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Ever Cycled Across Israel?

Ken Toltz | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Ken Toltz

My last trip to Israel was a memorable personal and family occasion at the turn of the millennium. Israel was enjoying a period of peace and calm between the first and second Palestinian intifada (uprising).

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

Looking For Peace In Israel/Palestine

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

Sitting Down With Yitzhak Rabin's Son: An Intimate Discussion on His Father's Legacy

Stuart W. Davidson | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Stuart W. Davidson

The 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin took place last month, providing a stark reminder of that fateful November 4 for multiple generations of opportunities lost and proving to be a particularly emotional day for his son, Yuval Rabin.

How the Ideological Siege Undermines the Peace Process

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

While I applaud the sentiment that Israelis and Palestinians are closely connected, what struck me the most is his characterization of himself, as if being a Jew means automatic support of Netanyahu's policies, regardless of how misguided they may be.

Why Have Past Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Failed?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas Israel enjoys a preponderance of military and economic power and negotiates from a position of strength, the Palestinians are living under occupation with a limited ability to challenge Israel.

20 Years After Rabin's Death, I Am No Longer Disconnected

Beth Kissileff | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Beth Kissileff

When Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated 20 years ago, I felt disconnected from the national mourning, like my personal fate was no longer tied up with the fate of Israel.

Hillary Clinton Writes Love Letter To Israel

Forward | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.05.2015 | Home

We have recently marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a good friend, a courageous warrior an...

The Spirit of the Commander

Yael Wissner-Levy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Yael Wissner-Levy

In an environment where the spirit, the ruach, of the commander is the one calling the shots, the rhetoric is the only thing we can cling on to. It won't move mountains, but it will install a discourse of hope.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy Is As Contentious As The Conflict He Fought To Resolve

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The day former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated was the worst day of Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, the fo...

Bill Clinton Calls For Peace On 20th Anniversary Of Rabin's Assassination

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.01.2015 | Home

In a speech marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, former U.S. President Bill Clinton used the opp...

The Most Successful Assassination Of Modern Times

The New Yorker | Whitney Snyder | Posted 10.31.2015 | Home

Yet the killing of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister, in 1995, by Yigal Amir, an Israeli extremist, bids to be one of history’s most effecti...

How To Be a Person of Peace

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Jonah C. Steinberg

Wherever we start - and let's remember that Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein started in war over Jerusalem - perhaps our deepest question should be about ourselves, asking what kind of "image of the Divine" we wish to be in this world, to borrow terms from Genesis.

The Sanctity of Human Life

Robi Damelin | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
Robi Damelin

Fear, yes fear, makes us look at everyone with suspicion and a desire to call the authorities. Don't even take your cellphone out of your pocket, it might be a weapon. How long can we all continue with this madness?

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Oslo: 1993-2015, RIP

James Zogby | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
James Zogby

The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper.

Israel's Threat From Within

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Richard J. Rosendall

A pair of recent atrocities by Israeli terrorists (which is what they must be called) underscores the futility of diverting attention from the country's oppression of Palestinians by emphasizing its pro-gay policies.

Lessons From Israel's Youngest Lawmaker: Q&A With Stav Shaffir

Stuart W. Davidson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Stuart W. Davidson

On March 24, I had the distinct privilege of speaking alongside Stav Shaffir, the youngest-ever female member of the Knesset (Israel's parliament).

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Netanhyu's Big Come-From-Behind Win Inflames Many Situations

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home
William Bradley

It carries big ramifications for American politics, the Middle East, and relations between the Islamic world and the West. Most everything will be more inflamed, not least the Iranian nuclear controversy and the future of Palestine. And of course American politics.

What's the Impact of Netanyahu's Brash Address to Congress?

William Bradley | Posted 03.07.2015 | Home
William Bradley

The incredible spectacle of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's speech to Congress -- in which he appeared as much as the leader of the political opposition to the Obama administration as the head of government of an allied nation -- has come and gone but will reverberate for a long time.

Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

Peter Mellgard | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home
Peter Mellgard

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.

Why I Am a Zionist

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

Twenty-five years ago, in late 1989, I enrolled in an ulpan or Hebrew immersion program at Mishmar Haemek, a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. When I met the kibbutzniks as well as the other students in the ulpan, many of them would ask me two questions.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?