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Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Ode to Gaza

Steve Posner | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Steve Posner

Much of the killing in Gaza has stopped. All we have are remnant cries of mothers hunching at child limbs lost, of fathers sobbing at houses bashed, a...

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they ha...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians Break Fasts Together

Anav Silverman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

The events, which were part of a global movement of interfaith break-fasts for the 18th day of Ramadan and 17th of Tammuz, were led and organized by a group called 'Choose Life.'

Is War on Gaza Based on an Israeli Fabrication?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is often created in the public space and in closed rooms. Having created a major public campaign against Hamas, albeit on false charges, the debate for war moved to the war council.

Why Israel Needs Justice, Not Revenge

Hody Nemes | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Hody Nemes

The cold-blooded murders of the three abducted Israeli boys must not go unpunished. But justice, not vengeance, should win the day. The murderers should be tracked down, apprehended and tried in court for their crimes.

The Choice We Face, the Debate We Must Have

James Zogby | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

What troubled me most was that Kerry, after acknowledging that many Israelis have offered the same warning, apologized for using the word "apartheid" saying that "it is a word best left out of the debate here at home." In other words, Israelis can have this debate, but we can't.

What Netanyahu Should Say (And Do) Now

Jonathan Russo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

"Israel will gradually lift roadblocks, checkpoints and military closures throughout the West Bank. We are extending the security and governance responsibilities of the Palestinian Authority to all of Area B and much of Area C. We will work with the Palestinian Authority to do so in a systematic manner...."

Reality Check Forces the Search for a New Post-Dispensational Theology

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

A search is on among Christian evangelists to find a new theology that can take the place of the discredited dispensational theology, which many are u...

Language Matters

James Zogby | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

While reviewing polling data on Israeli and Palestinian attitudes towards the peace effort, what comes through clearly is the obvious disconnect between the views of both groups and the extent to which this divide is driven by the Israeli-centric language used in framing many of the issues.

Muslim Sheikh Mourns Settler Rabbi

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

A year since the passing of peace activist and settler Rabbi Menachem Froman, his wife, Hadassah and close family friend, Sheikh Ibrahim Abu El-Hawa, a Palestinian Muslim, recently paid public tribute to the man who was well-known for his unique peace activities in the region.

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

Israel's anger with US likely to be taken out on Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

On the surface, it is hard to see any direct link between the recently concluded deal by Iran and the P5+1 group and the Palestinian-Israeli peace tal...

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Turkey Is Not Turning Away From the West

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

Turkey exports love instead of hatred, union instead of division and reconciliation instead of enmity to the region and in this way, it will continue to maintain its place in the region.

These Singing Rabbi Brothers Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

When you hear Charedi rabbi brothers, Aryeh and Gil Gat, perform "The Sound of Silence," you might feel as though you are being transported to another...

American TV Stars Cheer Up Israeli Terror Victims

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.11.2013 | TV
Anav Silverman

The first visit of C.S. Lee -- popularly known as Vince Masuka from the American TV show Dexter -- to Israel, was an inspiring one for the Korean-American actor.

Israelis Send Aid and Clothing to Syrian Refugees

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

Partnering up with an American Christian charity, Operation Blessing, and Israel's Reut Institute, Hand in Hand has been raising funds, sending and distributing humanitarian aid to Jordan's Syrian refugees throughout the past year.

Russia and Syria Offer a Big Win for Obama, Boehner, Pelosi, Cantor, McCain, Reid, Kerry, America, Hollande and Decency

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is not yet clear whether the Russian plan is the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end of chemical weapons in Syria, but one way or the other, mass murder by chemical weapons, a crime against humanity, must not be tolerated.

Ingredients of a Palestinian uprising

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Predicting the next Intifada, or popular outbreak, is next to impossible. The past years have seen many predictions of an imminent third Intifada, on...

Did Palestinians fall in the negotiations trap

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When Palestinian negotiators enter the Jerusalem hotel designated for the face-to-face negotiations with their Israeli counterparts on Wednesday, they...

Show the Leaders the Road to Peace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.30.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If there is even a small chance of success in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, trust must be cultivated between Israelis and Palestinians through people-to-people interactions.

A Lesson In Unified Humanity: Evangelical Christians And Jews Support Israeli Children's Hospital

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Cathy Lanyard

A country known for political and religious strife that polarizes large groups of people, is simultaneously bringing divergent sects together.

Will Jordan take a bold role in Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Whether the Jordanian government likes it or not, the Jordanian-Palestinian agreement and the mood of the people regarding Jerusalem require it to tak...