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

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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 03.15.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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...

Great Smile and Inspiring Words, But No Action -- Again

Sam Bahour | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Sam Bahour

I was hoping (but not holding my breath) that President Obama would come with a message to the Israelis that the world's superpower is now going to fill the process with accountability. That did not happen, and will not, until average Americans say, "Enough is enough."

Modern Day Zionist Brings Thousands To Israel

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Through his Zionism and his love of helping people discover that same beauty and inspiration that he found in Israel 30 years ago, Larry Ritter is doing his part to keep Israel's tourism industry vibrant and strong.

Gaza: Clarifying Israel's Intentions

James Zogby | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
James Zogby

Netanyahu's goal is not a lasting peace based on two states. It appears that he has never surrendered the Revisionist Zionist goal of a Greater Israel, with an autonomous and pacified Palestinian population that submits to Israel's diktat. And, in his way of thinking, he's almost there.

Israel, Palestine, Love

Marianne Williamson | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Marianne Williamson

When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle. There will be no political solution until an opening of the heart occurs that simply doesn't exist en masse as yet. It's very difficult to get whole nations to forgive. Yet nothing short of forgiveness will sort this out.

Obama II Has a Rare Opportunity to Forge Mideast Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians and Arabs are ready to make major concessions and the Israelis know that time is not on their side if they still want a democratic state with a Jewish majority.

Will Unshackled Politicians Deliver Peace in Palestine?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

An unshackled U.S. president along with Palestinian leaders yearning for peace can be a perfect formula for progress in this centuries-old conflict.

Jewish Voters, Jewish Values

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I don't recall "The Jewish Vote" ever being such a widely discussed topic during a presidential election in my lifetime. Not only is there speculation about how American Jews will vote today, but opinion polling of Israelis is making world news as well.

Could Lebanon Sue 'Homeland'?

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

BEIRUT — Militants carrying assault weapons clear the area around a street, shouting in Arabic for people to get out of the way. A jeep pulls up...

Jerusalem's 360,000 'Orphans'

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians living in East Jerusalem are experiencing perhaps their worst times. With the continuation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the uncertainty of the future of Jerusalem, the 360,000 residents of East Jerusalem are political orphans.