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A New PLO Will Emerge After Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.

Confession of an Evangelical

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

The establishing of the State of Israel I have and do support. However there are conflicting messages I no longer can ignore. While eating dinner overlooking the Shepherd's Field in Bethlehem, I noticed that on the crown of the hill sits a recently built Jewish settlement.

Standing up for Palestine Solidarity Activists

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Azadeh Shahshahani

From college campuses to community centers across the country, students and other activists have faced orchestrated and aggressive attacks when speaki...

Senator Hagel, Senator Graham, and the Israel Lobby

Henry Siegman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Henry Siegman

Senator Hagel's confirmation has to await action by the Senate Committee and by the full Senate. But we do not have to wait for confirmation that with respect to the Middle East peace process, the U.S. Congress remains in the grip of the Israel lobby.

Tu Bishvat, A Super Bowl Ad And Israel's Soda Water Company

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

As Tu Bishvat approaches, I would encourage people to learn more about SodaStream and its positive impact on the environment.

The State of Palestine Exists

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
John V. Whitbeck

On January 3 Mahmoud Abbas, acting in his capacities as President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, signed "Decree No. 1 for the year 2013."

Why the Hagel Battle Made More Sense for Obama Than the Rice Battle

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
William Bradley

Why did President Barack Obama choose a big battle with Republicans over Chuck Hagel rather than Susan Rice? Obama himself, of course, has not said. He never said that UN Ambassador Rice was his first choice for secretary of state.

Israel's Election (and Settlements) Are Killing the Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

Israel's upcoming Jan. 22 parliamentary election had been expected to be a status quo affair leading to an easy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it's turned into a race to the extreme right that is threatening to kill the two-state solution. And Washington seems oblivious.

After UN Vote, Punishing Moderates Helps Radicals and Hurts Israel

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Brian Levin

History shows that in the delicate arena of foreign policy, actions often have unintended, if not devastating, consequences. It is for this reason that I fear that Israel's response to the Palestinian Authority's successful bid for non-member observer state status at the U.N. does not serve its long-term interests.

Gaza Commemorates Recent Conflict With Rocket Perfume

Anav Silverman | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

A cosmetic company in Gaza has launched a new perfume named M-75, after the new long-range missile designed by Hamas with Iranian assistance.

A Sad Day at the U.N.

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The onus is now on the Palestinians to make the right choice and to return to negotiations. The alternative will leave the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unresolved and festering with no framework in place to negotiate the issues.

The World Has Spoken

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
John V. Whitbeck

The UN General Assembly has now voted, by 138 votes to 9, with 41 abstentions and 5 no-shows, to recognize the existence as a state "of the State of Palestine on the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967."

Israeli Measures Fuel International Anti-Israeli Soccer Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
James Dorsey

A series of Israeli measures against Palestinian soccer culminating in an attack on a stadium in Gaza during last month's confrontation with Hamas has fueled growing international soccer opposition to the Jewish state's policies.

Obama Practices Kabuki War at Home While Managing Potential War Abroad

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama is engaged in the latest round of political conflict at home, all too reminiscent of the tiresome campaign just past, while real conflicts brew in global hot spots.

Hillary Clinton Is Running For President, David Remnick Claims

The New Yorker | David Remnick | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is running for President. And the Israeli political class is a full-blown train wreck. These are two conclusions, for whatever they ar...

Why Obama Needs to Stop Netanyahu's Dangerous Driving

David Miles | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
David Miles

President Obama needs to start spending some of the political capital he earned through his election victory to help restart the peace process, which has stalled since Mr. Netanyahu took office four years ago.

Former Israeli PM Supports Palestinians' U.N. Bid

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

As the members of the United Nations vote to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representation at the world body to that of "observer-state," the P...

"Just When I Thought I Was Out... ": Obama Pushes the Geopolitical Pivot Amidst Ancient Enmities

William Bradley | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama and Barak were already working to further the Iron Dome successor anti-missile system. But I suspect Barak's political story has not ended. Then there is the kettle of fish comprising Benghazi.

LOOK: The Israel-Palestine Conflict Put In Raw, Sobering Context

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

2012-11-24-imagepull.jpg While the timeline only represents a fragment of a conflict that stretches back to the turn of the 20th Century, in the 12-year period since 2000, an underlying asymmetry is revealed, allowing us to look past the headlines and hype, and focus instead on the hard data.

Gaza: Clarifying Israel's Intentions

James Zogby | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
James Zogby

Netanyahu's goal is not a lasting peace based on two states. It appears that he has never surrendered the Revisionist Zionist goal of a Greater Israel, with an autonomous and pacified Palestinian population that submits to Israel's diktat. And, in his way of thinking, he's almost there.

Israel, Palestine, Love

Marianne Williamson | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Marianne Williamson

When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle. There will be no political solution until an opening of the heart occurs that simply doesn't exist en masse as yet. It's very difficult to get whole nations to forgive. Yet nothing short of forgiveness will sort this out.

Live and Let Die: The Ghoulish Gaza Culture of Death

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

For Hamas it is "my way or the cemetery," like their Iranian sponsors, they envision an apocalyptic world where anyone not hewing to their faith will either be forcibly converted or forcibly eliminated.

Covering This Gaza War

Sherine Tadros | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sherine Tadros

Gaza is not a particularly hard story to cover; it's happening all around you. The biggest problem for journalists is in fact that it is so obviously an unbalanced conflict.

The "Other Israel Film Festival" Tackles Complex Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently in its sixth year, the Other Israel Film Festival has been combining documentary and narrative films with panel, programs, theater, and art. The objective is to create a thought provoking conversation about the challenges faced by minority groups in Israel.

At the Heart of the Matter -- Here in Jerusalem

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Rabbi Steve Gutow

I feel sad for the innocent sufferers on both sides of this battle. I want this to end and want the Gazan Palestinians and the Israelis to know calm and security, even if the region is not yet ready for a total peace.