Maurice from Lebanon said of the right of return that leaders on both sides lack courage in taking decisive decisions today about a comprehensive peace plan because of the refugee problems today.
The betrayal of intellectuals has been especially noticeable during the days of the operation in Gaza. I don't accuse intellectuals of bias or of anti-Semitism but too many of them are certainly guilty of intellectual laziness.
Who suffers the most? It is always those who are most vulnerable. Children in Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, and many other "theatres of conflict" lie on stretchers, bruised and bloodied, unsure of why these tragedies are happening.
This conflict has, perhaps in ways that are not immediately evident, changed the strategic environment for both Israel and the Palestinians. The questions of whether they are aware of this and how they will adapt will be central for the futures of both people.
The world should not join in on such hatred; all that does is push the prospect of peace even further away. That is the only hope for every man, woman, and child in that region on both sides of the divide.
He will do all that he can to complete all his missions the best way possible, and will safeguard his soldiers and himself as best he can, and I am with my head held up high, and functioning -- because this is my mission, and I know -- that he is certain that this is what we are doing here.
On the day after the FAA implemented its flight ban to Israel, it was business as usual at Isaac B Salon on Second Avenue, near the United Nations in New York.
Ex-Congressman Robert Dold continues to cross a time-honored line by refusing to respect the hard-earned, bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship in Congress.
We have now been bystanders to two weeks of unrelenting missile attacks by one of the world's strongest armies on the open air prison that is Gaza. Some of those who have seen the carnage first hand have forsaken the macabre dance of evenhandedness that much of the media is engaged in, for anguished emotional overflow.
Please, stop calling them terrorists, and certainly not militants or radicals. Call them murderers. The children of Gaza and Israel deserve no less.
The only words I can muster now, while the images of the carnage are freshly etched into my mind, are the words that may have come from one of the child victims whose life was cut short by a U.S.-supplied Israeli F-16 fighter jet missile. This is the imagined letter from the victim.
believed that change we could believe in meant a true progressive in office. Obama once famously said, "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." Yet save for some miracles in his final two years, mediocre, and many times worse, is exactly what kind of a president he has been.
This year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) maritime military exercises have ended, and any attention we've given the biennial war games will quickly turn elsewhere. But before we let RIMPAC drop from view, it's worth pausing to consider what we've just witnessed (or not witnessed, since most of the RIMPAC takes place out of sight).
The notion of Jewish nationhood is a 19th-century invention, and like many other 19th-century inventions it is taking a long time to unravel and lay to rest. The following addresses the question of how the damage caused by the Zionist project might be reduced, or even reversed, by peaceful political means.
When ISIS warns Christians "there is nothing to give them but the sword," we need to take their threat seriously. Over 35,000 Christians have fled Mosul to escape their murderous intent.
It seems that most people on either side have lost the emotional ability and space to recognize the humanity and suffering of the other. While this is understandable, it is still critically important to do our best to keep the emotional space to process and empathize.