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Easter Festivities and Restrictions in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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...

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

"Ajami": A Film to Challenge the Israeli and Palestinian Narratives?

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Hitting US theaters today is Ajami, Israel's contender at this year's Academy Awards, which has also been garnering praise at Cannes and other interna...

Accomplishing Palestinian Statehood Might Have to Be Unilateral

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If reaching an independent Palestinian state is in the national interest of the United States, as President Obama has said, then it would be ill advised to deny that inevitability to Palestinians.

A Nobel Prayer

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The vitriol against Obama's peace prize and "those Norwegians" who gave it to him is much deeper than the president's lack of achievements thus far; it is based on a fundamental clash of worldviews.

Avigdor Lieberman To Resign If Charged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's ultranationalist foreign minister promised Monday to step down if he is charged after police recommended that he be indicte...

Israeli Army T-Shirts Mock Dead Palestinian Babies, Bombed Mosques

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children's graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques - these are a few examples of the images Israel...

It's Time for a Sustained Focus on a Lasting Middle East Peace

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What we continue to lack is the kind of real political solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that could finally make a "ceasefire" endure.