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The Palestinians at the Cross Road of History Must Take the Right Path

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

One path for the Palestinians leads to a serious opportunity to create a successful state for the Palestinian people. The other path leads to destroying any present hope for a viable Palestinian state. The choice lies in their hands.

A Matter of Civil Rights

Sarah Leah Whitson | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Sarah Leah Whitson

In a week when the U.S. paused to recall the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, President Peres might have considered King's message and why such a system of racial inequality remains in place.

Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus, Israel Retaliates

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critical...

Obama Planted Seeds of Failure

David Suissa | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
David Suissa

Had the Palestinian Authority spent the last two decades educating their people for peace, they'd have their own state by now and we'd be talking today about common projects, not Qassam rockets.

Packaging The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Winston

In Israel earlier this month, my graduate journalism class and I repeatedly confronted a basic question: What is news and by whose authority is it defined?

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

A Funeral for the State of Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

We are not the same people that we were before these murders. On both sides, the killing of children leaves terrible scars.

Middle East's Political Unrest Focus Of Works At Art Dubai

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

DUBAI-- A little boy holds a kite reel; next to him, a girl holds the kite's string as another flings her arms up to the kite in the hope of catching ...

Palestinians Protesting for an End to the Split

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

March 15 marked the launch of yet another Arab youth movement. The aim of this youth-led movement appears simple: end the split between Gaza and the West Bank and between the PLO and Hamas.

Arab Civilian Massacres -- Where's the Outrage?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Reading the Washington Post's coverage of the upheaval in the Arab world one day this week, I did a little "thought experiment."

Tens Of Thousands Of Palestinians Rally For Unity

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians thronged major squares in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Tuesday to deliver an impassione...

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

Writing a New Language About Israel at J Street

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahlia Scheindlin

Do not confuse the new "pro-Israel" with the old, dead meaning of "pro-Israel." Anyone not actively working for a democratic resolution is against Israel, because the conflict is killing us.

J Street Needs Another Lane

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If the goal is to bring together Israel and Palestine, isn't it important to scrutinize both sides? J Street's relentless focus on pressuring Israel isn't only unfair, it's also remarkably ineffective.

Give Peace a (Last) Chance

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

Given the events across the Middle East this year, now is the time to inspire the Israeli and Palestinian youth to join their peers elsewhere and give peace one more chance.

What Can Palestinians Learn From Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the recent months have proved anything, it is that the debate over which attempt towards revolution for is more effective, violent or nonviolent, has been settled for Palestinians.

Why the Jewish Right Is Terrified by J Street's Conference

Dan Fleshler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Fleshler

American Jews, evidently, are not supposed to listen to Arabs who are unhappy with Israel, or to people with different narratives and perspectives than those of the pro-Israel community.

Young Palestinians Call For Protests On March 15

The Guardian | Harriet Sherwood in Gaza City | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Their movement has no name and no leaders. Just a goal, and a tool. The goal is to force an end to the political divisions among Palestinians by st...

Understanding Obama's Settlement Posture

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

When the strongest UN member state asks the weakest not-yet-state to do something, coercion is a good word to describe it -- particularly as the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority depends on U.S. aid for its existence.

The Change We Need

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is a bit brazen, and even bizarre, that we can be so blind to the stark contradiction between what we advocate for others -- and what we fail to do for ourselves.

The 22-State Solution

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

The fact that the freest Arabs in the Middle East live in Israel is a truth that Israel's enemies cannot bear. In the post-Tahrir era, more and more Arabs will come to see that Israel was never the enemy.

The Eleventh Annual Herzliya Conference: The Balance of Israel's National Security

Yael Swerdlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yael Swerdlow

The Herzliya Conference was compelling for its lists of problems but short on solutions. Lots of experts and consistency in suggestions of what has to happen, but, at the end of the day, offered very little concrete advice.

Egypt Tremors Felt in Gaza

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill_Corcoran

There is little doubt the events unfolding in Cairo are reverberating across the region. Gaza, which shares a border with Egypt, has already felt it.

Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

With hints the U.S. may accommodate Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Brotherhood has likewise been signaling to the U.S. that it is seeking to cooperate. This is a potentially game-changing political development in the region.

Israel's Never Looked So Good

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

They warned us. The geniuses at Peace Now warned us. The brilliant diplomats warned us. The think tanks warned us. Even the Arab dictators warned us. ...