iOS app Android app

Arab Israeli Conflict

Arab-Jewish Funk Duo Make Joyous Music Together

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

Chromeo, the Arab-Jewish musical duo who made a splash this spring with their latest album “White Women,” joined HuffPost Live for a chat on Thurs...

Glossary of Words that Work for Peace

Rosa Lia June | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Rosa Lia June

Here is a list of terms taken from different cultures and languages (English, Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit and Bantu) that all form part of the quest for that one elusive word: peace.

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.

Lessons from Gaza for Israel's Military: Unprepared for Unconventional Warfare

James Dorsey | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Calls for a reorganization of the Israeli military including a review of its strategy and doctrine are fueled by the fact that military intelligence struggled to cope with Hamas' ability to quickly change tactics and strategy.

Gaza War: New Palestinian Resolve Changes Paradigm

James Dorsey | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Extolling the virtues of a ceasefire in the Gaza war that collapsed barely two hours after it took effect, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently highlighted the root cause of the failure of international efforts to silence the guns in the Palestinian territory and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

'Washington Post' Fails in Gaza

James Zogby | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel relies on their ability to dominate and shape media messages and images to the same extent that they depend on their military to win battles. And because the Israelis have cultivated all too compliant partners in the press and in politics, their narrative of events often trumps reality.

A 'Humane King's' Words Resonate Twenty Years Later

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

I have always liked and admired the late King Hussein of Jordan. In my opinion, he was a kind, wise leader -- a haven of peace, reason and steadfastness in the always-troubled Middle East.

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

Hamas' Human Shields

Mike Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Mike Smith

See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun....

The 'Blame Both Sides' Syndrome and Other Hard Truths of the Palestinian Tragedy

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

It is a remarkable phenomenon in which the victim and his tormentor become transfixed on the same scale of moral culpability. Through this process, the former becomes stigmatized; the latter absolved.

Israelis and Palestinians Fight: Don't Forget Jordan

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Prime Minister Netahyahu and President Abbas may wish they had someone else to negotiate with across the table. That is a luxury neither can afford anymore, otherwise events outside of their control will dictate in very unpleasant ways their future.

Why Israel Needs Justice, Not Revenge

Hody Nemes | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Hody Nemes

The cold-blooded murders of the three abducted Israeli boys must not go unpunished. But justice, not vengeance, should win the day. The murderers should be tracked down, apprehended and tried in court for their crimes.

Israeli Investigation Into Murder of Palestinian Focuses on Jerusalem Soccer Fan Group

James Dorsey | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The refusal by the IFA and government to stand up to the group's blatant racism reflects the ambiguity of a society that long yearned for peace, increasingly grown frustrated at how beyond grasp it seemed to be, and finally concluded that peace no longer was essential to its survival.

Using Tragedy to Change the Narrative

Nida Khan | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Nida Khan

Until the inhumane treatment of Palestinians is ended, Netanyahu cannot play the victim no matter how hard he may try to spin a situation -- even when he disgustingly uses the deaths of innocent teenagers to do so.

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

Israel Without the Conflict

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

A new trend is rising in Israeli cinema. While the world is, for the most part, more interested in Israeli films on the topic of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Israel's real cinematic success is coming from stories of life in Israel outside the conflict.

Israelis And Palestinians Unite Through The Pain Of Losing A Child

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

An Israeli mother and a Palestinian father who both lost their child to the Arab-Israeli conflict sat down for a HuffPost Live interview to discuss th...

Peace Process Blame Game Won't Help the Parties Get There

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The problem with the naysaying and finger pointing is not only that it is wrong, but the single-mind blaming of Israel for the breakdown of talks reinforces an atmosphere that makes moving forward toward any kind of peace or understanding more unlikely.

Why Pollard and Rubashkin Are Rotting in Jail

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our community has to reevaluate its relationship with Jews who are in prison. Just because a man goes to jail does not mean that he has nothing left to contribute.

Young Jews Are the Key to Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict

David Cahn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
David Cahn

The students addressed four issues pertaining to peace: Iran, Settlements, West Bank/Jerusalem, and the Right of Return. They also discussed the role of the rabbinate is Israel politics, a domestic issue.

Are Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel Still Invisible?

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

The overwhelming majority of Jews who live in Israel don't "see" their Israeli Arab neighbors. For the most part, they live totally separate from them, except in a few mixed cities. They don't know what they think or feel. They don't know their history or their culture or their current concerns.

Naomi Sakr's New Book on Egyptian Journalism

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Joseph Braude

Naomi Sakr's Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (I.B. Tauris, 2013), should be required reading for American public diplomacy specialists who want to engage Egyptians through the media.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

Defining the Endgame of the Peace Process

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 03.14.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Sec. of State Kerry is certainly aware of the history and histrionics of the peace process, as well as the risks of failure, and his persistence despite seeming intransigence underscores the potentially grave consequences of walking away.

Hijacking American Academia

Walter Reich | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Walter Reich

An American academic organization is poised to begin sweeping a respected segment of American academia into the dustbin of intellectual and moral irrelevancy.