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Mr. Trump Faces Foreign Policy Pitfalls In Chaotic Mideast

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given furor recently over Israel, Syria and Turkey, the Middle East must take the lead. It's not as though the entire region is lacking in conflicts. It now must add another in the person of Trump himself, clearly a foreign policy novice, no matter how well-intentioned he might be.

Je suis Disappointed

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

Je suis disappointed. Trés disappointed. Where are the solidarity avatars? Fires, set by terror arsonists, are burning all over Israel causing great...

Building Artists and Leaders in Palestine: The Freedom Theatre Ten Years On

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Cynthia P. Schneider

"We are not buildings artists; we are buildings leaders in society." These stirring words of Juliano Mer Khamis, the charismatic founder of The Freedo...

Donald Trump Speaks at AIPAC

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Will Trump Blow it? Trump's speech at AIPAC is about more than AIPAC, Jews and the Mideast: Is he a serious candidate? This morning Hillary Cli...

Palestine 2016: An Optimistic Outlook

Alaa Tartir | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
Alaa Tartir

Will Palestine look any better in 2016? Are there any sources of optimism and hope amid these bleak facts and the current events unfolding? Yes, I argue, despite all the odds.

"The Settlers": Unsettling!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Writer/Director Shimon Dotan's new film "The Settlers" is a compelling, must see, tour de force outline of the Israeli Settlement issue fueling the la...

Civil Disobedience Is The Palestinians' Best Option

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

After seven decades of largely violent conflict, the Palestinian people must now come to the conclusion, if they have not already, that violence against the Israelis is counterproductive and only plays into the hands of the extreme right and weakens moderate Israelis.

Broken Bones, Broken Dreams, Broken Homeland: The First Intifada, 1987

ADST | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home

On December 9, 1987, the deaths of four Palestinian refugees plunged the nation of Israel into four years of strikes, boycotts, beatings, shootings, and gassings as Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem rebelled against their Israeli occupiers.

In Israel, Searching for Sanity

Michael Winship | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our trip to Israel and Jordan had been in the works for a year. Who knew back when we planned it that we'd arrive in the middle of an escalation of violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israelis that many feared would turn into a third intifada?

Israel: A Third Intifada?

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

The spate of knifings of Israelis, especially in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and parts of Israel, has inevitably led to a question of whether a third intifada is imminent. Perhaps surprisingly another intifada is unlikely when we look at the regional actors, their views and capabilities.

Kumbaya (Not)

John Feffer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

For many years, a two-state solution has been the default response to this wicked problem. But the spread of settlements, the disagreements over the status of Jerusalem, and the right of return for Palestinian refugees have all made a two-state solution a very unwieldy enterprise.

Are We Witnessing the Third Intifada? Palestinians Respond

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
We Are Not Numbers

Whether the clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank are the long-awaited "Third Intifada" is the question being asked by virtually every journalist covering the Middle East.

Charting The Road to Peace, Before It Is Too Late

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

If Jerusalem cannot provide the microcosm of Israeli-Palestinian peaceful coexistence, there will never be peace between the two sides.

Palestinian Nights of the Long Knives

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In all the years of Israel's existence with Palestinians nothing has prepared Israelis for this latest outburst of lone "kid wolf" Palestinian terror. Decades of shootings, missile strikes, bombings, kidnappings, and stonings, give way to the latest Palestinian weapon of terror, the kitchen knife.

Nameless and Leaderless in Jerusalem

Paul Scham | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Paul Scham

Although the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been around for generations, it still has the capacity to surprise. Even the experts are confused by the current violence that has been roiling Jerusalem for weeks now

The Illusion of Calmness

Sami Awad | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Sami Awad

Some say that breaking the structures created by Oslo can lead to chaos and unprecedented violence; that it is insane to even consider such an option. To those voices I say, look at where we are now?

Behind The Latest Wave Of Attacks In Israel And Palestine

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The teenage Palestinian girls helping to carry rocks to the frontlines of stone-throwing protests in...

A Third Intifada?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Vladimir Putin is only nine years older than Barack Obama, yet they somehow are of a different generation. How could this be?

Jeffrey Goldberg's Assault on Free Speech

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
Chaker Khazaal

Let me be clear, I have no sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood and would never cast a vote in their favor. However, labeling the Arabic HuffPost as a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood is not only patently false, it is an attempt to constrain free speech that endangers journalists who are already suffering for simply reporting facts, or their insight, on Arab issues.

ISIS as First U.S.Intifada

Jim Garrison | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Jim Garrison

We have treated Afghanistan and Iraq much the way Israel has treated the West Bank and Gaza, and now, like Israel, we are reaping not peace but deepening conflict.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.

Where Is the Justice?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 09.10.2014 | Home
Wardah Khalid

Enough is enough. Every party in this conflict must ask themselves: Have we so lost our humanity that we would rather leave these people in a living hell for our own selfish gain? For the sake of those innocent civilians suffering on both sides of the conflict, let's pray the answer does not take too much longer.

The Post-Oslo Generation, Poised for a Third Intifada?

Laurent Zecchini | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home
Laurent Zecchini

It is neither in Israel's nor in Hamas' interest to start a new war. The latter now has the means to strike Tel Aviv, and Netanyahu would struggle to survive politically if the heart of the Jewish state were badly hit. As for Hamas, it is already in dire straits. Gaza has been subjected to an Israeli blockade for seven years, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt tightened the grip further by destroying the hundreds of smuggling tunnels that were the economical lifeline for the 1.7 million Gazans.

Israel's Operation Stone Age

David Hearst | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
David Hearst

Summer Rains, Autumn Clouds, Hot Winter, Cast Lead, Returning Echo, Pillar of Defence and now Protective Edge. The names of Israel's assaults on Gaza are a fantasy, an exercise in make believe. They buy Israel neither peace nor deterrence.