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Palestinians Protesting for an End to the Split

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

March 15 marked the launch of yet another Arab youth movement. The aim of this youth-led movement appears simple: end the split between Gaza and the West Bank and between the PLO and Hamas.

Arab Civilian Massacres -- Where's the Outrage?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Reading the Washington Post's coverage of the upheaval in the Arab world one day this week, I did a little "thought experiment."

Tens Of Thousands Of Palestinians Rally For Unity

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians thronged major squares in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Tuesday to deliver an impassione...

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

Writing a New Language About Israel at J Street

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahlia Scheindlin

Do not confuse the new "pro-Israel" with the old, dead meaning of "pro-Israel." Anyone not actively working for a democratic resolution is against Israel, because the conflict is killing us.

J Street Needs Another Lane

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If the goal is to bring together Israel and Palestine, isn't it important to scrutinize both sides? J Street's relentless focus on pressuring Israel isn't only unfair, it's also remarkably ineffective.

Give Peace a (Last) Chance

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

Given the events across the Middle East this year, now is the time to inspire the Israeli and Palestinian youth to join their peers elsewhere and give peace one more chance.

What Can Palestinians Learn From Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the recent months have proved anything, it is that the debate over which attempt towards revolution for is more effective, violent or nonviolent, has been settled for Palestinians.

Why the Jewish Right Is Terrified by J Street's Conference

Dan Fleshler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Fleshler

American Jews, evidently, are not supposed to listen to Arabs who are unhappy with Israel, or to people with different narratives and perspectives than those of the pro-Israel community.

Young Palestinians Call For Protests On March 15

The Guardian | Harriet Sherwood in Gaza City | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Their movement has no name and no leaders. Just a goal, and a tool. The goal is to force an end to the political divisions among Palestinians by st...

Understanding Obama's Settlement Posture

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

When the strongest UN member state asks the weakest not-yet-state to do something, coercion is a good word to describe it -- particularly as the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority depends on U.S. aid for its existence.

The Change We Need

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is a bit brazen, and even bizarre, that we can be so blind to the stark contradiction between what we advocate for others -- and what we fail to do for ourselves.

The 22-State Solution

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

The fact that the freest Arabs in the Middle East live in Israel is a truth that Israel's enemies cannot bear. In the post-Tahrir era, more and more Arabs will come to see that Israel was never the enemy.

The Eleventh Annual Herzliya Conference: The Balance of Israel's National Security

Yael Swerdlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yael Swerdlow

The Herzliya Conference was compelling for its lists of problems but short on solutions. Lots of experts and consistency in suggestions of what has to happen, but, at the end of the day, offered very little concrete advice.

Egypt Tremors Felt in Gaza

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill_Corcoran

There is little doubt the events unfolding in Cairo are reverberating across the region. Gaza, which shares a border with Egypt, has already felt it.

Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

With hints the U.S. may accommodate Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Brotherhood has likewise been signaling to the U.S. that it is seeking to cooperate. This is a potentially game-changing political development in the region.

Israel's Never Looked So Good

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

They warned us. The geniuses at Peace Now warned us. The brilliant diplomats warned us. The think tanks warned us. Even the Arab dictators warned us. ...

Bold Move by Obama Needed to Save Middle East Peace Process

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy Ziv

Speeches alone will not lead to an Israeli-Palestinian accord. Yet, at this time, a dramatic move by Obama is needed to prevent the eruption of violence in the West Bank.

The International Movement That Would Bring Peace to the Mideast

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.

Palestinians Confront Israeli Control In West Bank

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANI HASSAN, West Bank — Palestinians will be ready for statehood by August, as promised in a two-year action plan, Palestinian Prime Minister S...

Israeli Minister Confirms Controversial 'Interim' Palestinian State Plan

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister confirmed Monday that he has drawn up a plan for the creation of an interim Palestinian state with tempora...

Unite, Confuse, and Inspire: Creating a More Inclusive Atmosphere in Israel

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to support and create more opportunity for Israeli Jews and Arabs to interact and work together as equals with common goals and values.

Palestinian ARRESTED For Criticizing Islam After Facebook Sting

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

QALQILIYA, West Bank — A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhamm...

2010 Was a Year of Mixed Blessings for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the political situation for the Palestinians is steadily improving, this can be easily shattered by one mistake by a militant thinking he knows best.

Palestinians To Take Israeli Settlement Battle To The U.N.

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians plan to ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to declare Israeli settlements illegal and deman...