The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.
Many are wondering and questioning whether Abbas will carry out this threats and where he found the courage to stand up to Israel, Hamas and his own Fateh movement.
A recent collaboration between fashion house, Miu Miu, and artist, Miranda July was the perfect embodiment of how to execute a spectacular artist/brand partnership and why it's important to do so.
Some might think that Hamas is very busy with the post-battle reconstruction of Gaza these days. Regretfully, most signs imply otherwise. Hamas is alr...
There is no ethnicity to suffering. The more we delay this understanding, the more we delay peacemaking and democratic state building. No one wins.
This story is not meant to underplay the heartbreaking violence. It is not pro-or-con-anything. Its purpose is simply to show a glimpse of love and possible peace in the region. It is also important to note that this is only one of many uplifting stories I was able to find.
The entrancing chords of Coldplay's, Viva La Vida warmed the hall at Camp Brotherhood, a retreat center on the slopes of Mount Vernon, Washington. Thr...
With an indefinite ceasefire now agreed upon, there is an urgent need for a new strategy that will be aimed at ending the Hamas stranglehold on Gaza, substantially increase the role of the Palestinian Authority there, and enhance the prospects for progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Here are eleven ways to develop that strategy.
This label insinuates that their primary concern is reaching the best outcome for the state of Israel. The irony is that sometimes the most so-called "Pro-Israel" people are those who are advocating for policies that hurt Israel.
For days I was thinking about the invisible lines between journalism and activism. Journalism involves the telling of truth and stories. Activism involves fighting for a cause one believes to be right and true. What if the story someone is reporting on has a loud cause crying to be fought for?
What I learned from my experiences in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is that identifying as an American Jew is not a disqualifying pre-requisite for being pro-Palestine, pro-peace, and pro-Israel all at the same time, but ignorance is.
Out of these troubled "my god is better than your god" times, rises an incredible film, premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival, out of competition.
Rockets fired. Retaliation ensues. A shaky peace follows and we are back at another round of negotiations in the stop-and-start cycle of ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza confrontation. As talk turns back to how to re-start the broken peace process, even as Israel claims fresh territory in the West Bank, let us consider something radically different.
Films provide visions from around the world and an opportunity to show how similar our humanity is and how much we share, not remind us of our physical and emotional borders.
Confronting today's Israel and demanding it change is not a rejection of Judaism but the most profound manifestation of it.
Fire-starters, willing to risk their lives to witness the almost unbelievable reality of injustice, violence, undemocratic actions and hatred towards human lives, photojournalists are the public enemies of the most extremists groups.