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The Jewel in the Crown of the Arab Spring

Sami Moubayed | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

Popular and armed resistance didn't work for the Palestinians, forcing them to take the matter to the U.N. in a new kind of intifada -- a diplomatic one -- that will achieve for them what 60 years of armed resistance failed to bring about.

Can Netanyahu Become A Leader Like The Biblical Joshua?

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Netanyahu can clutch a narrow, limited view and decide not to go forward. Or he can bring a more nuanced understanding to the peace process and become a true leader like Joshua.

Obama Should Support Palestinian Statehood at the United Nations

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

What is the United Nations other than an arena for conflict resolution by means of diplomacy? Having abandoned the effort to end the occupation through violence, the Palestinians are turning to the UN. What could be wrong with that?

Flotilla In, Negotiations Out?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Benjamin Netanyahu should be very careful not to waste the goodwill that was shown towards Israel by refraining from any move towards the Palestinian Authority.

Stop Patronizing the Palestinians

Norm Kurz | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
Norm Kurz

The only way forward is for Israelis and Palestinians to finally conclude that neither side is going away.

Six Words That Could Change History

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Israel, if it stands for anything in the Arab mind, is an assertion of Jewish equality. This is difficult for Arabs and Muslims to swallow under any circumstances, but particularly so because that assertion is being made in the heartland of the Arab world. But they must.

What September Holds for Israel-Palestine

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The specter of the impending September UN session can still be an incentive for a brave step by both Abbas and Netanyahu. In the absence of which, dark days may be ahead. They can still be averted.

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

Andrea Stone

Israel Allies Lobby Against U.N. Recognition Of Palestinian State | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As more signs point to the lack of progress in the Middle East peace process, American Jewish groups and supporters of Israel are workin...

Obama's Peace Plan: A Way Forward, or a Cul-de-Sac?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

President Barack Obama's back-to-back speeches on the peace process had much good to build on. Now is the time to start building.

Netanyahu Speech To Congress Will Be Watched For Signs Of U.S.-Israel Rift

Reuters | Susan Cornwell and Jeffrey Heller | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

May 23, 2011 10:21:46 PM By Susan Cornwell and Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Co...

For Palestinians, Every Day is Nakba Day

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There will be those who argue that Jews owe Palestinians nothing in connection with the Nakba. Not true. At the very least, on Nakba Day and every other, Jews owe Palestinians what Jews demand of Palestinians.

Nakba Day a Disastrous Tactic for Mideast Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Recent events contribute to the perpetuation of two often repeated lies: that the Arab world wants peace with the Jewish State and that Israel returning to the 1967 borders will magically resolve the conflict.

Abu Mazen: Man of Peace?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Abu Mazen's case for going to the U.N. for support of a Palestinian state because there is no other way is a gross distortion of events, which again raises questions about his intent.

Mahmoud Abbas: Mr. Consistency

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Western leaders have warmed up to Abbas and have been pleased with his consistency and demeanor, the Israelis neither recognized nor rewarded Abbas for this consistency and honesty.

Wanted: New Palestinian Political Parties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.

What Is Mahmoud Abbas Up to?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is so anxious to make peace with Hamas that he's apparently willing to sacrifice $470 million in annual U.S. aid to do so. The danger of such a unilateral route is clear.

Israel Launches Air Strikes In Gaza Strip

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 22, 2011 12:48:03 AM By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at ...

Palestinian Leader Calls Israel Settler Murders 'Inhuman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday the killing of a Jewish settler couple and three of their children was "inhum...

Abbas and Fayyad Should Follow Egypt's Mubarak

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Abbas and Fayyad no longer represent the future we young Palestinians seek. Rather, we see them through the lens of withering and illegitimate Arab regimes which, if not replaced democratically, will be toppled through a popular revolution.

Mideast Quartet Strikes Modest Blow for Peace

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Overshadowed by the crisis in Egypt, the Middle East Quartet has taken an important step to try to revive the seemingly moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The Turmoil in Egypt May Present an Opportunity For Peace

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

As president, Obama has been to Egypt but not Israel. A visit now would send a powerful message to the Egyptian people that any new government must honor its peace treaty with the Jewish State.

How the Obama Administration can Jumpstart the Peace Process

Gadi Baltiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gadi Baltiansky

Every Israeli leader, at every round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, has called for a demilitarized Palestinian state. It is fortunate then that this something Palestinians have already agreed to.

The Guardian's Assault on Peace in the Middle East

Ron Prosor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Prosor

The self-appointed guardian of Palestinian truth has maximized its opportunity to pledge allegiance to the hardline, national fantasies which have crippled the Palestinian cause for decades.

Bold Move by Obama Needed to Save Middle East Peace Process

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy Ziv

Speeches alone will not lead to an Israeli-Palestinian accord. Yet, at this time, a dramatic move by Obama is needed to prevent the eruption of violence in the West Bank.