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Peace Without an Olive Branch

Miriam Awadallah | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Miriam Awadallah

The Israeli government continually emphasizes their need to ensure their security throughout peace negotiations, but the Palestinians assurances for security are so often overlooked and disregarded.

Modern Languages Association Prepared to Talk Seriously About Palestine

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Attention continues to fall on Israel-Palestine. The debates and discussions have often been heated and rancorous. But at the MLA this week the prevailing sense is that it is too important an issue not to discuss in the most rational, informed, free-from-fear environment possible.

Rockets Fired Near Sharon's Burial Place

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

Gaza militants fired two rockets that hit an area close to the ranch where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday, a mi...

Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 03.14.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Sec. of State Kerry is certainly aware of the history and histrionics of the peace process, as well as the risks of failure, and his persistence despite seeming intransigence underscores the potentially grave consequences of walking away.

The Challenges of the New Year

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
James Zogby

The Middle East promises to be every bit as complicated and challenging to US policy-makers as it has been in the year just ending. There is a dizzying array of conflicts and crises unfolding across the region -- all of which will involve the US in the year to come.

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

We believe that this agreement opens the way for a new era in the Holy Land, one based on mutual respect. We hope and believe that peace and prosperity will ensue.

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Fantasy vs. Reality

James Zogby | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
James Zogby

In each case, parties on all sides continue to overreach operating under the illusion that through the application of more violence the "other side" can be destroyed once and for all -- with good triumphant over evil. In reality, what recent history has taught us is that there is no ultimate victory.

Palestinian Peace Negotiators Quit Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday his peace negotiators ...

Kerry Unleashes Frustration With Israel

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

In Jerusalem to rekindle negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry dropped his usual diplomatic air in an intervie...

Russian Report Casts Doubt On Arafat Poisoning

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A Russian report quoted by Palestinian investigators on Friday said there was ...

6 'Easy' Steps to Solving the Israeli-Arab Conflict

Dan_Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

With the Syrian chemical weapons crisis seemingly behind us, it is high time to tackle the most central issue in the Middle East, namely the Israeli-P...

Israel's Prisoner Release Was Netanyahu's Horrible Choice

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

Netanyahu has committed Israel to the prisoner release and now must follow through. But he should now urgently start building support at home for the negotiations instead of constantly undermining them.

Prisoner Release Agonizing for Israeli Terror Victim Families

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.

Defending Palestinian Human Rights, the Key to a Just Peace

James Zogby | Posted 12.26.2013 | World
James Zogby

Only when Palestinians are known and their rights are fully recognized will the US feel the need to press for balanced peace that recognizes the rights and needs of Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Hezbollah Accuses Israeli Eagle of Committing Espionage

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Headlines of fowl accused of spying for Israel are making rounds again in Middle Eastern press, with the most recent bird of espionage 'arrested' in Lebanon.

Palestinians in a Jewish State

Nadim Nashif | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nadim Nashif

The latest round of peace negotiations, or rather, negotiations about peace negotiations, has a distinctly hollow ring to it. Israel has openly declared its willingness to attend negotiations, while simultaneously pursuing a 'business as usual' strategy.

Why Rabin's Vision In Signing the Oslo Accord Is More Relevant Than Ever Today

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Robert K. Lifton

Oslo changed everything. And, in fact, the talks the U.S. is currently mediating today, which offer hope of resolving the elements that the Oslo Accords left open, are the direct legacy of the process Rabin started.

Oslo's Smokescreen, Twenty Years On

Shawan Jabarin | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Shawan Jabarin

Fifteen years after Oslo's intended expiry date, the question remains as to whether this latest phase of the 'peace process' will allow the Palestinian people to exercise their sovereign rights.

The Oslo Agreements and the United States

Ambassador Uri Savir | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Ambassador Uri Savir

The young of the Middle East, as we witnessed in recent years are the compass of Arabs and Israeli societies. As Oslo has proven, peace has to be by the people and for the people.

U.S. Took Part In Israeli-Palestinian Meetings

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Sunday for the first time that the U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace had tak...

Free More Killers, Please

David Cahn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
David Cahn

If a man's hero is what he aspires to be some day, then Palestinians politicians are telling their constituents that they ought to become martyrs, brutally killing Israeli civilians. As an independent nation, the Palestinian Authority would be anything but good neighbors.

Grassroots Peace In Palestine and Israel | Evie M. Salomon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion

Empathy is not a common trait between Israelis and Palestinians. They have a stake in the same piece of land, and two completely different justificati...

Four Rules for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Alaa Tartir | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Alaa Tartir

I have never been a peace negotiator, but as someone who will be profoundly affected by Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, I feel compelled to suggest basic rules of thumb for Palestinian negotiators. Otherwise a bleak future will be imposed on the youth of Palestine.