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Will Palestinians Accept Jewish Settlers in Palestine?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The idea of Jewish settlers living in Palestine draws raw anger from many sides. Netanyahu might have thrown this trial balloon as part of his own negotiating tactic. The issue, however, is serious.

Settlers Settling SecState Scores

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

While recruiting a broad range of international actors, Kerry single-handedly has forced the actors to focus on a common framework to guide the ongoing talks. While Kerry still has his skeptics, he has everyone's admiration for his efforts. Well, almost everyone.

Happy Birthday to The New World.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Léon did not discover Florida. Traces were found of Spanish slaves coming from the Bahamas, who had visited first, without ever staying for long.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Outposts & the Abuse of Law in Service of the Settlements

Lara Friedman | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Outposts are again taking center stage in the settlements debate, as the Netanyahu government announces two new policies aimed at legalizing illegal outposts and sending a clear signal that it values settlements over negotiations, and it prefers "Greater Israel" to peace.

Ten Reasons Palestine Is Right to Bring its Case to the UN

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In the past, Abbas has shown himself both a man unafraid to gamble, and, against all odds, one who knows how to turn a crapshoot to advantage. Here are ten reasons that his Hail Mary route at the UN may succeed after all.

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

The Occupation Must End, but Not So Quickly...

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Israel cannot just get up and walk out of the West Bank, nor can it just remove its soldiers and ships from Gaza's borders. This is misguided, and ignores the realities of life for both Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel's Settlements Are Not the Real Problem, Only a Red Herring

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As articles blaming Israel for failed Mideast peace continue to stream into the headlines, it is clear that the Mideast reality will continue just as it always has -- with Iran as an increasingly mobilizing force.

Peace Is the New Frontier

Sean Carasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sean Carasso

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Palestinians Stand Firm: No Peace Talks While Israeli Settlers Build

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of senior Palestinians on Saturday backed President Mahmoud Abbas' refusal to negotiate with Israel as long as it b...

The Guards of the Settlers Just Shoot

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

When the word came that Samer Sarhan was killed, some young Palestinians gathered and threw their anger and frustration at the policemen in stones. The police reacted with tear gas and sound bombs.

Palestinians and Israelis Call for Peace on Eve of Tragedy in Hebron, West Bank

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alison Avigayil Ramer

As negotiations began in Washington, a grave isolated act of violence took place on Route 60, near Hebron, and four Israeli settlers were killed.

The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In their goals and in their view of governance, Hamas, Kahanists and Haredim have much in common. Why not just let them run the Holy Land?

Israeli Settlements Helped By U.S. Tax Law: Non-Profit Donations At Odds With U.S. Foreign Policy

New York Times | By JIM RUTENBERG, MIKE McINTIRE and ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the American government seeks to end the four-decade Jewish settlement enterprise and foster a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the American Tre...

Extremist Pro-Settler Lobby Rallies Against Obama While Schumer and Weiner Pander (Video)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Max Blumenthal

A recent Jewish extremist rally in Manhattan took on a distinctively Tea Party-flavor, including demonstrators assailing Obama as a secret Muslim with no legitimate right to serve as President of the United States.

Has Israel Reneged on the Unity of West Bank and Gaza?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

To consider Gaza Palestinians infiltrators if caught in the West Bank past their permit deadline reflects the Netanyah government's rejection of the unity of Palestinian territories.

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

60 Percent Of Israelis Say Settlements Should Be Removed, Survey Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three fifths of Israelis support dismantling settlements in the disputed territories, according to a survey conducted by the Harry S. Truman Institute...

Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...

Amnesty International: "Much of Gaza was razed to the ground..."

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Destroyed houses, tent camps, clouds of white phosphorous--these were just a few of the images of Gaza included in the video that accompanied Amnesty ...

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 ...

Netanyahu, Clinton Talk: Israeli Leader Calls Clinton, Plans Meeting Next Week

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Hoping to defuse a fight between friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton agree...

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...

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.