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A Call for Livable Futures

Rela Mazali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rela Mazali

What to do when the country I live in totally loses its compass? I have watched Israel present itself as a respectable member of the club of developed countries. It is time for us all to hold it to that claim.

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza: Expanding the Discussion

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

A generation ago, Yasser Arafat was the reviled leader of the PLO. His successors in the West Bank are now embraced as the moderate leadership of the Palestinian people.

East Jerusalem Still Divides US And Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that his government has yet to iron out its differences with the U.S. over Israeli co...

News Flash 2015: Eradicated Israel Still Blamed for World Problems

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Seoul, South Korea/June 25, 2015 - North Korea's unprovoked attack on a thousand South Korean nuns, orphans, and baby seals has resulted in the world'...

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

The Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla is about occupation. Israel has skirted this issue by declaring Gaza as no longer occupied. However, the rest of the world disagrees.


Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Time to Change the Status Quo

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu has some serious soul searching to do if he is going to act in Israel's long term interests instead of presumed short term gains. This includes reigning in his coalition ministers and presenting a unified Israeli public voice.

Can Obama Raise the Phoenix from the Ashes in the Middle East Peace Process?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

The current impasse provides a unique opportunity for Barack Obama to position the US as an honest broker and pressure all parties to come to the table.

Netanyahu To Visit White House

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — President Barack Obama's chief of staff on Wednesday invited the Israeli prime minister to the White House next week, in a sign that...

Netanyahu Snubbed By Obama Dining Alone, Reports Say

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exactly what happened this week when President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been largely left to speculation, w...

Obama-Netanyahu Meeting At White House Closed To Reporters

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is criss-crossing the Washington power grid Tuesday, striving to explain his country's pos...

"No better friend?" America, Israel and the Occupied Territories

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

Can Obama finally get tough, and trade U.S. foreign aid and security for Israeli fair-dealing on the settlement question?

Pelosi Welcomes Netanyahu: 'We In Congress Stand By Israel'

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went two hours overtime in an unusually low-profile meeting Tu...

Clinton: US Commitment To Israel 'rock solid'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — New Israeli construction on land claimed by the Palestinians threatens peace efforts and undermines America's ability to help end t...

Moment of Truth

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

If U.S.-Israeli relations are held hostage to progress on peace negotiations, the outcome will likely be a continued Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and a further rupture in U.S.-Israeli relations as Iran approaches its nuclear breakout point.

Latest U.S.-Israel Crisis Can Lead to a Breakthrough

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Guy Ziv

After a largely disappointing first year for the administration's peace efforts in the Middle East, the latest U.S.-Israel crisis presents a unique opportunity to recalibrate American efforts for Arab-Israeli peace.

Israelis View Obama Favorably, Mixed On Netanyahu

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM - A poll released Friday shows that Israelis overwhelmingly have a favorable impression of President Barack Obama, despite a grave dipl...

US, Israel Seek To Defuse Tensions

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The tense diplomatic feud that has emerged between the US and Israel following last week's contentious announce of new settlements in Jerusalem during...

US Envoy cancels Mideast trip, Israel feud deepens

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinians in east Jerusalem set tires and garbage bins ablaze on Tuesday and hurled rocks at Israeli riot police, who...

Israeli PM Calls Emanuel and Axelrod "Self-Hating Jews": Paper

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

[...] Netanyahu appears to be suffering from confusion and paranoia. He is convinced that the media are after him, that his aides are leaking informat...

Israel Rebuffs US Call For Total Settlement Freeze

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel rejected on Thursday a U.S. demand to freeze all construction in West Bank Jewish settlements to encourage peace talks, deepe...

Israel's Election: HuffPost Contributors Have Their Say

Huffington Post | HuffPost Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israelis head to the polls tomorrow, February 10, to vote in a new government. Huffington Post contributors from Israel to Ramallah to DC have shared ...

American Jewish Responses to Gaza: Old & New

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In the past several years, the emergence of pro-peace American Jewish organizations has provided an alternative voice on critical Middle East issues.

John C. Reilly, Flea, Shepard Fairey, Miri Ben-Ari, Russell Simmons, Marc Ecko, MC Yogi (Obama-Inspired VIDEOS)

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Arnon

"If you choose to exercise your right to vote, your opinion matters. A banker's vote carries the same weight as a skateboarder, a farmer or someone who is unemployed."

Israelis: Eat a Pistachio, Make an Iranian A-Bomb

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

The new U.S. Ambassador to Israel has gotten all worked up over the fact that Israel is violating its own laws against trading with the Iranian enemy by eating Iranian pistachios. I kid you not.