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The Fallacy of the Gaza Withdrawal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Leave it to Netanyahu, however, to use the Gaza experience to justify the continuation of the occupation rather than working out airtight plans with the PA that would entail security measures to ensure that the West Bank does not become a staging ground for attacks on Israel.

Will Netanyahu Seize The Moment?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

I disagree with those who suggest that Netanyahu will never change his stripes. Many deeply ideological leaders before him have unexpectedly risen to the occasion to answer the call from their people and the international community for a drastic change.

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

They Were Both Right: How Israeli Society Needed Both Sharon and Aloni

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

The ongoing project of building a Jewish national homeland in the modern era owes a great debt both to Ariel Sharon and to Shulamit Aloni, and it can trace its roots all the way to this week's Torah portion.

Ariel Sharon: Stopping at Red Lights

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

On January 14th, Tom Friedman, while commemorating the death of Ariel Sharon, cited "a Hebrew biography of him [Sharon] entitled "He Doesn't Stop at Red Lights."" I beg to differ

Where Are the Leaders to Answer the Call?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Neither Netanyahu nor Abbas has demonstrated bold and visionary leadership, which is surely needed at this fateful juncture. The Israeli-Palestinian annals are saturated with self-denial and resistance to the inevitable, and there is little evidence that much has changed.

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.

Rockets Fired Near Sharon's Burial Place

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

Gaza militants fired two rockets that hit an area close to the ranch where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday, a mi...

Sharon's Legacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

For me, Ariel Sharon was a leader's leader who demonstrated the vision, courage and commitment to what he believed in -- qualities that are sorely lacking on the global stage today and especially in the Middle East.

The Gospel According to Arik

Terence Smith | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Terence Smith

His death brings the Sharon legacy back into the forefront of the Israeli national consciousness and confronts the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with an awkward dilemma.

Why Israel Will Miss Ariel Sharon

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Sharon moved from being a warrior to becoming a statesman. In both capacities, Sharon was thinking and acting on behalf of his beloved Israel. Sometimes this meant strength and toughness. Other times it meant creative non-military decision-making.

Remembering Sharon: Israelis and World Leaders Pay Tribute

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Sunday, thousands gathered to pay their last respects to Israel's eleventh prime minister and brilliant military strategist, Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday after spending the last eight years of his life in a coma following a stroke in 2006.

Obama Reacts To Death Of Ariel Sharon

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama sent his "deepest condolences" Saturday to family members and the people of Israel on the loss of former Prime Minister Ariel S...

Ariel Sharon, une personnalité controversée en Israël

Gil Kessary | Posted 03.13.2014 | France
Gil Kessary

ARIEL SHARON - Durant près de huit ans, Ariel Sharon était un mort-vivant, et ces derniers jours, inconscient sur son lit d'hôpital, objet d'un festival médiatique 24h sur 24: mort, pas mort? Finalement, il est terrassé à l'âge de 85 ans.

Former Israeli PM Attracted Fierce Criticism, Fierce Loyalty

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Many had written off Ariel Sharon after his ill-fated 1982 invasion of Lebanon and a government commission's finding that he was in...

Hospital: Sharon In Grave Condition

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister has deteriorated further and he is now in 'grave' conditi...

Hospital: Sharon's Health Worsening

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's already critical medical condition is deteriorating further as key bodily organs conti...

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

Jeff Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Jeff Cohen

Like King, leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance -- from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who'd been repeatedly jailed -- spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality.

Israel's Comatose Sharon Showing Brain Activity

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- A team of Israeli and U.S. scientists say new tests on comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon show significant brain activity. Ben-...

Middle East: The Perpetual War and The Peace Mirage

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.

When Enemies Make a Common World: Hamas, Netanyahu and the Israel-Gaza War

Roger Friedland | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Roger Friedland

Israel has the right to defend its citizens against a continuous rain of missiles. But there is no purely military solution to this conflict. There is only a political one, which will require a strong, prosperous, democratic Palestinian state in the West Bank as a counter to the Gaza of Hamas.

Son Of Former Israeli PM: 'We Need To Flatten Entire Neighborhoods In Gaza'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, wrote an op-ed on Sunday calling for even more aggressive Israeli strikes in Gaza. ...

Campaign 2012: Playing the Israel Card

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A dangerous situation has developed and it's surprising that it hasn't gotten more notice. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to influence the 2012 presidential election by garnering votes for his friend, Mitt Romney.

Jason Linkins

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Zombie, Comatose Man Need To Team Up To Bring Peace To The Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...