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Stopping Construction, Building Peace

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

Peace with its neighbors, not the sensitivities of a small minority of religious settlers, has to be Israel's ultimate objective.

Americans and Ramallah Youth

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Has it become acceptable among Palestinians to wear a hat or a T-shirt praising Americans? The answer most respondents had can be summarized in two words: Barack Obama.

The 'One-state Solution' Only Stokes Palestinians Self-Delusion

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Until the Palestinians eager to bury the Jewish state finally recognize the legitimate national aspirations of 5.7 million Jews, there may not be peace. But there will always be an Israel.

Huckabee Offers Palestinians State "Some Place Else"

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

In a move sure to antagonize the Onion for not having come up with it first, former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee endorsed Israeli control over the occupied West Bank and rejected the "two-state solution."

Fatah Moves Closer To Becoming A Political Party

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Fatah movement, the key Palestinian guerrilla movement within the Palestine Liberation Organization moved one step closer to becoming a political party.

Gaza/Israel: Hamas Rocket Attacks on Civilians Unlawful

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Palestinian armed groups have argued that rocket attacks are appropriate reprisals for Israeli military operations and the ongoing blockade of Gaza, and are a lawful response.

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Threatened By Fatah Divisions

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service BETHLEHEM, Aug 5 (IPS) - Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), is fighti...

50 Palestinians Evicted From Their Jerusalem Homes

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families in east Jerusalem on Sunday, then allowed Jewish settlers to move into their homes, ...

Hamas: PA Is Threatening to Arrest Our West Bank Leaders

International Middle East Media Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Several legislators of the Hamas movement in the West Bank stated on Thursday that they received arrest threats from the Palestinian Security Forces, ...

Fatah Vs Fatah: The Real Power Struggle Among Palestinians

Newsweek | Mohammed Herzallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Every once in a while, a kidnapping or a firefight reminds the world that the two parties governing the Palestinians really don't get along. Hamas won...

Mr. Obama, Have a Talk With These Israelis, and Soon

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley Burston

You are in danger of losing critical support for progress toward a two-state solution. Though you have been president for only five months, you are fast running out of time.

Gaza Tunnel Explosion Kills 7 Palestinians

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least seven Palestinians were killed overnight when fuel exploded in a smuggling tunnel beneath the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Palest...

The Painful Cost to Israel of Its Settler Adventure

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Settlement in remote areas has siphoned off critically needed funds for infrastructure, housing and social welfare in central Israel, as well as funds for dangerous roadways on which 440 died last year.

U.S. To Resettle Palestinians Displaced by Iraq War

Wall Street Journal | MIRIAM JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. agreed to resettle 1,350 Palestinians displaced by fighting in Iraq, marking the largest resettlement ever of Palestinian refugees in the nat...

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."

Israeli Forces Kill Gaza Teen: Palestinians

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 17- year-old girl was killed in a blast in central Gaza near the Israeli border Thursday, Hamas security officials said, charging that an Israeli ta...

Slapping Obama, or Please God, Keep Israel from Making Peace

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Everyone who lives here is a hostage. We know it, even if we are often surprised anew by the specific people who are currently holding us hostage, staving off progress toward a future peace.

Gilad Shalit To Be Transfered To Egypt: Europeans

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours o...

Abdel Aziz Duaik, Hamas Parliament Speaker, Released

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday freed the most senior of dozens of Hamas politicians in custody, prompting speculation it was a prelude to a deal ...

Outpost Watch: Obama's Future Minefield -- and Netanyahu's

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

West Bank settlements were built to be explicit, intentional, physical, literal obstacles to any peace process that would include ceding West Bank land to Palestinians.

Honoring World Refugee Day

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Noor of Jordan

While we wait for the situation in Iraq to improve, we must continue to help those who cannot go home. We in Jordan have committed ourselves to providing aid and support to this population.

It's About Time For the Gulf to Have its Own Special Envoy

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

In order for the Gulf states to move forward from paying lip service to the Palestinian cause, the first step is to meet Mr. Obama half way.

Netanyahu Peace Speech: Israeli Prime Minister Appeals To Arab Leaders For Peace

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed a Palestinian state beside Israel for the first time on Sunday, reversing himself...

Palestinians Help Rescue Jewish Settlers After Car Crash

The Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinians from the village of Tuqu' on Tuesday helped rescue a Jewish resident of the nearby settlement of Tekoa and her four-month-old son after t...

Defend Rep. Donna Edwards From Intimidation on Israel and Mideast

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Let's show that there's real support for pro-Israel, pro-peace members of Congress by helping Congresswoman Donna Edwards scare off any possible challengers.