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US-Israeli Differences Over Palestinians Emerge

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Stark differences between U.S. and Israeli policy toward peace talks with the Palestinians emerged clearly Thursday in the first mee...

The Story You Aren't Hearing About Israel

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mort Zuckerman

A Palestinian state cannot be created by terrorism. It can be created through the reformation of political and economic institutions so that they reflect democracy, market economics, and real actions to confront terrorism.

Pharaohs Can't Celebrate Passover

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Observing Passover, the holiday celebrating the liberation of Jewish slaves from Egypt roughly 3,200 years ago, has become a problem for many Jews this year.

A Place at the Passover Table - for Pharoah

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It was late, maybe midnight When we opened the door for Elijah Fully expecting Aunt Ida, in sable. But it was Pharaoh that walked in to the wine and the whining.

Obama, Turkey and History

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

From the podium of the National Assembly in Ankara, Obama spoke not only to Turks, but to the entire Muslim world and he carved out an image of a global statesman.

Palestinians Angry About Portrayal of Prisoners' Wife by Palestinian Filmmaker

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daoud Kuttab

Pomegranates and Myrrh is a sensitive film by one Palestinian filmmaker about one Palestinian point of view. However, some in the Arab world are calling for the movie to be banned.

The Mideast Conflict in 27 Words or Less

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There are two sides in the Middle East conflict: Jews and Arabs who want compromise, and Jews and Arabs who want to demonize and eradicate their neighbors.

Arab-Israeli Town Erupts After Hardliners March (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Riots erupted between border police and Israeli-Arab residents Tuesday in the northern Israeli town of Umm el-Fahm following a demonstration by Jewish...

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Anti-Palestinian T-Shirts Condemned By Israeli Military

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers wore T-shirts with a pregnant woman in the cross-hairs of a rifle and the slogan "1 Shot 2 Kills," adding to a grow...

Far Right in Israel Sabotages Obama's Two-State Solution, But Possible Prisoner Release Offers Hope (Maybe)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Art Levine

The news that right-wing parties are forming a coalition likely dooms the prospects for Mideast peace any time soon.

Hillary Clinton, Gaza, and the Six-State Solution

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The way forward in the Middle East: Keep back channels open to Tehran, while supporting Netanyahu, should he pick up with Syria.

Hertz's One State Solution: Netanyahu's Rent-a-Car Ally

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With Hertz operating in every major Middle Eastern country, one would think Hertz would recognize how utterly offensive its map is and immediately repeal its use.

Syrian-Iraqi Border: Human Bargaining Chips

Fay Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fay Ferguson

Bleak and hostile, al-Tanf has been home for the past three years to hundreds of Palestinian refugees -- close to half of them children -- who fled persecution in Iraq.

Hamas, Fatah To Begin Talks On Closing Rift

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic militants of Hamas and the moderates of Fatah have never had more compelling reasons to repair the rift betw...

"Don't Let It Sink" : Making Coffee with Mahmoud Darwish

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 02.07.2013 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Under the terror of jets and shelling, the Israeli siege of Beirut, Darwish is making coffee.

Israel's Election Day: Not a Change We Can Believe In

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

All three of Israel's candidates for Prime Minister belong to an era that should be receding behind us, not popping up in our ballot boxes again and again.

Israel, Hamas Prepare For Next Gaza War

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Israel prepared to launch its assault into Gaza in late December, it braced for substantial casualties among its own troops. Commanders warned thei...

UN Says Hamas Seized Aid Meant For Gaza Needy

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Armed Hamas police broke into a Gaza warehouse packed with U.N. humanitarian supplies and seized thousands of blankets and food pack...

Two Meals, One Story: A Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from an American Abroad

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From their merging of religious tradition with daily life to their personal and historical narratives, the similarities between Muslims and Jews living in Israel is almost tragically comical.

Israel strikes Gaza after militant rocket fire

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel threatened "harsh and disproportionate" retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells across t...

Keeping Civilians Away From Violence

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's latest assault on Gaza showed a very weak attempt at avoiding civilian deaths and injuries or the destruction of infrastructure. Similarly, Hamas rockets showed lack of concern for Israeli civilians.

Occupation 101: Hebron

J.D. Lasica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J.D. Lasica

The Israeli occupation is nowhere more evident than in the heart of this once thriving metropolis, whose hillsides hold 166,000 Palestinian residents but whose streets are a ghost town patrolled by the IDF.

Searching for Accountability in Gaza

Richard Bennet and Nicholas Quin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Bennet and Nicholas Quin

In handling the case of the Gaza airstrikes, any war crimes prosecutor would be dealing with a mere snapshot of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict.

Obama Phone Trail Highlights New Mideast Road Map

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Here is the obvious strategy to Gaza crisis that is being whispered about and probably has the best chance of succeeding and stopping the craziness and bloodshed.