Rejoicing against Judaism is -- thank God -- neither the whole nor the primary story of Messiah; it is, however, I'm suggesting, a significant forgotten secondary aspect.
The current round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is on the brink of collapse after months of fruitless negotiations. Therefore, the American position may be shifting from resolving the conflict to simply managing it.
Although the Syrian government and leaders of Hezbollah are offering differing signals from the Islamic Republic, Iranian leaders view the situation from another prism.
On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.
A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.
The problem with the naysaying and finger pointing is not only that it is wrong, but the single-mind blaming of Israel for the breakdown of talks reinforces an atmosphere that makes moving forward toward any kind of peace or understanding more unlikely.
Shavit, as a gifted writer, both attentive and opinionated, takes the reader on a personal journey across the length and breadth of Zionist history.
Even if Washington were to resolve the conflict over the Holy Land, it is unlikely that that would help reduce the power of the radicals to lessen the chances for war in the region.
Hope is exactly what watching Dancing in Jaffa gave me. The hope to believe that one day Israel and Palestine will co-exist, away from the settlements and politics. But also the confirmation that cultural activism works.
Every single day Israel continues its occupation and colonial settlement activities, it is acting unilaterally. The idea that it will take another unilateral move does not scare Palestinians who have little more to lose through their newfound, albeit tiny, act independent of their Israeli occupiers.
In an unusual development, Secretary of State John Kerry has been seen going door to door offering to broker peace deals for anyone who is interested.
Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.
Ahmad S., then 16, was on his way to a wedding in the Jalazoun refugee camp when he was shot in the head. The IDF says it uses these "non-fatal riot dispersal methods" for crowd control purposes, but evidence suggests that soldiers regularly use these weapons excessively and improperly.
"May I have this dance... please?" This question has been posed countless times by Pierre Dulaine, ballroom dancer and four-time world champion. Few ...
What is so fascinating -- and, frankly, odd -- about the Pollard and Dreyfus affairs is the Jewish reaction in America and Israel to the admitted spy, Pollard, versus the reaction to the framed one, Dreyfus.
There are so many who have declared the negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians dead. Let's not have a burial. Let's have a resuscitation. Peace, despite setbacks, remains a possibility.