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Bold Move by Obama Needed to Save Middle East Peace Process

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy Ziv

Speeches alone will not lead to an Israeli-Palestinian accord. Yet, at this time, a dramatic move by Obama is needed to prevent the eruption of violence in the West Bank.

The International Movement That Would Bring Peace to the Mideast

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.

Palestinians Confront Israeli Control In West Bank

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANI HASSAN, West Bank — Palestinians will be ready for statehood by August, as promised in a two-year action plan, Palestinian Prime Minister S...

Israeli Minister Confirms Controversial 'Interim' Palestinian State Plan

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister confirmed Monday that he has drawn up a plan for the creation of an interim Palestinian state with tempora...

Unite, Confuse, and Inspire: Creating a More Inclusive Atmosphere in Israel

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to support and create more opportunity for Israeli Jews and Arabs to interact and work together as equals with common goals and values.

Palestinian ARRESTED For Criticizing Islam After Facebook Sting

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

QALQILIYA, West Bank — A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhamm...

2010 Was a Year of Mixed Blessings for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the political situation for the Palestinians is steadily improving, this can be easily shattered by one mistake by a militant thinking he knows best.

Palestinians To Take Israeli Settlement Battle To The U.N.

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians plan to ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to declare Israeli settlements illegal and deman...

Palestinian Shepherd Killed By Israeli Army Near Erez Border

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian medic says the Israeli army shot and killed a shepherd near Gaza's border with Israel. Adham Abu Salmia s...

Israel Settlement Building Booms After Freeze

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the three months since Israel ended its settlement construction freeze in the West Bank, causing the Palestinians to withdraw from peace talks, a s...

WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

Whatever President Obama once hoped to do in the Middle East is gone. Democrats respect him, but in the hard boiled land of Middle East politics he's proven himself very weak.

Can't We All Just Get Along? A Modest Proposal for Settlements on the Israeli West Bank

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Baker

Share the buildings, share the land, save the world.

The Devil's in the Discourse

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently illustrated how completely the administration has bought into the Israeli discourse.

Palestinians Ask Europe To Recognize A State

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians have asked European countries to recognize an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – a...

The Palestinians Must Not Repeat the Mistake of 1947

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Palestinians have made a terrible mistake in rejecting the 1947 UN partition plan. Will they use their historical opportunity for peace, or repeat their mistake?

Netanyahu's Coalition Is Incapable of Making Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

America must send a clear message to the Israeli people that what their government is doing in the peace process is contrary to America's national interest.

If You're Jewish, That's Enough for Me. If Not, Let's Talk Real Estate

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

A year ago at this time, I wrote a piece which I ultimately decided was too venom-laced, too cruel, and too socially un-redeeming even for this often ...

Bidding Farewell to the Two-State Solution

Rania Zabaneh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rania Zabaneh

Israel can't keep some four million Palestinians in a limbo, leaving their destiny up to internal Israeli politics.

Listening to Palestinians

Nancy Kanwisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Kanwisher

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires not only a grasp of cold facts and statistics, but an understanding of the daily experience of the real people who live on each side. I spoke to Palestinians on a recent trip.

Lacking Credibility, Egypt Tests American Hegemony

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

Dejavu. An election in the Middle East marred by voter intimidation, fraud, and a series of sobering violent incidents - except this time, this isn't ...

Now That the Carrot Has Not Worked Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If America joins the rest of the world in politically isolating Israel because of its refusal to adhere to international law, this will have a snowball effect that will most certainly lead to change in the Israeli political scene.

Hamas Throws a Better Funeral

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Hamas members disapprove of parties and stay away from festivities. But they are often the first at your funeral, setting up a tent and making posters of condolences and mentioning the deeds of the deceased.

Why Redefining Israel's History Poses Major Obstacle to True Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As I walk the streets of Jerusalem this Chanukah and see the flickering candles in the windows of Jewish homes, I think back to a time 2,000 years ago, when my ancestors here were denied their rights to follow Jewish tradition by the Syrian-Greeks who then occupied the land.

Ghosts of Israel's Past and Future

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

If Israel's crime is extending a ban on the release of its archives, the Arab world's crime is that they have no archives at all to show the world what the real story of the Middle East was after 1948.

Another Israel Divestment Hoax

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

Several times, BDS advocates have clumsily spun purely financial decisions as divestment.