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Are Syrians the New Palestinians?

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 11.08.2015 | World
We Are Not Numbers

As Syrian refugees near their fifth year of displacement and peace in their homeland is nowhere close, a question was raised recently in a Washington, D.C. newspaper for Congressional staffers: "Will Syrians become the new Palestinians?" Consider the case of Palestinians in Lebanon.

Netanyahu's Holocaust Revisionism and the Racism Overtaking Israel

David A. Love | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
David A. Love

In order to effectively oppress a people, it is necessary to create the "other," to paint, with broad brush strokes, a group of people as the source of your problems -- as the foreigner and not like us, as a criminal element, as inferior, or the moniker of one's choosing.

Israel: A Third Intifada?

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The spate of knifings of Israelis, especially in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and parts of Israel, has inevitably led to a question of whether a third intifada is imminent. Perhaps surprisingly another intifada is unlikely when we look at the regional actors, their views and capabilities.

Degrading Conditions Are Routine for Lebanon's Palestinian Population

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
We Are Not Numbers

Only by working together can Palestinians lobby for their rights with UNRWA and the Lebanese government, and support a new generation of youth who are ready to take more initiative.

Why Netanyahu Became a Holocaust Revisionist

Josh Ruebner | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Josh Ruebner

With the façade of an always-promised, never-delivered two-state resolution now irreparably demolished, Israel has nothing left to cover its naked brutality and excuse its cruelty.

Suspected Jewish Extremist Attacks Human Rights Rabbi On Video

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

A masked assailant attacked the leader of a Jewish human rights organization during a Palestinian olive harvest near a Jewish West Bank settlement on ...

Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Ronald Tiersky

Those interested in Palestine/Palestinians and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict should note the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.

Where Is the Peace Camp in Jerusalem?

Ben Barber | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

The bony finger of war is clearly marking an ancient route to the players. It is difficult to know what to say or write that might chart a path to a more wholesome future.

Kerry Offers Optimism On Israeli-Palestinian Violence After Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian violen...

Enter An Adult: A Visit from George Mitchell

Barry Singer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Barry Singer

The adults, it nearly seems, have all gone from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., leaving behind a playpen teeming with delinquents. One wise, early escapee, former-Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, came to Chartwell Booksellers to talk about his new book, The Negotiator.

Amid Attacks, Palestinian Nonviolent Activists Struggle To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

In villages and towns across the West Bank, Palestinians march through the streets every Friday to protest the Israeli military occupation. Many of t...

Israel Suspends Israeli-Palestinian Encounters on the Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.17.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Police said the suspension on soccer pitches that have long signalled mounting tensions, violence, and racism in Israeli society was because their forces where stretched to the limit in attempting to prevent Palestinian lone wolf attacks on Israeli Jews.

In Israel, Comedian Brings Humor to Tense Times

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Rabbi Jason Miller

Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt's personal Facebook account has been as hot as the southern Israeli desert in the middle of July. "In a place like Israel, some of the best comedy comes out in times of conflict," he said.

Palestinians Must Not Fall Into This Trap, Again!

Sam Bahour | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Sam Bahour

Israel knows better than anyone that if the Palestinians are permitted to engage non-violently, the odds are they will be successful in putting Israel in a corner and exposing the occupation for what it is, a system of modern-day Apartheid or worse.

Palestinian Living In Tel Aviv Fights Racism With Humor

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

A wave of deadly confrontations in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has put Israelis and Palestinians on edge. Already this month, seven Israe...

Religious Jews Feel Targeted By Palestinian Attacks

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Sigalit Greenbaum, who works in a bakery in the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, has a great deal of faith in Go...

Israel, Palestinian Territories Suffering Worst Period Of Unrest In Years

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel A...

A Third Intifada?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Vladimir Putin is only nine years older than Barack Obama, yet they somehow are of a different generation. How could this be?

Racist Israeli Soccer Fans in the Firing Line

James Dorsey | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Israel's most notorious soccer fan group, La Familia, known for its militant racism against Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims, has put itself in the firing line as Israeli-Palestinian confrontations threaten to spark a third Intifada or popular Palestinian uprising on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

Political Impotence and International Arousal: Get Up!

Shahar Azani | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

When it comes to international crises, one should not rely on the "world" to come to their rescue. The "world" is busy. It is up to the parties themselves and those directly affected by the situation to take the lead and find a solution to the problems at hand.

Amid The Ruins, Gaza's Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes du...

Obama's Big UN Week Sunk by Putin's Clever Gambit, Iran's Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

We may look back on this week as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations. It is a particular low point for President Obama.

What About the Syrian Refugees Left Behind?

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Humanitarian groups have partnered with community organizations to improve basic services and expand sports and other programs to help ease tensions. But more needs to be done to invest in the development of these fragile states and protect their stability.

FIFA to Rescue of Troubled Saudi King Salman

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Pictures of Saudi soccer players subjecting themselves to Israeli controls potentially could have been the cinder that put the House of Saud on fire where it not for the willingness of Sepp Blatter's FIFA fire brigade to come to Mr. Salman's rescue on what can only be opportunistic political grounds.

The UN 'World Circus': A Mockery of Memory

Shahar Azani | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

September 11 is a day of awe. The time of year when all remember, to the letter, where they were as they witnessed hate and radicalism crash down on modernity and civility. The sea of tears spilling at the 9/11 memorial seems to be never ending.