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In Israel, Searching for Sanity

Michael Winship | Posted 11.13.2015 | 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 10.29.2015 | World
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 10.22.2015 | 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 10.21.2015 | World
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 10.19.2015 | World
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 10.18.2015 | World
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 10.16.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 | World

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

A Third Intifada?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | 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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

Ingredients of a Palestinian uprising

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Predicting the next Intifada, or popular outbreak, is next to impossible. The past years have seen many predictions of an imminent third Intifada, on...

Who Wants a Third Intifada?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The bad news is that the talk of another intifada is gathering momentum, while the good news is that it has not yet happened and could still be averted.

Revisiting Anti-Zionism And Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

In the ongoing discussion about when criticism of Israel can be labeled as anti-Semitism, Nathan Sharansky said that it's anti-Semitism when Israel is demonized, when Israel is delegitimized and when a double-standard is used to assess Israeli behavior.

Will Jerusalem Cause a Third Intifada?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This may be a journalistic hunch, but I have a feeling that we are about to witness an explosion in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time again over Jerusalem.

Libya and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

A visitor to Libya now, be it to Benghazi or Tripoli, cannot help but make some comparisons between the Libyan revolution and the Palestinian Intifada.

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Sandy Tolan | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For the moment, whatever happens in the coming weeks at the U.N., and in the West Bank in the aftermath, isn't it time for the world's focus to shift to what is actually happening on the ground?

The Fading Blessing of September 11

Dovid Efune | Posted 11.11.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

At the average English newsstand one can find available for purchase approximately fifteen national daily newspapers, in stark contrast to New York's ...

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.