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Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu's Re-election No Sure Thing In A Volatile Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Three-term Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the power of incumbency as Israel heads to the polls in mid-March. But politica...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

A Resounding Public Support for Palestine Around the World

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Politicians holding down the floodgates against a public display of support for the state of Palestine were embarrassed in recent weeks. As soon as these political gatekeepers allowed their rank and file to express their positions, tremendous backing came for Palestine and its people.

Congress to Obama: Need to Go Somewhere? Call Uber

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

President Obama was in a quandary -- where oh where would he deliver his 2016 State of the Union Address?

Israel's Netanyahu Warns Partners Amid Coalition Crisis

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.30.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's fractious coalition government seems headed for a breakup that could spark new elections against a backdrop of security tu...

Time Is Running Out for Iran

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Just as has been the case every time nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West break down without agreement on fundamental issues, Supreme Iranian leader Khameini resumes lambasting the U.S. and Israel, and conservatives in the Iranian government rejoice.

Samantha Lachman

Controversial Israeli Bill Met With Weak Opposition From American Jewish Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A contentious bill that would prioritize Israel’s identity as a Jewish state over its democratic character has been met with limited o...

Will Greater Israel Transform Into Greater Palestine?

Henry Siegman | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Henry Siegman

If the slaughter in the Jerusalem synagogue will make the Palestinian dream of statehood an even more unreachable dream, it will also turn Israel's illusion of the sustainability of the occupation into a nightmare.

Israeli President Criticizes Controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

* Critics say new bill is racist, anti-democratic * President has rocky relationship with PM Netanyahu * Bill coincides ...

Barack Obama and the Audacity of Failure

Sheldon Filger | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

As with so much else connected with President Obama and national security, he has acted contrary to his past words and proclaimed intentions. There is no longer hope; the despair remains.

Don't Forget Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The 1.8 million Palestinians who make Gaza their home are calling for help from anyone that is willing to hear them. What they need is not only a roof to live under, but, more importantly, a horizon that can give them hope for the future.

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The silent Intifada that is taking place today in Jerusalem is one result of the Israeli policy of denying Palestinians their rights and refusing to include Jerusalem in serious talks.

U.S.-Israel Relations Have All But Collapsed

The Atlantic | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State De...

Kerry Blusters Again

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 12.19.2014 | College
Amanda Botfeld

John Kerry isn't doing himself any favors. When it comes to Israel, the Secretary of State may be remembered more for his gaffes than his accomplishme...

Laura Bassett

Netanyahu Gushes About His Relationship With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is feeling "quite good" about his relationship with President Barack Obama, he said in a Sunday interview. ...

Netanyahu Fooled the New York Times -- For One Day

James Zogby | Posted 12.04.2014 | Media
James Zogby

This Israeli fantasy of making peace with the Arabs without first making peace with the Palestinians has been around for decades. It is, in effect, a desire to turn the Arab Peace Initiative on its head. As is often the case, Netanyahu's clever, but disingenuous, ploys can't stand up in the face of reality.

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

The End? Or the Kiboshing of Liberal Zionism

Francis Levy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

Has a once venerated idealistic enterprise itself become the victim of extremism? Are Israel's enemies using it as a pawn in yet another messianic struggle that goes far beyond the questions of a two state solution or whether the country's borders should be returned to where they were before the Six Day War?

What Is the Source of the New Found Courage of Abbas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Many are wondering and questioning whether Abbas will carry out this threats and where he found the courage to stand up to Israel, Hamas and his own Fateh movement.

A New U.S. Strategy for the Aftermath of the Gaza War

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

With an indefinite ceasefire now agreed upon, there is an urgent need for a new strategy that will be aimed at ending the Hamas stranglehold on Gaza, substantially increase the role of the Palestinian Authority there, and enhance the prospects for progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Here are eleven ways to develop that strategy.

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement g...

Israeli PM Draws Criticism For Tweet That Includes James Foley Picture

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced widespread criticism on Thursday for using an image from the video of the killing of a U.S. reporter i...

Terror on All Sides

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Richard W. Kropf

While a two-state solution might have worked for awhile had it been implemented from the start, the Israeli's continuation of the West Bank and their "settlements" have pushed the situation to the point that either the two antagonists learn to live together or else end up destroying each other.

How to Make the Israeli Occupation Costly?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is clear that the impunity Israel enjoys plays a large role in its continued occupation and belligerence. Making the Israelis pay a price for continuing to rule another people by force and the siege on Gaza would have a positive result.

The Extension Of Gaza's Truce Gives Hope For Progress

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an ...