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Israel Needs Peace with Palestine to Avoid Looming Boycotts

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Israel is now facing the serious prospect of widespread boycotts and restrictions carefully targeting settlement activities, as distinct from Israel itself.

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Where Are the Leaders to Answer the Call?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Neither Netanyahu nor Abbas has demonstrated bold and visionary leadership, which is surely needed at this fateful juncture. The Israeli-Palestinian annals are saturated with self-denial and resistance to the inevitable, and there is little evidence that much has changed.

Exposing the Israel Bashers: Opinions Without Facts, Facts Without Context

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If your "opinion" is that Israel is an apartheid state, engaged daily in crimes against humanity, and Zionism is a form of racism, then all you have to do is selectively point to events and statements that taken out of context appear to support your opinion.

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

Palestinians Apologize For Illegal Arms At Embassy

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Foreign Ministry says Palestinian authorities have apologized for illegal weapons that were discovered at the Palestinian em...

Sharon's Legacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

For me, Ariel Sharon was a leader's leader who demonstrated the vision, courage and commitment to what he believed in -- qualities that are sorely lacking on the global stage today and especially in the Middle East.

The Gospel According to Arik

Terence Smith | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Terence Smith

His death brings the Sharon legacy back into the forefront of the Israeli national consciousness and confronts the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with an awkward dilemma.

How to Ensure U.S. Sponsored Mideast Agreement Not Become Another Interim Deal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Kerry has surprised many observers with his tenacity and insistence on producing a peace agreement in this intractable conflict. The framework idea could move the process forward as long as it is not allowed to become yet another interim agreement.

Settler Doctor Makes House Calls to Ailing Palestinians

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

The U.S.-born doctor, who made aliyah with his parents in 1974, makes personal house calls every week, providing medical treatment to ailing Palestinians free of charge.

Official: Israel Planning New Settlement Construction

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel likely will announce new plans for construction in Jewish settlements next week, an official said Wednesday, a move that is ...

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

Mandela and Arafat II

James Zogby | Posted 02.13.2014 | World
James Zogby

Some readers made disparaging remarks about the Palestinian leader -- the kindest of which was to point out the obvious fact that "Arafat was no Mandela." While that statement was, of course, true, it missed the point.

Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...

'Green News Report' - December 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Palestinians Help Israeli Couple Save Baby From Carjackers

Anav Silverman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

It was true Chanukah miracle for a young couple from Dolev, whose one-year-old daughter was kidnapped by local Palestinians that had hijacked the fami...

Gaza Is a Victim Once Again

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Bill_Corcoran

It's more than a month now that most Gazans have had no or little electricity to pump clean drinking water into their homes, do the family laundry, heat their homes as the cold of winter sets in. What's sad about this fact is it is not the first time.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Israel's anger with US likely to be taken out on Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

On the surface, it is hard to see any direct link between the recently concluded deal by Iran and the P5+1 group and the Palestinian-Israeli peace tal...

Netanyahu Should Remember: Obama is a Friend

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

The last month has been dismaying for anyone concerned about the US-Israel relationship. While the United States and five other powers worked to re...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

The Settlements: Israel's Albatross

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israelis and the Palestinians view the settlements enterprise from a completely different perspective that defines their strategic objectives and is becoming increasingly irreconcilable every time Israel announces the building of new housing units.

U.S. Gives $75 Million More In Aid To Palestinians

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United State will provide an additional $75 mil...