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The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Surmounting the Palestinian UN Impasse: The Example of France and Egypt in 1982

Allan Gerson | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The Palestinians would be wise to take note a past Franco-Egyptian maneuver for establishing a new framework for settling their conflict with Israel. By not forcing the vote they can create a win-win situation for all concerned.

Making Peace Last

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Yehuda Berg

With every little bit of change we make in our lives, we can maximize that small change simply by asking ourselves: What's next? What can I do now? What additional responsibility can I take on?

Obama Shames Americans at the UN

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

We need a President who can speak authoritatively, one who can really lead and one who possesses integrity. Obama can do neither of the first two things and possesses none of the latter. And now the world knows it.

Abbas's UN Mission Alienates His Own People

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Hatred can blind anyone. It can even make the most rational leader oblivious to the wreckage he may leave behind, as he trudges along a trail that leads as far away from peace as possible.

What One Palestinian Learned From Gandhi

Sami Awad | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

This is the greatest lesson I have learned as a Palestinian: to be the change that I want to see take place, not only in Palestine and Israel but in the world.

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.