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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.

Obama Asks Congress To Approve $205 Million In Aid For Israel Rocket Defense

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve $205 million to help Israel speed up deployment of a new short-range rocket defen...

Enough. The Palestinians Should Now Declare Independence

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The Palestinians want the same freedom that the Jews pined for. They should declare independence. Then it is up to us observers to make it real, rather than a howl in the dark.

A Resoundingly Ill-Timed Accident in Jerusalem?

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

There is an element in Israel that cannot abide the desire of most Israelis and most American Jews for Israel to be a full member in good standing of the Western alliance and a respected state in the family of nations.

Biden to Israelis: You Are Endangering Our Troops

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Today Israel announced another 50,000 settler units in Jerusalem. What a way to treat Joe Biden, who has been so close to Israel for 30 years that he's practically a kibbutznik.

Israel's Gaza Blockade Criticized By UN Humanitarian Chief

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief says Israel's blockade of Gaza is not helping its security or weakening Hamas' hold on the territor...

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

By George, I Think the Palestinians Have Got It!

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

This is a new kind of language coming out of the West Bank, and this new attitude and leadership from the Palestinian side is already bearing fruit on the diplomatic front.

A Storm Is Gathering in Silwan

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

The plan to build an archeological park on the ruins of Palestinian homes in Silwan is meant to deepen Israel's hold on this focal point in the political contest between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel OKs Work On 112 Settlement Apartments, Enrages Palestinians Ready For Peace Talks

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Palestinians agreed to begin indirect, American-brokered talks, the U.S. Mideast envoy announced Monday – endin...

A Game Changing Act to Promote Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Proximity talks between Palestinians, Israelis and U.S. negotiators will begin next week, but I'm not hopeful, in large measure because the parties h...

The American national security case for forging Middle East peace

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

The U.S. has more than 200,000 troops engaged in conflicts across the Middle East and Southwest Asia, has grave concerns about the spread of weapons o...

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...