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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.

A New Paradigm for Middle East Peace

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

Twice in the last decade, Israel offered to cede nearly all of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians, only to be rebuffed. It's time for a new paradig...

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan yesterday as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contribu...

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.

Civil Resistance to Bring Down the Walls

Ayed Morrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ayed Morrar

Palestinians' wishes are simple -- we want what is ours, our land, with true sovereignty, freedom, equality and civil rights -- what Martin Luther King, Jr. called in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail "our constitutional and God-given rights."

The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

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

I wonder how many of those commentators who diligently monitor the "muzzling" activities of the "Israel Lobby" will note the story of a UN official wh...

Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Foreign Minister, Says No Extending Settlement Slowdown In West Bank

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of men believed to be plainclothes Palestinian security personnel broke up a gathering of activists opposed to new ...

Vatican Meeting Demands Israel End Occupation Of Palestinian Land

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Bishops from the Middle East who were summoned to Rome by the pope demanded Saturday that Israel accept U.N. resolutions calling ...

The Loyalty Oath Is a Good Deal

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Jews who lived for centuries as good citizens of Arab countries would have loved nothing more than to pledge loyalty to a "Muslim and democratic state" in return for the same freedoms, rights and protections that Arabs enjoy today in Israel.

Is There an Israeli Left Left?

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

Undermined by nearly a decade of right-wing dominance, the Israeli left has found itself farther from power than ever before in the 62-year history of the country.

The Top 10 Worst Errors Israel Is About to Make

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

1. The Loyalty Oath What it is: A proposed amendment to Israel's Law of Citizenship, which, if approved by the Knesset, would require non-Jews seekin...

From Budrus to Bilin: Arresting Heroes

Ronit Avni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronit Avni

In our new film Budrus, our protagonist, Ayed Morrar, achieved what policymakers and policy wonks believe to be impossible: He united Hamas, Fatah and Israeli allies to save his village from destruction.

Palestinians Reject Israel's Racist Demands

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Candidates for Israeli citizenship will now have to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. But if Judaism is the reference point, then Israel's demands for ownership of land takes on a totally new dimension.

Notes From an Israeli Newsroom: The Day My Leftism Changed

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

Ten years ago today my leftism changed. I remember the images shown over and over again on television. The body being thrown out the window, and then being stomped on. And of course the bloody hands.