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.
The pinklying crowd, as evident in their assault at Creating Change, conflates queer Jews with Israelis and the Israeli government. A Wider Bridge and its members and guests were all mindlessly held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government. None of the protestors, nor the Task Force, ever bothered to ask the organization for its positions on the issues of concern.
There is no doubt in my mind that we are all trying our best to be accepting of others. As a student at a fairly liberal college campus, I can honestl...
By passing the "transparency" bill, Israel risks joining the ranks of countries like Russia, China and Iran that stifle voices of opposition and view human rights organizations as foreign agents and threats to be eliminated.
A gray zone, according to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), is a place where Muslims have rejected an "us-versus-them" world of belief and unbelief that puts the caliphate in the right and the "crusader coalition" in the wrong.
Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.
The past few months in Jerusalem have been chaotic. A new terror attack almost every day and ongoing violence between Jews and Arabs in the city. As a...
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.
Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.
Even amid a worsening situation in Palestine, I still witnessed beauty and was touched by all whom I met. I had never felt more taken care of. I didn't want to leave.
From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit the lowest point on earth -- the fabled Dead Sea -- where locals rely on the water's minerals to keep their skin young. En route to the Dead Sea, Medjool dates are ripe for tasting in Jericho.
Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.
As 2015 comes to an end, I wanted to share with you some stories of refugees I met over the last year.
It is time for the blockade to end. The killing of Ishaq Khalil Hassan, a young man driven mad by circumstances so wretched that they defy the imagination, must awaken our conscious to the evils of Israel's nine-year-old siege on Gaza and the role of Egypt as an enforcer.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
We should not allow the Christmas story to be stripped of its humanity or cleansed of its muck and grime. Its power is in its reality that should serve to focus our attention on our responsibility to see in the birth of Jesus: the faces of the outcasts for whom there is no room in the inn; the wretched of the earth for whom there is no comfort; and the frightened exiles who seek only safety and refuge. It is only when we do not avert our glance from these reminders that we can understand the story and spirit of Christmas.