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Liner Notes for a Freedom Seder: 4 Questions for the Jews This Passover

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Before Passover is over, then, let's not pass over the would-be pharaohs of the present age. Let's ask (at least) four more questions, and in asking, remember what history asks of us:

On Explaining Terrorism

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

The implicit assumption is that it is anti-Semitism and religious fanaticism -- practically by definition immutable and unrelated to Israeli behavior -- that drives Palestinian resistance, whether terrorist or not.

Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Offers Obama Golden, but Risky Opportunity

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Israel may be the only country in the world that can wage a war without fear of political isolation or economic consequence.

Interview: Israel Attacks Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

I interviewed Adam Shapiro, board member of the Free Gaza Movement, hours after the attack on the Free Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

The Holy City of Jerusalem and US-Israel Relations: How Did We Get Here? How Do We Move Forward?

Stephen P. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen P. Cohen

Should the US continue trying to convince Israelis and Palestinians to permit a politically negotiated solution that circumvents historic complexities, or should it instead lead an interfaith effort of historic proportions?

Peace: Take it Personally

Joel Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Chasnoff

As much money as America pours into Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, it should invest brainpower in finding ways to exchange not only land but Palestinian and Israeli culture.

Trust Is What Is Missing Between Israel and the US

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The absence of trust, more than settlement announcements, seems to be the real reason behind the current anger of the Obama Administration toward its most important Middle East ally, Israel.

Israel Prevents Christian Pilgrims From Visiting Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

In a response to a totally nonviolent protest by Palestinian Christians and Muslims demanding their freedom of movement the Israeli army has effectively banned entry of Christian pilgrims and tourists from visiting the birth place of Christ.

General Petraeus DID NOT Betray Us

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Remember the scene from Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" in which a pompous know-it-all is pontificating in a movie line about the ideas of media schol...

Gaza Violence Leaves 2 Israeli Soldiers Dead

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian civilian were killed Friday as a gunbattle between troops and Palestinian militants widened i...

A Message to the West from Palestinian and Israeli Students

Allen Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allen Grossman

The Middle East is a complicated place, but some things are not complicated. It is not complicated to understand that many young people care not for politics, but only want a just life and a decent job.

Christopher Lockwood WANTED: Dubai Says Hit Squad Included 62-Year-Old British Man

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Christopher Lockwood is wanted by Dubai for his alleged role in the murder of a senior Hamas official, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to ...

Jerusalem Approves 20 New Apartments For Jews In East Jerusalem

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Jerusalem municipality has approved 20 new apartments for Jews in an Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem, the city said Wednesda...

US-Israel Rift Over Settlements Underscores Change In Relations

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The two-week-old dispute between Israel and the United States over housing construction in East Jerusalem has exposed the limits of American power to ...

Will This Generation Of American Jews Abandon Israel? (New York Review)

The New York Review Of Books | Peter Beinart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 2003, several prominent Jewish philanthropists hired Republican pollster Frank Luntz to explain why American Jewish college students were not more ...

What Are Palestinians up to?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Jaffe

The Middle East is a minefield capable of instantly exploding any expectations, so I come away from a short visit to Israel slightly more knowledgeable but still wary of my inevitably superficial conclusions.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Israel's Palestinian Citizens

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diane Winston

In the past six days I've talked with more Palestinians than many Israeli Jews meet in a lifetime.

Resources on the American National Security Interest in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

My colleagues and I founded the American Task Force on Palestine in 2003 with a clear, focused mission: to advocate that a negotiated end of conflict ...

The Week that Was, and the Week Yet to Come: Testing Obama's Mettle

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

This coming week will tell us a great deal about the ability of President Obama to be a strong leader and an honest broker in Middle East peacemaking.

Like a Pork Chop at Passover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

When the fate of Middle East peace is serially derailed by booby traps planted by the right wing inside Israel's coalition government, it's time to ask what, pray tell, is going on in Jerusalem?

Israeli Rockets Injure 12 At Gaza Airport, Hamas Says

AP | RIZEK ABDEL JAWAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas officials say Israeli aircraft have fired five missiles at Gaza's defunct airport and nearby border tunnels, wounding ...

Joe Biden At 2010 Radio & TV Correspondents' Dinner: VP Biden Jokes About Israel Visit, Naked Rahm, Tips From Tiger Woods (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden delivered some very funny one-liners Wednesday night at the 2010 Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner. While Biden ...

AIPAC Demands US Back Down Now!

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

AIPAC's most recent press release is standard AIPAC fare, in that it takes the side of the Israeli right over the opposition -- except this one is blasting the US and not the Arabs.

Jewish Americans Increasingly Angry, Radical, Split on Middle East

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Paul Rosenthal

According to Jews I speak with, peace with the Palestinians is impossible. To claim that a secure peace is possible calls into question my bona fides as a Jew and Israel-supporter.

The Undeclared American Plan for an Israeli Government Change

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The PLO has succeeded in obtaining European support for a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood. The only obstacle remaining to Palestinian leaders are the Americans.