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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Keeping the Palesinian State a Virtual Reality

David Hearst | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
David Hearst

Imagine for a moment that a Palestinian State did exist in the tunnels, and cuttings, and behind the walls and in the pockets of a land that lies between the settlement blocks and roads which Israel is allowed to keep.

The Security Council Vote: Netanyahu's Honey Trap

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Netanyahu may or may not like it (probably the former is the answer) but what happened yesterday proves that while Israel is cementing good relationships with countries like India, not a marginal world power, there is no substitute to the alliance with the US.

Pope for the Holidays

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In the new year, I expect further diplomatic breakthroughs. I strongly suspect that by next Christmas we may see the Catholic Church enjoying normalized relations with the Chinese government.

Trapped in Their Public Narrative

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is time is for the Palestinians to reexamine the shifting political landscape in Israel and among themselves and change course now, however incongruous that may be, because it is indispensable to their overall objective.

Abbas Accuses Israel Of Religious War

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Tuesday of leading the region toward a "religious war," saying freq...

The Bogus Achievement for the Palestinian State

Lilac Sigan | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Lilac Sigan

What needs to become a success is not Abbas' campaign, but a negotiated two-state solution. Only an agreement in which both sides will take full responsibility for their present and future will be able to hold in the unexpected reality of the Middle-East.

Palestinian Kills Israeli With Car, Attacks Crowd

Reuters | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Increasing strife over Jerusalem's most volatile holy site plunged rel...

Delusional Victory Holds the Promise of Change

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Should Israel and Hamas achieve their stated objectives, the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, as a whole, will take a dramatically different turn, change the nature of the conflict, and substantially improve the prospect for peace. The question is: Will their political circumstances and the reality they face lead to such an outcome?