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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...

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.

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 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.