How is it possible for us to allow for a whole nation of Israeli and Palestinian children living in the south of Israel and Gaza to be in a state of permanent fear? What sort of adults will they become? We have a responsibility for their future and for the trauma that they suffer.
Night after night the news reports break our hearts. Scores of unaccompanied migrant children are warehoused on our borders. Teenagers -- Israeli and Palestinian -- are brutally beaten and killed as the Middle East conflict escalates. And the epidemic of gun violence takes 11 young lives over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago alone.
As the death toll from rocket fire and aerial offensives continues to rise in both Israel and Palestine -- the aftermath of the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian teen -- the path to an end to the recent violence remains unclear.
Last month was not the first time that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under collective censure.
It is important not to forget that violence does not prevent violence. Only a negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinians can eliminate this violence we have inherited from our parents.
Lately commentators have spent time reflecting on the prominence of hate in Palestine/Israel. They write that we're approaching the "Point of no retur...
The U.S., Egypt, the U.N., Qatar, and the rest of the Arab world will all try to calm the situation in Gaza to ensure that the lives of Israelis and Palestinians are protected, but ultimately, it's up to the main players of the game to act like responsible adults for the sake of their people.
Yesterday, I joined about 350 people -- mostly Jewish citizens of Israel -- to pay a compassionate condolence call to the family of Mohammed Khdeir (killed by young Jewish extremists), in the tent of mourning in the Palestinian neighborhood of Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem.
The relevant question for those of us among the 5 percent of the world's population with U.S. citizenship is: What will the people and policymakers in the United States do to help stop the killing in Israel/Palestine?
The cold-blooded murders of the three abducted Israeli boys must not go unpunished. But justice, not vengeance, should win the day. The murderers should be tracked down, apprehended and tried in court for their crimes.
You don't have to live in Israel to know that Israel is put under a magnifying glass by world media. Our every decision scrutinized and criticized. Our every wrong made large and even more tragic.
As a Muslim Imam born in the Middle East, I've watched from afar with a deep and growing concern as the region (which holds so many wonderful memories...
By now let's state what is painfully obvious. Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 was a catastrophe.
When we look at recent events in Palestine and Israel, it is tempting for us to say that this is just a flare up of an age-old "conflict." However, for Palestinians, daily life is about navigating a system of oppression, racism, and violence.
Exposure -- and often subjection -- to violence is something very familiar and real for the over one million children living in what is modern-day Palestine. But what is often difficult for us to grasp is what this actually means.
As an Israeli-American fashion journalist, I'd like to view the latest Cosmopolitan cover as a fleeting symbol of optimism and momentary sanity, a celebration of two countries I belong to now.