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It Will Take More Than a Wall To Silence Us

Jamal Juma' | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Juma'

If President Obama is to live up to his Nobel, then he should insist that trapping Palestine's emerging Gandhis and Mandelas behind walls is incompatible with a peaceful and just future.

Goldstone: Discussed, but Not Read

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Now that the report has been voted out of the Human Rights Council and forwarded to the Security Council, the gamesmanship continues. That it is back center stage is a good thing.

Aristotle Negotiates the Middle East

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Can we learn something from Aristotle about Israeli-Palestinian arguments? Who can persuade whom of what?

No Safe Haven for Suspected War Criminals

Daniel Machover | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Machover

Personal attacks on Justice Richard Goldstone and his colleagues are a distraction from a proper analysis of their report's contents and from the clear need to build upon and act on its recommendations.

Dispatch from J Street

Antony Loewenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antony Loewenstein

J Street must decide what it wants to be -- a wide tent that allows all Jewish opinions on Israel or an orthodoxy that pushes only conventional platitudes -- but the Palestinians don't have time to wait.

Hope, Hype, and the Many Faces of Barack Obama

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

We will fondly remember our nation's potential to be a force for good in the world under President Obama, but we will always wonder why that potential was never actualized.

How To Kill Your Friends, Big and Small

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Palestinians today woke up to two news stories -- one that made them celebrate and one that made them cringe. Unfortunately, the U.S. was not involved in the celebratory story.

Palestinians Halt Effort to Push Gaza War Report Due To U.S., Israeli Pressure

nytimes.com | NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS In a startling shift, the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council dropped its efforts to forward a report acc...

The Goldstone Report on Gaza

Jessica Montell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jessica Montell

With the release of the Goldstone report, Israel has a choice. It can continue to shoot the messenger and bury its head in the sand, or it can initiate a genuine process of truth-telling and taking responsibility.

Israel Prepares To Fight War Crimes Claims After UN Gaza Report

AP | AMY TEIBEL and PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Stung by a damning U.N. report alleging war crimes in Gaza, Israel is taking extraordinary steps to fend off potential international...

The Vital Importance of Ending Impunity in Israel and Palestine

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

The blockade, and its effect of collective punishment, must stop. Causing such hardships for the civilian population of Gaza cannot possibly serve the interests of peace and security in the region.

Goldstone Defends Gaza Report After "Barrage Of Criticism"

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A United Nations investigator has defended a report published earlier this month that accuses Israel and Palestinian fighters of war crimes following ...

Israel Diary: Voices of Peace, Stories of Conflict

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

My last day in Israel was a whirlwind of visits -- and points of view. I met with people on both sides of the conflict, all hoping to break through old paradigms that no longer work. READ MORE Meet the HuffPost Game Changers We've announced the top ten Game Changers in Entertainment and Green, and now it's up to you to pick the Ultimate Game Changer in each category. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses "Pigs at the Trough" on The View WATCH: Arianna Talks Iran, the GOP, and Polanski on Morning Joe WATCH: Arianna Defends Rep. Alan Grayson on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Takes on Red State Blogger on Dylan Ratigan's Show WATCH: Arianna Talks Letterman, KFC, Jiggling Breasts, and the Olympics on Leno

Goldstone Report is Not to Be Ignored

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamil Dakwar

Both U.S. standing in the world as well as global efforts to protect and enforce human rights will be greatly undermined if documented war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian armed groups continue to be ignored.

Israel's Ehud Barak: Terrorism Pays At The UN

wsj.com | EHUD BARAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week the United Nation's Human Rights Council produced a 600-page report alleging that Israel carried out war crimes in Gaza. The Goldstone Repor...

Ad Hominem Attack on Israel

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The basic flaw of the Goldstone report is that, without evidence, the biased commissioners concluded that the Israeli military action in Gaza was motivated by desire to punish Palestinian civilians.

Goldstone Report Is a Barrier to Peace

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

There are many things wrong with the Goldstone report, but most important, it has set back prospects of peace by making it far more difficult for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank.

The Slandering of a Renown Jewish Jurist and War Crimes Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Renown South African Jurist Richard Goldstone has completed a comprehensive report on the war crimes committed during the Israeli war started against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 4, 2008.

Goldstone's Rosh Hashanah Bomb

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Those of us who covered Israel's three-week Operation Cast Lead in Gaza are not surprised by the findings of the U.N. commission's report accusing both Israel and Hamas of war crimes.

The Goldstone Report: Three Strikes and You're Out!

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

By the time the Goldstone mission "considered" Israel's entry into Gaza, the result was a foregone conclusion. Context? No way. Balance? Forget about it. The verdict? Already in

UN Investigation of Israel Discredits Itself and Undercuts Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

No wonder human rights experts, including Mary Robinson, refused to participate in this mockery, declaring that it was "guided not by human rights, but by politics."

Goldstone Gaza Report Accurately Sees Evidence Of "Persecution" Of Palestinians: Commentary

mondoweiss.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When I visited Gaza last May-June, the destruction was so overwhelming and the sense of arbitrary punishment so high that I found myself using the wor...

Peres: UN Gaza report makes mockery of history

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that the Goldstone report, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes during its military offensive in the Ha...

A Fast For Human Rights In Gaza

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David A. Love

There are many opinions on the Mideast conflict, but one thing is certain: the situation in Gaza is a humanitarian and human rights disaster, and it cannot continue.

From Ni'ilin to Chernobyl and Back, in Under a Week

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

An IDF officer allegedly orders one of his soldiers to shoot a bound, blind-folded Palestinian detainee at close range.