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Finally, a Hamas Leader Admits That Israel Killed Mostly Combatants In Gaza

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

A statement recently made by a Hamas leader confirms that Israel was correct in claiming that approximately 700 combatants were killed in the Gaza operation of late 2008 and early 2009.

The PA's Choice: Palestinian State or Palestinian Cause

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

Rather than engage in negotiations which will reinforce the need for compromise, the Palestinian Authority has embarked on a strategy that, places its "passions" over its "interests." They key here is how the PA plays the image of powerlessness to its advantage.

Time for a Different Way

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

What do the stalled Middle East peace talks and just completed climate change negotiations in Cancun have in common? Essentially, both problems are di...

The Palestinian Leadership Is Responsible for the Continuing Israeli Occupation of the West Bank

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The fact that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has not ended is largely the fault of the Palestinian leadership, who has repeatedly refused to accept Israel's offers to end it.

Palestinian President: I'll Ask Israel To Take Over West Bank

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he may dissolve his self-rule government and ask Israel to resume full cont...

Palestinians Remove Claim To Western Wall After U.S. Objects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) The Palestinian government has pulled a report stating that Jews have no historic connection ...

Middle East talks in limbo

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

US envoy fails to keep direct Israeli-Palestinian talks alive, as Israel refused to extend settlement freeze....

It's Time to Dismantle the Palestinian Authority

Ahmed Moor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Moor

If the Palestinian Authority cannot secure economic growth, promote Palestinian institution-building, or create a Palestinian state, why does it exist?

Fifteen Years Later: Rabin and the Bullet That Rode a Crest

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

Israel, a country without capital punishment, must honor Rabin by working with the Palestinians to finally put Yigal Amir's dreams to death.

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.

Beyond Peace in the Middle East at CGI

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It was a rare gift to be able to hear the Middle East session up close at this years Clinton Global Initiative. It is curious that there was not enormous media coverage of this landmark discussion

Israeli and Palestinian Schools More Important than Peace Talks

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Two state, one state, or no state, Israeli and Palestinian fates are bound together and our educational systems must reflect that. We must learn more than one another's languages, cultures, histories, and values.

The French Connection and Middle East Talks

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Absent at the Middle East stakeholders dinner hosted by Obama was France. When there is a chance of securing a new equilibrium in the Middle East, France should be a core partner.

Palestine: Too Many Managers, Not Enough Leaders

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Occupied Palestinian territories remain a toxic political environment. And unfortunately the few non-party affiliated Palestinians leaders who seem to be popular with activists and academics are weak and largely absent in every day news.

Endless Negotiations: Palestinian Quicksand

Noura Erakat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noura Erakat

What the peace process needs is the application of meaningful pressure on the stronger party -- not a room full of warm fuzzy good feelings.

Where is Palestine's green fund? Eco-resistance in the West Bank

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Can you imagine defending your land and resisting occupation with windmills, solar panels, and recycled car tires? If you live in Palestine, this is n...

A Deadly Game in Lebanon

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

The situation in Lebanon is novel insofar as the potential stakes of war are much higher. But the strategy of drawing Israel into a war and then blaming it for "aggression" is depressingly familiar.

Gaza Insomnia: No Rest For The Besieged

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Due to the constant power cuts and limited access to the World Wide Web, people who live outside Gaza are more informed about what goes inside it than those who call it home.

Is Obama Set on an Iran Strike?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As his Afghanistan policy has demonstrated, Obama seems to lack the power and the will to resist the hawks in Washington and has probably concluded that if you cannot beat them, joining them is the next best option.

Do the Palestinians Really Want Two States -- Or Are They Just Stalling?

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Khaled Abu Toameh, to my mind the best Arab journalist working in Israel and the Palestinian territories, reports in today's Jerusalem Post that "Pal...

Fayyadism is not Authoritarianism

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

In Nathan J. Brown's recent commentary published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brown accuses Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fay...

President of Humanity

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Yossi Klein Halevi didn't buy the "tough love" argument. He sees Obama's actions more as a combination of bullying and naive incompetence.

Iran Cancels Gaza Blockade-Busting Ship: 'Infants Of Gaza' Trip Called Off Over Restrictions, Says Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citi...

PA Minister: All goods made in settlements are illegitimate

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Palestinian Finance Minister said all goods produced in West Banks settlements are illegitimate and will be boycotted by the Palestinian Authority...

Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...