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Contours of Future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Israel's Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Netanyahu's words create a golden opportunity for Barack Obama to radically transform his policy of uncritical support for Israel's ongoing violations of the law.

Samantha Lachman

After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Netanyahu Won the Israeli Election by Stealing Conservative Votes, Not Liberal Ones

John A. Tures | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.

Samantha Lachman

James Baker Recalls An Israeli Prime Minister More Difficult Than Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State James Baker said Monday he remains "cautiously optimistic" for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian...

Bibi's First Order of Business: Swallow His Pride

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.20.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

AFP Photo/Jack Gue "Dear friends, against all odds we have achieved a great victory for Likud, for the national camp which is headed by Likud, for o...

Bibi Netanyahu Shoots Himself in the Foot

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.

Samantha Lachman

Like Father, Like Son? James Baker, Who Was Tough On Israel Under George H.W. Bush, Will Now Advise Jeb

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- James Baker denies that he ever said "F*** the Jews, they didn't vote for us" while discussing the low share of the Jewish vote that for...

Interim Conclusion: A Howl-inducing Step for Israelis and Palestinians (DD Versus Bibi Part 7)

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

I heard a sigh from DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove. It had taken a little longer to get back to me this time.

Step by Step: DD Versus Bibi Part 5

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

When our previous conversation was interrupted, DD the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove and critic of Netanyahu was about to present details of her "ste...

Netanyahu's 'Mr. Security' Mirage

Aaron Mann | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Aaron Mann

Netanyahu's ongoing Congressional speech fiasco is only the most recent example, whereby he has weakened Israeli security on multiple fronts. In choosing to publicly challenge President Obama on his home turf, the Prime Minister has further eroded their personal relationship -- a feat that seemed nearly impossible.

Bennett: A Demagogue on the Loose

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.13.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

His "solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a recipe for obliterating Israel as both Jewish and democratic, and converting it into an apartheid state, reviled by the international community and condemned to live in isolation and disgrace.

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing u...

Don't Let the Religious Nationalists Threaten Israel's Capacity to Be a Haven for Endangered Jews

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Robert K. Lifton

The Jewish nature of that state is now threatened both within Israel, by the religious and other ultra nationalists, and outside of Israel, by Palestinians who have given up any hope for a separate Palestinian state and call for a bi-national Israeli-Palestinian state.

Samantha Lachman

How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

Choosing Between a Novel Promise or New Peril

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Given the dramatically changing political dynamic between them in recent days, the Israelis and Palestinians have now, as in the past, only one choice to make -- they must coexist.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 9 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Israeli Police Say Settlers Attack U.S. Officials In West Bank

AP | PETER ENAV AND MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an invest...

In 2015, Let's Not Punish the Palestinians for Joining the ICC

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

It's kind of funny, in a not ha-ha way, how twisted the public discourse in the U.S. is, that we even have to defend the proposition that the Palestinians should join the ICC if they want. But we do.

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.

Palestinian Official Dies After Clash With Israeli Troops

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

By Mohammed Torokman TURMUSIYA, West Bank, Dec 10 (Reuters) - A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Is...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

Israel To Step Up Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in attacks against Israe...