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One Rock, Three Religions: Documentary Brings Hope For Peace In The Middle East

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Claire Fordham

"One Rock, Three Religions," directed by Isaac Hertz, explores the importance of the Temple Mount to Christians, Jews and Muslims who worship there and lay claim to it.

In The Grip Of Powerful Illusions

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.

Bibi Netanyahu Falsifies History -- Once Again

Barry Lando | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

Benjamin Netanyahu has backed away from his claim that it was a Palestinian leader, rather than Hitler, who came up with the idea of exterminating the Jews. But Netanyahu's historical chutzpah has always been breathtaking, as I learned years ago when reporting on Israel for 60 Minutes.

Is the Occupation Behind the Current Violence?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The occupation is not sustainable; it is costly both in blood and treasure, Israel's national security will remain at risk, and the country will become ever more internationally isolated while risking its very identity as a Jewish state.

What Does the Temple Mount Symbolize to Progressive Religion?

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

My teacher Emil Fackenheim once challenged me with an idea full of tension. Speaking of Jerusalem as a metaphor in our prayers is all fine and good, until you now have political power over the real Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Has Erupted In Violence. Here's Why It's Happening Now.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Forty-seven Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in the most recent wave of violence to rock the region. Since the beginning of the month, an...

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Is a Failure of Political Leadership on Both Sides

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

Playing the blame game is the easy way out because it excuses the political leaders of both sides from actually doing anything. If one side is totally innocent and the other totally guilty, then why do anything to fix the situation?

Charting The Road to Peace, Before It Is Too Late

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If Jerusalem cannot provide the microcosm of Israeli-Palestinian peaceful coexistence, there will never be peace between the two sides.

Palestinian Nights of the Long Knives

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.18.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In all the years of Israel's existence with Palestinians nothing has prepared Israelis for this latest outburst of lone "kid wolf" Palestinian terror. Decades of shootings, missile strikes, bombings, kidnappings, and stonings, give way to the latest Palestinian weapon of terror, the kitchen knife.

Nameless and Leaderless in Jerusalem

Paul Scham | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Paul Scham

Although the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been around for generations, it still has the capacity to surprise. Even the experts are confused by the current violence that has been roiling Jerusalem for weeks now

Israel Is Reaping What It Has Sown

Mohammed Suliman | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Mohammed Suliman

Violence does not occur in a vacuum, and any discussion of violence has to start with addressing the context in which it occurs. One is led to believe that Palestinians knife Israelis to death for no reason except hate. Palestinians are not madmen, though. We quickly forget and take no notice of the political context of violence which, it has been forewarned, would only make this new violence inevitable.

Israel Says Won't Allow Iran To Join 'Nuclear Weapons Club'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out as...

Between Abbas' Bombshell and Palestinian Firebombs

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Where do we go from here? I once saw a young couple in Tel-Aviv wearing T-shirts that caught my attention. The captions on both their shirts said simply, "If nothing goes right, unite!" "How clever," I thought. "With these few words they captured the essence of our problem and the road to its solution."

A Woman Among the Tombstones: Yaelle Kayam Talks About Mountain

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians use the word "impressione" literally, it shocked, struck and shook me, profoundly.

Exploding Jerusalem

Gary M. Burge | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Gary M. Burge

If extremist provocateurs like Yehuda Glick cannot be stopped, we can expect war to reignite year after year. But in addition if Christian Zionists (their preachers, academics, and writers) do not stop supporting and encouraging these provocations, they will be complicit in what may erupt.

The 'Battle for Jerusalem': It Is Personal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli war on Gaza, but we know very little about them. In Jerusalem, however, the names of both Palestinians and Israelis who are killed are given much more prominence in media coverage and public discussions.

This Is How The Unrest In Jerusalem Has Unfolded In Recent Weeks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

On the night of October 29, a 32-year-old Palestinian opened fire at a meeting of right-wing Israeli activists in Jerusalem. Moataz Hejaz fled the sce...

Why The Holy Site At The Heart Of Jerusalem Clashes Is So Contentious

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

The Jerusalem site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, is not large -- less than three times ...

Car Slams Into Jerusalem Crowd In Suspected Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A motorist rammed into pedestrians on a crowded Jerusalem street and then got out of his vehicle to attack people with ...

The Real Danger to Israel's Security Is Netanyahu

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu's disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel's future security. He uses his political skills to deceive and mislead in order to "protect himself from political defeat" while disregarding what is best for the future of the state.

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The silent Intifada that is taking place today in Jerusalem is one result of the Israeli policy of denying Palestinians their rights and refusing to include Jerusalem in serious talks.

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

Easter Festivities and Restrictions in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The dwindling Palestinian Christian population celebrated Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and even in Gaza. Eastern and Western Christian calendars were united this year, bringing larger numbers to the celebrations than usual.

The Ophel Inscription Debate

Roger Isaacs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

Last year's discovery in Jerusalem of an inscription on a broken piece of a ceramic jar has been greeted with much excitement and the usual arguments ...

Jordanian Diplomacy and Public Protests Produces Results in Protecting Al Aqsa

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If properly invested, this modest Jordanian success can be built on to stitch together an understanding that can lower the political and religious temperature in Jerusalem and possibly help improve the atmosphere towards a more comprehensive peace agreement.