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Rabbi Menachem Froman Z"L: Worth Remembering

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

Rav Froman took the time and built relationships with Palestinians, particularly in religious settings. He had the holy chutzpah (or audacity) to go and meet his Palestinian neighbors. He became a living testament that putting a human face on your enemy is a game changer.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Movie Review: Omar

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

That question of loyalty, deception and betrayal haunts the Oscar-nominated film Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, whose dark, weirdly funny Paradise Now was also an Oscar nominee.

Peace Without an Olive Branch

Miriam Awadallah | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Miriam Awadallah

The Israeli government continually emphasizes their need to ensure their security throughout peace negotiations, but the Palestinians assurances for security are so often overlooked and disregarded.

Frozen Land, Moving Pictures

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Nancy Graham Holm

Scandinavian film buffs know about it, as well as other Europeans, but it remains a secret to most North Americans.

Wrapping Up: 10th Dubai International Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came away from DIFF a believer in this as a film festival with a vision of the future of film, from the standpoint of aesthetics, technology and business.

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

Zaytoun: A Film Review

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Singer, M.D.

Zaytoun is a film about a most improbable and remarkable friendship between Fahed, a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee, and Yoni, a 30-year-old Israeli combat pilot. The film explores a liminal space between make-believe and reality, between a boy and a man, between Arab and Israeli.

Palestinian need for a unifying strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.31.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Inhabitants of a Palestinian village were told in the late 1930s that the British High Commissioner for Palestine wanted to visit them. As news of th...

A Middle East Hat Trick for the President?

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Whether one thinks the turn of events in Syria and Iran were stage managed by the Obama team, or as many of his critics claim the lucky result of a muddled and fumbling U.S. policy, the fact remains that the Obama administration is on the cusp of engineering a major reset of the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.

Israel denies Christian peacemaker from entry

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israeli security officials at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge turned back an American peace volunteer who is part of the Christian Peacemaker Teams ...

Palestinian Journalist/Author/Poet/Activist Fouzi El-Asmar, R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the details one often remembers. Mine is the memory of Fouzi El-Asmar surrounded by piles of newspapers, documents, and books, at his Washingto...

Kerry: Israel, Palestinians Will Try To Reach Peace Deal In 9 Months

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a peace agreeme...

Egypt and Morsi Don't Mix

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Morsi don't mix. The message was loud and clear in the visuals, on TV, online. The picture of a banner erected on a Cairo street ahead of m...

Rabbi Froman and Hamas -- a Marriage Made in Heaven

Harvey Stein | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Harvey Stein

It wasn't enough that Froman was longtime friends with Yasser Arafat. His most notorious outreach activities to Palestinians were with several leaders of Israel's most hated enemy, Hamas.

The Surprising Good Smuggled Through Gaza's Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

The network of tunnels that snake underneath the border between Gaza and Egypt are dark, dingy and dangerous, but they have proved invaluable to trans...

The Gaza Kitchen

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Their cuisine may lie at the intersection of history, geography and economy, but in The Gaza Kitchen, one is made acutely aware of how geo-political struggles find themselves revealed in a single dish.

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.

Christmas in Bethlehem: Image and Reality, 2012

Philip Farah | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Philip Farah

If you have a miniature manger in your home today, or if you've heard a piece of music in the mall with "Bethlehem" in it, I -- as a Palestinian Christian in whose life Bethlehem has played a big role -- have a favor to ask you.

Bibi's Tough Comments On Settlements

AP | GEIR MOULSON and DAVID RISING | Posted 12.06.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Israel's prime minister brushed off international uproar over a planned new settlement project near Jerusalem, claiming Thursday that Israel...

The Palestinian Goals Behind Demanding a Non-Member State

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Perhaps the most important implication of Palestine receiving recognition as a state, at the UN General Assembly, is the fact that international laws ...

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

My Conversations With My Mom In Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

While Israel was waging its war on the civilians in Gaza, my mother Fatema was busy keeping her 30 grandchildren entertained. They have been losing power often -- more often than they are used to -- due to constant shelling and interference by the Israeli army.

Obama Passes Through the Minefield of UN Week (But Sets Up A Potential Explosion Next Year)

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
William Bradley

Like a ship navigating through a strait filled with mines, President Barack Obama succeeded in getting through this year's United Nations week gathering of heads of government in New York without damage to his re-election. But he also set up a potentially explosive confrontation during his second term over Iran's nuclear program.