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Gaza: Reverse Causality

David Harris | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
David Harris

It's unquestionably tragic if a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line and doesn't receive basic services. And it's equally dispiriting to imagine an even bleaker future. Yet such an outcome wasn't inevitable, nor need it be down the road.

Caterpillar No Longer A Socially Responsible Investment

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, ...

Bibi's 'Ludicrous' Move?

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The thought of having Jewish settler homes demolished on his watch has propelled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to promise a radical &...

For A Just And Lasting Peace In God's Land

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek

It is important for everyone to be exact and careful when speaking about Palestine and Israel, but it is wrong to construe every criticism leveled at the government of Israel as an attack on Jews or Judaism.

Israel And Palestine: Looking For Peace On The Horizon

Mike Ghouse | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Who am I to worry about Israelis and Palestinians? What inspires me to be involved in the Israel Palestine conflict? This is the story of my struggle to see a cohesive world.

Radical Changes Needed in Israel Approach

Amnesty International | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Amnesty International

Now is the time for President Obama to become more actively involved, working to drastically revise the Quartet's approach and show that he can make a real difference to the lives of Palestinians and Israelis.

Lie to Me

Lilac Sigan | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

It's comfortable for Abbas to keep selling this lie, and for a good reason: everyone seems to be buying it. But the truth is that when Abbas was offered this deal he supposedly wants, he refused. Why? Because he doesn't just want "a Palestinian state." He wants much much more.

Palestinians Are NOT An Invented People

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

One of the craziest things that ever came out of the mouth of Golda Meir was her comment, "There were no such things as Palestinians." And now Newt Gingrich has gone and said much the same thing.

Food for Thought

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Bill_Corcoran

We need to remember that in many communities around the world, putting food on the dinner table is a major challenge.

Engaging Palestinian Literature: A Jewish Journey Into Empathy

Joe Winkler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

I harbor no delusions of literature solving political problems. The truth is much more complicated. But literature illuminates complexity.

I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Set on Freedom

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Clarence B. Jones

Just as our Freedom Riders were primarily directed to awaken the conscience and sense of decency in the majority of white America, our Palestinian brothers and sisters are seeking to awaken the conscience of the world and a majority of Israelis.

Palestine Can Now Protect Its Heritage Sites

hyperallergic.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of...

Israel And Gaza Militants Exchange Newest Round Of Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern...

Days Of Reflection On Israel

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Jeremy Ben-Ami

For many of us, these are days for deep reflection and soul-searching on the past year. How, we ask, as individuals and as a community can we better ourselves and the world?

Open Letter To Mahmoud Abbas For Yom Kippur

Carlo Strenger | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Mr. Abbas: I know that this proposal is very difficult for you to accept. I write to you on the eve of Yom Kippur, because my heart is weary and full of sorrow; because I see the two-state solution slipping away.

Netanyahu's Lie: "I Already Gave at the Office"

James Zogby | Posted 12.01.2011 | World
James Zogby

Netanyahu didn't "give at the office" and he didn't give at the door. He's been playing us for fools for decades now and we're letting him get away with it.

The Israel/Palestine Zero Sum Game

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

So long as the official mascots of Palestinian Statehood are four murderers, so long as Palestinian officials speak of a Judenrein Palestine, no one but the Arabs themselves can bring peace to the Holy Land.

Global Voices of Nonviolence

Lynne Hybels | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Lynne Hybels

We've recently seen the tragedy of brutal violence in parts of the Middle East, but also the impact of "people power" grounded in nonviolent resistance.

For Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation, Look to Iraq

Andrew Engel | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Andrew Engel

The opportunity exists for a Turkey-Iraq style relationship in the Holy Land. Turkey provided Iraq with essential ingredients -- trade channels, key industry growth and international legitimacy -- which Israel alone has the power to provide the Palestinians.

What One Palestinian Learned From Gandhi

Sami Awad | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

This is the greatest lesson I have learned as a Palestinian: to be the change that I want to see take place, not only in Palestine and Israel but in the world.

The Palestine UN Vote: Is There a Duty to Admit?

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

If the U.S. vetos the admission of Palestine, whose right to self-determination has been affirmed in hundreds of U.N. resolutions, including many in which the U.S. also voted in favor, it would breach international law.

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: "We Can No Longer be Dismissed as Unworthy"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

They've been talking about it. They've been negotiating about it. Some have used violence to achieve it. Now, say Palestinians, they'll finally become a state. Metro met Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for an exclusive interview.

'Don't Demolish My Future': An Iconic Cry from the Heart

Chris Gunness | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Chris Gunness

"Don't Demolish My Future" is the name of an online campaign launched by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, to save the school in a small Bedouin community near Jerusalem from demolition by the Israeli authorities.

The Jewel in the Crown of the Arab Spring

Sami Moubayed | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

Popular and armed resistance didn't work for the Palestinians, forcing them to take the matter to the U.N. in a new kind of intifada -- a diplomatic one -- that will achieve for them what 60 years of armed resistance failed to bring about.

The Palestinians' Uncharted March to the UN

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.05.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The decision of the Palestinian Authority to go to the U.N. to seek recognition of a Palestinian state is likely to make matters worse, leading both sides to further entrench themselves into long-time, hardened positions.