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Kerry Blusters Again

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 ...

Israel Can't Afford to Lose Jews Like Me

David Schanzer | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
David Schanzer

Writing in The New York Times, columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews who are becoming more estranged from modern-day Israel as "fair-weather fans" whom Israel both can and should ignore. He is dead-wrong on both counts.

Reagan's Magical Mystery... According to Ron Reagan, Rick Perlstein, Lou Cannon

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Ron Reagan and Ron Christie discuss clashing portrayals of Ronald Reagan -- Perlstein's smart, shrewd charmer (The Invisible Bridge) and Cannon's under-informed raconteur (Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime). Consensus: he was a shrewd fabulist. And on the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, both Rons lament the Watergate-ization of politics but disagree who's the better president -- RN or BO.

The Gaza Saga Continues

James Zogby | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

With or without an infusion of massive amounts of international aid, clearing away the mess of this war will take years. Streets can be cleaned, but the wounds, both physical and mental, will not soon heal, nor will the survivors easily erase the feelings of helplessness, despair and anger with which they have been left.

War on Gaza a 'Tie' With Hamas

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The decision of the Palestinian leadership to sign the Rome Protocols for the International Criminal Court will impress on all, including Israel, that decision making is independent and is aimed at addressing the interests of the Palestinian people. If this becomes truly a Palestinian policy, then this could be marked as the biggest success, despite the horrible results in Gaza, which cannot be ignored.

Israel and Russia: Rogue States in Public Opinion?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
William E. Jackson Jr.

Like Putin, Netanyahu comes across as a "my way or the highway" rogue, disdainful of international law and organizations while committing gross human rights violations--such as killing bunches of children in UN schools. Who is to stop Israel?

The Gaza War: Concerted Efforts for a Ceasefire or a Humanitarian Truce

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

In parallel, the hurdles impeding a ceasefire are growing not only because of Hamas's rejection of a permanent ceasefire if not accompanied by an end to the blockade, but also because Israel is determined to continue the war on Gaza.

Gaza and the West Bank One Palestinian Entity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The admission was buried deep in a long, drawn-out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed.

How Israel Can Escape the Gaza Trap

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

Contrary to what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes, the main existential threat facing the country is not a nuclear-armed Iran. The real peril is to be found at home: the corrosive effect of the Palestinian problem on Israel's international standing. The devastation caused by Israel's periodic asymmetrical confrontations, combined with the continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and the ever-growing expansion of settlements, has fueled a growing campaign to undermine Israel's legitimacy.

The Gaza War and Anti-Semitism

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

It's a lie to say that Israel's behavior does not affect attitudes toward both Israelis and Jews.

Israel, Hamas Agree To Temporary Break In Fighting

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truc...

On "We Told You So," Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

''We told you so'' is in full use again in Israel. This time it is over the rush decision of the FAA to instruct American carriers to stop flying to Ben Gurion Airport, the biggest, almost exclusive, gate for Israel to the outside world.

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."

Hamas Giving Ammunition to the Israeli Far Right

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is no secret that Qatar and Turkey are very close to Hamas, the de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip, and that this trio's relations with Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are marred by tension, if not outright hostility.