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Existence Before Co-existence

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

It has become clear to those of us working in the field that engaging in superficial co-existence projects with no foreseeable end merely creates false hopes of peace and impressions of possible safety and security. For co-existence initiatives to be useful, it is vital that both sides recognize and work for human rights and share the values of equality, peace and justice.

Vatican Signs Treaty With State Of Palestine

AP | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would hel...

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.

Israeli Defense Minister Sees No Peace With Palestinians In His Lifetime

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

HERZLIYA, Israel, June 9 (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the P...

A New Study Shows That Israelis And Palestinians Would Gain Billions From Peace

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis and Palestinians would gain billions of dollars from making peace with each other while both would face daunting economic ...

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Breaking the Silence on Operation Protective Edge

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Alex Cacioppo

"We're going to have to go into Gaza every two years to 'mow the lawn,'" Avner Gvaryahu said, referring to what senior IDF commanders call the recent ...

Report: Hamas Tortured, Killed Palestinians During Gaza War

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians dur...

Palestine and the Santa Claus Effect (Part 2 of 4)

Steve Robertson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Steve Robertson

I grew into adulthood and under certain Republican and hawkish narratives.

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister: 'This Land Is Ours'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owe...

Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem As Israel Marks 'Jerusalem Day'

AP | ALON BERNSTEIN | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under heavy police guard, thousands of Israeli demonstrators on Sunday marched through Arab sections of Jerusalem's Old City to cel...

Gaza Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Film Festival Amid The Ruins

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

Filmmakers in the Gaza Strip this week held a film festival amid the ruins of a neighborhood that was devastated by the worst fighting of last summer'...

Pope Francis Calls Palestinian Leader An 'Angel Of Peace'

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that und...

Palestine and the Santa Claus Effect (Part 1 of 4)

Steve Robertson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Steve Robertson

I grew up in a Christian home. My father was a physicist and aerospace engineer and mother was a stay at home housewife. When I was little, much as I suspect is the case for most Christian children, I was told about Christmas and Santa Claus.

Time for Constructive Divestment

Gary Commins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Gary Commins

The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.

The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

The tenth anniversary of the BDS movement is fast approaching, inspiring hope and fear to the respective opponents and proponents of the ongoing domination of Palestinians.

Vatican Recognizes Palestinian State In New Treaty

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire a...

An Initiative Worth Supporting

James Zogby | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
James Zogby

The AVPE effort is not a substitute for Palestinian independence -- since it recognizes that only with independence can the full potential of the Palestinian economy be realized. At the same time, however, AVPE knows that creating jobs, finding markets and growing the private sector can't be set aside for another 20 years.

When Israel Would Give Up the Bomb

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Joe Lauria

It seems nearly inconceivable today that Israel would become a single state with a Palestinian Arab government. But it was once inconceivable that South Africa would be led by a black government.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

Jerusalem, Our Healing Mother City

Yehezkel Landau | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Yehezkel Landau

This transcendent sense of Jerusalem as our common Mother City, helping us face one another as siblings in the sacred family drama still unfolding in our own lives -- this faith-conviction is what can strengthen our hope for the healing of our world.

Israel Chides Club for Racism in Bid to Fend Off FIFA Suspension

James Dorsey | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team's militant, racist fan base.

WATCH: It's Illegal in Israel but Allowed in the Settlements

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Human Rights Watch

Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export. The farms pay the children low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions, in violation of international standards.

Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.