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Mahmoud Abbas Adds to Israel's Isolation -- Where and When Will It End?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

We Jews have a history of implementing unity as a means for social healing. The Midrash, as well as Maimonides, elaborate on Abraham's efforts to unite his fellow Babylonians after seeing their growing alienation.

Oslo: 1993-2015, RIP

James Zogby | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper.

Israel Says Won't Allow Iran To Join 'Nuclear Weapons Club'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out a...

Your Tax Money at Work: In the Wrong Hands

Shahar Azani | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

The Oslo process was key to introducing huge amounts of financial aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

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Palestine's Flag Rises: A Moment of Hope for a People Awaiting Freedom

Mahmoud Abbas | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Mahmoud Abbas

On the vote to raise our flag at the U.N., the international community demonstrated its solidarity with the Palestinian people. Now it must act with urgency to seize the momentum from this symbolic gesture and provide a clear plan to end the illegal Israeli occupation, uphold human rights and achieve justice. It is time to finally achieve the independence of the State of Palestine, peacefully resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict -- as was promised long ago.

Between Abbas' Bombshell and Palestinian Firebombs

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Where do we go from here? I once saw a young couple in Tel-Aviv wearing T-shirts that caught my attention. The captions on both their shirts said simply, "If nothing goes right, unite!" "How clever," I thought. "With these few words they captured the essence of our problem and the road to its solution."

The Typical Trump Press Conference

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Trump's interviews, press conferences and campaign speeches utterly lack substance, and instead are filled with empty promises built on bumper-sticker slogans and superlatives, unparalleled in their superficiality, grandiosity and bombast.

A Time For Some Summer Levity: A Conversation Between Netanyahu And Abbas

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The following conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is fictitious.

Israelis And Palestinians Cannot Make Peace On Their Own

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own.

Israeli-Hamas Truce: An Opportunity In Disguise

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The prospective Israeli-Hamas truce presents a momentous opportunity, albeit in disguise, for all parties concerned to turn a new page in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and change its geopolitical and security dynamics, which succeeding Israeli and Palestinian governments could build on.

Raid In West Bank Nets 100 Hamas Members

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, ...

Prospects for Palestine

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

"The human rights violations against Palestinian children are not new to us, they are systematic practices. Nevertheless, in recent years we have been able to document more information," explains Mr. Xavier Abu-Eid, from Ramallah, Palestine.

Pope Francis Calls Palestinian Leader An 'Angel Of Peace'

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that und...

Unlikely Ally in War Against Deniers: The Nazis

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Eli Verschleiser

Instead of throwing Oskar Groening in jail, President Obama could bring him along on his next nuclear negotiation session to teach the Iranians a thing or two about how and what happened.

Palestinians Join War Crimes Court

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put intern...

John Boehner Reveals His Absolute Ignorance About the Middle East

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Unblinking, blind support for Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be the one issue best able to excite the Republican base.

The Days of 'Kumbaya' Are Over: It's Time for Netanyahu and Abbas to Enter the Tent

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Dana Beyer

When both Barack Obama and James Baker take the same position on a critical foreign policy and national security issue, you know things have changed. When the bald call for automatic support for an Israeli government that has betrayed its own principles and people, and its agreements with the United States, finally turns away former supporters, you know things have changed.

Jessica Schulberg

For Many, Netanyahu's Backtrack On Palestinian State Is Unconvincing | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed on his pre-election promise that he would not allow for the creation of ...

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinian Authority Wants Avigdor Lieberman Arrested For Endorsing Murder Of Arabs | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest display of crumbling Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry called for Avigdor Lieb...

The Palestine 194 Plan for Legitimacy and Justice

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Completing the Palestinian quest for international justice and legitimacy means convincing the world of their historical narrative. But playing the exclusive role of victim still does not absolve Palestinians from their own responsibilities.

Palestinian President Orders Investigation Into Newspaper's Muhammad Cartoon

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a carto...

Lessons From Auschwitz, 70 Years Later

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Soon no more Holocaust survivors will be alive, and our duty of remembering and understanding increases. This means, among other things, that we must face the uncomfortable truths about human nature that Auschwitz symbolizes.

Oscar-Worthy Performances by World Leaders (Paris Edition)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

It should not escape notice that a handful of the world leaders who were at the march advocating freedom of speech do not uphold this right in their own countries, much less promote it. It made me think of an Oscar-worthy performance, ending when the credits rolled and everyone went home.

Palestinian President Abbas Requests Arab Aid After Israeli Cut-off

AP | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Arab League to provide a "safety net" of $100 million a month to cover tax revenues w...