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Tens of Thousands of Palestinians Subject to Deportation Under New Israeli Military Order

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israeli human rights organizations say that a new military order could lead to the deportation of tens of thousands Palestinian residents of the West Bank.

Gays in the Israeli Military

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

The Israeli military's liberal approach towards gays was a stepping stone for acceptance of homosexuals in other branches of the Israeli security forces and in the Israeli society in general.

Inside the Media Blackout in the Middle East's Only Democracy

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

I'd like to highlight the outrageous nature of a gag order in Israel that has forbidden journalists and bloggers from reporting on the so-called Anat Kam affair. Who is Kam and why is speaking her name a crime in the Israeli media?

Reporter's Notebook: Breaking the Gag

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

Somewhere in Europe, Sonya Mousa is breathing a sigh of relief. Or so I'm guessing. I've never met or spoken with Sonya Mousa. But, last week when I...

IDF Explanation

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Gaza Flotilla Raid May Not Change U.S. Policy Towards Israel

The Associated Press | By BARRY SCHWEID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid the uproar over Israel's deadly raid on the flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, it's important to note what is not happen...

Israel Must Release the Full Raid Tapes

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

If the Israeli government is convinced they took the appropriate action in this case, they can go a long way toward proving that by giving us the whole tape. If not, we have to assume they're hiding something.

In Defense of Israel

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Ostroy

There is no quick fix in the Mideast. And as demonstrated by the world's swift, harsh and uniform condemnation of Israel's actions Monday, Israel and it's people are once again alone in this not-very-Jew-friendly world.

The IDF's Epic Tactical Fail

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

Based on numerous reports from various parties, my conclusion is that the IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara was a tactical failure of the first order. The obvious question is "okay, so what would you have done?" Here's my answer.

Surprise!!!! American Jewish "Leaders" Leap to Defend Israel

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

Here's what I wrote yesterday afternoon in this space: Beware, Americans. By tomorrow morning you will be hearing the "official" Jewish community pa...

The IDF Soldiers Were Sent on a Mission That Defies Logic

Mickey Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mickey Bergman

Where is Israel's political leadership that is brave enough to stand up and make the nuanced argument on why this was not about the individual soldiers' behavior, but about the decisions that sent them on a bad mission.

The Gaza Flotilla Is All the Proof You Need

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

What more proof do you need to convince you, that these two children who have the audacity to call themselves "nations", will go on acting foolishly and kill each other until you put a stop to it?

The U.S. Should Break the Gaza Blockade

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Kieschnick

There is only one international voice that has influence in Israel and that is the United States. The same ships that brought relief to Haiti can bring food and medical supplies to Gaza.

The Gaza Convoy, Looking for Trouble & Getting it

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

While I'm sure there were some well meaning souls aboard the ship, the so-called "humanitarian flotilla" to Gaza was primarily a deliberate Islamist political provocation aimed at breaking the security blockade.

What Will Israel Not Do?

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

But is there really nothing Israel will not do? Ok, I guess they could have sunk all of the ships. Great. Shall we congratulate the IDF on its restraint -- before AIPAC gets to it?

Israeli Army Investigating the Shooting Deaths of Palestinian Teenagers

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

In the face of allegations that it used live ammunition on unarmed protesters, and following inconsistent statements from soldiers, Israeli Defense Forces have launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teenagers.

Obama Asks Congress To Approve $205 Million In Aid For Israel Rocket Defense

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve $205 million to help Israel speed up deployment of a new short-range rocket defen...

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

An unusual trial begins in Israel this week that people around the world will be watching closely. It involves the tragic death of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie by an Israeli military bulldozer.

The People of Gaza and a Reporter: Victims of the NY Times' Stubbornness

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

As a result of the reluctance of the executive editor of theNY Times to do the right thing, the newspaper has lost its star Gaza reporter and has short changed its readers.

Purim and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

The Purim story has a special resonance this year: The Book of Esther marks civilization's first recorded repudiation of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

This is how it has worked in the Occupied Territories since 1967. Settlers establish facts on the ground, apply pressure, threaten violence, and the IDF and the Israeli government give in.

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

Besieged by Gaza, Dreading the Truth, Israel Needs Goldstone

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The Goldstone Report is, indeed, deeply flawed. But it is exactly what Israel needs and as long as the country ducks the report, it will not recover from its current state of shock.

Step-Up Nation

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

When I mentioned that Israel's heroic efforts in Haiti were spreading a lot of much-needed positive vibes about Israel, Yagodovsky gave me an awkward look, as if to say: "That's nice, but that's not why we do it."