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Textbook Study Faults Israelis And Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB and DIAA HADID | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A new study weighed in on one of the hot-button subplots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Monday, saying schoolbooks of both side...

Positioning for the Next War

Anders Persson | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Anders Persson

George Orwell wrote in his masterpiece 1984 that "the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war." Rarely has this been as true as in Operation Pillar of Defense.

Netanyahu Is the Loser at the End-Game

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Although Obama will not be vindictive against Israel, Netanyahu's alienation of Israel's most important ally was a colossal mistake and Obama is not likely to forget his arrogance going forward.

Thankful to Be Alive In Gaza: My Family's Story of Survival

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

My two-year-old nephew Omar had been confined to a small apartment with six other screaming children and their families since Israel began its bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel After Cease-Fire

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announce...

Why My Fellow Liberals Should Support Israel in Her Conflict with Hamas

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

The Zionist experiment has emerged -- quietly and vibrantly -- as a clear demonstration of the power of progressive values. Let's stand with those who continue to uphold our deepest principles, even in the face of the most belligerent anti-liberal provocations.

Prophetic Voices Needed!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe that those who desire peace for all Israelis and all Palestinians are in the majority--but they have to speak up. They can no longer remain a silent and ineffective majority and continue to let their crazies dominate the conversation and run the show.

Status Update: Israel

Julie Gray | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Julie Gray

It didn't take more than 18 hours after the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas escalated when the usual Facebook and Twitter updates were replaced with status updates ranging from exclamations of "Sending peace to the Middle East!" to updates of a distinctly different kind.

At the Heart of the Matter -- Here in Jerusalem

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Rabbi Steve Gutow

I feel sad for the innocent sufferers on both sides of this battle. I want this to end and want the Gazan Palestinians and the Israelis to know calm and security, even if the region is not yet ready for a total peace.

Hamas And Israel To Present Ceasefire Conditions To Mediators Monday

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A senior Egyptian official says Egyptian mediators are hoping Monday to have a clearer idea whether a Gaza ceasefire is possible as Israel an...

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' By 2020

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water ...

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

Rep. Schakowsky, Am I a "Provocation"?

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

For these Members of Congress to tell Turkey to stop the flotilla is like telling someone that they should give up acting because they are no good at it, right after they won an Academy Award.

A Letter to Richard Goldstone

Adam Chandler | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

I know Israel acts very improperly sometimes, but make up your mind already. Either it's the worst of humanity or the fog of war. Don't you understand that discourse about this conflict has no place for nuance and reappraisal?

The International Movement That Would Bring Peace to the Mideast

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.

Hamas Deploys Forces To Stop Gaza Rocket Fire

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's Hamas rulers deployed forces near the Israeli border Thursday to try to prevent smaller militant groups from firi...

"There Are No Civilians During Wartime." Rachel Corrie's Family Confronts the Israeli Military in Court

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The treatment of Rachel Corrie's body is peripheral to her family's lawsuit. But it demonstrates the degree to which she and those whose homes she died defending have been dehumanized.

Israeli Airstrike Kills Senior Hamas Rocket Maker

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama warned Mahmoud Abbas in a letter that U.S.-Palestinian relations might suffer if the Palestinian le...

Perhaps Gaza Should Send Humanitarian Aid to Turkey and Iran

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Palestinians in Gaza don't need those shipments any more than Iran and Turkey do. The aid the Palestinians actually need from the outside in order to effect long-term change is guidance and help to change their political plight.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

What's in a Name? Foolishness from South Africa

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

For years now I've found myself linked in the blogosphere with a number of namesakes. It's an odd set of coincidences, but I've followed their caree...

The Sequel for the Gaza Siege Coming Soon

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Israeli government's easing of the siege on Gaza was approve on Sunday days after Jerusalem had issued a non-binding declaration supporting such a move last week; whether the siege itself will end is another question.

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

"A Head for an Eye": Gaza, Israel and the Limits of "Escalation Dominance."

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

Although Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to extol the efficacy of coercion and reprisal, he is straining Tel Aviv's relationship with Washington, and leading Israel toward failure and international isolation.