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Israel's New Boycott Law: The Quiet Sound of Going Fascist

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This is the one. Don't let what we here like to call the relative calm, fool you. When the Knesset passed the boycott law Monday night, it changed the history of the state of Israel.

Israel's New Boycott Law and U.S. Law: Like Apples and Orangutans

Lara Friedman | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Welcome to democracy, under which citizens can peacefully protest whatever they want, foreign or domestic, including through boycotts. Except in Israel.

Strategic Thinking Needed to Juggle Israeli-Palestinian Equation

James Zogby | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

If there is to be Israeli-Palestinian peace, the current dynamics at work in Israeli and Palestinian societies and in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship must be changed. That will require strategic thinking and a willingness to shake thing up, especially in Israel.

Gilad Shalit and the Five-Year Drought

Adam Chandler | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

I registered surprise by how quietly the five-year anniversary of Gilad Shalit's abduction passed. It seems that those outraged -- and rightly so -- at the state of affairs in the Jewish State no longer have space for the causes that first seduced them into loving such a complicated country.

Zionism at Risk

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

The promise of Zionism now faces a serious threat. This comes not in the form of foreign militaries, Palestinian terror or economic instability, but in the very persons who purport to support it.

Wanting Something for Nothing: The Real Reason Behind the Outrage Over Obama's Reference to 1967

Lara Friedman | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

The outrage over Obama's reference to 1967 lines in the May 19th speech isn't truly about "defensible" borders. It's about greed. Purveyors of rig...

Jerusalem 2011

Ir Amim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ir Amim

By Dr. Menachem Klein To be an egalitarian city, the unification of Jerusalem would had to have held this as its vision. Jerusalem could have been a ...

Netanyahu and the U.S. Congress: A Love Fest

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

I truly believe Netanyahu now knows the real truth -- a two state solution is no solution. The peace process has been over for sometime and his speech to the U.S. Congress solidified that.

President Obama's Mistake

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

By demanding that Israel surrender all the territories it captured in the 1967 war without insisting that the Palestinians surrender their right of return, the president has gone further than Palestinian negotiators had during various prior negotiations.

Jennifer Bendery

Sen. Graham: "I Am Willing To Take The Bruises And Stand By Obama" | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had two Republican audiences for his Thursday speech on U.S.-Middle East policy. One was made up of GOP lawma...

Israel: Your Last Chance Is Now

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Israel must take the initiative now. It is its last chance. If it does not it will be destined for one of two outcomes -- a one-state solution or no state.

When Obama Blinked First, Mitchell's Mission Was Doomed

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the past six months it has been clear in the region that George Mitchell practically made the decision to quit once it was clear his advice was no longer being heeded in the White House.

Behind The Tony Kushner Story

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Last night, the executive committee of the CUNY Board of Trustees reversed the Board's refusal of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner. Behind the original decision and reversal are three stories.

Miral Defies Racial Stereotypes of Arabs in the Media

David A. Love | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
David A. Love

This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.

Poll Shows U.S. Public Evenly Divided on Unilateral Palestinian State

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The United States should support the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state. It is time for Obama to deliver on the promise he made in Cairo to use his authority not to defend the deadly status quo but to end it.

Palestinian Incitement Against Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Today, on both sides, the message entering the homes of too many Palestinians -- and Israelis -- is that of perpetual conflict, marketed by the ideology of extremists in the refugee camps on the one hand, and radical settlers on the other.

Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus, Israel Retaliates

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critical...

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Obama's Veto on Israeli Settlements Demonstrates Contempt for International Humanitarian Law

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's insistence that resolving the conflict over Israel's illegal settlements should be restricted to bilateral negotiations assumes symmetry in power and legality in the two sides that doesn't, in fact, exist.

A Funeral for the State of Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

We are not the same people that we were before these murders. On both sides, the killing of children leaves terrible scars.

Politics of Despair and Politics of Hope

Noah Efron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noah Efron

Just as we awoke to find that peaceful crowds in Tunis had toppled Ben Ali, we almost awoke two years ago to find that a peace treaty had been signed between Israel and Palestine. We did not.

Israel Needs Its Friends More Than Ever

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

Peter Kosminsky's drama moves between Palestine in the 1940s and a present-day Israel where rich Jews lay by swimming pools and poor Arabs struggle to buy bread.

Top Neocon Faults Obama for Not Showing "Loyalty" to Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The "Bibi, right or wrongers" are not Obama supporters and will not be voting for him in the next election. They certainly will not be sending him campaign contributions.

We Can Handle the Truth

Gadi Baltiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gadi Baltiansky

If President Obama is favor of settlements, he should tell us so. If he is against them, he should not block measures to censure them. President Obama: Where do you stand?

Palestinian House Inside Cage In Jewish Settlement

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIT IJZA, West Bank — The al-Ghirayib family lives in one of the stranger manifestations of Israel's 43-year occupation of the West Bank: a Palesti...