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Israel Palestine Conflict

Highlighting the Palestinian Human Narrative

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israeli was very successful in painting a human portrait of Gilad Shalit. Now after the prisoner release, many Palestinian stories are being heard for the first time.

AIPAC's Democrats Demand Cutting Palestinian Aid

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Yes, the Palestinians are turning to the United Nations to achieve statehood, but Netanyahu has ignored repeated demands by the Obama administration to take action to facilitate negotiations.

'The Center Cannot Hold': The Flourishing of Queer Anti-Occupation Activism

Jasbir K. Puar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jasbir K. Puar

What is particularly remarkable about the spread of the Israel-Palestine debate in LGBTQ communities globally is that so few understand what is queer about the Middle East conflict in general and the Israeli occupation of Palestine in particular.

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

For Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation, Look to Iraq

Andrew Engel | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Andrew Engel

The opportunity exists for a Turkey-Iraq style relationship in the Holy Land. Turkey provided Iraq with essential ingredients -- trade channels, key industry growth and international legitimacy -- which Israel alone has the power to provide the Palestinians.

The Israeli Palestinian Dispute Casts Ominous Shadow Over U.S. Domestic Politics

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

These Autumn winds, like those from the Arab Spring, could bring about irreversible and historic changes in the outdated and unsuccessful political paradigm which previously defined decades of the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

Domestic Foreign Policy Storm Clouds -- The Unresolved Israel Palestine Dispute

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

The spark most likely to reignite and inflame the Israel Palestinian "peace negotiations" is the pending plan of the Palestinian Leadership to seek admission of Palestine, as an independent "State" to the United Nations.

The Palestinians' Uncharted March to the UN

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.05.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The decision of the Palestinian Authority to go to the U.N. to seek recognition of a Palestinian state is likely to make matters worse, leading both sides to further entrench themselves into long-time, hardened positions.

Elliott Abrams' Complaint

Henry Siegman | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Henry Siegman

In a June 23 column, Elliott Abrams takes to task the signatories of a letter urging President Obama to present to Israel and Palestine clear parameters to frame negotiations for a two-state peace agreement.

Strategy for Palestine Still Missing Implementation Plan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian strategy towards statehood is making significant progress among certain international political circles, but it is still lacking the necessary coordination and cohesion to bear the desired results.

Is It Anti-Semitism?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

I thought we were done. Jew hatred was the attention grabbing remnant of an earlier world. We had moved on -- Judaism was now about who we are, not about what others think. Foolish youth.

On the Heels of Destruction

Mira Sucharov | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Mira Sucharov

We shouldn't be stacking the deck for our kids by presenting an uncritical link between the Holocaust and contemporary Israeli approaches to peace and conflict.

A Letter to Progressive U.S. Jews: These Are Your People

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is much more that our people, progressive American Jews, can and should do to demonstrate humanist concern on this side of the border.

The U.S in the Middle East: Quo Vadis?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

From the Arab countries' perspective, the U.S can no longer be relied upon as a long term ally. Their sobering up is not misplaced,

"Palestine Papers" Offer Hope, Not Despair

Noah Efron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noah Efron

The final positions were not that far apart, the movement was constant and in the right direction, and the sides spoke to each other not as irascible enemies as partners in negotiation. Pundits-be-damned, peace was possible.

Hamas and Israel Trade Hanukkah Gifts

Ira Chernus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

As Israeli Jews light the rest of their Hanukkah candles, they should keep in mind that the plan they may receive from Washington is very much the same plan Hamas just offered to them as a Hanukkah gift.

A Three-State Solution?

Chuck Freilich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chuck Freilich

A unique opportunity for peace now exists -- if only Israel would stop settlements. No one in the Mideast believes the former contention, but the entire world believes the latter. Both are false.

Note to Hillary Clinton: Time to Do Israel/Palestine the DoD Way

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Clinton is giving this peace process some considerable muscle, but has done nothing reflecting a change in strategy, personnel or inclusion of negotiating participants from what was underway before her involvement and earlier failures.

Obama: It's Two States or One State (Not Israel)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

For Palestinians, Obama's idea of a possible future is bad but not "the end." For Jews, who recall what the price of statelessness is, Obama's warning is terrifying. But he is absolutely right.

A Suggestion For Solving The Israel-Palestine Problem

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims and Christians don't have to intermarry and beget children, but it might help if they interacted on a one-to-one basis and sat down over a cup of tea and honestly talked.

Oy Jerusalem, Oh My God!

Avraham Burg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Avraham Burg

For those of you who are news junkies, then you, like me and many others, are saddened when you hear the word Jerusalem, the city of negative spiritually, religious tension, and embarrassing political news.

The Maddening Israel I Love and Admire

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Don't get me wrong: my love for Israel is a mature love, one that freely acknowledges the many failings and shortcomings in the object of my affection.

Finding Palestine's Gandhi in Budrus

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Budrus demonstrates not only the anatomy of nonviolent resistance in Palestine but also the evolution of the movement as it grows from a village matter to an international cause.

Happy Birthday, Dear Israel

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

When Israel celebrates its 62nd birthday, many Israelis will ask themselves, how far have we come since 1948?

Naming Names: Remembering Jews Who Honored Life

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

As my family and I were reflecting on a Passover story that overflows with nameless victims, I couldn't stop thinking about victims with real names. I was haunted by two names in particular: Josh Friedberg and Gail Rubin.