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A Belated American Cry to Rescue the Two State Solution

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Raghida Dergham

Unless John Kerry's six-principle vision becomes a UN Security Council resolution before Barack Obama leaves the White House, the speech he delivered ...

Two-State Solution Is Still The Path To Peace In The Middle East

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The following is the text of a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez on Tuesday, December 6, 2...

President Obama: ‘Patron’ of the Israeli Occupation

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Marjorie Cohn

President Barack Obama has agreed to give Israel a record $38 billion in military aid over the next 10 years, cementing his legacy as the strongest fi...

Ghassan's Prediction And The Emerging New Palestinian Reality

James Zogby | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

We may well see the day when the Palestinian citizens of Israel will emerge, as Kanafani predicted, as the new leadership of a unified Palestinian community fighting for justice and equality.

How Israel Can Help Resolve The Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On July 7, 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held a historic bilateral meeting in Addi...

Why Russia and Israel are Cooperating in Syria

Samuel Ramani | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On June 7, 2016, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

Obama-Bibi Spat Throws Record Deal Into Disarrary

New York Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

President Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prim...

We Need Obama as Foreign Policy Educator-in-Chief

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Part of the allure of Obama when he first ran for president was the prospect of an intellectual in the White House who would make progressive decisions, but also begin the task of educating huge numbers of low information citizens about how the world works.

Israeli Lawmaker: Palestine Can't Be A State Because There's No Arabic 'P'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.12.2016 | World

A conservative Israeli lawmaker said there can't be a Palestinian state because there's no "P" sound in the Arabic language. "Palestine - There isn't...

Hillary Clinton and the Kissinger Wing of the Democratic Party

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Pierre Guerlain

In a recent debate with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton bragged about getting the approval of Henry Kissinger: "I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better--better than anybody had run it in a long time," she said. Now it boggles the mind how a candidate claiming she is a progressive can even mention Kissinger as a source of pride.

Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

What the protesters did was shut down all debate and reasonable exchange with some calling for the destruction of Israel which in the context of the meeting made no sense at all.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

Invisible Victims

James Zogby | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Netanyahu should not have been hosted and feted in Washington, he should have been called out by policy makers for his behavior. Until that occurs, nothing will change. Palestinians will remain invisible victims, denied their rights, and peace will remain as elusive as ever.

Obama Defied GOP to Make Peace with Iran -- Now It's Time for Palestine

Alex Shams | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Alex Shams

By ending the $3 billion in yearly US aid to Israel and launching an open-ended dialogue regarding other possibilities for peace beyond the failed "peace process," Obama could make a lasting legacy in this tiny corner of the world where too many others have failed.

Netanyahu: Time For American Jews To Heal Rifts Over Iran Deal

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Jews on Tuesday to unite behind Israel after rifts caused by the I...

Obama, Netanyahu Look To Mend Fences In White House Meeting

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Pal...

Netanyahu's Arrogance; Our Stupidity

James Zogby | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

For over two decades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been playing us for fools--a role we have filled to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace.

Hillary Clinton Writes Love Letter To Israel

Forward | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

We have recently marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a good friend, a courageous warrior an...

The Spirit of the Commander

Yael Wissner-Levy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Yael Wissner-Levy

In an environment where the spirit, the ruach, of the commander is the one calling the shots, the rhetoric is the only thing we can cling on to. It won't move mountains, but it will install a discourse of hope.

Bibi Netanyahu Falsifies History -- Once Again

Barry Lando | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Barry Lando

Benjamin Netanyahu has backed away from his claim that it was a Palestinian leader, rather than Hitler, who came up with the idea of exterminating the Jews. But Netanyahu's historical chutzpah has always been breathtaking, as I learned years ago when reporting on Israel for 60 Minutes.

Netanyahu Successfully Lobbies To Address Progressive Think Tank During DC Swing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacrificed much of his popularity with the Democratic Party by crusading against the Ira...

Israeli Politicians Set the Stage For Murder of Eritrean Asylum Seeker

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 10.23.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

Israeli racism towards African asylum seekers and the Bete Israel community (Ethiopian Jews) is blatant. In the hierarchy of dehumanization, African asylum seekers find themselves in the most wretched conditions in Israel.

Netanyahu Says Muslim Leader Convinced Hitler To Kill Jewish People

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

REUTERS ― Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked controversy on Wednesday, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the former Muslim ...

Frustration And Alienation In East Jerusalem Spotlight Latest Tension

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM — East Jerusalem, long the emotional heart of Palestinian life, is now the fiery soul of its discontent....

Netanyahu Glares At UN Members To Protest Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave U.N. leaders the silent treatment during his speech on Thursday to protest the Iran nuclear deal. Lashi...