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Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Quietly Meet

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been meeting quietly in recent weeks in hopes of ending a three-year standstill in pea...

Netanyahu's Power Play Creates New Opportunities

Jack Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Jack Rosen

Netanyahu has made it clear to friend and foe alike that even as pervasive political and economic instability puts every incumbent at risk throughout the west, and upheavals in the middle east upend old regimes, he isn't going anywhere.

Palestinian Attitudes Toward Israel

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

A third intifada could have disastrous consequences for all parties involved. Yet it remains unclear if a new uprising would be directed against Palestinian leaders for failing to deliver realistic change and reform or against Israel -- or both.

Food Security Means Water Too

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact

As G-8 leaders hold their lengthy discussions about the challenges facing the world, they can reach out to the glass in front of them for a refreshing sip of water. What a luxury! In most places in the world, a sip of water could cause diarrhea or other water-born illness.

Thousands Of Palestinians March In Annual Mourning Ritual

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians on Tuesday marked their mass displacement that followed Israel's creation with a blend of sadness and hope, s...

Fearing Fear Itself

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Marian Salzman

In this election year, I've been on fear watch. Folks are fearful of everything from 2012 theories to GMOs to student loans taking over as the number one source of pain for college grads everywhere.

Israel: One Vote!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Kevin Bermeister

Israel remains the poorest developed nation in the world, with 23 percent of her residents living in poverty -- half of whom are Jews and the other half Muslims. Notwithstanding security, this is the most significant issue affecting Israel today.

The Fate of Arab Democracy Faced With Religious Conflicts

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

In the Arab region, there are fears over the future of democracy, faced with religious, ideological and autocratic conflicts, especially in the absence of a constitution -- or rather attempts to hijack its drafting process.

Jordanians and Palestinians at a New Crossroad

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

King Abdullah has frequently gone out of his way to assert that "Jordan is Jordan" and "Palestine is Palestine." He has also encouraged Hamas to dispel the possibility of Jordan serving as a substitute homeland.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Finds Palestinian Authority Immune From Torture Lawsuit | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The family of a Palestinian American killed while in the Palestinian Authority's custody cannot sue the organization, the Supreme Court ...

Palestinians Surprised by GOP Congresswoman

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The full Congress voted last summer on the entire aid package to the Palestinians. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is the sticking point, and her restriction on the aid bill is damaging U.S. policy.

Revisiting Anti-Zionism And Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

In the ongoing discussion about when criticism of Israel can be labeled as anti-Semitism, Nathan Sharansky said that it's anti-Semitism when Israel is demonized, when Israel is delegitimized and when a double-standard is used to assess Israeli behavior.

Palestinians Protests Across Israel

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian protester in Gaza on Friday as thousands in the Palestinian territories, Israel and neighbori...

Global March to Jerusalem Is Not All About Palestinian Rights

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

While some GMJ activists may genuinely support Palestinian rights, there is a large component which advocates Israel's liquidation. Moreover, the movement should be discredited for its own hypocrisy of proclaiming to champion Palestinian rights and singling out Israel.

Latinos Won't Be Fooled by AZ's New Pro-Israel Bill

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 05.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

The challenge now will be to apply standards equally across the board--across borders and states where situations may be different in the details but fundamental human rights issues remain stubborn and constant.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Aid Inches Toward Release On Capitol Hill | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The long, meandering path for nearly $150 million in funds for development projects in the Palestinian territories inched closer to a re...

Swedish Christian Art Exhibition Depicting Jews As Rats Should Be Canceled

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

We call on all Swedes, whatever their political views, to denounce this hate masquerading as art and join in demanding an investigation as to whether government grants directly or indirectly are being used for this presentation.

Christian Zionism Challenged In Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference hosted more than 600 evangelicals from around the world. But before it opened, the conference was the subject of multi-pronged attacks.

Did You Know Jordan Has a Teenage Prince?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

The cult of personality has become a tried and true method of monarchs and presidents of the Arab world for the last sixty years. But Prince Hussein has a long way to go.

Will Arabs and Muslims Visit Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The plight of the people and the importance of the city should not be felt only by the Palestinians. Muslims, Christians and people of all faiths should heed the call and support the embattled city and its Palestinian population.

Myth Debunked: Palestinian Textbooks Don't Teach Hatred

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.12.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Fact-checking sites, pundits and politicians failed to deal with the issue. And despite the AP story, no major American journalist, columnist, debater or think tank has demanded that Gingrich apologize for this brazen lie.

Palestinians Reach Deal On Unity Government

AP | KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — After months of wavering, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took a decisive step Monday toward reconciliation with the I...

Israel: End Restrictions on Palestinian Residency

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem) – Israeli policies on Palestinian residency have arbitrarily denied thousands of Palestinians the ability to live in, and travel to ...

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

Palestinians Unmoved As Israel Presents Border Ideas

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

By Jihan Abdalla and Dan Williams RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Israel has presented Palestinians with its ideas for the bord...