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Barrage Of Rockets Between Israel And Gaza Leaves 1 Dead

AP | ARON HELLER and DAN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in Gaza early Thursday, retaliating for rocket attacks on Israeli cities, as tension peaked over...

Jon Stewart: Not Intimidated by the Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

Of all the icons that the iconoclastic Jon Stewart chooses to smash, the one that gets media figures in the most trouble is the infallibility of Israel, which is why Stewart is all alone out there. But he won't be for long.

Palestinian Leader Calls Israel Settler Murders 'Inhuman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday the killing of a Jewish settler couple and three of their children was "inhu...

Military Must Remain In West Bank: Israeli PM Netanyahu

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SARTABA, West Bank — Israel's prime minister declared Tuesday that his country must retain a strategic section of the West Bank under any future...

Top Neocon Faults Obama for Not Showing "Loyalty" to Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The "Bibi, right or wrongers" are not Obama supporters and will not be voting for him in the next election. They certainly will not be sending him campaign contributions.

Palestinian House Inside Cage In Jewish Settlement

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIT IJZA, West Bank — The al-Ghirayib family lives in one of the stranger manifestations of Israel's 43-year occupation of the West Bank: a Palesti...

It Ain't Cricket: World 130, United States 1

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

That was the implicit imbalance behind the failed vote in the UN that would have described as "illegal" Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, while reiterating demands that all settlement activity should cease.

U.S. Veto of UN Israeli Settlement Resolution: A Golden Opportunity Missed

Jon Rainwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Rainwater

As the Obama administration tries to position itself as a friend to the increasingly empowered people of the region, it would do well to avoid looking unwilling to hold countries accountable for ignoring human rights concerns.

Why Islamism Can't Be Compared to Communism

Paul Scham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Scham

Misleading historical analogies between Islamism and Communism cloud American perceptions and encourage us -- dangerously -- to mistake parts for the whole.

A Precarious Peace

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2011-02-14-danrather.jpgWith all of the unrest sweeping the Middle East, one place long-associated with bullets and bloodshed has so far been remarkably calm: the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Israel SLAMMED For Arresting Palestinian Minors

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Heavily armed Israeli police dragged the Dana brothers from their home before dawn, tossed them in armored jeeps and hauled them in ...

Israeli Ambassador's Dishonest Attacks on the Guardian Miss the Point

Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Katz

Ron Prosor's crude attack on our reporting of the Palestine Papers does neither him nor his country a service.

We All Helped Suppress the Egyptians -- With Our Taxes. So How Do We Change?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Very few Westerners would praise a murderer and sell him weapons. Very few Westerners would beat up a poor person in order to get cheaper petrol. But our governments do this abroad all the time.

2010 Poll: Egyptians Dislike Obama, See U.S./Israel as "Threats," Want Clergy More Political

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Zogby

Based on our polling done there last summer, we know that Egyptians are disappointed with Barack Obama and have a decidedly negative view of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Why Is BDS a Moral Duty Today? A Response to Bernard-Henri Levy

Omar Barghouti | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Barghouti

Mr. Levy attempts to smear the movement by presenting a number of misleading premises and reaching, as a result, unwarranted conclusions. What he obscures are the real objectives of the movement.

Hamas: We Will Respect A Referendum On Peace Deal

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas would respect any peace deal reached between Israel and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, provid...

Palestinians Confront Israeli Control In West Bank

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANI HASSAN, West Bank — Palestinians will be ready for statehood by August, as promised in a two-year action plan, Palestinian Prime Minister S...

Israel Moving Ahead With East Jerusalem Settlements

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel gave preliminary approval Monday for 130 new apartments in disputed east Jerusalem, the area the Palestinians want as the cap...

"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.

Brooklyn College Adjunct Says He Was Dismissed For Political Reasons

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A Brooklyn College graduate student was informed this week that he will not be allowed to teach a masters-level course on politics in the Middle East ...

10 Unsung Nonviolence Visionaries of 2010

Ronit Avni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronit Avni

For the sake of peace and an end to occupation, these visionaries must find their place in the spotlight now and provide a desperately needed alternative to polarization in the Middle East.

Israeli Minister Confirms Controversial 'Interim' Palestinian State Plan

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister confirmed Monday that he has drawn up a plan for the creation of an interim Palestinian state with tempora...

Palestinian Official: Western Wall NOT Jewish

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An official Palestinian report claiming that a key Jewish holy site – Jerusalem's Western Wall – has no religious signif...

Think Israel's a Lost Cause? Ten Reasons to Think Again

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The next Israel -- the Israel which will decide whether a truly democratic Jewish state can exist in this world -- is just beginning.

Israel Condemns Web List Of Gaza Soldiers

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's military on Friday condemned the publication of names and photographs of 200 Israeli soldiers on a website that called them...