Europe has long touted itself as a beacon of human rights and freedoms. From their safe and secure area of the world, they've looked askance at Israel...
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This nation of Israel was built by Holocaust survivors, Russian emigrants, and refugees from Europe, Russia, Morocco and beyond. Each one brought with them their unique culinary heritage and mixed it with a cocktail of Middle East traditions and locally-grown ingredients.
Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.
We coined the maxim "love your neighbor as yourself" but clearly, we haven't a clue how to implement this rule, much less its "hardcore" version: "love your neighbor as yourself."
Why do I say that hearing Mr. Oudeh was refreshing and unusual? The answer is that he was not vituperative or vicious in his criticism of many of the policies of the current Israeli government.
Noga Kadman is a licensed Israeli tour guide. She is also the author of a book, based on her masters thesis, that tells us about each and every one of the 418 Palestinian villages depopulated in 1948 in order to make Israel a Jewish country.
In honoring the lives of those lost in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and in making our minority voice heard in a predominantly pro-Israel campus, here are three stories from Palestinian students at our university. Our school paper refused to publish them so we're sharing them here.
Malcolm X resonates with a Black Lives Matter movement born decades after his death. Yet, this nascent movement fights the same hopelessly persistent problem of American racism, one born of the badge of slavery.
Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.
When news reports about the struggle depict tit-for-tat violence and retaliation between Jews and Palestinians they miss crucial inequalities that have been created through the region's particular history.
Sadly, home demolitions targeted at the families of terrorists has become a central tactic of the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the current wave of murderous attacks against Israeli civilians.
The first step to solving a problem is to admit that we have one. It's time to admit what we all know to be true: American policy in the Middle East over the past 15 years has made a bad situation worse.
First, when it comes to so-called moral voices trying to impose peace, the onus always falls squarely on Israel, because the more powerful side is always assumed to be the one at fault.
Will Palestine look any better in 2016? Are there any sources of optimism and hope amid these bleak facts and the current events unfolding? Yes, I argue, despite all the odds.
All mothers who have lost their beloved children share the same pain and no matter what image or label the media, politicians or the powers that be assign, their lives will never be the same