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Gaza Insomnia: No Rest For The Besieged

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Due to the constant power cuts and limited access to the World Wide Web, people who live outside Gaza are more informed about what goes inside it than those who call it home.

Is Obama Set on an Iran Strike?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As his Afghanistan policy has demonstrated, Obama seems to lack the power and the will to resist the hawks in Washington and has probably concluded that if you cannot beat them, joining them is the next best option.

Do the Palestinians Really Want Two States -- Or Are They Just Stalling?

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Khaled Abu Toameh, to my mind the best Arab journalist working in Israel and the Palestinian territories, reports in today's Jerusalem Post that "Pal...

Fayyadism is not Authoritarianism

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

In Nathan J. Brown's recent commentary published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brown accuses Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fay...

President of Humanity

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Yossi Klein Halevi didn't buy the "tough love" argument. He sees Obama's actions more as a combination of bullying and naive incompetence.

Iran Cancels Gaza Blockade-Busting Ship: 'Infants Of Gaza' Trip Called Off Over Restrictions, Says Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citi...

PA Minister: All goods made in settlements are illegitimate

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Palestinian Finance Minister said all goods produced in West Banks settlements are illegitimate and will be boycotted by the Palestinian Authority...

Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...

In Defense of Israel

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Ostroy

There is no quick fix in the Mideast. And as demonstrated by the world's swift, harsh and uniform condemnation of Israel's actions Monday, Israel and it's people are once again alone in this not-very-Jew-friendly world.

No Tea Parties for "Bibi"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.

Responding to the New York Times on Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

A recent editorial in the Times was a bare-knuckled assault on Israel that will bring joy to Israel's critics. But it did a disservice to the realities on the ground.

Gaza Violence Leaves 2 Israeli Soldiers Dead

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian civilian were killed Friday as a gunbattle between troops and Palestinian militants widened i...

Settlement Slapstick

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shan Wells

Israel and the U.S. have overcome worse spats than the current brouhaha over the announcement of new settlements in Jerusalem just as Biden arrived to reboot of the peace process.

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

Memo To President Obama: Want Peace? Make them Stop the Hate!

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

While diplomats may sign treaties, it is people who make peace and the people of Israel have every right to ask this basic question: When will the hate end?

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

My Testimony at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

TESTIMONY OF DR. ZIAD J. ASALI President, American Task Force on Palestine U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman John ...

I Finally Meet A Prince (One Who Loves The Environment)

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Kloosterman

Consider it a meeting of minds, water minds. Water consultants, ambassadors who've built water treaties, and government specialists and negotiators fr...

Filippo Grandi: The New UN Official Intent on Defending Palestinian Refugees Rights and Living Conditions

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Fillipo Grandi was clearly prepared for his new mission: defending and preserving the rights and interests of Palestinian refugees. But despite his preparedness, he was still shocked by what awaited in Jordan.

UN Chief Stays Clear of Controversy on Gaza Report

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

It is doubtful Ban's report will have much impact on the controversy over the Goldstone report, which said that both Israel and Palestinian militants engaged in actions that amounted to war crimes.

Liveliest Debate Over Goldstone Gaza Report is in Israel Itself

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Will Israel set up any kind of inquiry rather than let the army investigate itself? And would such an independent inquiry leave it open to more criticism or judicial threats than the Goldstone report?

Palestinian Militants Pledge To Float Bombs Towards Israel Beaches

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants said Tuesday they had launched a large number of floating explosives into the Mediterranean Sea to avenge the ...

British university invites Hamas supporter to speak to students

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The University of Birmingham in England has invited Dr. Azzam Tamimi, a Palestinian-born academic and fervent Hamas supporter, to give a talk at the u...

Palestinian activists urge Hamas to probe own Gaza war crimes

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eleven Palestinian human rights organizations have called on the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government in Gaza to endorse the Goldstone repor...

Abbas and Netanyahu may meet later this month in Egypt

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later this month in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, g...