claim that Obama and his administration are not talking with Israel. The fact is that the Obama administration is not only talking with Israelis, they are intensely collaborating.