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Peace in the Middle East

This Social Media Campaign Is Bringing Israelis And Iranians Together

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

After rhetoric about Iran's nuclear energy and reports of a soured relationship between President Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister took over the n...

A Moment Of Peace On HuffPost Live

Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

'With every drop of blood shed, our hearts harden until they turn into stones to be used as weapons. And so we invite you to A Moment of Peace to ease...

Pope Francis Calls Israel And Palestine Presidents In Plea For Gaza Ceasefire

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis personally telephoned the leaders of Palestine and Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas and President Shimon Peres, on Friday in order to expr...

Jews And Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion

As the Gaza conflict intensifies with rocket attacks from both sides, some people are promoting friendship on social media with the hashtag, "Jews and...

LOOK: Ten Iconic Photos That Tell The Story Of Pope Francis' Middle East Visit

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' historic trip to the Holy Land sparked hopes that he could help bring about peace in the Middle East, as he met and prayed with Jewish, ...

WATCH: What Israelis Wish For Iranians May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion

What do Israelis want for Iranians? Three American filmmakers, Joseph Shamash, Andrew Lustig and Jeff Handel, asked people on the streets of Jerusalem...

Opening Our Doors And Hearts For Elijah, The Harbinger Of Peace

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We seek peace. We yearn for it. We want Elijah to help us heal the world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.

Middle East Peace Photo Goes Viral

Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

Two peace promoters caused an internet lovefest when their Middle East peace photo went viral today. A Jewish man from Israel and a Muslim man fro...

5 Reasons To Not Give Up On The Middle East

Carl Medearis | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Carl Medearis

Democracy, freedom, human rights, all take time. Look at America. We need to be patient with this budding democratic movement called the Arab Spring.

My Vision: Peace in Palestine and Beyond

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

I firmly believe we can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals through education and economic opportunity. The goal, therefore, should be to educate as many people as possible.

Behind The Tony Kushner Story

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Last night, the executive committee of the CUNY Board of Trustees reversed the Board's refusal of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner. Behind the original decision and reversal are three stories.

When The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Avraham Burg | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Avraham Burg

The time has come to take the next step and ask whether we can in fact exist at all without an external enemy, without anti-Semitism.

U.S. Should Include Hamas in Peace Efforts

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Unites States cannot continue to be all but silent on an attack in international waters on civilians representing most Western countries, including the United States.

Religious Communities Must Be Engaged in Foreign Policy

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Religion is the solution to conflict. For decades, the United States has shied away from using religious arguments and engaging religious groups to further American diplomatic objectives.

Another Divisive Wall

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Rania al Abdullah

For me, and for so many other people around the world, the anniversary is bittersweet. As the people of Germany celebrate a wall coming down, the people of Palestine are overwrought by a wall going up.

Kaddafi Back in My Backyard

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Muammar Kaddafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September.

The South African Talks: A Template for Peace

Michael Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Young

The South African peace negotiations template can serve as a model for facilitating peace efforts around the world today, from the Middle East, to Afghanistan, to Iran, to the Basque area of Spain.

Middle East Peace: It's Time for Mitchell 2.0 and the American Plan

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Rubin

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has unilaterally declared that Israel will temporarily freeze settlement construction in the West Bank. So where do President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Mitchell go from here?

Lebanon, Israel Independent Peace Talks Won't Happen: Hariri

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon will not conduct an independent peace track with Israel, and may not even join the Arab peace initiative, should it become the basis for regio...

'Obama Plan' For Mideast Causing Much Regional Anticipation

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Middle East has been abuzz in anticipation of the peace plan US President Barack Obama is expected to unveil in Cairo next month....

Mideast Peace Process: Time for a New Approach

Amal Malouf Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amal Malouf Johnson

We need to create an environment of trust and amplify the voices of the less extreme segments of the population if we are going to give leaders a chance to have any type of successful negotiation.

2008: The Year of Audacity

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

We now have something outside ourselves to struggle against. A very real and tangible angst.

Towards a Miracle in the Middle East

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

The greatest gift you can give to both is to realize that on a spiritual level, Israelis and Palestinians are one. Their only true reality is the reality of whom they are in this moment.