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'You Can Fool Some People Sometime': BS Gets BDS a Win at UC Riverside

Philippe Assouline | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Philippe Assouline

The student senate at UC Riverside voted on March 6 to divest from companies doing business in Israel.

Diplomacy Not Terrorism: The U.S. Should Vote "Yes" For a Palestinian State

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The Palestinian decision to turn to the UN is not a threat to Israel, it is an opportunity. And Israel cannot afford to miss any more opportunities.

Watch: Obama - Middle East Peace 'More Vital Than Ever'

Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics


Who Cares If Hamas Recognizes Israel?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The media is full of conflicting reports about whether Hamas is ready to recognize Israel. But why does it matter so long as Hamas agrees to permanently end terror attacks against Israel?

Israel's Government as a Settlement, Lieberman as the New Sharon

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Keen to avoid elections at literally all costs, Benjamin Netanyahu's actions in recent weeks mean that his government now meets the five essential criteria of a settlement.

Emma Williams' Tale of Two Jerusalems

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia DeGennaro

If you read one book on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, read this one. You get a good dose of the politics and history of the past and present, but woven through it all is the humanity of both Palestinians and Israelis.

A Suggestion For Solving The Israel-Palestine Problem

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims and Christians don't have to intermarry and beget children, but it might help if they interacted on a one-to-one basis and sat down over a cup of tea and honestly talked.

Netanyahu Disses Biden: Biden Hits Back (UPDATE)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Bottom line: there is very little left of Arab Palestine to negotiate over. And every time the United States winks when another settlement is announced, there is even less.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omri Marcus

Palestinians were furious to discover that now not only Fox News ignores their side -- but now even during commercial breaks are they invisible.

I Never Thought I'd Be Rooting for Iran

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The people in Tehran's streets have made it possible to begin to see past Ahmadinejad. I have to get used to Iran not as a cartoon bully, but as my neighbor. It is a nation of people, as we are.

God, Painkillers, and Politics in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Israel's siege is achieving the exact opposite of what it hoped. The tougher life gets, the more spiritual Gazans become, thus driving the people toward religion -- an area Hamas knows a lot about managing.

Two Meals, One Story: A Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from an American Abroad

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From their merging of religious tradition with daily life to their personal and historical narratives, the similarities between Muslims and Jews living in Israel is almost tragically comical.

Loving The Two-State Solution to Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The sad fact is that the most significant Israeli-Palestinian legacy of the Bush administration is the coming to power of Hamas.

Jewish Settlers Shoot Palestinians, B'Tselem Releases Graphic Video | Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has released graphic video footage showing settlers fighting with Palestinians in Hebron and shooting two men ...

Israel To Release 250 Palestinian Prisoners

AFP | Ezzedine Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday that 250 Palestinian prisoners would be freed in a goodwill gesture, as Palestin...

Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Amid the cheers arising in Hezbollah's Beirut and the Gaza of Hamas, the sound of Obama's defense of Israel may also be heard.

IDF Allows Palestinian To Reunite With Israeli Boyfriend | Nir Gontaj | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A 33 year-old gay Palestinian man from Jenin has recently been granted a temporary residency permit in Israel by the IDF, in order to allow him to re...