When dozens of Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbis signed a formal edict prohibiting Jews from renting or selling real estate to non-Jews, the ensuing uproar was reassuring to those of us working for a democratic, pluralist Israel.
Geopolitics in the 21st century is shaped against the background of an increasingly globalized and still ever-competitive world, where states, perhaps as never before, can no longer thrive in isolated vacuum.
Building on the Talmudic term pilpul, I would like to more closely examine the difficulty that Netanyahu's recent AIPAC statements present for anyone working to negotiate a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
The last Jews of Beirut will have to wait longer for their only place of worship to be restored. The non-profit organization in charge of the renovation effort, has announced they have run out of funds.
I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Muammar Kaddafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September.
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has unilaterally declared that Israel will temporarily freeze settlement construction in the West Bank. So where do President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Mitchell go from here?
Toufic Haddad, co-author of Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. War on Terror, and Palestine correspondent for The Faster Times speaks in Jerusalem to Lia Tarachansky of The Real News about Israel's "settlement freeze."