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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.

A Message From A Longstanding Zionist to the Israeli People

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Robert K. Lifton

As former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin warned recently Israel is "approaching a point of no return." The current negotiations may be the last clear chance to save a two state solution.

Seeking Real Solutions for the Palestinians

Aaron Miller | Posted 10.07.2013 | Teen
Aaron Miller

Let's look for both the most moral and effective means of attaining this goal. That means not just criticizing Israel, but helping the Palestinians in a palpable way.

Poll: Majority Of Israelis Support Peace Talks

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

A majority of Israelis support resuming peace talks with the Palestinians, a poll published on Friday said, as US Secretary of State John Kerry presse...

Jews Who Boo Efforts to Make Peace

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The right-wing Jewish extremists who boo everyone who wants to make compromises for peace, are every bit as dangerous as Jewish extremists on the hard left who also demand a one state solution -- a binational state that will cease being the homeland of the Jewish people.

I Am Not an Anti-Semite

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

I am not an anti-Semite or a radical, right-wing Zionist. I'm a grown-up willing to have a discussion, and I'm waiting for everyone else to catch up.

Historical Experiences and Perception

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Notwithstanding their traumatic historical experiences, neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians can or should use history to foreshadow the present requirements to make peace.

Collaborators Then, Collaborators Now

Ed Koch | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

The war against the Jews -- and against the State of Israel -- continues unabated.

Education and the Middle East: How to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Perceptions are often misinformed as well. It is hard for me, and I imagine for others as well, to converse with people about this issue without getting caught up in its sheer amount of nuances and minutia.

U.S. Urges Israel To Reconsider Plan To Build More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States urged Israel on Monday to reconsider its plan to erect 3,000 more homes in the occupied West Bank an...

Israel Won't Back Down On Settlement Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Israel will not backtrack on a settlement expansion plan that has drawn strong international condemnation, an official ...

Why Czechs Only EU Nation To Vote Against Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Michael Winfrey and Robert Muller PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - When Czechs cast the lone European "no" vote against the Palestinian A...

Abbas Needs An Exit Ramp From the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

Although saying yes at the UN -- or even turning a blind eye -- is not a viable option, we need to give Abbas a feasible exit ramp. And it needs to be compelling enough to remind the Palestinian street that his path, the path of non-violence, pays greater dividends than Hamas's.

Gaza's Bloodshed Now Demands Unity of Fatah and Hamas

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Renewed regional and international attention requires Palestinians to step up and present a more unified position regarding the formulas that are needed to help provide a political answer to the violence.

The Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Text In Full

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was rea...

A Perspective From Gaza: There Is No Safe Place to Hide

Sabah Al Barakoni | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sabah Al Barakoni

We huddle here in the house away from the windows that might shatter if the bombing gets too close. We're afraid to go out, even for some bread. We can't leave Gaza to find refuge elsewhere.

Is Praying For The Peace Of Jerusalem A Waste Of Time?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I know some people say peace in the Middle East is impossible and prayer is a waste of time. Those are not my beliefs. May the vision of peace it represents for all people be realized soon.

Report: EU Trades 15 Times More With Israeli Settlements Than With Palestinians

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

Fruits, vegetables, wine, beauty products and at-home carbonation devices: These are among the many products Israeli settlements in the West Bank and ...

Norman Finkelstein On The End Of The American-Jewish Romance Over Israel

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Knowing Too Much" by Norman Finkelstein (OR Books, $18/10) My book was conceived in the mid-2000s and largely com...

More Than 1000 Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

By Noah Browning JENIN, West Bank, April 30 (Reuters) - A hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners against Israel's jail policies has sw...

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.

Officer Who Hit Danish Protester In The Face Loses Post

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, April 18 (Reuters) - Israel's army said on Wednesday it had removed a senior officer from his post after he was caught on film striking a...

The Politics of Palestine

James Zogby | Posted 06.07.2012 | World
James Zogby

It may still be possible to imagine a just political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But, in the real world, politics is not the work of our imagination.

UN Report: Settlers Seized Dozens Of Palestinian Water Springs

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

By Jihan Abdalla NABI SALEH, West Bank, March 19 (Reuters) - Jewish settlers have seized dozens of natural springs in the occupied Wes...

Commitment To Israel-Palestine, Part 3

Mike Ghouse | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Until we can see our own faults, peace for both people becomes a forlorn hope. The burden to find solutions falls on all of us, but particularly Jews, Muslims and Christians.