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Will Jerusalem Cause a Third Intifada?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

This may be a journalistic hunch, but I have a feeling that we are about to witness an explosion in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time again over Jerusalem.

Ex Cathedra in Ramallah

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is not without throwing some strong language around. "Get to the damn table," he intoned before the centrist Saban Cent...

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Gets a Warm Palestinian Welcome

Katie Beck | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Katie Beck

People often talk about how friendly and hospitable Americans are, but I think Palestinians, at least the ones I've met, are miles ahead in this category.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Gets Comfortable In The West Bank

Katie Beck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Katie Beck

I am in the West Bank, a place fraught with political tension and controversy, oceans away from my friends and family and I feel more at home than I have in a long time.

Mr. Abbas Should Awe the UN, Not Just Shock It

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Sarwar Kashmeri

All eyes are focused on the high drama that Mr. Abbas has created. He owes it to his people and to the people of Israel to not just create shock at the UN without an equal dose of awe.

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: "We Can No Longer be Dismissed as Unworthy"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home
Elisabeth Braw

They've been talking about it. They've been negotiating about it. Some have used violence to achieve it. Now, say Palestinians, they'll finally become a state. Metro met Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for an exclusive interview.

Ramadan In Ramallah

Kazim Ali | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Kazim Ali

Fasting is a turning away from "received" knowledge and an embracing of the knowledge of the body itself. Each passing day it becomes harder to believe that the conflict in this part of the world has anything to do with religion.

From East Jerusalem to Ramallah

Kazim Ali | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Kazim Ali

There can never be a functioning and vibrant Palestinian polity until there is freedom of movement for the Palestinian people. The wall must come down, the blockade of Gaza must end.

Palestinians Protesting for an End to the Split

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

March 15 marked the launch of yet another Arab youth movement. The aim of this youth-led movement appears simple: end the split between Gaza and the West Bank and between the PLO and Hamas.

A Precarious Peace

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Rather

2011-02-14-danrather.jpgWith all of the unrest sweeping the Middle East, one place long-associated with bullets and bloodshed has so far been remarkably calm: the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses Counter Israeli Army's Description of a Palestinian Death

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Democracy Now!

Israeli and Palestinian eyewitnesses say that Jawaher Abu Rahma, a Palestinian woman, died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a demonstration. We interviewed two people in attendance.

The Loyalty Oath Is a Good Deal

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Suissa

Jews who lived for centuries as good citizens of Arab countries would have loved nothing more than to pledge loyalty to a "Muslim and democratic state" in return for the same freedoms, rights and protections that Arabs enjoy today in Israel.

Notes From an Israeli Newsroom: The Day My Leftism Changed

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ami Kaufman

Ten years ago today my leftism changed. I remember the images shown over and over again on television. The body being thrown out the window, and then being stomped on. And of course the bloody hands.

A New Path to the Two-State Solution

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hoyt Hilsman

It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.

Hummus and Whiplash in Ramallah

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Suissa

I was eating in a refugee camp in Ramallah with Bassem Eid, the founder of Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. I sat listening to him for hours in scorching heat and didn't want to leave.

Dubai, Discourses and Ideas Worth Spreading

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hisham Wyne

A key issue with established discourse is that it marginalizes details. Such is the nature of the human mind that not only does it dislike randomness but absolutely adores a narrative.

The West Bank: A Firsthand Look

Kate Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Lowenstein

Four days after the Gaza flotilla incident, I boarded a flight to Tel Aviv and made my way to Ramallah to visit a friend.

Unable to Pay World Cup TV Fees, Jordanians Use Ingenuity With Help From a Local Radio Station

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Some used broadcasts from Israel and some European countries to watch the game, putting the TV on mute and listening to the commentary from the local radio station.

Felice Friedson and The Media Line Bring Balance to Issues in the Mideast

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

When Felice Friedson brought Palestinian journalists to Israel's parliament for the first time, the powerful chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs a...

Remembering the Israeli-Gaza War

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anuradha K. Herath

Spending Christmas and New Year in the Holy Land was to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But in December of 2008, there was little to celebrate in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

The End of the Oslo Phased

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

In the midst of discussions regarding possible scenarios following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision not to run for president, few have paid attention to the larger picture.

Will Elections Help or Hurt Palestinian Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

It remains to be seen whether the elections will take place on time or, if they do, whether they will be held in Gaza as well as the West Bank.

Peace In Arabic

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Suissa

His words didn't smell like propaganda or activism. He spoke for moderate Palestinians like himself, and he spoke from his heart, not from talking points.

Sesame Street Finds A Local Angle In The Palestinian Territories | SAMANTHA M. SHAPIRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This season's episodes of "Shara'a Simsim," the Palestinian version of the global "Sesame Street" franchise, were filmed in a satellite campus of Al-Q...