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My Experience With the ADL

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

if the ADL is committed only to stopping the defamation of the Jewish people while participating in the defamation of the Muslim community, then it has clearly gone against its own goals and vision.

Settler, Warrior, Healer

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Ron Jager looks the part of the diehard Zionist from the Bronx, where, in fact, he grew up. So how did this tough guy turn out to be a "kumbaya" promoter of Jewish-Palestinian cooperation in, of all places, the West Bank?

Radical Peace

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

It's a sign of how the peace movement has fizzled out in Israel that even the peace process itself rarely cites peace as the goal -- it's now the "two-state solution" that is the mantra.

Palestinian Suffering Crossing the Bridge Continues

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again the summer heat is upon us. And once again, people's anguish, and appeals at the overcrowded King Hussein Bridge are melting as quickly as an ice cream cone in the Jordan Valley's high temperatures.

What Antisemitism Is (And Isn't)

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

This morning, I received an email from a reader informing me that I was "a chicken hawk Jew." For good measure, I was then urged to perform an act wit...

VIDEO: Israeli Destruction of Bedouin Village

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Professor Neve Gordon of Ben Gurion University in Israel witnessed the destruction of an Israeli Bedouin village earlier this week. Apparently, the...

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Gaza Insomnia: No Rest For The Besieged

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Due to the constant power cuts and limited access to the World Wide Web, people who live outside Gaza are more informed about what goes inside it than those who call it home.

Children in Gaza Attempt Guinness Record By Bouncing Balls

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The top U.N. aid official in Gaza says more than 7,000 children in the Palestinian territory have simultaneously dribbled ba...

Do the Palestinians Really Want Two States -- Or Are They Just Stalling?

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Khaled Abu Toameh, to my mind the best Arab journalist working in Israel and the Palestinian territories, reports in today's Jerusalem Post that "Pal...

US Says Israel Rocket Shield Will Work

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S.-backed rocket shield is on track to protect Israeli towns against rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, a senior State Departm...

Libya Launders its Reputation

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

Just as one would wash shady banknotes through an offshore bank, so can the most bloodstained of reputations can be cleansed just by engaging in a publicity stunt billed as a humanitarian gift to Gaza's Palestinians.

Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace tal...

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: Pressure Without Progress Could Lead to Political Suicide

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In discussing Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks, Ashrawi warned that moving to direct talks when no progress has been made will lead to the Palestinian national leadership's loss of credibility with its own constituents.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

As Netanyahu Faces Obama, Anxious Settlers Sharply Change Tune

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Like many an Israeli who travels to the United States, on the eve of the prime minister's visit to Washington this week, Benjamin Netanyahu has been saddled with loads of unwanted baggage.

Israeli Settlements Helped By U.S. Tax Law: Non-Profit Donations At Odds With U.S. Foreign Policy

New York Times | By JIM RUTENBERG, MIKE McINTIRE and ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the American government seeks to end the four-decade Jewish settlement enterprise and foster a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the American Tre...

Rabbi Michael Lerner: Polemics and Distortions Are Anti-Peace

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzette Standring

Rabbi Lerner's San Francisco home was defaced by political posters permanently glued on by whom he suspects to be right wing Zionists critical of him and Richard Goldstone.

It Takes Two Sides to Achieve Two States, or Why Mearsheimer Is Wrong on Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

If John Mearsheimer actually cares a whit about Israel, why does he admire so many people who want it to disappear?

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

Price Tag In Silwan

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

As a result of the American pressure, Israeli building plans in East Jerusalem have been frozen. The future of Jerusalem must be decided upon the negotiations table and not by the bulldozers.

Obama: Middle East Peace Talks to Begin Next Week

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

The first round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in a decade will begin next week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced late Friday. These are the talks that should have started a year ago.

Is Obama Finally Pivoting to the Economy?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama needs to sell the benefits of his economic recovery program, including the tax cuts people have received and the elements coming on line this year. He needs to focus on additional ways to create jobs.

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...