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On Israel: Name Calling Disguised as Analysis

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
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 | World

(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 | World
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.

Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks End Without Breakthrough

AP | JAMAL HALABY and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — The first meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators in more than a year ended without any significant breakthrou...

If You Could See Israel Naked

Bradley Burston | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | 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...

Palestinians Hoist Flag At UNESCO

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

PARIS — Palestinians raised their flag at the headquarters of the U.N. cultural agency in Paris on Tuesday as the agency's 195th member, a histo...

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.

Newt Gingrich: Palestinians Are 'Invented' People

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is telling a Jewish cable channel that Palestinians are an "invented" people and that...

Rockets Hit Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 02.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired at least 11 rockets into Israel on Friday after an airstrike against a Hamas target in Gaza that killed ...

GOP Candidates' Promises On Crucial Issue May Be Empty

AP | By ANNE GEARAN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

-- In remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Michelle Bachmann made nearly identical promises to m...

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.

Israel To Release Tens Of Millions Owed To Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' government narrowly dodged a full-blown cash crisis after Israel agreed Wednesday &nd...

Rival Palestinian Factions Hold Talks, Say They Narrowed Gaps

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

CAIRO — Rival Palestinian leaders on Thursday held their first detailed talks on reconciliation since the Islamic militant Hamas seized control ...

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.

Hamas, Fatah Reportedly Agree To Hold Elections

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold elections next May, a senior official said Tuesday, in ...