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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...

Peacemaking Demands Peacemakers

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

For the Palestinians, there is still no real leadership, no one who speaks for all of them, and no one who can get them the state they so desperately want. This must change.

Lessons From the Palestinian Goldstone-Gate

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The decision to postpone discussions on the Goldstone report have been a political nightmare for Palestinian leadership. Do they need a lesson in leadership or just PR?

Court Lets Palestinians Use Major Israeli Highway

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court ordered the military on Tuesday to allow Palestinians to travel on the part of a major highway that runs thro...

Jailed Fatah chief emerges as Palestinian presidential contender

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Marwan Barghouti, the senior Fatah leader who could be set free in a prisoner swap with Israel, appears to be already testing the waters for a possib...

Netanyahu proposes 10-month West Bank settlement freeze

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed a 10-month freeze on settlement construction. For more on the latest announcement, Martin Sa...

Mahmoud Abbas: Would He Quit This Time

Peace Process | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Sometimes a quitter really does quit for good. The Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced last week that he wouldn't...

World Focus: Without Abbas, does doomsday loom?

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Western diplomats considered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's announcement that he did not want to stand for re-election yesterday, they mus...

Abbas to declare elections for January 24

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he would issue a decree on Sunday to hold elections by January 24, a move that could raise pressur...

Goldstone Report: Palestinians' Anger At Their Leaders Intensifies

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service RAMALLAH, Oct 9 (IPS) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) is trying desperately to contain the political fallout...

Palestinians: Israel making peace talks impossible

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A top Palestinian Authority official said Tuesday that he did not foresee a trilateral meet with Israel and Egypt in the near future, declaring that I...