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Turkish Foreign Policy: What Would Ataturk Do?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The notion that Erdogan and the AKP are pursuing a foreign policy based on an Islamist agenda reflects a common fallacy, that ideological principles are the main driving force behind the foreign policy of Turkey.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Which Countries Support The Palestinian Statehood Bid?

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

The most highly anticipated moment of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly may well be the Palestinians' bid for statehood, a move ...

Palestinians at the U.N. -- a March of Folly

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

In The March of Folly, historian Barbara Tuchman examined several governments who doggedly pursued policies counter to their self-interests. Now, that is exactly what Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is doing.

U.S. Appeals To Palestinians To Stall U.N. Statehood Vote

New York Times | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has initiated a last-ditch diplomatic campaign to avert a confrontation this month over a plan by Palestinians ...

UNRWA: Beyond the Myths

Chris Gunness | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Chris Gunness

As debate intensifies over the anticipated Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN in September, many column inches have been devoted to attacking the UNRWA, the Agency mandated by the General Assembly to offer education, health, relief and social services to Palestinian refugees.

Counter-Protests At Glenn Beck's Jerusalem Rally

Yermi Brenner | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Yermi Brenner

Media personality Glenn Beck organized a rally this past Wednesday near Temple Mount, in one of Jerusalem's most volatile areas. Less than one thousand guests participated, which left quite a few empty seats.

Not Jewish Enough for Glenn Beck -- Nor Israeli Enough

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media
Bradley Burston

This has been a summer of astonishments. So it probably should have come as no surprise that Tel Aviv's sudden tent city should have drawn the impossi...

Support Syria's People

James Zogby | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future

Terror Attacks on Israel and UNRWA's Education System

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Until UNRWA's mandate is adjusted to conform to that of UNHCR's 'durable solutions,' Palestinian children under the agency's care will continue to be educated in a culture that promotes despair and hate in a system that works against their future.

Palestinians Can Still Negotiate After UN Declaration

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In their frantic efforts to stop the Palestinian leadership from going to the UN, Israeli officials and propagandists pose what appears to be a mistaken choice.

Palestinian President Visits Bosnia On Campaign For U.N. Recognition

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is meeting leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a non-permanent member of the UN Securit...

Israeli PM Reportedly Agrees To Border Negotiations In Dramatic Policy Change

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — In a dramatic policy shift, Israel's prime minister has agreed to negotiate the borders of a Palestinian state based on the cease-fi...

Elliott Abrams' Complaint

Henry Siegman | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Henry Siegman

In a June 23 column, Elliott Abrams takes to task the signatories of a letter urging President Obama to present to Israel and Palestine clear parameters to frame negotiations for a two-state peace agreement.

Israel Wants To Build Hundreds Of New Apartments In West Bank

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel put out bids Monday to build 336 apartments in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a new blow to international efforts to g...

Israel's New Boycott Law: The Quiet Sound of Going Fascist

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This is the one. Don't let what we here like to call the relative calm, fool you. When the Knesset passed the boycott law Monday night, it changed the history of the state of Israel.

Why Hamas Rockets May Signal Breakdown of Palestinian Unity

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Virtually ignored by the international media, Gaza-based terrorists have resumed rocket attacks on Israeli towns and villages after a two-month pause.

Bxxxxxt the Sxxxxxxxxxs! Israeli Knesset Bans Free Speech for Jews

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

"The boss organizes the workers," labor activists like to say. The Israeli government is doing a fantastic job of organizing resistance against the occupation. Mazl tov! Keep up the good work!

He Gets It, But He Still Doesn't Get It: Reading Ethan Bronner in Athens

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Bronner's piece is a tragic performance in the gap between the understanding that it grasps and the understanding that it manages to hold.

Politicians Being Dumb and Dangerous on Israel

James Zogby | Posted 09.01.2011 | World
James Zogby

When it comes to issues involving Israel, politicians in Washington can become quite hysterical, making the dumbest remarks or doing the most illogical things.

Defiant Dreamers of Arab-Jewish Coexistence

Dan Fleshler | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town, and Chaim Gaash, the mayor of a nearby Jewish town described a project that is extraordinarily difficult: their townspeople are working together to solve the day-to-day problems shared by both communities.

Stop Patronizing the Palestinians

Norm Kurz | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
Norm Kurz

The only way forward is for Israelis and Palestinians to finally conclude that neither side is going away.

X-Men: First Class: Reviewing Magneto and the Super Jews

Omer Rosen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Omer Rosen

Strong, athletic, violent, handsome -- something separate from the bookish, weak, nerdish, neurotic construct that shaped me -- they are Super Jews.

U.S. Diplomats Try To Renew Israeli-Palestinian Talks

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Senior U.S. diplomats have returned to the Middle East for an unannounced visit to try to find a way to restart Israeli-Palestinian ...

France Invites Israel, Palestinians, Saying Status Quo 'Unsustainable'

AP | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered security forces to act with "restraint but determination" to defend Israel if ...

Andrea Stone

Palestinian Official Predicts 'Third Intifada' If Stalemate With Israel Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview Tuesday that last month's clashes along Israel's borders we...