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What does the world expect of a Trump presidency?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

A waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London. Neil Hall/Reuters Richard Maher, Europ...

The Security Council's Israeli Settlement Resolution: Seven Observations

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 12.24.2016 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

1) Yesterday, Obama instructed his UN ambassador Samantha Power to abstain from voting on a Security Council resolution critical of Israeli settlement...

Is confederation a solution to end the Israeli occupation?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than two years have elapsed since the last direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. When the Israelis refused to release Palest...

Israel's Settlement Drive Is Becoming Irreversible, Diplomats Fear

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.31.2016 | World

In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile...

Dear Bernie: Please Go Prophesy at AIPAC

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] policy conference is in Washington March 20-22. All presidential candidates are invited. Hillary Clinton is going. But Bernie Sanders could use this opportunity to be a truth-teller to AIPAC.

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

"The Settlers": Unsettling!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Writer/Director Shimon Dotan's new film "The Settlers" is a compelling, must see, tour de force outline of the Israeli Settlement issue fueling the la...

Netanyahu Broke New Ground in U.S. Trip -- But Not in a Good Way

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Alan Elsner

A conflict over land can be settled by dividing the land -- but a clash of cultures can only end in absolute victory for one side and total defeat for the other. Thus, Netanyahu offers a prognosis for endless conflict.

Largest Legal Settlements Against Police

MoneyTips | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

New York City recently settled a wrongful-death claim with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million almost a year to the day after Garner died from the use of a chokehold by an NYPD police officer.

Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday became the newest member of the International Criminal Court, meaning the group is now allowed to...

Workers Awarded $15,000,000 After Bosses Called Them 'N--gers' And Separated Them By Race

The Root | Stephen A. Crockett Jr. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices

Seven Denver, Co. warehouse workers were awarded some $15 million after a federal judge found that their bosses separated them from other workers beca...

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing u...

Samantha Lachman

How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Usaama al-Azami

It remains to be seen what sort of response this petition elicits both in its favor, and in opposition; and whether it encourages comparable petitions at other institutions, academic or otherwise.

Is the Size of your Wallet Proportionate to the Cost of Your Divorce?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Divorce is expensive. And just how expensive may depend upon the size of your wallet. While mega-watt settlements splash all across social media, the statistics for divorce costs (legal fees and expenses) are largely unavailable because the industry is loath to report such figures.

Good News From Palestine, for a Change

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

After the collapse of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, in April, the July war on Gaza, the August drowning of hundreds trying to emigrate to Europe and the September war of words between their two major factions, Palestinians welcomed this week a series of unexpectedly good news.

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.

Palestinian Leader Joins UN Treaties and Continues Talks

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian negotiators are now facing the tough challenge of applying to join various UN agencies while, at the same time, agreeing, to continue peace talks until the end of April.

If Press Reports Are Correct, Kerry Peace Plan Is a Joke

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Assuming the report is correct, the Palestinians would be out of their minds to accept it. It is bad for Israelis and Palestinians and demeans the United States by reducing us to the role of Benjamin Netanyahu's stenographer.

Is it possible to be pro-Israel and pro-Palestine?

Brandon Faske | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Brandon Faske

Dialogue is the only solution. For Israel, long term viability as a Jewish, democratic state in lieu a two-state solution could be demographically impossible. Two states for two peoples to express self-determination is the way forward.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

Palestinians and Sharon

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For some reason the passing of Ariel Sharon after the withdrawal from Gaza and the long years in a coma have taken away some of the bitterness that many felt about Ariel Sharon.

How to Ensure U.S. Sponsored Mideast Agreement Not Become Another Interim Deal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Kerry has surprised many observers with his tenacity and insistence on producing a peace agreement in this intractable conflict. The framework idea could move the process forward as long as it is not allowed to become yet another interim agreement.

Long Time Coming: Shining a Light on the Nation's Most Egregious Corporate Subsidy

Francisco Enriquez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Francisco Enriquez

Undeserved subsidies for wrongdoing occur because the law that prohibits companies from deducting fines or penalties as a tax write-off does not apply to companies that resolve charges through out of court settlements, unless agencies specifically forbid the write-offs as part of the settlement agreement.