Dr. Abuelaish explained that we must first stop the current bloodshed, then ask five times why this occurred. This inquiry will help us identify and treat the underlying causes, which he believes is the only way to create a peaceful co-existence.
We live in the Too-Much-Information Age, when it seems like the more information we have, the less we can find or develop informed opinion, context and knowledge.
President Obama can salvage so much of his legacy on foreign policy by beginning to employ the language of moral absolutes, especially when it comes to terror organizations who celebrate the murder of civilians.
We must cultivate our souls and do the necessary spiritual work to sustain our holy efforts to transform the world. The task is so great. We are not only charged to create a more just world for ourselves but even for our enemies.
At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.
The Iron Dome is built around three basic elements: radar, a missile firing unit and a battle management/weapon control system. After initially detecting a rocket launch, the Iron Dome monitors the rocket's path, analyzes the threat and calculates the point of impact.
Wars, as we know, are catalysts for change, and the current round of fighting between Hamas and Israel is no exception. Two trends, which have become very noticeable in the region in recent years, are being accelerated.
We must recognize that our deepening interdependence has collapsed the boundaries between the logic of self-preservation and the logic of empathy.
How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.
In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank, and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.
In times of war, it is critical to challenge the logic of those who paint the violence as "inevitable," and also to treat as newsworthy those citizens who actively challenge the conventional narrative from within Israel.
"Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don't stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe." This i...
I have always liked and admired the late King Hussein of Jordan. In my opinion, he was a kind, wise leader -- a haven of peace, reason and steadfastness in the always-troubled Middle East.
A sense of hopelessness pervades the air as the civilian death count climbs. As usual, civilians bear the brunt of these conflicts. What constructive role can Americans play in bringing this conflict to an end?
Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.
I teach beginning teachers that the only one in the room they can control is themselves and they are responsible for what they do in the classroom. The same goes for countries. The only country Israel can control is itself and it is responsible for its actions that have been horrific.