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Israel Arrests West Bank Settler For Terror Attacks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following the arrest of a West Bank settler suspected of multiple murders and bomb attacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel ...

J Street Conference To Open Amid Controversy

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

J Street, an advocacy and lobbying firm created 18 months ago, is holding its first annual conference beginning Sunday, with participation from about ...

Israeli Aircraft Strike On Tunnels And Hamas Targets Kills 1, Hospital Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Witnesses say Israeli aircraft fired missiles at smuggling tunnels and other Hamas targets in Gaza. Hospital doctors sa...

Drug Addiction On The Rise In Gaza

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ivan Karakashian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians struggling to cope with the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the trauma of war are turning to painkillers and tran...

Egypt Cracks Down On Foreign Protesters Traveling To Gaza

Christian Science Monitor | Liam Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Getting in to the Gaza Strip is no easy feat, but driving across Egypt should not be this hard. On Sunday, more than 1,000 international activists ...

Israeli Prisoner Exchange With Hamas: A Necessary Deal With The Devil?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Is it ethical to for Israel to make a prisoner exchange with Hamas, a body that denies the right of Israel to exist?

Peace In Arabic

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

His words didn't smell like propaganda or activism. He spoke for moderate Palestinians like himself, and he spoke from his heart, not from talking points.

Palestinian Negotiator: 'Defining Moment' Is Here

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The chief Palestinian negotiator on Monday warned Israel that if it does not take peacemaking seriously, it will find itself dealing...

Hillary Clinton: US Wants Israel To Stop Building West Bank Settlements 'Forever'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the U.S. stance toward Israeli settlement building to worried Arab allies on Wednesda...

Arabs and Jews Together for Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Sunday, representatives of over three dozen Arab American and American Jewish organizations met in Washington to make clear their shared commitment to a comprehensive Middle East peace.

Netanyahu's Challenge to the UN -- And My Challenge to Liberals -- For Moral Consistency

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lanny Davis

Based on these core principles, liberals should overwhelmingly demand that the Palestinians accept Israel's minimal request to bring peace.

Egypt Blocks 1,200 From Entering Gaza To Protest Israeli Closures

AFP | Adel Zaanoun (AFP) – 8 Hours Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of people including international activists protested on both sides of a Gaza Strip border crossing on Thursday ...

Obama at Oslo: Israel Exempt From International Standards

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama's speech in Oslo was brilliant. And yet, I have one significant problem with Obama's speech. It contained one gaping element of hypocrisy. It concerns Israelis and Palestinians.

Obama's "Dangerous" Mideast Analysis

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Trager

Last week during a press conference in Beijing, President Barack Obama endorsed one of the most propagandized of pop theories regarding the Israeli-Pa...

Palestinians To Appeal To UN For State, As Peace Talks Stall

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian drive to ask the U.N. Security Council to endorse a state unilaterally, put forward by a top negotiator Sunday, appear...

Abbas's Decison Signals Need for Implementation Not Negotiations for Two State Solution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis, the Americans, the international community and any proponent of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict couldn't dream of finding a better Palestinian leader.

Will Elections Help or Hurt Palestinian Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It remains to be seen whether the elections will take place on time or, if they do, whether they will be held in Gaza as well as the West Bank.

Palestinian, Israeli Farmers Fight Over Olive Groves

GlobalPost | Sara Sorcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sara Sorcher AWARTA and SUSYA, West Bank -- The olive branch may be a universal symbol for peace, but in the West Bank, the olive harvest bring...

US Prepares New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a flurry of meetings in Washington and in European capitals this week and next, senior administration officials will explore new approaches to brin...

Palestinian Memo: Hopes In Obama "Evaporated"

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president's political party says all hopes in the Obama administration have "evaporated," accusing the White House o...

Court Lets Palestinians Use Major Israeli Highway

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court ordered the military on Tuesday to allow Palestinians to travel on the part of a major highway that runs thro...

Selling Out in Congress

Adam Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Adam Shapiro

My old friend Tom Perriello, I am afraid, has become like so many of his colleagues, a mere tool of a hard-right AIPAC agenda that has no business dictating American policy, as it did with the Goldstone resolution.

Palestinians Seek EU Support For Independent State

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians asked the European Union on Monday to back their plan to have the U.N. Security Council recognize an inde...

The End of the Oslo Phased

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In the midst of discussions regarding possible scenarios following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision not to run for president, few have paid attention to the larger picture.

Palestinian Officials Criticize US over Israeli Settlements

Washington Post | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian officials on Sunday criticized the United States for what one called "back-pedaling" on demands that Israel stop settlement c...