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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.

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.

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...

Rachel Corrie Gets Her Day in Court

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On March 10, Rachel's parents are bringing suit against the Israeli defense ministry for Rachel's killing by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza in March 2003.

Yes, Kramer Did Advocate Palestinian Genocide

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Kramer does not favor reducing the appeal of radicalism by improving the lives of Palestinians. He believes the solution is ensuring that there are fewer Palestinian boys who might grow up to be radicals.

Is Harvard Prof Advocating Palestinian Genocide?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Instead of arguing for jobs, economic opportunity, and self-determination to ensure that Palestinians can have productive lives, Dr. Martin Kramer argues for preventing them from growing up.

Interview with Fakhri Abu-Diab: Can Non-Violence Work in Jerusalem?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

"The strength comes from my hope and belief that one day things will be better. It comes from our strong desire not to lose the children -- not to see them commit violence and end up in jail."

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

This is how it has worked in the Occupied Territories since 1967. Settlers establish facts on the ground, apply pressure, threaten violence, and the IDF and the Israeli government give in.

Rights of the Speaker Versus "Rights" of Disruptors

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Attempts to prevent college audiences from hearing pro-Israel speakers must be taken very seriously by universities.

The state of Israel

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

During my recent week-long trip to Israel, I visited family and attended the Herzliya conference, which is Israel's premier security conference. Durin...

Will $40 Million US Tax Dollars Subsidize UN Agency That Tolerates Teaching Martyrdom to Palestinian Kids?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Watchdog organizations have shined a light on the content of books in schools in the Palestinian territories -- and what they illuminated was a consistent pattern of propaganda.

Rank Hypocrisy and Transparent Double Standards

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

When Israel is accused, however unjustly, of any alleged misdeed against the Palestinians, the din is immediate and deafening. But when fellow Arabs are shown to be inflicting real damage on the Palestinians, there's hardly a peep.

Palestinian Militants Pledge To Float Bombs Towards Israel Beaches

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants said Tuesday they had launched a large number of floating explosives into the Mediterranean Sea to avenge the ...

Should Palestinians Give Up On Negotiations?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama's "State of the Union" left out the traditional call for the renewal of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations which, for years, has been boilerplate in Presidential addresses to Congress.

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

West Jerusalem Tram: Palestinians Use Courts To Fight Light Rail Linking Settlements To City

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem's first light rail starts test runs this spring, with its sleek silver cars gliding across the city and promising to relie...

Israel Accused Of Trying To Crs political protest

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is arresting a growing number of prominent opponents to its policies toward the Palestinians, say critics who are accusing th...

Palestinian Officials Criticize US over Israeli Settlements

Washington Post | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian officials on Sunday criticized the United States for what one called "back-pedaling" on demands that Israel stop settlement c...