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NYT Public Editor Responds To Times Critics Over Israel-Palestine Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan responded to criticism on Saturday that the paper has been biased in its coverage of the Israeli-Palest...

Battling Dark Emotion at the Gaza Border

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It was a moving day. Almost too moving. And I don't know how to quite process the emotions. Having arrived with my family in Israel, we traveled to...

Laughter: The Surprising Secret to Surviving Tough Times

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

You might be wondering, How could I possibly laugh when life knocks me down? Whether you have a bad day or experience a catastrophic life event, there's a pretty thin line between tragedy and comedy.

Why Love Is Not All We Need

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? If so, I'm sure some of it has depressed you. Just as history has made us believe that the human race has made progress, reality will tell you the awful truth that we have not come that far at all.

For Israelis and Palestinians Peace Must Not Be The Last Casualty

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

Assessing legal and moral culpability, while vitally important, is not nearly as urgent as stopping the conflict now and preventing any more losses of innocent lives, which have been overwhelmingly Palestinian, with over 826 deaths, as well as those of 37 Israelis.

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

Stephen M. Walt | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen M. Walt

A Greater Israel cannot be anything but an apartheid state, and exclusionary ethnic nationalism of this sort is not sustainable in the 21st century. Israel's Arab subjects will eventually demand equal rights, and as former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned back in 2007, once that happens, "the state of Israel is finished."

Palestinian Artist Barred From New York Exhibition

artnet | arnet News | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. By Ben Davis The New Museum’s sprawling “Here and Elsewhere” show of art from the Arab wo...

NBA Star Dwight Howard Deletes #FreePalestine Tweet

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Apparently NBA star Dwight Howard has some things to say about the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Well, kind of. Over the weekend, the Houston ...

Israel Calls For North Gaza Evacuation, Suggesting Strike

AP | KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shel...

The Heresies of Humans

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Peace may not be as dramatic or sexy as war has become, but is sure does give people safety, contentment and the ability to live a truly democratic and free life.

Majority Of Americans Fear The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Only Going To Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Tensions in Israel and Palestine remain high after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens kidnapped in June sparked a new wave of violence...

Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

We believe that this agreement opens the way for a new era in the Holy Land, one based on mutual respect. We hope and believe that peace and prosperity will ensue.

It Is About the Land. It Is Not About the Land (Jeremiah 32:1-3a; 6-15)

Jennifer Howe Peace | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Howe Peace

I am grateful we are in the midst of a new round of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, even though, in the wake of my trip, peace seems like it would be a miracle.

'Little Pride, Little Joy': The Tragedy Behind Assaf-Mania

Somdeep Sen | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Somdeep Sen

The passion and emotions of the jubilation made me wonder, "This is just a reality TV-show. Isn't it?" It sure is. But, of late, victory for Gazans has been of a morbid nature. Often steeped in the mentality of resistance, it has been synonymous with survival.

Believing: Hany Abu-Assad's Omar Gets Standing Ovation in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sitting across from Abu-Assad, one quickly realizes he is unlike most filmmakers, and that's why Omar is such a multi-layered, touching and wonderfully complex film.

AIPAC Does Not Speak for Me

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Vilkomerson

For too long, AIPAC has derived much of its power by purporting to speak in the name of the American Jewish community. AIPAC is, of course, free to continue to push military build-up and endless settlement expansion. But it can no longer claim to do so in our name.

Invading Gaza: Why Israel Was Wise to Step Back From the Precipice

Michael Kay | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Beginning with the latest ceasefire, Goliath would be wise to learn from previous encounters with David and perhaps, for once -- a handshake would be more prudent than a punch.

Palestine and the UN Vote: How Did it Ever Come to This?

P.J. Dermer | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
P.J. Dermer

With Washington disconnected and unwilling to lead, it is no wonder the Palestinians believe they have no other option but to go forward on their own to the UN. Anyone still surprised?

Bibi's Dilemma

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

An escalation in violence in Southern Israel, following a series of deadly terrorist attacks, has positioned Prime Minister Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu in a precarious situation, which offers two alternative routes going forward, both of which carry risks for Israel.

What the White House Has to Do to Keep the Peace Talks Going

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The time has come for the entire international community to recognize that the greatest single barrier to real peace and stability in the Middle East is not the Israeli-Arab conflict, but rather the threat posed by a nuclear Iran.

So Much Heat, So Little Light

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What I continue to find shocking is that the message, tactics, and unrelenting anger of the Republican Party are becoming echoed and displayed by so many Americans who call themselves "pro-Israel."

Feeding the Golem--My Jewish Friends Are Addicted to Anger and Fear Too

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

In a recent article, I wondered out loud why most of people say they want to be happy and yet spend an ever-increasing amount of time and energy readi...

Palestinian, Israeli Farmers Fight Over Olive Groves

GlobalPost | Sara Sorcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sara Sorcher AWARTA and SUSYA, West Bank -- The olive branch may be a universal symbol for peace, but in the West Bank, the olive harvest bring...

George Mitchell's Lessons for Darfur

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In my own experience working on various African peace processes, protracted negotiations are required for breakthroughs; breakthroughs almost never precede protracted negotiations.

The Goldstone Report on Gaza

Jessica Montell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jessica Montell

With the release of the Goldstone report, Israel has a choice. It can continue to shoot the messenger and bury its head in the sand, or it can initiate a genuine process of truth-telling and taking responsibility.