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Palestinians Crossing Green Line

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

What was the reason for this Israeli "benevolence" at a time when hundreds of foreigners coming to visit Palestine are denied entry at the King Hussein Bridge?

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: She Hearts Hamas

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Monica Bauer

Politics demonizes. Theater humanizes. Some prefer their demons. But that may be a harder preference to maintain, after understanding why Jennifer "hearts" Hamas.

New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Brings Cartoon World to Israel

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Donnelly began to draw cartoons as a child, living in Washington, D.C. "I was shy and didn't like using words growing up. Drawing was a way of expressing myself and making people around me laugh," she said.

The Arab Uprising: An Impediment or an Opportunity for Peace?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Those inside the Netanyahu government who suggest that now is not the right time to seek a peace agreement with the Palestinians because of the regional turmoil and the existential threats that Israel now faces are both misguided and disingenuous.

Fayyad's Election Initiative

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

After more than five years since Gaza seceded and the failure of repeated attempts at reconciliation, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has decided to introduce his own initiative.

GOP: From 'Mostly Pro-Israel' to Adelson Clones?

Mik Moore | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Mik Moore

Republicans are not the monolithic pro-Israel party they claim to be (see: Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan). They surely are not unified in support of Adelson's vision. Yet Republican voices of protest are muted.

Candidate Romney: When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

If you're ever going to criticize a civilization's culture, make sure you don't do it in the presence of its enemies.

Thank You, Mitt Romney!

James Zogby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

With one factually wrong, decidedly insensitive, and patently biased comment, Mitt Romney did more to focus U.S. media attention on the Palestinian economy than any other development in the past two decades.

Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior

Cenk Uygur | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Romney's deeply offensive comments about the Palestinians probably won't hurt him in the election at all. There is no group in America you can insult with more impunity. But what does hurt is the overwhelming sense you get from Romney that he is looking down his nose at you.

Israel, Palestine and the Teaching of History

David Moshman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
David Moshman

History in Israel and Palestine comes in two versions: Jewish Israeli and Palestinian. Four excellent new books, in four different ways, address the implications of this dichotomization for youth, education, justice and peace.

Foul Play? New Findings May Result In Digging Up Yasser Arafat's Bones

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Digging up Yasser Arafat's bones may offer the best shot at learning if the legendary Palestinian leader was poisoned, as many ...

Trust Broken in Ramallah

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Arab Spring might have taken some time to reach Palestine, but as one Arab leader said, spring is a season that comes back every year.

Illegal West Bank Settlement Outpost Cleared

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has finished evacuating some 30 settler families from an illegal West Bank outpost, encountering little resistance, police and the...

Palestinians Play Politics with Birthplace of Jesus

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is again playing politics with a United Nations agency, this time meddling with the status of Jesus' traditional birthplace to score points against Israel.

PHOTOS: Symbols Of Resistance

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

One clutched stones behind his back, another extended a sling shot. A third man appeared wrapped in a Palestinian flag. All were masked. The seven Pa...

Israel's Migron Residents Want to Remain Home

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Until 2006, residents in Migron lived quietly, certain that their children would continue to flourish in a safe and happy environment embodied by the values of their community.

Right-Wingers in Israel and U.S. Struggle Against Concept of Palestinian Refugee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Refugee status does not end with the generation that fled or was expelled just as suffering the loss of one's homeland does not end after the original refugees die. The loss is forever.

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.