We believe young people need to take a lead in building this strong coalition for peace. First, we need to find each other. Obviously, there are major differences and much we won't agree about. But we have a mutual stake, for very different reasons, in the same outcome: a two-state solution.
The John Kerry-inspired Palestinian Economic Initiative has already come in for sharp criticism because of what seems to be a not-so-hidden agenda to force Palestine's dependence on Israel under the rubric of peace building through economic interdependence.
This past cannot be ignored or forgotten, but as truth and reconciliation commissions in South Africa and Chile showed, public acknowledgement can go a long way toward allowing people to move into a peaceful future.
The BDS movement is designed to turn the clock back to the time before Israel was created. That will not happen. The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.
What Palestinians would truly like to see is that the Arab world puts its house in order. Empowering the Arab peoples and allowing them to share the political power is the best gift Arabs can give to Palestine.
Have TV show hosts, bloggers, activists and journalists gone too far in Lebanon or do they reflect the general mood by slamming public officials and their relatives seen as abusing power and dipping into government funds?
I yearn for a day when the boundaries between religions, ethnicities and people fall away, when borders and armies are considered relics of a broken past, when humanity recognizes the unity of all things through God. But we are not there yet.
Any person's work performance shouldn't be judged based upon one's gender; it should be evaluated based on one's production and performance results.
Justice and fairness must exist in any offer Palestinians are asked to take risks for. After all, Palestinian leaders cannot take chances on any agreement they know the Palestinian public will reject.
Fiske tells the story of Nisrina, and her love Jabran, across ages and lands, borders that are created by men and wars, joy and tragedy and most of all, their undying devotion for each other.
March 15 was the one-year anniversary of the arrest and detention of five Palestinian boys from Hares accused of attempted murder by way of stone throwing. The Hares Boys are a symbol of oppressed youth under occupation rule.
A search is on among Christian evangelists to find a new theology that can take the place of the discredited dispensational theology, which many are u...
While reviewing polling data on Israeli and Palestinian attitudes towards the peace effort, what comes through clearly is the obvious disconnect between the views of both groups and the extent to which this divide is driven by the Israeli-centric language used in framing many of the issues.
It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. But the cameras, and the donors, seem to have moved on.
It is not enough for the Arab states to provide Kerry with lukewarm public support; they need to become active participants both publicly and privately and show solidarity with the US-led efforts to send a clear message to the Israeli and Palestinian publics where they really stand.
What happened on Monday morning March 10 is a symptom of the occupation versus occupied paradigm that must come to an end.