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Palestinians Join War Crimes Court

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put intern...

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

Contours of Future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

The Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel: Pointing the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.

The Days of 'Kumbaya' Are Over: It's Time for Netanyahu and Abbas to Enter the Tent

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Dana Beyer

When both Barack Obama and James Baker take the same position on a critical foreign policy and national security issue, you know things have changed. When the bald call for automatic support for an Israeli government that has betrayed its own principles and people, and its agreements with the United States, finally turns away former supporters, you know things have changed.

Deconstructing Netanyahu

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The truth is coming out and Netanyahu's attempts to correct his errors will do little to change what the world has now finally come to understand, namely that Israel is neither a democracy nor that its five-decades old occupation of four million Palestinians is the fault of the occupied rather than the occupier.

Israel Is Not Afraid. Israel Is Comfortable.

Boaz Yakin | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Boaz Yakin

As sad and painful as it is for me personally, I can no longer protest the utilization of sanctions and political isolation because the people of Israel have demonstrated unequivocally that without them they will not move in a positive direction for themselves or their neighbors.

Bibi's First Order of Business: Swallow His Pride

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

AFP Photo/Jack Gue "Dear friends, against all odds we have achieved a great victory for Likud, for the national camp which is headed by Likud, for o...

Netanhyu's Big Come-From-Behind Win Inflames Many Situations

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It carries big ramifications for American politics, the Middle East, and relations between the Islamic world and the West. Most everything will be more inflamed, not least the Iranian nuclear controversy and the future of Palestine. And of course American politics.

The Israeli Election Day Shocker

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Besides all of the drama created by dissolving the Knesset and calling for early elections, what was the point if it more or less leads to the same political situation as before?

Palestinians Want World Pressure On Israel After Netanyahu Win

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 18 (Reuters) - Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international press...

Bibi Netanyahu Shoots Himself in the Foot

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.

GOP, Bibi Hurt Israel, USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.

Children In Gaza Make A Powerful Tribute To Japan's Tsunami Victims

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

Palestinian children living in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip face myriad problems of their own. But on Monday they gathered to highlight the sufferings o...

Send RuPaul to the Middle East

Jeza Belle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
Jeza Belle

Forget Bibi Netanyahu, the return of RuPaul's Drag Race has reminded me why for years I've thought the best shot the world has at peace in the Middle East is to send RuPaul over to rule as empress.

Netanyahu: Israel Won't Cede Territory To Palestinians

AP | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede any territory due to the current climate in the Middle East...

Police: Palestinian Driver Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Frida...

Fiction, Violence, Propaganda: War, War and More War

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Greg Barrett

First it was Clint Eastwood and American Sniper. For the sake of educating myself on all things mainstream, I endured two hours of this peculiar Western devotion to fiction, violence and American exceptionalism.

Palestinian Leaders Call For End To Security Coordination With Israel

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A top body in the Palestine Liberation Organization has called for ending security coordination with Israel — a step th...

When Palestine Becomes an Issue in Philadelphia Politics

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The case of the citation to the Ramallah governor and the attempts to backtrack due to political pressure are not new in the US. But pro-Israel groups are more and more frustrated as their powers to silent Palestinian voices are slowly weakening even though the battle for telling the Palestinian narrative is a long way from becoming mainstream in the US.

Netanyahu, 'Censored Voices,' and the False Narrative of Self-Defense

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Declassified high-level documents from Britain, France, Russia and the United States reveal that Egypt, Syria, and Jordan were not going to attack Israel and Israel knew it. In fact, they did not attack Israel. Instead, Israel mounted the first attack in order to decimate the Egyptian army and take the West Bank.

Samantha Lachman

AIPAC Backtracks On Suspending Aid For Palestinians, Focusing On Iran Instead

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only days ago, heading into the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, suspending aid to the Palestin...

The 3rd of March

Robi Damelin | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

It is time to look at the damage the occupation is doing to both nations and what is happening to the morals of our country. I for one, love Israel; it is my country, but I find it impossible not to notice what is happening to the moral fiber of our nation.

'Palestine' Is Becoming a Bad Word in Washington

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If the U.S. is serious about the two-state solution, it needs to do much more to help end occupation and support non-violent Palestinian actions in this direction.

Palestinians Hurl Eggs, Shoes, At Canadian Minister

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister Sunday in a show of ...