On Thursday, August 7, busses brought back about half of the families of Kibbutz Kfar Aza who decided to return after the Egyptian-brokered 72-hour ceasefire went into effect.
A uniform filter applied to multiple urban scenes can easily warp time and location, and obscure -- yet somehow enhance -- the reality of place.
Hamas and ISIS are two sides of the same Islamic terror coin, yet while the West has rightfully united in condemnation and action against ISIS, it has applied a different standard towards Israel, who has been faced with the incessant terror of Hamas.
The rain of rockets from Gaza has only stiffened the resistance of the Israeli public and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to territorial compromise on the West Bank. And, one rocket, in particular, may have killed the two-state solution altogether.
Despite the fact that 98 percent of Jewish voters go to the polls, Israel is not a primary concern to American Jews -- and the White House and powerful liberal lobbies know it.
Maybe it's war trauma, or the sterile ceasefire talks that collapsed again, but lately it seems that the Israeli central-left is beginning to wake from a long dormant period.
Ferguson and the Middle East do have one striking commonality, but it has less to do with armored vehicles in the streets than with the way in which the media assigns culpability to black and brown bodies for the violence perpetrated against them.
The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
American vision of reforming and democratizing the Middle East lies in tatters. The ousting of Iraq's Saddam Hussein have unleashed a bloody sectarian and ethnic wars in Iraq and in neighboring Syria and Lebanon.
By unifying and mobilizing around their shared marginalization, women are forming collective partnerships capable providing a platform for women to become genuine stakeholders in their communities.
Your passion for defending Israel is clearly as great as your passion for acting. However, behind your passion is a view of Israel's history and current actions that are utterly at odds with the actual history and present-day realities in the country. They are simply dead-wrong.
The Israeli carnage in Gaza has been appalling and distressing for me. The Netanyahu government and program do not represent me as a progressive, left...
For the Middle East, ISIS represents a past that it desperately wants to leave behind.
Whenever I have heard these words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator wi...
The wisdom of the prophets is being ignored while real profits are being made through weapon sales facilitated by the co-opting of religious and democratic ideals to advance geopolitical agendas. This will continue until the people remove the wool from their eyes and reclaim their own honorable place in history.
Unlike the victims of the Gaza conflict, whose charred bodies fill the feeds of social media in Western countries, these dead are part of a war you don't see. Whether it's anti-Hamas protesters shot in Gaza or Israeli peace activists beaten by right-wing thugs in Tel Aviv, nonviolent protest is a dangerous business in Israel/Palestine. And nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the West Bank.