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The Right To Boycott; And It's Right To Boycott

Donna Nevel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Donna Nevel

This past week, hundreds of New Yorkers from different communities and organizations stood strong for justice and protested Governor Cuomo's unconstit...

How My Palestinian Family Was Forced To Leave Home In 1948

Zack Sabella | Posted 05.14.2017 | World
Zack Sabella

Nakba day is a significant day for the Palestinian people. Almost every family has a story to tell about that day in 1948 when many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes to seek refuge in less troubled lands.

The Absence of Real Commitment to Peace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.28.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Both leaders were engaged in empty rhetoric and slogans for domestic consumption instead of proposing new, credible and constructive initiatives to resume the negotiations that could lead to a peace agreement, which should have been the thrust of their appearances at the UNGA. That, however, was not -- and still is not -- the case.

Not a Fact, Hope or Dream

Amira Sakalla | Posted 06.27.2016 | College
Amira Sakalla

Why is it that "temporarily" has come to feel like "permanently"? Why is it that our identity was once a fact, but has quickly come to feel like only a hope, and a dream?

Bibi and I Discuss the One-State Solution

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
David Moshman

No one is proposing anarchy -- the no-state solution. Mathematically, that leaves us with the one-state solution. More precisely, it leaves us with many possible one-state solutions, and plenty to discuss.

Why I No Longer Support Israel

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Herb Silverman

Israel is facing the same kind of struggle that many other countries have encountered -- between democracy and theocracy. Unfortunately, Israel has recently been headed in the wrong direction.

A Momentous Opportunity to Embrace the Arab Peace Initiative

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

At no other time since the API was introduced in 2002 by Saudi Arabia has the development of events in the region converged to create a new environment, making the API more relevant than before; Israel must urgently adopt it as the basis for peace negotiations.

The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life.

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

Former Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister: 'This Conflict Will be Resolved'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

As the death toll from rocket fire and aerial offensives continues to rise in both Israel and Palestine -- the aftermath of the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian teen -- the path to an end to the recent violence remains unclear.

Jordan and Palestinian Refugees

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

An interesting development is taking places in Jordan: Forty years after the Rabat Summit, which declared the PLO as the "sole legitimate representative" of the Palestinian people, one aspect of representation is being challenged.

Negotiating Under the Shadow of the Palestinian Refugees

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The right of return will continue to be a major obstacle in peace negotiations unless Israel and the Palestinian leadership accept the changing realities which in fact lend themselves to find a solution.

Right of Return for Palestinians

Zarefa Ali | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Zarefa Ali

Today, there are approximately 7 million Palestinian refugees and they have largely been forgotten in the peace process. Yet, without addressing the refugees' right to restitution, there can be no just peace.

Winning Peace Through Hearts and Minds

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The many Palestinians who criticized President Obama for showering the Israelis with lavish praise and for his unfettered commitment to Israel's security seem to miss the central point that he wanted to convey and expected to achieve.

Justice for Refugees

Lyn Julius | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Lyn Julius

Wild horses would not drag three generations of Jews, permanently integrated in Israel and the West, back to lands that are neither hospitable nor safe. And if one set of refugees can't return, neither should the other.

When Condi Did Peace Processing

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Even more ridiculous than the self-congratulatory tone of Rice's recollections of her role as a peace processor is the criticism directed at Obama for supposedly failing to continue pursuing his predecessor's Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.

Condi's Bizarre Relocation Plan for the Palestinians

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

For the Palestinians, undertaking a new life in Chile was infinitely superior to languishing at the Al Tanf refugee camp. Yet, this outlandish story raises fundamental questions about the Palestinian struggle and its long term political prospects.

The Last Summit?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The current Israeli-Palestinian talks could mark the last serious attempt by a U.S. president to invest his (or her) own political capital and American diplomatic prestige in resolving the conflict based on a two-state solution.

US, Israel and Palestinians in Tripartite Talks, but Will They Succeed?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Much of the success or failure of the direct Israeli-Palestinian talks will depend on the role of the international community in general and on the American position in particular.

Former Knesset Speaker Avraham (Avrum) Burg Joins the Sheikh Jarrah Protests

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

Sheikh Jarrah -- an East Jerusalem neighborhood where Jewish settlers, backed by the Israeli courts, are gradually displacing Palestinian residents -- is "turning into a powder keg," says the former Speaker of the Knesset.

Imagining Israel in 2024: Only Tel Aviv Remains

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

There is a melancholy that Russians and Jews share, a sense of the dramatic flow of time, and a longing for a faraway land, behind the horizon. So, the Jews in my novel dream of going home to Moscow.

The Prospect for a Breakthrough

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Obama administration stands a greater chance for establishing peace in the Middle East than any of its predecessors, as long as it remains consistent and unwavering while keeping the end-game in sight.

The 'One-state Solution' Only Stokes Palestinians Self-Delusion

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Until the Palestinians eager to bury the Jewish state finally recognize the legitimate national aspirations of 5.7 million Jews, there may not be peace. But there will always be an Israel.

'Right Of Return' To Be Reconsidered In New Arab Peace Plan

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Arab states are revising elements of a 2002 peace plan to encourage Israel to agree to the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state, the Lon...

Hamas Is Responsible for the Civilian Casualties in Gaza

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Bard

By choosing tactical advantages over the safety of its citizens, the terrorist organization chose its military goals over the safety of its fellow Palestinians in Gaza.