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Live and Let Die: The Ghoulish Gaza Culture of Death

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

For Hamas it is "my way or the cemetery," like their Iranian sponsors, they envision an apocalyptic world where anyone not hewing to their faith will either be forcibly converted or forcibly eliminated.

Covering This Gaza War

Sherine Tadros | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sherine Tadros

Gaza is not a particularly hard story to cover; it's happening all around you. The biggest problem for journalists is in fact that it is so obviously an unbalanced conflict.

The "Other Israel Film Festival" Tackles Complex Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently in its sixth year, the Other Israel Film Festival has been combining documentary and narrative films with panel, programs, theater, and art. The objective is to create a thought provoking conversation about the challenges faced by minority groups in Israel.

At the Heart of the Matter -- Here in Jerusalem

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Rabbi Steve Gutow

I feel sad for the innocent sufferers on both sides of this battle. I want this to end and want the Gazan Palestinians and the Israelis to know calm and security, even if the region is not yet ready for a total peace.

Joshua Hersh

Few In U.S. Call For Israel Restraint | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first major test of his post-reelection relationship with Israel, President Barack Obama and his administration have offered full...

Israeli Military, Gaza Militants Trade Fire

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Obama II Has a Rare Opportunity to Forge Mideast Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians and Arabs are ready to make major concessions and the Israelis know that time is not on their side if they still want a democratic state with a Jewish majority.

Palestinians Set Date For U.N. Bid

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The official news agency of the Palestinian Authority says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has set a date for seeking nonme...

Obama in His Second Term: More Self-Confidence and Freedom

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama enters his second term with a pledge that will test either his resolve or his elusiveness, namely the Iran pledge, in which he vowed not to allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to become a nuclear state.

Will Unshackled Politicians Deliver Peace in Palestine?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

An unshackled U.S. president along with Palestinian leaders yearning for peace can be a perfect formula for progress in this centuries-old conflict.

Israel Moves Ahead With Construction Of 1,200 Settler Homes

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel said Tuesday that it was pushing forward with construction of more than 1,200 new homes in Jewish settlemen...

The Issue of Arab Jews: Manipulating a Justified Cause

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Few, if any, Palestinians are likely to want to physically return to Israeli rule and even fewer Arab Jews would opt for a return to their ancestral homelands. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details.

Two Year Struggle Staggers to Its End

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

We know America's two-year struggle for power is near its end, but are not so sure about Syria's. The uncertain 'Id al-Adha truce, coming amidst stalemate and slaughter, may yet be a step back from the abyss. It wouldn't have a chance if we were knee-deep in fueling the war.

Some Recent Noteworthy Fiction From Israel

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

In the upcoming Israeli election, the one thing most parties seem reluctant to discuss is the deadlocked peace process with the Palestinians and the whole painful, tangled and conflicted issue of relations between Jews and Palestinians. Israeli authors have no such qualms, as four recent works demonstrate.

The Celebration of Innovation: Building an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship in Palestine

Vanessa Zuabi | Posted 12.24.2012 | World
Vanessa Zuabi

Whether it is developing technology applications in Arabic for children's education, or building wind farms to address depleting local energy sources, the next generation of Palestinians are not only driving change, they are creating a new future.

Palestinians Hold First Election In 6 Years

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cas...

Tardy Tests Are Symbolic of Life for Palestinians Under Israeli Occupation

Michael Madormo | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Michael Madormo

My students and I couldn't help but ask the obvious question: If Palestinians controlled their own borders, could these students have taken the SAT exam on October 6th along with American college hopefuls around the globe?

Obama: Urge Netanyahu to Make Peace

Ben Barber | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Ben Barber

Netanyahu does not deserve or need overt U.S. backing right now. Not until he fulfills the promise of Israel's founder David Ben Gurion and the wishes of a majority of Israelis and gives the West Bank over to Palestinian rule.

Israel Provides Equal Medical Treatment to All

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Although Israel is well known as a leading international contributor to medical innovation and research, it is a lesser known fact that the Jewish sta...

Obama UN Speech Stands Out for Comedian Who Stands Up for Peace

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Scott Blakeman

As someone who uses comedy to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, I was particularly impressed with President Obama's speech to the United Nations.

Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

From heinous implications and hateful language to insinuations about Islam and a claim that the Middle East conflict can be understood to be about the "civilized" and the "savage," I see no reason that these advertisements should be seen as pro-Israel.

The Sad Truth About U.S. Attitudes Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The revelation of Mitt Romney's foreign policy attitude when it comes to the Palestinians sheds light on the gap between declared policies and the truth.

The Most Important Political Issue of Our Day

Kelly James Clark | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

References to Palestine were precious few at the Republican convention; Israel, for sure, but little about Palestine. I suspect we'll hear little about Palestine at the Democratic convention.

Palestinians Crossing Green Line

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

What was the reason for this Israeli "benevolence" at a time when hundreds of foreigners coming to visit Palestine are denied entry at the King Hussein Bridge?

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: She Hearts Hamas

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Monica Bauer

Politics demonizes. Theater humanizes. Some prefer their demons. But that may be a harder preference to maintain, after understanding why Jennifer "hearts" Hamas.