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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.

ReThink Interview: Julian Schnabel, Director of Miral (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.

Palestinians Protesting for an End to the Split

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

March 15 marked the launch of yet another Arab youth movement. The aim of this youth-led movement appears simple: end the split between Gaza and the West Bank and between the PLO and Hamas.

What Can Palestinians Learn From Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the recent months have proved anything, it is that the debate over which attempt towards revolution for is more effective, violent or nonviolent, has been settled for Palestinians.

Intifada Beyond Palestine

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

To sum up, the long pent-up grievances of the Arab/Muslim world are exploding not just in the faces of local dictators such as Mubarak of Egypt but, perhaps more importantly, against their neocolonial/imperial patrons abroad.

Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Erb

What's needed for a democratic transition in Egypt is for the emergency laws to go. It will only be through their repeal that civic life, the rule of law and basic human rights will be respected and can be exercised.

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

Education Is Palestinians' Path to Independence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Efforts to label the Palestinian educational effort as promoting hatred and bigotry have become a joke to anyone following the tremendous push for moderation and wholesome learning.

Jewish or Israeli

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

I feel that it is problematic to erase differences between "Israeli" and "Jew." It bothers me when Palestinians use these two terms interchangeably.

Let Israeli-Palestinian Talks Fail

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

I'm pretty sure that nobody in the Obama administration believes something will come of these talks. I'm hoping that the White House staff has already prepared a plan for precisely that day when Netanyahu's bluff is called.

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.

Felice Friedson and The Media Line Bring Balance to Issues in the Mideast

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

When Felice Friedson brought Palestinian journalists to Israel's parliament for the first time, the powerful chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs a...

Gaza Blockade: Unarmed Protest A Palestinian Approach? (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Eyal Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international ...

The Gaza Flotilla Is Not What It Seemed

Jacob Shrybman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Shrybman

The next rocket escalation will be wrongly legitimized by events like this Gaza Flotilla just as the second intifada full of suicide bombings on public buses was legitimized by a mere visit to the Jewish Temple Mount by Ariel Sharon in 2000.

Department of Ed Discriminated Against Debbie Almontaser

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Debbie Almontaser was fired because shirts with the word "intifada" were supposedly linked to her. I thought at the time it was obscene. Last week, the EEOC agreed with my assessment.

Europe's Next Step Regarding Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This week, the Israeli arrogance seems to be facing a reality check. The next logical step is for the EU countries to refuse products produced in East Jerusalem.

Dangerous Currents in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The social and economic life in Jerusalem and the West Bank appears to be on a positive upwards trend. Salam Fayyad's government has been successful (...

Fighting Over Temple Mount Recalls Second Intifada

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Matt Beynon Rees JERUSALEM, Israel -- I just returned to Jerusalem after a month away. Or at least I thought I did. I suspect I entered a cosmic ...

Americans and Ramallah Youth

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Has it become acceptable among Palestinians to wear a hat or a T-shirt praising Americans? The answer most respondents had can be summarized in two words: Barack Obama.

Iran's Uprising: Food for Thought

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Ever since the Iranian revolution stunned the world in 1979, the Arab regimes and their allies in the West have been obsessing over Iran's "exporting of the revolution."