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A World Where We Treat All Children As Our Own

David A. Love | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

When the family of kidnapped and lynched Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir recently grieved together with the family of abducted and murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel, we were reminded that the loss of a child is both painful and universal.

No Immunity

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Whenever I hear an American Jew like myself lament the killings of innocent Israelis, especially in occupied territories, I want to tell them this story. I want to say to Hal and all of my other "cousins," you want to stop the hatred? Well, start with yourself.

Andrew Perez

Sheldon Adelson Backed Candidate Who Used Term 'Israeli-Occupied Areas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past weekend, at a meeting of donors to the Republican Jewish Coalition, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) caused a stir when he d...

American Jews Must Support, Not Hinder, Kerry's Efforts

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

I am one of those who certainly support J Street's ongoing efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, and I applaud their repeated outreach calling on congressional leaders and Jewish groups to support Secretary of State John Kerry's peace offensive.

Even Hamburgers Can't Stay Out Of The Israel-Palestinian Conflict

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, everything, even a hamburger, is political. Israelis who live in ar...

Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless

Steve Posner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Steve Posner

Obama's visit to the West Bank took him into the center of the Palestinian tragedy where outrage over Israel's military occupation and civilian settlements has been punctuated by bursts of terrorist violence, quiet oppression, and demoralizing acquiescence.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Mapping Palestinian Contemporary Art

Ruthie Abel | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

I had travelled to the West Bank to photograph two stories, both put on hold as persistent rocket fire and airstrikes erupted between Gaza and Israel. With time on my hands, I set out to explore new developments in Palestinian contemporary art.

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...

EU Condemns Israel Over Settlements

AP | DON MELVIN and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union warned Israel of unspecified consequences Monday if it goes through with plans to build thousands of new settler h...

To Be Trusted, Mofaz Should Begin Dismantling the Occupation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The beginning of the end of occupation also requires telling Israelis that the settlement enterprise runs contrary to peace.

Free Fadi -- And the Rest of Palestine

Shadi Bushra | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

Fadi would not want there to be an international outcry over his detention if there were not a similar -- in fact, greater -- outcry over the detention of the 4,800 other Palestinians languishing in Israeli prisons after being denied trials in civilian courts.

The "Occupied Territories": A Meme of Power to Describe All the OWS Locales

Rob Kall | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Locales or communities exist. They are. But Occupied Territories, well that's a term with some muscle in it, some fight, some power.

Miral Defies Racial Stereotypes of Arabs in the Media

David A. Love | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
David A. Love

This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.

How Long Will the U.S. and Europe Keep Repeating the Same Mistakes in the Middle East?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

What is more essential to American security today -- convenient bases for its ships, planes and troops across the Middle East, or a full transition to democracy throughout the region?

Beyond Hypocrisy in the Middle East

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

What happens when all sides of a conflict are so mired in hypocrisy that no one can steer a path towards some sort of solution?

Do International Activists Help or Hinder the Palestinian Struggle?

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alison Avigayil Ramer

Every summer, hundreds of young international activists travel to Israel to stand in solidarity with Palestinians. Some seasoned activists question whether their activism functions more like occupation tourism.

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

Has Israel Reneged on the Unity of West Bank and Gaza?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

To consider Gaza Palestinians infiltrators if caught in the West Bank past their permit deadline reflects the Netanyah government's rejection of the unity of Palestinian territories.

Regarding Helen Thomas

Mike Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Farrell

I find myself wondering: Were Thomas' words an admission of anti-Israel or anti-Semitic bias, or rather an angry condemnation of Israeli settlers in Gaza specifically?

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

Art and Political Graffiti of the West Bank Separation Wall

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jennifer Utz

Beyond being a point of contention in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the West Bank separation wall has also become a place where activists, street ...

UC Students Shouting Down the Israeli Ambassador: Boneheaded? Perhaps... Illegal? Not So Fast

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Levine

My hope is that the members of the UCI community can use this event as a teachable moment, coming together as a campus more clearly to define the limits of acceptable protest.

Can Obama Redefine the "Real" in Realpolitik? The Nobel Committee Is Betting That He Can

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

It is up to Obama to use the Prize as an opening to pursue truly transformational policies on the world stage regardless of the potential political cost to him.

UN Investigation of Israel Discredits Itself and Undercuts Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

No wonder human rights experts, including Mary Robinson, refused to participate in this mockery, declaring that it was "guided not by human rights, but by politics."