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Palestinians Are NOT An Invented People

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

One of the craziest things that ever came out of the mouth of Golda Meir was her comment, "There were no such things as Palestinians." And now Newt Gingrich has gone and said much the same thing.

Andrea Stone

Joe Lieberman To Newt Gingrich: Get Real | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) rejected Newt Gingrich's controversial comment last week that the Palestinians are an "invented" people, sa...

Talking to the Wall

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

The nationalists and religious are not susceptible to arguments that Israel will become isolated in the world, losing even its closest allies. They remain tied to the biblical notion that Israel is a nation that "dwells alone."

Jon Ward

Newt Stands His Ground On 'Invented People' Remarks | Jon Ward | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

At Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich went back and forth over Gingrich's comment that the Palestinians ar...

Newtonian Motion: Action Begets Flawed Reaction

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney has very little time in which to pull Gingrich down, especially without doing himself serious damage as well. He may have to let Gingrich win Iowa and hope to rebound in New Hampshire.

A Common Friend To Arabs And Jews

Lynne Hybels | Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion
Lynne Hybels

Most peacemakers on both sides are discouraged as they watch the inability of Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians to move toward peace. I share their sadness.

Leon Panetta Blames the Victim

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.03.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The notion that Israel is primarily responsible for deteriorating relations with Turkey, Egypt and the Palestinians, as claimed by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, is more than simply inaccurate. It is disturbing and potentially dangerous.

At Last, Occupation Zionists and Israel-Loathing U.S. Jews Can Agree

Bradley Burston | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

The American Jewish community needs to be more of a family and less of a lobby. More a family and less a place of censure and censorship. More a family and less a war zone of barricaded feuding clans.

UNESCO Fueling Cultural Conflict Over Hebron Holy Site

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Now that the Palestinians have been accepted as UNESCO's 195th member in late October, they can now apply for World Heritage classification for cultural sites they deem exclusively theirs.

'Price Tag' Attacks Pose Test for Israel

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

With tensions already running high between all the parties, an outbreak of widespread violence in the occupied territories is the last thing anyone needs. Putting an end to "price tag" attacks is urgently important not only for Israelis and Palestinians, but for the U.S., as well.

Israel Orders New Housing Units In East Jerusalem

Posted 01.01.2012 | World

By IAN DEITCH -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister is ordering the building of 2,000 new housing units for Israelis, m...

The New U.S. Zionist: Israel-bashing, Made Kosher

Bradley Burston | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Israel-bashing is not what it used to be. In fact, Israel-bashing is not what it was a week ago. The difference is Gilad Shalit.

No Reason for Shahira Amin to Apologize for Interviewing Shalit

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

As a journalist, I immediately put myself in her shoes and wondered whether I would take this opportunity if I had been offered? Of course I would!

Negotiating With Terrorists

Joshua Gleis | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

As long as kidnappings of Israelis continue, Israel will continue to negotiate with terrorists despite every intention and declaration to the contrary.

Israeli Terror Victims Feel Betrayed by Shalit Prisoner Release Deal

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

"I am not asking for revenge now, I am asking for justice. When the government releases these murderers, who are supposed to serve life sentences for their horrific deeds, there is no justice."

Palestinian Prisoners Take Center Stage in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the hunger strike enters its second week, the Palestinian population in the big prison -- the West Bank and Gaza -- is expressing solidarity and support for inmates.

Can Their Leaders Make the Very Hard Decisions Required for Peacemaking Between Israel and the Palestinians?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

There is nothing in the history of Netanyahu and Abbas that would indicate that they have the fortitude to achieve a resolution of the conflict. Still, as we have seen in the case of Ireland, history is sometimes made by leaders who surprise us.

The Three Competing Strategies That Led to the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

The controversial Palestinian request for UN membership is the culmination of three competing strategies pursued by the US, Israel, and the Palestinians over the last three years.

Joshua Hersh

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Quartet Offer Seeks To Bridge A Gaping Divide | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian officials submitted a bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations General Assembly Friday, on a day of frenetic ...

The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Surmounting the Palestinian UN Impasse: The Example of France and Egypt in 1982

Allan Gerson | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The Palestinians would be wise to take note a past Franco-Egyptian maneuver for establishing a new framework for settling their conflict with Israel. By not forcing the vote they can create a win-win situation for all concerned.

Making Peace Last

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Yehuda Berg

With every little bit of change we make in our lives, we can maximize that small change simply by asking ourselves: What's next? What can I do now? What additional responsibility can I take on?

Obama Shames Americans at the UN

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

We need a President who can speak authoritatively, one who can really lead and one who possesses integrity. Obama can do neither of the first two things and possesses none of the latter. And now the world knows it.

Abbas's UN Mission Alienates His Own People

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Hatred can blind anyone. It can even make the most rational leader oblivious to the wreckage he may leave behind, as he trudges along a trail that leads as far away from peace as possible.