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EU Says Products Made In Palestinian Territories Should Not Be Labeled ‘Made In Israel’

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The European Union released a highly anticipated set of guidelines Wednesday instructing member states how to differentiate between pro...

A New Approach For Israel: An Israel Peace Initiative

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

What Israel needs now is a new approach -- one that does not involve any physical risk of actual withdrawal, but still demonstrates to Israelis, Palestinians, and to the world at large that Israel intends to separate from the Palestinians and carry out the UN mandates of two states.

Missing Yitzhak Rabin: Twenty Years After His Assassination

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Twenty years after the assassination of Rabin, as Israel and the Palestinians are still mired in the same conflict, hurling the same accusations against each other, once again suffering violence, I keep re-thinking my experiences with him, wondering whether the situation would have been different had Rabin not been murdered that night.

J.K. Rowling Turned A Moment From 'Deathly Hallows' Into A Parable About Israel And Palestine

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

Last week, author J.K. Rowling took a hard stance on the ongoing conflict in Israel and occupied Palestinian territories by signing an open letter wi...

This Is What the Israelis Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Israelis look for simple, external answers: They're anti-Semites, they hate us, they want to kill us, they want to drive us into the sea. While I don't understand this utter inability to self-reflect, I have to admit, I understand where it comes from: fear. I feel it, too, as I move through Tel Aviv. I, too, eye the people I pass on the street, sizing them up. Forget about racial profiling -- I'm scared of everyone I don't know right now.

This Is What the Palestinian Youth Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.

Israeli Soldier Helps Arab Girl In Touching Moment Amid Rising Tensions

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact

Amid the escalating violence, an Israeli soldier has reminded us that compassion can cut through almost any conflict. In recent weeks, eight Israelis ...

Israel Destroys Palestinian Militants' Homes After Netanyahu Promises 'Strong Hand'

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem, the army's first concrete...

No World Leader Calls the Shots; Only We Decide Our Future

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

Today, alienation, fear, suspicion and mistrust reign high and mighty. The only antidote to all of them is unity. When all of humanity can function like a single organism there will be plenty for everyone.

Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty's Gaza Reports Are 'Just Israeli Propaganda'

Nick Mutch | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Nick Mutch

"The Amnesty reports were just Israeli propaganda, or the best face one could put on the horror Israel inflicted on Gaza."

Jessica Schulberg

White House Blasts Trade Bill Provision That Aims To Protect Israeli Settlements | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday slammed a provision in the recently passed trade bill instructing U.S. trade negotiators to pressure European...

Jessica Schulberg

Ambassador Dan Shapiro Says U.S. Reevaluating Policy Toward Israel | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, reaffirmed on Sunday a potential U.S. policy shift toward Israel in light of Prime Minister...

Israeli President Calls For Healing After Divisive Election

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that the new Israeli government will have to serve "all the citizens of Israel," and ca...

Bibi's First Order of Business: Swallow His Pride

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

AFP Photo/Jack Gue "Dear friends, against all odds we have achieved a great victory for Likud, for the national camp which is headed by Likud, for o...

Susan Rice Doesn't Deserve to Be Smeared

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

The ad that Shmuley Boteach financed in the paper was a deliberate and scathing affront on her dignity. She doesn't deserve that.

What Would RFK Say Today About the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Until there are Israeli and Palestinian leaders who can speak with the empathy and compassion of a Kennedy or a King and acknowledge the dignity and pain of the other, this struggle will continue to afflict both sides like an unending plague.

Seek Peace and Pursue It

Ron Kronish | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Too many people in our part of the world have given up on the idea of seeking peace. They live with a mixture of denial and apathy. But this won't work in the long run. More people will have to realize the benefits of peace.

War Crimes Court Opens Probe Into Palestinian Territories

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a ...

Palestinian President Abbas Requests Arab Aid After Israeli Cut-off

AP | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Arab League to provide a "safety net" of $100 million a month to cover tax revenues w...

Israel Threatens More Punitive Steps Against Palestinians

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday threatened to take tougher action against the Palestinians over their decision to join the International ...

U.N. Rejects Palestinian Resolution Demanding Israeli Withdrawal

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday,...

Palestinian Stabs 2 Border Policemen, Israeli Police Report

AP | By DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man on Friday stabbed and lightly wounded two Israeli paramilitary border policemen at the entrance to Jerusalem's Ol...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

French Parliament Debates Recognizing Palestine

AP | Posted 01.28.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Pale...

Kislev: Seeking the Deep Source of Jewish and Muslim Connection in Dark Times

Rabbi David Jaffe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi David Jaffe

In these days of darkness may the descendants of Yishmael and the descendants of Yitzchak remember that there is a deep source that connects us all. May that memory enable us to raise up our common holy places and holy land together.