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West Bank Settlements Are Undemocratic

Hanan Ashrawi | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Hanan Ashrawi

U.S. presidents have been right all along to believe that the better way of ending this deadlock is to have two free countries living side by side in lasting peace. This outcome has many virtues, including that it is democratic.

Palestinian Official Visits Auschwitz Memorial

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- An adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the memorial at the German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Friday to pay r...

David Then Goliath: How Israel Has Transformed From a Scrappy Underdog Into It's Own Worst Enemy

Andrew Veselka | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Andrew Veselka

The mistakes Israel has made in governing its own people pale in comparison to its treatment of the still occupied territories.

PHOTO: MetroNorth Ad Causing Controversy

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

A series of pro-Palestinian signs in Westchester train stations is causing a controversy in New York. The signs, on platforms at MetroNorth stops,...

Crossing Religious Lines in an Israeli Hospital

The New York Times | SOUAD MEKHENNET | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM — There are no empty beds this day in the recovery room at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem hospital. Doctors and nurses hover over patients. Manar ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Take Controversial Stand On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion

Members of the largest U.S. Presbyterian denomination rejected a controversial proposal Thursday night to divest millions of dollars of investments in...

Ten Questions + One for the One-Staters

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

To take the one-state option seriously, due diligence regarding its feasibility is required. This simply means asking how it can be achieved through the following questions.

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders May Meet Next Week

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli military court on Wednesday convicted a Hamas militant on charges of masterminding suicide bomb attacks that killed dozen...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Gear Up For Gay Marriage, Divestment Debates | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

When thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convene in Pittsburgh this week for their denomination's biennial gathering, they will deba...

FIFA President, Noam Chomsky and Others Call for Release of Imprisoned, Hunger Striking Palestinian Player

James Dorsey | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
James Dorsey

FIFA president Sepp Blatter alongside FIFpro, the global organization of professional soccer players, footballer Eric Cantona and Noam Chomsky have denounced Israel's detention of Palestinian athletes including Mahmoud Sarsak, who has been on hunger strike in Israeli prison for 86 days.

West Bank Settlement Plans Spark Outrage

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in Jewish West Bank settlements have put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at odds aga...

Is Israel Seeking to Maintain the Status Quo?

Sadia Ahsanuddin | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Sadia Ahsanuddin

Through the construction of settlements and the legalization of unauthorized outposts, the state of Israel has been expanding.

Making Yoni Netanyahu's Sacrifice Matter

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

At this point, the most viable solution may be, as the former head of Israel's Navy and internal security, Ami Ayalon, says, "Instead of building trust and then agreements, we make the agreements now."

'Jerusalem Must Be Divided'

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to relinquish the idea of a unified Jerusalem if they truly want p...

Joint Statement Shows Israel, Palestinians Committed To Peace

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli envoy met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday and delivered a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netana...

Why I Am Not A Liberal Zionist

Anat Biletzki | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Anat Biletzki

If Zionism has been based on a set of values -- any values -- that "override whatever injustices statehood has brought," then it has taken us as far as one can get from the set of values that undergird liberal democracy.

Palestinian Christians Against The Occupation

Philip Farah | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Philip Farah

The majority of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have chosen peaceful resistance. To say that Hamas is the cause of the declining Christian population in the occupied Palestinian territories is standing the truth on its head.

What Gives Me HOPE?

Gregory Rockson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

For one night, we will not talk about politics but rather use the power of music to embrace our diversity. We will do something politicians have failed to do and that is bring people together.

Will You Still Love Me When I’m 64?

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

On Israel's 64th birthday, I've been thinking about how to share that love of Israel with my daughters, even while I know the Israel they will come to know may seem different than when I first went 40 years ago.

The Flowering Of Creativity: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Ariel Beery | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Ariel Beery

Here is the Zionist movement's next goal: to take the lead in informing our People's self-expression in art and politics and business alike, so as to pioneer a path toward a more fulfilling collective life.

A Jewish Athens, Not Sparta: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Stuart Schoffman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Stuart Schoffman

For the Love of Zion, call me whatever you will, it won't change what I am. Liberals like me, walking and talking like Zionists, are Zionists. That's a truth the "authorities" cannot duck.

Estranged But Committed: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Yuli Tamir | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Yuli Tamir

I am a sad nationalist who knows that fewer and fewer fellow nationals share her dream of peace, equality and justice, and therefore feels estranged in her home-land, estranged but nonetheless committed. I am, as I wrote at the outset, irrevocably a Zionist.

For Our Creative Survival: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Can the Jewish people survive without a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel? For a while, perhaps. But creative Jewish survival needs a state to strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish unity and offer a meaningful Jewish response to the emptiness of modern life.

Why Progressive Nationalism Is Still So Relevant: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Kenneth Bob | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Kenneth Bob

Israel's founders understood that Israel cannot treat its minorities the way that Jews were treated throughout history. A world view of how the Jews can realize their national aspirations in a socially just manner is as relevant today as it was then.

Let's Have An Honest Debate: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Mitchell Cohen

Hard though it may be, I think it is better to struggle constantly between particularism and universalism -- to struggle between the demands of actual, complex situations and circumstances and the horizons or principles that let us project better ones.