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On Israel: Name Calling Disguised as Analysis

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
Brent E. Sasley

It's very difficult to have a conversation about Israel these days. Individuals are tagged as being either of the left or of the right; and once that tag sticks, dialogue becomes possible only within each side, but not between them.

UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk, Talks About Palestine's Bid for Statehood (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

If I remember correctly, didn't President Bush, the father, at one point make an appeal to the American people on television?

Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks To Resume On Monday

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

(Adds details, background) WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators will hold their second round of fac...

Palestinian and Israeli Negotiators Merely Shadow Boxing

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

As the people of the region watch the comings and goings of negotiations to the Jordanian capital, what will happen inside the negotiating room will be nothing more than shadow boxing.

If You Could See Israel Naked

Bradley Burston | Posted 03.03.2012 | Home
Bradley Burston

If we could see the Jewish world naked, we might well see a new Judaism emerging this new year, stripped of xenophobia and 19th century clothes for 21st century issues. In the long run, it could save the Jewish people from extinction. If we're lucky, it could save Israel as well.

2011, the Year the Two-State Solution Died

Carlo Strenger | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Carlo Strenger

Although the two-state solution was far from perfect, at least it gave answers to these basic questions of governance and civic rights. But Israel's citizens and its government have decided. It will not be.

Are the Palestinians an Invented People?

Victor Kattan | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Victor Kattan

Whilst some commentators have criticized Newt Gingrich's comments as being unhelpful to the peace process, few have challenged the inaccuracy of his statement. And yet Gingrich's comments display a surprising level of ignorance.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Home
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.