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As Non-Violence Takes Root, So May a Palestinian State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Why after so much suffering and the spilling of so much blood, does non-violence seem to be catching on in Palestine?

A Palestinian View on the Role of Jerusalem in Negotiations

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Architects of the peace process have forever talked about leaving difficult issues until last, and in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, nothing fits the bill of "difficult" as much as Jerusalem.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: As the world focuses on the UK elections, the European bailout and its faltering southern economies and f...

Ethan Bronner, Again: Is He Biased, Or Just Inept?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerome Slater

We should no longer be surprised at the misleading reporting of news on Israel that characterizes the New York Times in general, and Ethan Bronner, the newspaper's chief correspondent in Israel, in particular.

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.

"Ajami": A Film to Challenge the Israeli and Palestinian Narratives?

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Hitting US theaters today is Ajami, Israel's contender at this year's Academy Awards, which has also been garnering praise at Cannes and other interna...

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

Behind the bells and whistles of President Obama's State of the Union, North Korea, the international pariah state, continued to make concrete belligerent moves in its foreign policy this week.

Sheikh Jarrah: A Case of Systemic Injustice

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

On a sunny afternoon, Dina Goldstein and I hail a cab in downtown Jerusalem on our way to the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Northeast Jerusalem.

Palestinian Children Suffer From a Lack of Appropriate TV Programming

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian children badly need programming that can address their issues. This need is all the more pressing considering that over 65% of Palestinian children have no pre-school education.

Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim Dead: Pakistan Says US kills FBI-wanted terrorist in Pakistan strike

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A U.S. missile strike in Pakistan killed one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists, a man suspected in a deadly 1986 ...

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

Accomplishing Palestinian Statehood Might Have to Be Unilateral

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If reaching an independent Palestinian state is in the national interest of the United States, as President Obama has said, then it would be ill advised to deny that inevitability to Palestinians.

Waxman Attacks Winograd on Israel; Ignites a Political Firestorm

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

That Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman stress her devotion to Israel as the catalyst for her re-election underscores to what extent their policies focus on the welfare of Israelis and not Americans.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: North Korea Back at the Table, maybe SI Analysis: North Korea says that it will return to six party talks...

Young Palestinian Shot By IDF, Attends J Street Conference

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In 2000, the Israeli army decided to seize Yusuf Bashir's house and use it as a sentry post. The army had already destroyed other houses in the neighborhood.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs

The Other Arab World

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Four documentaries recently screened in Jordan give a rarely seen view of the Arab world and the lives of young Arabs searching for answers to philosophical questions of who they are and what they want.

U.S. Envoy Arrives In Israel To Kick Start Mideast Peace Talks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — U.S. Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell is in Israel to try and kick start Israeli-Palestinian talks before the two sides meet at t...

Freeze the Settlement Freeze

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israelis understand that the only reality in politics is the reality on the ground. So long as Israeli soldiers control the occupied territories, the idea of a settlement freeze will not take root. I

Palestinian Nationalism Revisited

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The 21st century has seen a major deterioration in Arab nationalism. Major pan-Arab movements have either been disgraced or have proven ineffective.

Israeli Settlements Quietly Halted: No New Housing Permits Granted

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel has quietly moved to halt new housing projects in the West Bank, while outwardly rebuffing U.S. pressure to stop construction...

Arabia Felix 101: Yemen in the Grips of Unrest

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen has mounted a tight security plan for the holy Moslem month of Ramadan starting this week in a bid to thwart any new terrorist attacks, the Yemen Times reported.

Obama Called "Racist" By Israeli Rabbi

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A settler rabbi in Jerusalem has labelled Obama a 'racist' at a rally to protest the United States' call for a total freeze on Israeli settlement cons...

Netanyahu's Failed Attempt to Emulate Obama

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Netanyahu is no Obama and his speech had nothing of the depth, sincerity and empathy that the American president showed to the Arab and Muslim worlds in his Cairo speech.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs : What the Lebanese Election Results Mean Facts: Saad Hariri, the son of assassinated Prime Minister Rafiq H...