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How the Ideological Siege Undermines the Peace Process

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

While I applaud the sentiment that Israelis and Palestinians are closely connected, what struck me the most is his characterization of himself, as if being a Jew means automatic support of Netanyahu's policies, regardless of how misguided they may be.

Daesh/ISIS Is Not Israel's Problem -- For Now

Michael Winship | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite the current violent unrest in Israel that is not yet a third intifada, I came away thinking that as hopeless as it too often seems, against all odds, there's still a solution to be had, still time for the sides to sit down at the table and make a deal. But not much.

American Teen Among 5 Killed In Israel Attacks

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

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Why Have Past Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Failed?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas Israel enjoys a preponderance of military and economic power and negotiates from a position of strength, the Palestinians are living under occupation with a limited ability to challenge Israel.

From Beirut, This Is Paris: In A World That Doesn't Care About Arab Lives

Elie Fares | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Elie Fares

We can ask for the world to think Beirut is as important as Paris, or for Facebook to add a "safety check" button for us to use daily, or for people to care about us. But the truth of the matter is, we are a people that doesn't care about itself to begin. We call it the new normal, but if this normality then let it go to hell.

Invisible Victims

James Zogby | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Netanyahu should not have been hosted and feted in Washington, he should have been called out by policy makers for his behavior. Until that occurs, nothing will change. Palestinians will remain invisible victims, denied their rights, and peace will remain as elusive as ever.

Are Syrians the New Palestinians?

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 11.08.2015 | World
We Are Not Numbers

As Syrian refugees near their fifth year of displacement and peace in their homeland is nowhere close, a question was raised recently in a Washington, D.C. newspaper for Congressional staffers: "Will Syrians become the new Palestinians?" Consider the case of Palestinians in Lebanon.

Netanyahu's Holocaust Revisionism and the Racism Overtaking Israel

David A. Love | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
David A. Love

In order to effectively oppress a people, it is necessary to create the "other," to paint, with broad brush strokes, a group of people as the source of your problems -- as the foreigner and not like us, as a criminal element, as inferior, or the moniker of one's choosing.

Israel: A Third Intifada?

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The spate of knifings of Israelis, especially in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and parts of Israel, has inevitably led to a question of whether a third intifada is imminent. Perhaps surprisingly another intifada is unlikely when we look at the regional actors, their views and capabilities.

Degrading Conditions Are Routine for Lebanon's Palestinian Population

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
We Are Not Numbers

Only by working together can Palestinians lobby for their rights with UNRWA and the Lebanese government, and support a new generation of youth who are ready to take more initiative.

Why Netanyahu Became a Holocaust Revisionist

Josh Ruebner | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Josh Ruebner

With the façade of an always-promised, never-delivered two-state resolution now irreparably demolished, Israel has nothing left to cover its naked brutality and excuse its cruelty.

Suspected Jewish Extremist Attacks Human Rights Rabbi On Video

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

A masked assailant attacked the leader of a Jewish human rights organization during a Palestinian olive harvest near a Jewish West Bank settlement on...

Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Ronald Tiersky

Those interested in Palestine/Palestinians and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict should note the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.

Where Is the Peace Camp in Jerusalem?

Ben Barber | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

The bony finger of war is clearly marking an ancient route to the players. It is difficult to know what to say or write that might chart a path to a more wholesome future.

Kerry Offers Optimism On Israeli-Palestinian Violence After Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian viole...

Enter An Adult: A Visit from George Mitchell

Barry Singer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Barry Singer

The adults, it nearly seems, have all gone from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., leaving behind a playpen teeming with delinquents. One wise, early escapee, former-Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, came to Chartwell Booksellers to talk about his new book, The Negotiator.

Amid Attacks, Palestinian Nonviolent Activists Struggle To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

In villages and towns across the West Bank, Palestinians march through the streets every Friday to protest the Israeli military o...

Arab Assailant Opens Fire On Bus Station, Kills Israeli Soldier

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab attacker armed with a gun and a knife opened fire in a southern Israel bus station on Sunday, police said, killin...

Israel Suspends Israeli-Palestinian Encounters on the Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.17.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Police said the suspension on soccer pitches that have long signalled mounting tensions, violence, and racism in Israeli society was because their forces where stretched to the limit in attempting to prevent Palestinian lone wolf attacks on Israeli Jews.

In Israel, Comedian Brings Humor to Tense Times

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Rabbi Jason Miller

Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt's personal Facebook account has been as hot as the southern Israeli desert in the middle of July. "In a place like Israel, some of the best comedy comes out in times of conflict," he said.

Palestinians Must Not Fall Into This Trap, Again!

Sam Bahour | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Sam Bahour

Israel knows better than anyone that if the Palestinians are permitted to engage non-violently, the odds are they will be successful in putting Israel in a corner and exposing the occupation for what it is, a system of modern-day Apartheid or worse.

Palestinian Living In Tel Aviv Fights Racism With Humor

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

A wave of deadly confrontations in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has put Israelis and Palestinians on edge. Already this month, seven...

Religious Jews Feel Targeted By Palestinian Attacks

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Sigalit Greenbaum, who works in a bakery in the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, has a great deal of faith...

Israel, Palestinian Territories Suffering Worst Period Of Unrest In Years

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

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A Third Intifada?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Vladimir Putin is only nine years older than Barack Obama, yet they somehow are of a different generation. How could this be?