I'm standing in a tiny room located in a checkpoint facility on the Israeli/Jordanian border. An Israeli immigration agent holding my passport is grilling me while my sister, who is traveling with me, waits her turn outside. Little did I know that our ordeal was far from over.
I am shouting this statement for the entire world to hear: It is so bizarre to be declared the enemy of someone you have never met, just because of where he was born.
I'm a little disillusioned as to how the smartest diplomats in the world are unable to figure out how to come up with some sort of way to create peace.
Mega-events and campaigning for office in international sports associations empower activists and put nations at risk of reputational damage.
I am a Palestinian who was born and lived in East Jerusalem for 27 years before I emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Since then, I have visited my former ...
Something is not working. The impasse that faces us in trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs a fresh approach. After being involved with Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts for the past 18 years, I am feeling called to return to the text.
Men who rape girls in tribal areas feel no guilt. Kainat's accused rapists were enraged when their victim dared speak out. They hotly denied Kainat's charges.
Seeing my family in Gaza is a priceless experience, but the journey there has always been a nightmare from hell. It isn't possible for Palestinians to...
In a country characterized by divisive, often violent conflicts and yawning gaps between communities, it was astonishing and inspiring to see these religious leaders reach across boundaries to exchange knowledge and support one another.
No matter how many resources -- human and financial -- we invest in war, we have few to spare for peace.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East with a rather full plate. I don't want to pile on more, but there is an issue connected to both the Syrian civil war and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that must not be ignored.
The relentless march of globalisation, with the interconnections this brings, means that few international companies will escape these pressures completely.
Since Israelis and Palestinians live interspersed they are already compelled to cooperate on areas of mutual responsibility such as border security, migration, right-of-return, dual-citizenship, public services, trade and employment.
An apology will not destroy Israel. Yet, it would be a first step towards making amends for the crimes of the past, acknowledging the wrongs of the present, and creating the space needed to work towards a just and lasting peace.
If you care about the survival of Israel, how can you not care about what is happening to the Palestinians?
Israeli and Palestinian leaders have fallen victim to their own uncompromising public narratives. To facilitate the terms of an agreement, they need powerful and relentless pressure to provide them with political cover, which only the U.S. can exert.