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Israel's Unprecedented Geopolitical Strength

Paul Scham | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Paul Scham

It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright strange, but Israel's geopolitical position is probably stronger now than at any time in the country's history.

Israeli Settlements, American Money. What's Next?

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

Despite America's longstanding position considering Israeli settlements illegitimate, successive administrations have done very little to stop the expansion of the settlement enterprise. Israel continues to build these settlements unabatedly, precisely because America's position is void of any substantive action.

Palestine-Israel: Europe Drowning in America's Failures

Sam Bahour | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Sam Bahour

As it discusses next steps, Europe must recognize that "the US leads" approach to resolving the conflict is doomed to never-ending failure: It affords time for the Israeli settlement enterprise to further entrench itself and makes the two-state solution increasingly impossible to achieve.

Learning to Love Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
James Denselow

"The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq" - Emma Sky (Atlantic Books, 2015) Coming some years after the glut of writing that ac...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

How (Native) America's History of Protest Exposes a Sick Irony Behind the Oregon Occupation

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

The only reason why white ranchers have any land to run their cattle on today -- whether it is land that they hold a deed to, that they now defend against federal seizure, or public land that they currently use to feed their livestock -- was stolen from the American Indians.

This Christmas, Remember the Embattled Little Palestinian Town of Bethlehem

Alex Shams | Posted 12.24.2015 | Religion
Alex Shams

And let us stand us stand together with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, supporting the boycott of Israel until justice in the Holy Land is achieved.

In Israel, Searching for Sanity

Michael Winship | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our trip to Israel and Jordan had been in the works for a year. Who knew back when we planned it that we'd arrive in the middle of an escalation of violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israelis that many feared would turn into a third intifada?

Netanyahu's Holocaust Revisionism and the Racism Overtaking Israel

David A. Love | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
David A. Love

In order to effectively oppress a people, it is necessary to create the "other," to paint, with broad brush strokes, a group of people as the source of your problems -- as the foreigner and not like us, as a criminal element, as inferior, or the moniker of one's choosing.

The U.S. Must Accept that Israeli Leadership Wants Apartheid, Not Peace

Zack Sabella | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Zack Sabella

That Netanyahu has been voted into power for the fourth time this past March proves beyond any doubt that Israel has chosen occupation over peace and has normalized the brutal domination of the Palestinian people rather than liberate itself from becoming a modern-day apartheid state.

Is the Occupation Behind the Current Violence?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The occupation is not sustainable; it is costly both in blood and treasure, Israel's national security will remain at risk, and the country will become ever more internationally isolated while risking its very identity as a Jewish state.

The Illusion of Calmness

Sami Awad | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Sami Awad

Some say that breaking the structures created by Oslo can lead to chaos and unprecedented violence; that it is insane to even consider such an option. To those voices I say, look at where we are now?

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

When Your Occupation Becomes 'Professional Patient'

Chanel White | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

So, while I may not be able to work a traditional nine to five, I absolutely have an occupation; one that requires much time, effort, precision, and responsibility. When I now sit down in those uncomfortable waiting room chairs to fill out the dreaded new patient paper work I no longer have a lump in my throat. When I reach the occupation blank I can write with satisfaction that I am a "Professional Patient."

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Warning: These Are 5 of the Most Dangerous Jobs

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.07.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Many jobs are synonymous with danger, like being a police officer, firefighter, soldier, or some other occupation that forces a person to put his or her life on the line with each new day on the job. There are many other careers, however, that do not seem obviously dangerous on the surface but are perilous nonetheless.

Susiya Is Injustice On Display

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After 47 years of occupation, the time has come for all decent Israelis to think about the future of their country. Where is Israel heading, and for how much longer can the occupation and the injustices continue without jeopardizing Israel's very existence?

It's Still the Occupation

Paul Scham | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Paul Scham

The Jewish and Israeli worlds -- and to some degree the America political world -- are being roused to battle by a growing campaign highlighting the evils and dangers of BDS.

Are Careers Dead?

Zach Dean | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Zach Dean

I'm standing between two men, and we're looking out at rural Wisconsin. Red and white barns polka dot rolling golden hills and the high noon sun cast...

Patriots Punished in Northern Cyprus: A Modern Day Political Occupation

Olena Kagui | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, a Turkish-Speaking Cypriot couple, were charged for hanging the Cyprus Republic's flag outside their home and shop in Famagusta in June 2013. They were arrested and put in jail on June 21st 2013 and their original trial was postponed until June 11th 2014.

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

Bob Herbst | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Bob Herbst

The time has now come for American and Diaspora Jews the world over to open their hearts and mouths, to speak out, and to act. It is time to administer some tough love, to persuade the Israeli people and their government that the occupation must come to an end.

Vocation vs. Vacation

Zach Dean | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

I thought about what it would be like to go to work because it was my vocation. I wondered what would it be like to wake up every day and feel a strong feeling of suitability for my occupation? How would it change the way I experienced the world if instead of seeing work as a necessity.

Why 'What Do You Do?' Is the Wrong Question to Ask

Ann Cinzar | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

"I work from home" provides no information. "Nothing," while tempting, belies the truth. "I work for my husband," makes me feel like I've set the feminist movement back 60 years and I'm riding shotgun with Betty Draper.

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!

On the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the world community were serious about honoring its commitments as articulated by the UN secretary general, it would move much faster to declare the state continuing a 47-year occupation a pariah state.