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Was Arafat Poisoned?

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned. That is the astonishing conclusion of a new Al Jazeera report. Arafat died on Nove...

Israel's Least Appreciated Prime Minister

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I'm not sure which is sadder, that Yitzhak Shamir died or that people didn't really know that he was still alive. For Shamir certainly was Israel's least appreciated Prime Minister amid presiding over some of the state's greatest achievements. He kept the people safe.

Jason Linkins

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Zombie, Comatose Man Need To Team Up To Bring Peace To The Middle East | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Presented without comment, here is the report from the Philadelphia Inquirer: Replying to a Chester County constituent's email regarding Middle Eas...

Sam Stein

When Gingrich Embraced Arafat.. Literally | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's questioning of the "authenticity" of the Palestinian people and even whether they should be classified as a group has sp...

Washington Must Confront Its Dysfunction, If It Is to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 01.05.2012 | World
James Zogby

The hysteria on display in Washington over UNESCO's vote to include Palestine as a member of the world body, though largely a manufactured effort, was, nevertheless, irritating and a sad commentary on the dysfunctional nature of U.S. politics.

Vexed Over Obama, Israel, Death of Mideast Peace? Go Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's taken me three weeks, 6,000 miles, and Mark Zuckerberg, to finally get what Benjamin Netanyahu was telling Barack Obama -- and the world -- in Washington those six days in May.

A Middle East Without a Peace Process?

Time | Tony Karon | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Welcome to the post-peace process: The drama that unfolded on Israel's boundaries on Sunday as 12 Palestinians were killed in a wave of unarmed civil ...

Israeli Ambassador's Dishonest Attacks on the Guardian Miss the Point

Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Katz

Ron Prosor's crude attack on our reporting of the Palestine Papers does neither him nor his country a service.

The Guardian's Assault on Peace in the Middle East

Ron Prosor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Prosor

The self-appointed guardian of Palestinian truth has maximized its opportunity to pledge allegiance to the hardline, national fantasies which have crippled the Palestinian cause for decades.

The Palestinian Leadership Is Responsible for the Continuing Israeli Occupation of the West Bank

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The fact that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has not ended is largely the fault of the Palestinian leadership, who has repeatedly refused to accept Israel's offers to end it.

Beyond Peace in the Middle East at CGI

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It was a rare gift to be able to hear the Middle East session up close at this years Clinton Global Initiative. It is curious that there was not enormous media coverage of this landmark discussion

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.

The Art of Talking Middle East Peace with a Forked Tongue

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If you believe the media, great strides are being made in the direction of Middle East peace, and the prospects are hopeful. Personally, I am not as hopeful

Obama's Mideast Policy: An Unpromising Drive Towards a Cost-Effective Pax Americana

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

President Barack Obama is continuing to reorient U.S. foreign policy in general, and in the Middle East in particular, along the lines of the internationalist/neo-realist approach pursued in the pre-9/11 years

The Education of Peter Beinart: Two Cheers

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

Beinart is not an historian or scholar of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and so he has still not fully freed himself from crucial parts of the conventional Israeli-American mythology.

In Defense of Israel

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Ostroy

There is no quick fix in the Mideast. And as demonstrated by the world's swift, harsh and uniform condemnation of Israel's actions Monday, Israel and it's people are once again alone in this not-very-Jew-friendly world.

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

How Not to Advance Arab-Israeli Peace

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Those who would cavalierly deny the Jewish people their history and religious sensitivities, whether in Jerusalem, Hebron, or Tripoli, while demanding full recognition of all their own claims, are doing the cause of peace no service.

Auto Racing -- NASCAR's Disaster at Daytona

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steve Parker

NASCAR has a penchant for too often being on the wrong side of any opportunity to make itself look good to a national audience.

State of Love and Trust: Pearl Jam's Backspacer, Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avi Sinensky

Obama's best quality might be that he's not Bush, reviving optimism among those who had lost faith in the US. This sentiment is especially evident throughout Pearl Jam's latest album, Backspacer.

New Books On Hamas: Government Or Terrorist Organization?

The New York Review of Books | Nicolas Pelham and Max Rodenbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Which Way for Hamas? Nicolas Pelham and Max Rodenbeck The New York Review of Books Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement b...

Following in Rabin's Footsteps Toward Peace

Asaf Shariv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Asaf Shariv

Peace in the Mideast can be a reality. It's one that the late-Prime Minister Rabin sacrificed his life to achieve, and toward which every single Israeli Prime Minister thereafter has worked.

Netanyahu Today: First Hell Freezes, Then the Settlements

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israeli prime ministers understood that Palestinians viewed the expansion of settlements as something unacceptable during negotiations. This all changed with an interview in Sunday's Washington Post.

"Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Unlike his predecessors, Obama appears no longer willing to engage in the vexing winking and nodding that has characterized American attitudes to Israeli settlement growth in the past.

Why Mortimer Zuckerman Has No Credibility On Iran

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

I have to thank Mortimer Zuckerman. It was because of him that I became one of the first successful Muslims in Hollywood. But before I explain that ...