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Rep. Eric Cantor's East Jerusalem Tea Party

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen Read

If Obama can't make measurable progress on a peace process and Iran sanctions, we'll probably be seeing the Republicans moving in aggressively for the Jewish-American vote.

Iran Cancels Gaza Blockade-Busting Ship: 'Infants Of Gaza' Trip Called Off Over Restrictions, Says Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citi...

Ritual Terrorism: Hating Obama as a New Form of Religion

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This year for Lag B'Omer, professed followers of Meir Kahane have openly boasted of preparing effigies of the American president for distribution and incineration in bonfires across the country.

A Final Letter to Alan Dershowitz (for Now)

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

The days when our community could act as if disagreements don't exist and could muscle those with competing views off the stage are long over.

A Direct Answer to Alan Dershowitz and a Challenge Back

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alan, first, I am pleased to be asked what my opinion is rather than to be told. You ask whether I claim a direct relationship between Israel's acti...

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

Alan Dershowitz Is Wrong

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alan, what did you mean when you said J Street had "gone over to the dark side"? That those who don't think ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a U.S. national security interest are the forces of light?

Fair and Balanced ... on Public Radio?

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

I just listened to Chicago Public Radio -- not Fox News -- run its top of the hour news capsule, followed by its syndicated BBC Newshour.

Felice Friedson and The Media Line Bring Balance to Issues in the Mideast

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

When Felice Friedson brought Palestinian journalists to Israel's parliament for the first time, the powerful chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs a...

Declare Independence. Free Israel. End the Occupation.

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Occupation is an ugly word. That is why people who support the idea of a Jewish state should use the term. Because, on this, Israel's 62nd independence day, the Occupation has to be identified for what it has become: Israel's worst enemy.

Has Israel Reneged on the Unity of West Bank and Gaza?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

To consider Gaza Palestinians infiltrators if caught in the West Bank past their permit deadline reflects the Netanyah government's rejection of the unity of Palestinian territories.

Kick Turkey Out of NATO!

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Say what? Because the Turks no longer are doing what Israel wants, they should be thrown out of NATO? Anyone who questions how far the lobby will go in defense of the government has their answer.

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Times Reports Shift in US Mideast Policy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The New York Times reports today that recent months have seen "a far-reaching shift in how the United States views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a...

Israel Reroutes Its Barrier, But Many Question if This is a Real Victory for Palestinians

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

Since 2002, Israel has been building a massive concrete partition in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank. Israelis call it the "security barrier." For Palestinians, it is the "apartheid wall."

Bibi's Next Move

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

With Bibi virtually trapped between the demands of a powerful ally and the constraints of his coalition, I've been wondering: Can Bibi get out of this trap and improve Israel's position?

Who speaks for American Jews?

Isaac Luria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isaac Luria

It's the age-old question. Who can claim to speak for American Jews on Israel? World Jewish Congress head Ron Lauder seems to think he's found the an...

How United Is Jerusalem? A Tour of Palestinian Neighborhoods and Israeli Settlements

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

The recent clashes in East Jerusalem, though limited in scope and duration, are forcing us again to question the presentation of Jerusalem as a united city.

Hamas Allegedly Taxes Poor, Robs Banks To Fund Itself

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Ashley Bates GAZA CITY, Gaza -- On a hot day in early April, men and school-age boys dig for stones and pieces of brick in the crumbling ruins...

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Is This Where the Holy Land Is Headed?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Jerusalem, April 31, 2027 -- A fragile and delicate nation has emerged in the midst of the tension that has plagued the Middle East for over eight decades.

Tens of Thousands of Palestinians Subject to Deportation Under New Israeli Military Order

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israeli human rights organizations say that a new military order could lead to the deportation of tens of thousands Palestinian residents of the West Bank.

On the Ground in Gaza

Mary-Charlotte Domandi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary-Charlotte Domandi

Mohammed Omer is a 25-year-old Palestinian journalist. In 2008 he won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. One the way home from the awards ceremony he was detained at the airport by Israeli security forces and tortured.

Strategic Deterrence -- a Failed Israeli Policy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel persistently conflates self-defense and deterrence, while employing collective punishment to advance its strategic aims. The international community must act quickly to force the Israelis to abandon this failed strategy.

Red Flags Of Provocation And Israel's Response

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Indeed, if the Gaza aid flotilla succeeded in anything, it was in painting precisely this portrait of Israel's army to the world: soldiers as terrorists, and terrorists standing alongside humanitarians like Scott Hamman, magically transform into peace activists.