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Keeping It Cool in the Diaspora

Aryeh Younger | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Aryeh Younger

As personal as this war might be for many in the diaspora, it is crucial for our community to promote an environment that fosters respectful dialogue and debate. But more leaders on both sides must continue to advocate for respectful dialogue in order for change to come.

The Unheard Voices Against the Occupation

David A. Love | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
David A. Love

Among Jewish Americans and Israelis themselves, there is a diversity of opinion on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and on the Occupation of the Palestinian people.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Possible Gaza Truce Hinges On Complex Negotiations

Reuters | Yasmine Saleh and Arshad Mohammed | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

* Temporary truce would start next week * Israel wants to destroy tunnels, degrade militant capabilities * Hamas wants an end to siege, open bor...

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

Deconstructing Israeli Claims

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is ugly and truth is certainly the first casualty of war. But the fact is that this war on Gaza, which began with a lie, has continued with Israelis and their apologists hoodwinking the world that they had little choice but to go into this war to protect their own people.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Ode to Gaza

Steve Posner | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Steve Posner

Much of the killing in Gaza has stopped. All we have are remnant cries of mothers hunching at child limbs lost, of fathers sobbing at houses bashed, a...

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Says No Israeli Soldier Was Kidnapped In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, July 20 (Reuters) - Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised ...

How John Kerry Built A Middle East Peace Plan (And Watched It Crumble)

The New Republic | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel....

Thousands Flee Major Battle In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestin...

Photos Show Palestinian-American's Family Home Ransacked By Israeli Police

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

Israeli police raided the home of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir early Friday, just hours after the Palestinian-American teenager left for Israel's Ben ...

The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

James Zogby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper. It is not, as the Israelis would say, that the Palestinians have chosen death. Rather, it is that the Israelis have never allowed them the chance to choose life.

Ryan Grim

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

Israel Terrorizes Palestinians in Gaza

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

In essence, Israel wants to achieve what every invading army wishes to achieve -- attaining the best for the colonizers and the crumbs for the subjugated people.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians Break Fasts Together

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

The events, which were part of a global movement of interfaith break-fasts for the 18th day of Ramadan and 17th of Tammuz, were led and organized by a group called 'Choose Life.'

Gaza Redux: Déjà Vu in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Salena Tramel | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The names of four children jutted out from my computer's screen like daggers on the list of the dead by name as I refreshed it. Memories of children laughing while flying kites on a beach in Gaza flooded my mind.

Gaza: The Consequences of Voting While Muslim

John Feffer | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments.

Basic Conditions for Any Ceasefire Require a Political Element

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In violent conflicts, parties to the conflict are always under pressure to ceasefire. Ceasefire agreements tend to have different formats but there are two basic requirements that successful long-term ceasefires require.

The Curse of the Occupation

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

At a time when hundreds of rockets are fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from Gaza against Israel -- threatening population centers, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv -- criticizing Israel's occupation of the West Bank would seem inappropriate at best. Many Israelis justify the continuing occupation in light of the intensifying violence. They argue that Israel cannot allow the West Bank to become under any circumstances like Gaza -- a staging ground for rocket attacks that could cause unimaginable death and destruction. The repeated acts of violence emanating from Gaza and the relative calm in the occupied West Bank are used to "validate" this claim. In reality, the occupation itself is the root cause behind the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current deadly flare-up between Israel and Hamas.

A World Where We Treat All Children As Our Own

David A. Love | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

When the family of kidnapped and lynched Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir recently grieved together with the family of abducted and murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel, we were reminded that the loss of a child is both painful and universal.

Muslims Must Sustain Israel, for the Sake of Palestine

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

For Middle east peace to come to pass, our world needs nothing more than Israel as God wants it to be.

Lousy Scenarios, Limited Options: It Mostly Just Gets Worse for Obama

William Bradley | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Remember those halcyon days of yore, also known as last year, when President Barack Obama's frequently challenged job approval rating was always buttressed by his ratings on foreign policy and geopolitics?

Palestinian Death Toll Hits 172

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first time it encountered an unma...