Both of these films open this coming week in NY theaters. This is an opportunity to truly see the diversity of people and voices beyond the stories that are featured in the headlines. These stories return to people their humanity,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House on Monday in his first trip back to Washington after an unsuccessful campaign to block the Iran nuclear deal.
Why do Palestinian groups and individuals continue to use violence against civilians? It's the billion-dollar question at the heart of the conflict that no one is seriously addressing. And it might hold the key to peace.
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For over two decades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been playing us for fools--a role we have filled to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace.
America and Israel have far more in common than the critics care to mention. Next week -- when the leaders shake hands -- it will be an opportunity to remind the world of the shared interests that bind the two nations.
Through film, we get to see that there are people and a day-to-day reality behind the stories we breeze through in the headlines.
Such weaponry could potentially be used against Iran, should Israel feel a need in the future. More immediately, however, Israel's new arms package makes its military an even more dangerous killing machine against the defenseless Palestinian population in the occupied territories.
In order to effectively oppress a people, it is necessary to create the "other," to paint, with broad brush strokes, a group of people as the source of your problems -- as the foreigner and not like us, as a criminal element, as inferior, or the moniker of one's choosing.
The current Palestinian reaction is both inevitable and episodic. It is not a random eruption, rather a continuity of previous actions by Palestinians in reaction to the systematic oppression perpetuated by the Israeli state.
In an environment where the spirit, the ruach, of the commander is the one calling the shots, the rhetoric is the only thing we can cling on to. It won't move mountains, but it will install a discourse of hope.
That Netanyahu has been voted into power for the fourth time this past March proves beyond any doubt that Israel has chosen occupation over peace and has normalized the brutal domination of the Palestinian people rather than liberate itself from becoming a modern-day apartheid state.
Benjamin Netanyahu has backed away from his claim that it was a Palestinian leader, rather than Hitler, who came up with the idea of exterminating the Jews. But Netanyahu's historical chutzpah has always been breathtaking, as I learned years ago when reporting on Israel for 60 Minutes.
73-year old Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed on November 4, 1995 by three shots fired by an Israeli rightwing nationalist who opposed the Oslo Accords. The assassination of came at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv in favor of the Accords.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has masterfully sniffed out the weaknesses of President Obama and his administration, and the revelation of his new conditions on the nuclear deal suggests that Khamenei is ready to milk the administration more and obtain more concessions.
Despite this distressing state of affairs, we continue our efforts to provide leadership for our community and a forum for compassionate leaders like Martin O'Malley to address critical issues facing our nation. It is only way to advance desperately needed change in our politics and policies.