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Why This Former IDF Soldier Feels 'Terrible' For Those In Gaza

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces were killed last weekend in Gaza, but they’re not the only U.S. citizens fighting for Israel. One...

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

I'm Sad: People Often Choose to Show Their Worst Side, Not Their Best

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While I love our country, I'm sad my children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities their ancestors had to succeed in America.

Israel: Jewish Suspects Arrested In Palestinian Teen's Death

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death las...

The Middle East and How We Got There, Part One

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Jimmy Carter soothed some of the Egyptian concerns by arranging the Sadat-Begin Treaty, which restored the Sinai to Egyptian control. But then he failed to interfere with the return of the Ayatollah to Iran, an error by which we are still victimized.

The Kidnapping of Three Israelis Has Brought Attention Back to Palestinian Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The kidnapping of three Israeli religious settlers in an area under the total administrative and security control of the Israeli army has partially brought back attention to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but for the wrong reasons.

Really? Surprised the Israeli/Palestinian Negotiations Crashed?

Harvey Stein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Harvey Stein

Not at all. Because it's about much more than rational details of borders, refugees, security, Jerusalem. Much more than just a "negotiation." Trust was missing between Netanyahu and Abbas since the minute Netanyahu became Prime Minister.

Easter Festivities and Restrictions in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The dwindling Palestinian Christian population celebrated Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and even in Gaza. Eastern and Western Christian calendars were united this year, bringing larger numbers to the celebrations than usual.

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.

Zaytoun: A Film Review

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Singer, M.D.

Zaytoun is a film about a most improbable and remarkable friendship between Fahed, a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee, and Yoni, a 30-year-old Israeli combat pilot. The film explores a liminal space between make-believe and reality, between a boy and a man, between Arab and Israeli.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Bad Week On Twitter Gets NSFW

Andrew Hart | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

What interest would the prime minister of Israel, a man frequently critical of Iran, have in the Twitter account of an Iranian sex literature library?...

The Pew Survey of U.S. Jews: Ramifications and Recommendations

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

There are fewer Jews (except for the Orthodox). There are fewer Jews marrying Jews. There are fewer Jewish children. There are fewer Jews who affiliate with the Jewish community. There is fewer Jewish intensity.

A Call for Public Diplomacy Between the U.S. and Iran

Jon Letman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

As Americans we should make the effort to reach out to Iran and show them that we want better relations as much -- no, more than -- our government.

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Rabbi Froman and Hamas -- a Marriage Made in Heaven

Harvey Stein | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Harvey Stein

It wasn't enough that Froman was longtime friends with Yasser Arafat. His most notorious outreach activities to Palestinians were with several leaders of Israel's most hated enemy, Hamas.

Tehran and Baghdad: Changing the Nuclear Dynamic

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The Baghdad meeting enhanced the credibility of the Israeli position that the Iranians see diplomacy as merely a stalling tactic to enable it to move forward on its nuclear program.

Israeli Cuisine Gets Serious In The States

Food Republic | Posted 04.17.2012 | Food

Ask five chefs what defines Israeli cuisine today and you are likely to get five completely different answers. And there’s a good reason for that....

Netanyahu: "Democracy, Who Needs the Headache?"

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"While the fall of the entire Egyptian government may look good to the people of Egypt at this moment, I believe they will soon realize that Mutually Assured Democracy in this region is not the answer."

Netanyahu's Coalition Is Incapable of Making Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

America must send a clear message to the Israeli people that what their government is doing in the peace process is contrary to America's national interest.

My Flight out of Tel Aviv, With a $60 Fee for an Empty Suitcase

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Daoud Kuttab

I am returning to Tel Aviv in nine days, and already worried about having to go through the unreasonable Israeli security. But one thing is clear, I am not traveling from Tel Aviv again if I can help it.

Exclusive Preview of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bryan Young

This book is not pro-Israel or pro-Palestine. It's not anti-Israel or anti-Palestine either, it's pro-reality. And in reality, nothing is ever really in black and white. I

Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California...

Moment of Truth Has Arrived

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The upcoming "proximity talks" give the US mediators, a unique position to arbitrate and bridge proposals. The moment of truth about who is truly obstructing peace has finally arrived.

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

Photos Of Beaten Israeli Commandos Released By Turkey

Haaretz.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Turkey's highest circulating newspaper Hurriyet on Sunday released photos of Israeli navy commandos who had been embroiled in the clash aboard the Gaz...