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Israel Extreme Make Over: Here Is a Start

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am a Palestinian from Gaza who lived under the Israeli occupation. Take my unsolicited advice as you would take the advice of your college roommate, the one you must share a space with peace.

Jerusalem Isn't Just for Jews

Hammad Hammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hammad Hammad

Treating Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem as foreigners who entered Israel is astonishing, since it was Israel that entered East Jerusalem in 1967.

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Let Shalit Go

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has been negotiating with Hamas, almost a thousand days have passed, more than a thousand lives have been lost. Let the prisoners and Shalit go home.

An Honest Conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

David H. Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David H. Young

Virtually nothing about this conflict was changed with Israel's military operation in Gaza. Nothing on the surface, nothing lurking in the shadows, n...

Pope Commits To Holy Land Trip In May

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed that he will travel to holy sites in Israel and the Palestinian Territories from May 11 to May 15, marking only the se...

An Arrest Warrant for al-Bashir, Could Bush Be Next?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?

Gaza Aid Must Be Dependent On Soldier's Release: Congressional Proposal

Haaretz | By Natasha Mozgovaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new initiative from members of the United States Congress calls for the transfer of the $900 million pledged by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton f...

Hertz's One State Solution: Netanyahu's Rent-a-Car Ally

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With Hertz operating in every major Middle Eastern country, one would think Hertz would recognize how utterly offensive its map is and immediately repeal its use.

Israel's New Settlement Plans Decried By Saudi Arabia

Arabnews.com | By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Saudi Arabia yesterday condemned the Israeli plan to evict 1,500 Palestinians from the Al-Bustan neighborhood of Jerusalem and urged the international...

Clinton Starts Mideast Tour, Finding Support For Two-State Solution At Record Low

Times Online | James Hider in Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hillary Clinton starts her first tour of the Middle East as Secretary of State today with a mandate to reinvigorate collapsed peace talks. She will f...

Fatah, Hamas Meet In Cairo Amid Hopes For Agreement On National Unity Government

Los Angeles Times | By Noha El-Hennawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reconciliation talks between Hamas, Fatah and smaller Palestinian factions began Thursday in Cairo amid hopes for an agreement on a national unity gov...

The Return of Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Throughout his campaign, the cornerstone of Netanyahu's policy toward the 'Palestinian Question' suggests an intention to deepen the conflict rather than solve it.

No Pasta For Palestinians

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The war has ended, but life in Gaza has not returned to normal. Thousands of people remain homeless, and many still remain hungry. Their stories have all but disappeared from US media coverage.

Palestinian Factions Agree To Work Toward Unity Government

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After almost two years of bloodshed, various Palestinian factions have agreed to come together and work toward a unified government, reports Al Jazeer...

Israeli Parliament Sworn In, President Calls For Peace

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 18th Knesset was sworn in today in Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu continues to try to form a coalition government. Israeli President Shimon Peres o...

Christmas Spirit Shattered in the Holy Land

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A tense atmosphere in anticipation of more bad news and an air of sadness has engulfed East Jerusalem in the aftermath of the Gaza attacks. The spirit of Christmas has all but died.

Netanyahu Has Got It! Good.

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time to let Bibi be Bibi. Let him try to govern from the right and see how well that works.

Netanyahu: Better for America, Better For Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It will be easier for President Obama to deal with Netanyahu than with the almost equally hawkish Tzipi Livni because Livni seems dedicated to ending the conflict.

It's Prime Minister Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Tuesday, the right wing coalition won a clear majority. It is, I believe, inevitable that President Peres will give Netanyahu the first shot at forming a government and that Bibi will succeed.

What Hamas Has Wrought

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

The crucial point about Hamas that is always overlooked is that at every point in their interaction with Israel and peace-seeking Palestinians, they have chosen the path of armed aggression.

Israeli Elections: Do They Really Matter?

Aaron David Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron David Miller

In the end, regardless of who wins, Obama's domestic priorities, bad peace process options, and Israel's inherent caution are unlikely to generate any wild surprises.

Hopeful, But Not Optimistic

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is difficult to be optimistic. But I can be hopeful that, with the appointment of George Mitchell, the region is getting what may very well be its last best chance at securing peace.

Israeli Elections: Terror as Top Concern

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

With less than a week to go before elections in Israel, the three main rivals are locked in fierce debate not about whether the devastating war in Gaza went too far, but whether it went far enough.

Hamas negotiators stopped with suitcases of cash

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Hamas negotiators left Egypt without a long-term cease-fire with Israel on Thursday _ but not before some members of the militant group'...