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A Poster Child for Love in the Middle East

Brenda Keesal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she does with her experience, that makes her a poster child for love.

Time Is Running Out on a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Robert K. Lifton

There is very small window of opportunity left to stop the Israeli nationalist momentum and create the conditions for a regional negotiation that has some chance of success. It will take a major effort to alert the Israeli public that unless they act quickly the two-state solution will be off the table, even though most of them say they want it.

Beyond the Bubbles: Sodagate Reminds Us Good vs. Evil Not Always So Clear

Karen J. Alter | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Karen J. Alter

If you pay taxes in a country engaged in wars abroad, drive a car when you could ride a bike or take a bus or support a position of "no compromise, then you should not fool yourself into believing you do no harm to others.

Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless

Steve Posner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Steve Posner

Obama's visit to the West Bank took him into the center of the Palestinian tragedy where outrage over Israel's military occupation and civilian settlements has been punctuated by bursts of terrorist violence, quiet oppression, and demoralizing acquiescence.

Five Members of US Congress Take Extreme Right-Wing Tour of West Bank Settlements

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Because the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has effectively crippled the Palestinian economy, some Palestinian construction workers turn to the settlements for employment.

Turkish Foreign Minister Slams Israeli Settlements in Harvard Speech

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

With peace negotiations on the verge of falling apart, comments from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu that Jewish settlements are illegal demonstrate increasing anger at Israel from a former ally.

A New Path to the Two-State Solution

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.

Has Obama Decided That the Netanyahu Coalition Is the Problem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is time to announce to the world what is required for peace in the Middle East, no matter who ends up looking like the obstructionist party to the conflict.

"Kvetching" on the Road to Jerusalem

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Ironically, this endless harping about what is being described as Israel's status as an eternal victim that is threatened by a new Holocaust and needs to be rescued by an outside power, runs contrary to the original mission of classical Zionism.


Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

The fact that Israeli commandos were allowed to kill 10--and possibly as many as 20--pro-Palestinian activists aboard a small flotilla of boats, presu...

Jewish Ambivalence: Conformity vs. Fear of Anti-Semitism

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

There is a discomfort many Jews feel about Israel and the pressure not to go against "acceptable" currents on the matter.

The Manhattan Peace Process on Israel and Palestine

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

A year after the Gaza War - two Israelis and a Palestinian gather in a small church in Manhattan to talk about Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Freezing Settlement Construction a Defining Test of Israel's Intentions

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For ordinary Palestinians as well as negotiators the demand that Israel completely freeze all settlement construction has become the real test of whether Israel is serious about peace.

Mubarak Stresses Egypt's Peace Role in the Arab World

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has positioned himself -- and Egypt's diplomatic initiatives -- at the head of the Arab camp's efforts to bring peace to the region.

Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Obama's performance in Turkey was flawless; he met the expectations of his admirers and won approval from many skeptics.

New Israeli Settlements To Be Built In Occupied West Bank

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel announced plans on Sunday to build hundreds of new homes in an area of the occupied West Bank the Israeli government considers part of Jerusale...