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ISIS as First U.S.Intifada

Jim Garrison | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Jim Garrison

We have treated Afghanistan and Iraq much the way Israel has treated the West Bank and Gaza, and now, like Israel, we are reaping not peace but deepening conflict.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.

Where Is the Justice?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Wardah Khalid

Enough is enough. Every party in this conflict must ask themselves: Have we so lost our humanity that we would rather leave these people in a living hell for our own selfish gain? For the sake of those innocent civilians suffering on both sides of the conflict, let's pray the answer does not take too much longer.

The Post-Oslo Generation, Poised for a Third Intifada?

Laurent Zecchini | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Laurent Zecchini

It is neither in Israel's nor in Hamas' interest to start a new war. The latter now has the means to strike Tel Aviv, and Netanyahu would struggle to survive politically if the heart of the Jewish state were badly hit. As for Hamas, it is already in dire straits. Gaza has been subjected to an Israeli blockade for seven years, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt tightened the grip further by destroying the hundreds of smuggling tunnels that were the economical lifeline for the 1.7 million Gazans.

Israel's Operation Stone Age

David Hearst | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
David Hearst

Summer Rains, Autumn Clouds, Hot Winter, Cast Lead, Returning Echo, Pillar of Defence and now Protective Edge. The names of Israel's assaults on Gaza are a fantasy, an exercise in make believe. They buy Israel neither peace nor deterrence.

Ingredients of a Palestinian uprising

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Predicting the next Intifada, or popular outbreak, is next to impossible. The past years have seen many predictions of an imminent third Intifada, on...

Who Wants a Third Intifada?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The bad news is that the talk of another intifada is gathering momentum, while the good news is that it has not yet happened and could still be averted.

Revisiting Anti-Zionism And Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

In the ongoing discussion about when criticism of Israel can be labeled as anti-Semitism, Nathan Sharansky said that it's anti-Semitism when Israel is demonized, when Israel is delegitimized and when a double-standard is used to assess Israeli behavior.

Will Jerusalem Cause a Third Intifada?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This may be a journalistic hunch, but I have a feeling that we are about to witness an explosion in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time again over Jerusalem.

Libya and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

A visitor to Libya now, be it to Benghazi or Tripoli, cannot help but make some comparisons between the Libyan revolution and the Palestinian Intifada.

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Sandy Tolan | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For the moment, whatever happens in the coming weeks at the U.N., and in the West Bank in the aftermath, isn't it time for the world's focus to shift to what is actually happening on the ground?

The Fading Blessing of September 11

Dovid Efune | Posted 11.11.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

At the average English newsstand one can find available for purchase approximately fifteen national daily newspapers, in stark contrast to New York's ...

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

Palestinian President: No New Uprising Coming

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Palestinian president said Wednesday he is opposed to another armed uprising against Israel, even if faltering peace effort...

ReThink Interview: Julian Schnabel, Director of Miral (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.

Palestinians Protesting for an End to the Split

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

March 15 marked the launch of yet another Arab youth movement. The aim of this youth-led movement appears simple: end the split between Gaza and the West Bank and between the PLO and Hamas.

What Can Palestinians Learn From Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the recent months have proved anything, it is that the debate over which attempt towards revolution for is more effective, violent or nonviolent, has been settled for Palestinians.

Intifada Beyond Palestine

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

To sum up, the long pent-up grievances of the Arab/Muslim world are exploding not just in the faces of local dictators such as Mubarak of Egypt but, perhaps more importantly, against their neocolonial/imperial patrons abroad.

Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Erb

What's needed for a democratic transition in Egypt is for the emergency laws to go. It will only be through their repeal that civic life, the rule of law and basic human rights will be respected and can be exercised.

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

Education Is Palestinians' Path to Independence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Efforts to label the Palestinian educational effort as promoting hatred and bigotry have become a joke to anyone following the tremendous push for moderation and wholesome learning.

Jewish or Israeli

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

I feel that it is problematic to erase differences between "Israeli" and "Jew." It bothers me when Palestinians use these two terms interchangeably.

Let Israeli-Palestinian Talks Fail

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

I'm pretty sure that nobody in the Obama administration believes something will come of these talks. I'm hoping that the White House staff has already prepared a plan for precisely that day when Netanyahu's bluff is called.

How Israel Can Face Down Hamas

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Never has Israel had an enemy so attuned to the Jewish state's weaknesses, so impervious to its strengths. Hamas has leveraged Israel's every tactic into tangible, stepwise political gain.