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Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Unsuspecting Victims of Israel's 'Non-Lethal' Weapons

Patrick O. Strickland | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Patrick O. Strickland

Ahmad S., then 16, was on his way to a wedding in the Jalazoun refugee camp when he was shot in the head. The IDF says it uses these "non-fatal riot dispersal methods" for crowd control purposes, but evidence suggests that soldiers regularly use these weapons excessively and improperly.

Jewish and Arab Refugees Must be Compared

Lyn Julius | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Lyn Julius

Arabs and Israelis could only bring about an overall end to their conflict if the rights of displaced refugees on all sides are recognized. Is it not right that both sides should have their claims taken into account?

Syrian Crisis Creating a Lost Generation

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

Others I met on my journey around Lebanon's camps were positive and resourceful in spite of nearly impossible conditions. But, for how much longer?

A Rare Christie Apology

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jess Coleman

A true friend is one that is willing to tell you when you're wrong, not one that blindly comes to your defense. What we need is a robust conversation, not one smeared with fear and one man's bank account.

Itzhak Perlman 'Always Hoping' For Israel

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion

Itzhak Perlman's won countless awards for his violin playing, but the esteemed musician has his hopes set on something much larger: peace in Israel. ...

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

David Cahn | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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.

The BDS Movement Is About Dismantling Israel, Not The '67 Occupation

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The BDS movement is designed to turn the clock back to the time before Israel was created. That will not happen. The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.

3 Palestinians Killed In Clash With Israeli Army

AP | MOHAMMED BALLAS | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a We...

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Debate Over The Jewish State

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a long sought after ideal, but with current peace talks set to conclude April 29, both sides remai...

Presbyterian Zionism Study Guide Outrages Jews

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Major Jewish civil rights groups are denouncing a new publication distributed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) that rejects the existence of Isr...

An Inside Look at the Fight for Freedom of Speech in College Newspapers

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

My experience at the Targum -- and the unprompted and hostile reaction to an Arab woman's seat at the table -- has taught me that the pen really is mightier than the sword.

This Time Must Be Different

James Zogby | Posted 04.03.2014 | World
James Zogby

In 1993, surprised by their leaders' bold initiative, Israelis and Palestinians were quite hopeful. Twenty years later, the environment has become toxic, polluted by the ill-will generated by the negative behaviors of both parties.

Israel's Last Good Fence

Daniel Nisman | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Israeli intelligence community knows full well that in their case, good fences may not always make for good neighbors, but risks being taken to aid moderate rebel villages, rather than combat them, are paying off in security.

Peace Without an Olive Branch

Miriam Awadallah | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Miriam Awadallah

The Israeli government continually emphasizes their need to ensure their security throughout peace negotiations, but the Palestinians assurances for security are so often overlooked and disregarded.

Modern Languages Association Prepared to Talk Seriously About Palestine

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Attention continues to fall on Israel-Palestine. The debates and discussions have often been heated and rancorous. But at the MLA this week the prevailing sense is that it is too important an issue not to discuss in the most rational, informed, free-from-fear environment possible.

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...

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.

The Challenges of the New Year

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
James Zogby

The Middle East promises to be every bit as complicated and challenging to US policy-makers as it has been in the year just ending. There is a dizzying array of conflicts and crises unfolding across the region -- all of which will involve the US in the year to come.

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

Israeli Actors Sit Out Show At Settlement Theater

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

JERUSALEM (AP) — A trio of Israeli stage actors is refusing to perform in an acclaimed play before a theater in a West Bank Jewish settlement, part ...

Israel: Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Southern Village

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in a southern Israeli village but caused no injuries....

Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

We believe that this agreement opens the way for a new era in the Holy Land, one based on mutual respect. We hope and believe that peace and prosperity will ensue.

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Israel Confirms Holding Al Qaeda Suspect Without Trial

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has confirmed that it has been detaining without trial a suspected al-Qaida operative for the past three years. Respondin...