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Hillary Clinton Writes Love Letter To Israel

Forward | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

We have recently marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a good friend, a courageous warrior a...

This Is What the Israelis Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Israelis look for simple, external answers: They're anti-Semites, they hate us, they want to kill us, they want to drive us into the sea. While I don't understand this utter inability to self-reflect, I have to admit, I understand where it comes from: fear. I feel it, too, as I move through Tel Aviv. I, too, eye the people I pass on the street, sizing them up. Forget about racial profiling -- I'm scared of everyone I don't know right now.

This Is What the Palestinian Youth Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.

Charting The Road to Peace, Before It Is Too Late

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If Jerusalem cannot provide the microcosm of Israeli-Palestinian peaceful coexistence, there will never be peace between the two sides.

Palestinian Nights of the Long Knives

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.18.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In all the years of Israel's existence with Palestinians nothing has prepared Israelis for this latest outburst of lone "kid wolf" Palestinian terror. Decades of shootings, missile strikes, bombings, kidnappings, and stonings, give way to the latest Palestinian weapon of terror, the kitchen knife.

It's the Education, Stupid!

Shahar Azani | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

If we truly want to put an end to violence, not only during this round, but to make sure there are no more rounds, its time we get serious and put our efforts and attention where difference can really be made.

Mahmoud Abbas Adds to Israel's Isolation -- Where and When Will It End?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

We Jews have a history of implementing unity as a means for social healing. The Midrash, as well as Maimonides, elaborate on Abraham's efforts to unite his fellow Babylonians after seeing their growing alienation.

Palestine/ Israel: Only an Imposed Solution Will Work

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

This conflict is not the only one in the Middle East, but a solution would send a strong signal of hope that solutions even for very intractable disputes are possible. Fortunately, both sides overwhelmingly agree on the key aspects of a viable solution: two states within the 1967 borders, with some mutual border adjustments.

A Time For Some Summer Levity: A Conversation Between Netanyahu And Abbas

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The following conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is fictitious.

Israelis And Palestinians Cannot Make Peace On Their Own

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own.

Israeli-Hamas Truce: An Opportunity In Disguise

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The prospective Israeli-Hamas truce presents a momentous opportunity, albeit in disguise, for all parties concerned to turn a new page in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and change its geopolitical and security dynamics, which succeeding Israeli and Palestinian governments could build on.

Overcoming the Israeli-Palestinian Psychosocial Barrier

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The current young generation of Israelis and Palestinians need to see each other through a different lens and adjust psychologically to accept that coexistence is irrevocable, and they must choose to either live in constant violent hostility, or in peace.

Raid In West Bank Nets 100 Hamas Members

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, ...

Eight Words From President Obama

David Harris | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
David Harris

Like a clear majority of Israelis, I have long believed that the Palestinians have "a right to be a free people on their land." It would serve not only Palestinian interests but Israeli interests as well. But there is just one problem, and it is contained in eight words the president expressed: "The Palestinians are not the easiest of partners."

A Government Neither by nor for the People

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The new Netanyahu-led government was created to serve its own political agenda, which is far removed from Israel's national interests. Indeed, in Israel the politician's personal interest comes first, the interest of the political party comes second, favoritism comes third, and the country can wait.

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday became the newest member of the International Criminal Court, meaning the group is now allowed to...

John Boehner Reveals His Absolute Ignorance About the Middle East

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Unblinking, blind support for Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be the one issue best able to excite the Republican base.

Surviving Without the Palestinian Authority

Alaa Tartir | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Alaa Tartir

Discontinuing security collaboration and reinventing the duties of the PA as a self-governing body of the Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza are crucial to addressing the power imbalances between the occupied and the occupier.

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinian Authority Wants Avigdor Lieberman Arrested For Endorsing Murder Of Arabs | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest display of crumbling Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry called for Avigdor Lieb...

Samantha Lachman

AIPAC Backtracks On Suspending Aid For Palestinians, Focusing On Iran Instead | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only days ago, heading into the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, suspending aid to the Palestin...

US Jury Finds Palestinian Groups Liable For Terror Attacks

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israe...

Washington's Bad Military Bets in the Middle East

Jonathan Schanzer | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Schanzer

The lessons from lost materiel in Yemen, the Palestinian Authority, Iran, and Iraq underscore a lesson not yet learned in Washington.

Samantha Lachman

How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

Choosing Between a Novel Promise or New Peril

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Given the dramatically changing political dynamic between them in recent days, the Israelis and Palestinians have now, as in the past, only one choice to make -- they must coexist.

The Security Council Vote: Netanyahu's Honey Trap

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Netanyahu may or may not like it (probably the former is the answer) but what happened yesterday proves that while Israel is cementing good relationships with countries like India, not a marginal world power, there is no substitute to the alliance with the US.