The boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association [ASA], just declared this week, is the making of those who are enemies of peace and reconciliation, of those who want to delegitimize one of the parties to the conflict, while claiming to work for a solution of that very conflict.
The state of Israel must remain vigilant and proactive, otherwise it will cease to exist. The same is true in the business world. Israel and American commerce have formed a mutually beneficial partnership. When will the same be said for Israel and American academia?
With the deal between the P5+1 and Iran that was signed in Geneva last month, the Iranian regime stands on the verge of getting exactly what it wants, thanks to nuclear blackmail.
Worst of all is the fact that this resolution would empower Israel to make the decision to go to war for us. Israel would decide it feels threatened and we would have to back an attack on Iran with "military force," not to mention all the other forms of support the resolution spells out.
Chances of passage of any UNSC resolution for attack on Iran nuclear sites seem bleak. It's not so easy for Israel to attack Iranian sites either; otherwise, it would have done it a long time ago without taking care of any nation.
Now that the Prawer-Begin Plan is dead, it's time to look at how we got here. Why are there so many unrecognized Bedouin villages? Did they spring up not only carelessly but nefariously, as many supporters of the Prawer-Begin Plan maintained?
For our Christian friends and neighbors, this is the period that commemorates the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ. But did you know that this week also recalls the birth of another savior -- that of Israel?
The ride back from the Judean Hills to Jerusalem was extremely difficult due to the heavy snowfall. At some point, the women had to be transferred into a 4x4 ambulance and safely transferred to Hadassah.
Even after visiting Israel many times, I still forget how astonishing the establishment of Israel really is. Occasionally, however, a simple intrusion in my life can abruptly focus my amazement on that little state.
Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the m...
Israel's belligerent and persistent obstructionism is not the action of an ally. It is time to lay that mythology to rest, and allow Israel to seek its best friends elsewhere.
Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.
Al Jazeera came to the main stage during the Arab protests in 2011 known as the "Arab Spring." Broadcasting in English, the network was able to bring news of the unfolding events from regions no other network could access.
By Edith Garwood, Amnesty International USA Country Specialist on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Iyad Bur...
Recent controversies within Hillel International, the "home" for many Jewish college students of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, have made public in a sharper way a profound spiritual issue confronting American Jews and their "official" organizations.
I'd crossed the Jordanian border from Israel earlier that morning, on assignment to report about Israeli aid to Syrian refugees. I was ready to see hunger and homelessness. I hadn't expected, however, to be shown so much skin.