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The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Despite Destruction, Ma'ale Rehavam Mom Remains Hopeful

Anav Silverman | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Moriya Kaniel and her three children were among three Israeli families who were ordered to evacuate their homes in Ma'ale Rehavam because of a court-ordered home demolition operation carried out by Israeli security forces last week on Wednesday, May 15.

Yes, #ScarJo, There's a Line Between Israel and Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

By claiming to support a two-state solution while helping to bolster the occupation, Scarlett Johansson is acting as a Susan Collins for the occupation, pretending to be moderate, while acting to bolster extremists.

Report: Israel Steps Up Settlement Housing Starts

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Housing starts in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are up by 70 percent this year, the anti-...

Watchdog: Israel Trying To Legalize Unauthorized Settlements

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group on Thursday accused the government of taking steps to legalize four unauthorized settlement outposts in th...

Bibi Did Not Approve New Settlement Plans Since Reelection

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped approving new construction in West Bank settlements, two prominent Israeli activist gr...

Report: Israel Breaks All Settlement Records

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

* Peace Now: Chances for two-state solution diminishing * Settlements issue key to restarting frozen peace talks By Ori ...

Who Will Write Jerusalem's Story?

Ronit Avni | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Ronit Avni

This is the real struggle taking place today in Jerusalem: a battle between those whose vision for the city hinges on guaranteeing full rights and a dignified existence for all residents, and those who place politics and divine decree ahead of the everyday needs of the people.

The Eviction of One Palestinian Family Might Cause the Next Political Crisis Over East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Hagit Ofran

In Silwan there is a fight over nationality, history and also religion. For the Palestinians, it is a Palestinian neighborhood, next to Al-Aqsa Mosque where thousands of Palestinians have been living for ages

Bad Intentions: New Jerusalem Settlements and the Prospects for Peace (and Negotiations)

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Two more houses in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem taken over by settlers. Are these just routine settler provocations or something more? The answer is: both.

The (Advance) Transcript of the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

What will this meeting look like? Of course we don't know. But here is an advance peek of various scenarios that might play out.

A Report from the Battlefield of East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

In East Jerusalem, there are Palestinian neighborhoods with tens of thousands of residents, which in the last months have been at the center of clashes between settlers, police, and residents.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

Have You Marked September 26th on Your Calendar? You Should.

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

If the settlement moratorium on Gaza is not extended, these past 10 months will have had no significance on the ground.

In Praise of Disunity

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Instead of spending so much time bickering among ourselves about how to help Israel, we ought to just get out there and do it, each in our own way.

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

This is how it has worked in the Occupied Territories since 1967. Settlers establish facts on the ground, apply pressure, threaten violence, and the IDF and the Israeli government give in.

Clinton on Settlements: The Power of Words

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Based on the zeal with which the media jumped on the non-story of Clinton's speech in Jerusalem, it is hard to avoid the impression that a lot of people are more interested in seeing Obama fail than succeed.

What Is Going on Today in the Settlements?

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

The talk and the press reports over the last few months about settlement construction and a settlement freeze have left many confused.

The Settlement Freeze -- Very Hard To Believe

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

At least in terms of words and declarations, there is a settlement freeze; in terms of deeds -- it is too early to know.

Mind-State Solution

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If any party should be selling peace, it's Israel. Yet, incredibly, it's always the reverse: Palestinians are selling a peace they can't deliver, while Israelis are buying a peace that doesn't exist.

Can War Bring Peace?

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If Hamas bombs actually started falling on Dimona or Tel Aviv, would the "peace camp" still be harping against "military solutions" and calling for "immediate cease-fires?"