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The Palestinian Leadership... To Where?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

It is time to reconsider your positions, muster the courage to change course and give the Palestinians, young and old, the hope for a better and more promising future.

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: The Case for Divorce

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Although terrorist attacks in Europe are typically indiscriminate in terms of targeting ethnicity, the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism continues to fuel attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe by Muslims and non-Muslims.

David Horowitz Does Not Belong on USC campus

Lida Dianti | Posted 03.27.2016 | College
Lida Dianti

Horowitz has a history of making unfounded and racist remarks. He has refuted the prevalence of institutionalized racism in the United States.

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

New York Times' Attempted Whitewash of Israel Poll

James Zogby | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
James Zogby

The Times has done Israelis, Palestinians, and its readers a disservice.

On National Security, GOP Candidates Aren't Very Good With the Facts

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (and Kasich) want to show the American people that they would be wise stewards of America's foreign relations. And yet whenever foreign policy is discussed in these debates, they hurt themselves as soon as they open up their mouths.

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

Listening to a Responsible Israeli Arab Member of Knesset

Ron Kronish | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Ron Kronish

Why do I say that hearing Mr. Oudeh was refreshing and unusual? The answer is that he was not vituperative or vicious in his criticism of many of the policies of the current Israeli government.

Malcolm X and the Black Lives Matter Movement

David A. Love | Posted 02.23.2017 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Malcolm X resonates with a Black Lives Matter movement born decades after his death. Yet, this nascent movement fights the same hopelessly persistent problem of American racism, one born of the badge of slavery.

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

Israel's Home Demolitions Policy Is Morally Wrong

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Alan Elsner

Sadly, home demolitions targeted at the families of terrorists has become a central tactic of the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the current wave of murderous attacks against Israeli civilians.

In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, There Is No Status Quo

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
Alan Elsner

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal would inject a huge dose of stability into the Middle East as well as providing a compelling example of how it is possible to resolve even the toughest issues through negotiation rather than through violence and warfare.

The Truth About Israel's National Security

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The Netanyahu government's linking of national security to the so-called "defensive borders" is disingenuous and misleading, designed to provide a cover for his and his cabinet's continued intoxication with seizing Palestinian territories.

"The Settlers": Unsettling!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Writer/Director Shimon Dotan's new film "The Settlers" is a compelling, must see, tour de force outline of the Israeli Settlement issue fueling the la...

Israel's Creeping Annexation of West Bank Speeds Up

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Alan Elsner

As is is well known, many members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government are strident opponents of a two-state solution and would like to annex at least a major portion of the occupied West Bank.

Tyranny of the Israeli Majority?

Daniel Sokatch | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Daniel Sokatch

By passing the "transparency" bill, Israel risks joining the ranks of countries like Russia, China and Iran that stifle voices of opposition and view human rights organizations as foreign agents and threats to be eliminated.

The Dire Consequences of Revenge and Retribution

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Any Israeli Jew or Palestinian, regardless of their place of residence (be that in the West Bank or in Israel proper) who wants to prevent this vicious cycle of revenge, must stop and think -- where will all this lead to?

Palestinian Refugees Protest Against UNRWA

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home
Chaker Khazaal

The ongoing civil war in Syria and the ensuing flood of migrants into Europe and other countries have been at the top of the media's "talk about it" l...

Israel Should Question Its "Shoot to Kill" Policy

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Is the practice of "shooting to kill" Palestinians in the West Bank and inside Israel an ethical policy? And, is it effective as a deterrent in the difficult security situation we face in Israel in recent months (and years and decades...)?

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

Civil Disobedience Is The Palestinians' Best Option

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

After seven decades of largely violent conflict, the Palestinian people must now come to the conclusion, if they have not already, that violence against the Israelis is counterproductive and only plays into the hands of the extreme right and weakens moderate Israelis.

Israeli Military Says 2 Palestinian Attackers Shot Dead

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

JERUSALEM (AP) ― Two Palestinians tried to stab Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint early Saturday before they were shot dead by troops at th...

Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 2 Palestinians Accused Of Attempted Attacks

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.26.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem an...

No Way to Treat a Child

Hannah Griffiths | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Hannah Griffiths

On November 3, the Israeli government passed a series of legal amendments which lengthened the sentence for stone throwers to a maximum of 20 years, reduced judicial discretion, and introduced other limitations.

Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

If there is one country where migration is a meaningful crisis story it is Lebanon, which, according to Forbes-Statista/UNHCR, has the most refugees per 1,000 inhabitants -- 257 in mid-2014.