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The Cowardice, the Vanity, the Sin of Boycotting Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is something in Ajami's nuance that helps explain why the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has proven a wholesale failure.

Has Israel Become Dependent on Terrorism?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Terrorism remains central to Israel's explanations of many of the most morally problematic of its policies, including the siege of Gaza and restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank.

Can There Be Such a Thing as an Israeli Hero?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is a sense that the transgressions of Israelis are so grave that they have lost their right to grieve over their own very real tragedies.

Israel To Build New Houses In Settlements: Prime Minister Netanyahu's Aides

AP | STEVEN GUTKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel said Friday it will construct hundreds of new housing units in West Bank settlements before any slowdown in building, an anno...

France: No More Settlements For Mideast Peace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's foreign minister says an agreement on freezing Jewish settlements must be reached for international Mideast peace efforts to su...

Supporting Fayyad's Vision

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Palestinian Prime Minister's plan for statehood not only represents a blueprint to address inherent problems, but it is the first outline for a viable homeland based on freedom, democracy, non-violence and international law.

Voices From Jerusalem: An Interview with Khader Dibs

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

One afternoon in early June, I sat down with Khader Dibs, a public figure in Shuafat RC. Dibs is a middle-aged father who heads the camp's UNWRA-run sanitation services.

A Fast For Human Rights In Gaza

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David A. Love

There are many opinions on the Mideast conflict, but one thing is certain: the situation in Gaza is a humanitarian and human rights disaster, and it cannot continue.

Enough is Enough

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The first obligation of any government is to defend the rights of its citizens. Israel appears to have defined its own categories of US citizenship. Arab Americans are not fully recognized.

Settlement Freeze: Been There, Done That

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel's ever-expanding network of settlements is viewed by many members of the international community as the most significant obstacle to the creation of a viable, sovereign Palestinian state.

Fayyad's Brilliant Two-Year Plan for Palestinian Statehood

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian Prime Minister told the press that he wanted the American president arriving in Palestine on Airforce One, to an international airport, and not just a small airstrip.

Humility, Humiliation, and Hope in Jerusalem and The West Bank

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In the Golden City of Jerusalem, I witnessed humility, humiliation and hope.

President Mahmoud Abbas: No Peace Talks Until Israel Freezes Settlement Construction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that peace talks with Israel will not resume until Israel completely freezes construction in the ...

Does "Urging Israel" Amount to "Change We Can Believe In"?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Expressing disappointment and calling on Israel not to repeat its actions is ineffective, so when will America's policy change from a slap on the wrist to a handcuff to international law?

Hamas: PA Is Threatening to Arrest Our West Bank Leaders

International Middle East Media Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several legislators of the Hamas movement in the West Bank stated on Thursday that they received arrest threats from the Palestinian Security Forces, ...

Gaza Tunnel Explosion Kills 7 Palestinians

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least seven Palestinians were killed overnight when fuel exploded in a smuggling tunnel beneath the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Palest...

Settlers' Spin

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The number of Jewish settlers living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an area that Palestinians regard as the heart of their future state, is swiftly approaching half a million.

US Palestinian Aid: $200 Million Transferred To Fix Budget Crisis

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The United States has transferred $200 million to the Palestinian government to help ease a growing budget deficit, U.S. S...

The Evolution of the Acceptance of a Palestinian State

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is useful to trace the evolution of the acceptance of a two-state solution in our political discourse -- recalling, as we do, how difficult it was just a few decades ago to support Palestinian rights.

No Way Out: I'm Trapped in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.

Netanyahu's Two-State Goal?

Saree Makdisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saree Makdisi

Netanyahu's speech marked both the definitive end and a symbolic return to the beginning of the two-state solution as that hapless notion has been peddled since the Oslo Accords of 1993-95.

The United Nations Kangaroo "Investigation" of Israeli "War Crimes"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone knows that unless his report condemns Israel, at least as forcefully as it condemns Hamas, it will never be accepted by the UN Human Rights Council.

Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

When the mainstream American press chose to broadcast the Neda video, it highlighted the hypocritical attitude towards Palestinians who resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis, and who often meet the same fate as Neda.

Palestinian State Institutions In 2 Years: Prime Minister

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Institutions for an independent Palestinian state should be up and running within two years, Palestinian Prime Minister Sa...

Palestinian Boy Hanged By His Family For 'Collaborating With Israel': Police

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

15-year-old Palestinian Raed Sawalha was found hung from a tree in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, having been accused by his own family of consorting...