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Direct Talks: Five Myths

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu will come face to face for dinner and talks in Washington as guests of Obama after 18 months of shuttle diplomacy and indirect "proximity talks."

Fresh Produce and Electricity Are Still Absent in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

This year there are two major challenges in Gaza that make observing Ramadan a lot harder. The first one is soaring prices of fresh produce and the second is frequent and prolonged power outages.

Israel Cannot be Both Jewish and Democratic

Ahmed Moor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Moor

Many of Israel's staunchest supporters are baffled by what's happening in the small Mediterranean state. Regrettably, they fail to understand that Israel is following the natural evolution of a country founded on a race-exclusive basis.

Where is Palestine's green fund? Eco-resistance in the West Bank

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Can you imagine defending your land and resisting occupation with windmills, solar panels, and recycled car tires? If you live in Palestine, this is n...

Israel: We Choose Trees

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

Well, Israel finally did it. We finally managed to actually remove an illegal settlement. Oops! Looks like the inhabitants aren't Jewish settlers... They're Bedouins! In the Negev!

The West Bank: A Firsthand Look

Kate Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Lowenstein

Four days after the Gaza flotilla incident, I boarded a flight to Tel Aviv and made my way to Ramallah to visit a friend.

Who is More Pro-Israel?

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Bill Kristol has finally come out and confirmed what I've been writing for months. We're now in a march into the fight over who belongs in the "pro-Israel wing of the pro-Israel community."


James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Listening to President Obama's press conference following his White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave me pause and a bad case of whiplash.

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

Open Letter to J-Street After Their Attack on Elie Wiesel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I suggest that whoever is J Street's PR consultant be fired immediately and that they recalibrate their message to simply criticize Israel rather than attack the voice of the six million Jews.

Peace Will Never Come to the Middle East

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The dominant bloody ethno-religious politics will always prevent the different groups from mixing and melting into states where citizens enjoy equal rights.

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: Pressure Without Progress Could Lead to Political Suicide

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In discussing Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks, Ashrawi warned that moving to direct talks when no progress has been made will lead to the Palestinian national leadership's loss of credibility with its own constituents.

Hamas Lawmaker: Gaza Flotilla Did More Than 10,000 Rockets

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Who now doubts that strategic nonviolent action can transform the politics of the Israel/Palestine conflict?

As Netanyahu Faces Obama, Anxious Settlers Sharply Change Tune

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Like many an Israeli who travels to the United States, on the eve of the prime minister's visit to Washington this week, Benjamin Netanyahu has been saddled with loads of unwanted baggage.

The (Advance) Transcript of the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

What will this meeting look like? Of course we don't know. But here is an advance peek of various scenarios that might play out.

Israeli Settlements Helped By U.S. Tax Law: Non-Profit Donations At Odds With U.S. Foreign Policy

New York Times | By JIM RUTENBERG, MIKE McINTIRE and ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the American government seeks to end the four-decade Jewish settlement enterprise and foster a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the American Tre...

Extremist Pro-Settler Lobby Rallies Against Obama While Schumer and Weiner Pander (Video)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Max Blumenthal

A recent Jewish extremist rally in Manhattan took on a distinctively Tea Party-flavor, including demonstrators assailing Obama as a secret Muslim with no legitimate right to serve as President of the United States.

Rep. Eric Cantor's East Jerusalem Tea Party

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen Read

If Obama can't make measurable progress on a peace process and Iran sanctions, we'll probably be seeing the Republicans moving in aggressively for the Jewish-American vote.

A Report from the Battlefield of East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

In East Jerusalem, there are Palestinian neighborhoods with tens of thousands of residents, which in the last months have been at the center of clashes between settlers, police, and residents.

Waiting... and Wasting Time

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab World is once again waiting. They are wasting precious time and an opportunity to define their concerns and a political path forward. Worse still, if the past provides a clue to the future, waiting will only lead to disappointment.

Have You Marked September 26th on Your Calendar? You Should.

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

If the settlement moratorium on Gaza is not extended, these past 10 months will have had no significance on the ground.

Obama and the Middle East: Complex Systems, Poorly Planned Interventions, and The Law of Unintended Consequences

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric K. Clemons

Obama has not yet mastered the matrix of interactions that tie causes to diverse effects in the complex Mideast system. We wish that the Harvard Law School taught courses in logic and military history.

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.

Declare Independence. Free Israel. End the Occupation.

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Occupation is an ugly word. That is why people who support the idea of a Jewish state should use the term. Because, on this, Israel's 62nd independence day, the Occupation has to be identified for what it has become: Israel's worst enemy.

Can Israel Be Its Own Worst Enemy?

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

In the scheme of things, Israel is looked at as a responsible nation that needs to get its human rights record back on track; Hamas has become a leper. Unfortunately, leprosy is contagious.