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Feeding the Golem--My Jewish Friends Are Addicted to Anger and Fear Too

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

In a recent article, I wondered out loud why most of people say they want to be happy and yet spend an ever-increasing amount of time and energy readi...

Rachel Corrie Gets Her Day in Court

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On March 10, Rachel's parents are bringing suit against the Israeli defense ministry for Rachel's killing by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza in March 2003.

Yes, Kramer Did Advocate Palestinian Genocide

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Kramer does not favor reducing the appeal of radicalism by improving the lives of Palestinians. He believes the solution is ensuring that there are fewer Palestinian boys who might grow up to be radicals.

Is Harvard Prof Advocating Palestinian Genocide?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Instead of arguing for jobs, economic opportunity, and self-determination to ensure that Palestinians can have productive lives, Dr. Martin Kramer argues for preventing them from growing up.

Interview with Fakhri Abu-Diab: Can Non-Violence Work in Jerusalem?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

"The strength comes from my hope and belief that one day things will be better. It comes from our strong desire not to lose the children -- not to see them commit violence and end up in jail."

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

This is how it has worked in the Occupied Territories since 1967. Settlers establish facts on the ground, apply pressure, threaten violence, and the IDF and the Israeli government give in.

Rights of the Speaker Versus "Rights" of Disruptors

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Attempts to prevent college audiences from hearing pro-Israel speakers must be taken very seriously by universities.

The state of Israel

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

During my recent week-long trip to Israel, I visited family and attended the Herzliya conference, which is Israel's premier security conference. Durin...

Will $40 Million US Tax Dollars Subsidize UN Agency That Tolerates Teaching Martyrdom to Palestinian Kids?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Watchdog organizations have shined a light on the content of books in schools in the Palestinian territories -- and what they illuminated was a consistent pattern of propaganda.

Rank Hypocrisy and Transparent Double Standards

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

When Israel is accused, however unjustly, of any alleged misdeed against the Palestinians, the din is immediate and deafening. But when fellow Arabs are shown to be inflicting real damage on the Palestinians, there's hardly a peep.

Palestinian Militants Pledge To Float Bombs Towards Israel Beaches

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants said Tuesday they had launched a large number of floating explosives into the Mediterranean Sea to avenge the ...

Should Palestinians Give Up On Negotiations?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama's "State of the Union" left out the traditional call for the renewal of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations which, for years, has been boilerplate in Presidential addresses to Congress.

West Jerusalem Tram: Palestinians Use Courts To Fight Light Rail Linking Settlements To City

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem's first light rail starts test runs this spring, with its sleek silver cars gliding across the city and promising to relie...

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

Israel Accused Of Trying To Crs political protest

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is arresting a growing number of prominent opponents to its policies toward the Palestinians, say critics who are accusing th...

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...