It seems nearly inconceivable today that Israel would become a single state with a Palestinian Arab government. But it was once inconceivable that South Africa would be led by a black government.
American politicians frequently declare that "Israel has a right to defend itself." Seldom does anyone ask if Palestinians have that same right, or even the right to enjoy freedom of movement in their own homeland.
The pro-Netanyahu lobby has attached language to the trade bill package before Congress that seeks to block European sanctions against Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.
Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.
Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team's militant, racist fan base.
"I used to be afraid to give my opinion, but now I tell people about complex issues like politics, women's rights and the Constitution. I feel strong," says 24-year-old Amani Thawabta, a law school graduate from Palestine. Although she speaks about lobbying for women's rights as powerfully as a lifelong advocate, that wasn't always the case.
If we play it right and if we listen carefully to what our Arab partners are saying to us, the Iran deal can open the door to constructive discussions with allied Arab leaders that will enhance the prospects of peace and stability across the region. My concerns are not with the deal itself, but with how it was done.
Our work now in Israel and Palestine is cut out. We will continue to push forward a framework for reconciliation to become an integral part of any future peace process. We cannot afford to give up.
What does it mean to be "Israel"? We must remember that there is an "Israel" broader than the State. "Israel" is the name of a People also.
It is wrong to say to just "get over it" to victim nations. For there to be reconciliation, there must be acknowledgment and justice. Just as we demand that Israel acknowledge and make recompense for its "original sin," we can want no less for the Armenian people.
All sides deny that the two cases are linked, but there is worry that the fierce Israeli opposition to the U.S. and European framework agreement with Iran could force Washington to make an unethical trade-off.
One of the brightest, loudest, flashing neon-style sign that humanity can indeed get along is the upcoming Middle East Now festival in Florence, Italy. Yes, Florence, where that original coming out of the Middle Ages happened hundreds of years ago, is the city I believe could also be at the epicenter of a new cross-cultural Renaissance.
Thus, Easter morning is the greatest of all news! We are reminded this day that death and suffering have not triumphed, but Christ is victorious over death. Less than a mile away, somewhere in the distance, is Golgotha, the place where Christ was crucified.
The remaining question for Netanyahu and the rest of what will be yet again the most right-wing government in Israeli history is what they really mean by calling the prospect of Iranian Bomb an "existential threat" to Israel.
AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.