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Israel: The Danger From Within

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli public, more so than their misguided political leaders, must wake up to this fateful reality and decide what kind of future to chart for themselves and for future generations.

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

Reformist Think in Islamic Thought in Israel Today

Ron Kronish | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Is it possible that Islam is being reformed? And in Israel! The answer is yes, as I discovered when I attended a fascinating research seminar yesterday at Tel Aviv University on "Contemporary Islamic Thought in Israel".

Love Can't Overcome Israel-Palestine Tensions

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

BARTAA, Israel — When Israeli Arabs search for a spouse, they don't just worry about looks, job prospects or future in-laws. They must think abo...

Love The Stranger As Yourself

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We must love our fellow Jews as brothers and sisters in a historic, unique collective family, and we must treat the non-Jew with the same dignity that we would wish and envision for ourselves. This is the real meaning of what it means to be "holy" in the "Holy Land" today.

Israeli Arab Gets 7 Years For Spying For Hezbollah

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli court has sentenced an Arab citizen of Israel to seven years in prison for spying for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. ...

Israeli Arabs: Meh

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

By Jihan Abdalla UMM EL-FAHM, Israel, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Disillusioned, disappointed and divided, Israeli Arab voters will traipse to ...

Battered and Bloodied, Israeli Arabs And Jews Unite Through Combat Sport

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

ACRE, Israel -- The bell clangs, the fight starts and the boxers come at each other. On one side is a 13-year-old Arab boy from northern Israel. His o...

Colors: A Message of Hope for 'World Read Aloud Day' From Our Friends in Jerusalem

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

Literacy has all kinds of benefits that we might not associate immediately with reading and writing. The stories we read and write and share have the power to transcend physical borders as well as boundaries of race and religion.

Defiant Dreamers of Arab-Jewish Coexistence

Dan Fleshler | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town, and Chaim Gaash, the mayor of a nearby Jewish town described a project that is extraordinarily difficult: their townspeople are working together to solve the day-to-day problems shared by both communities.

Of Butchers And Boycotts: The Mladic Arrest Seen From Nazareth And The Netherlands

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

By coincidence, I was thinking about Serbia when I received word of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the notorious leader of the Serbian extremist forces that devastated Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Arab-Israeli Tennis Star Embodies Coexistence At Duke

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In Israel, it can be easy to choose a side. In the volatile country strained by the tension between Arabs and Jews, some choose to hate. But Duke t...

Hoorah for Hapoel: A Core of Anti-Racism

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dana Agmon

Last week, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. won its first game at the UEFA Champions League. It was an emotional moment. But when people refuse to understand that many of us have differing political views, such happiness is short-lived.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Israel's Palestinian Citizens

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diane Winston

In the past six days I've talked with more Palestinians than many Israeli Jews meet in a lifetime.

Voices From Jerusalem: An Arab Citizen of Israel Discovers Jerusalem

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

I am able to see the strength and the might of this city and its residents. I pray for them out of amazement and appreciation. I close my eyes and ask that the city accept me as its daughter.

Israel's Arabs -- A Cinematic Voice in New York

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

National schizophrenia has become an obsession for the Israeli Arab community -- and to the benefit of Israeli cinema, the subject matter of a growing number of increasingly fine films.

Peace In Arabic

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

His words didn't smell like propaganda or activism. He spoke for moderate Palestinians like himself, and he spoke from his heart, not from talking points.

Jack Shaheen: Obama Delivers a Message of Peace to the Muslim World

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

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Israel 'Loyalty Law' Thrown Out

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government on Sunday threw out a proposal aimed at minority Arabs to require an oath of loyalty to Israel as a Jewish st...

Israel Disloyalty Speech Could Become Illegal With New Legislation

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Knesset plenum on Wednesday passed a preliminary reading of a bill that would mandate the imprisonment of anyone who calls for the end of Israel a...

Avigdor Lieberman's Party Seeking To Ban 'Nakba' Commemorations

The Daily Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party wants to ban Israeli Arabs from marking the anniversary of the Nakba, or the Catastrophe in 1948, when 700,...

To Gain a True Affinity for Arab Jerusalem, Visit It

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Only a few tens of thousands of Arabs were able to visit Jerusalem in the past few decades while millions of Jews and non-Arab Christians are able to do so annually. How then can it "always remain Arab"?

Many In Israel Upset By Musical Show Of Unity

Nytimes.com | By ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Achinoam Nini, a singer and peace activist, has long stirred controversy here. Known abroad by her stage name, Noa, she has recorded with Arab artists...

Israel's Stubborn Minority

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From first-time voting soldiers returning from Gaza to exhausted progressives, it seems like no one in Israel is satisfied with the way things have been going, or with the choices they see in front of them.

Israel's Election: HuffPost Contributors Have Their Say

Huffington Post | HuffPost Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israelis head to the polls tomorrow, February 10, to vote in a new government. Huffington Post contributors from Israel to Ramallah to DC have shared ...