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Change in Egypt Will Change the Region

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Egypt's enduring authoritarian regime is the biggest hurdle to democracy and freedom in the region. If the Mubarak regime falls, other dictatorships will also fall.

Why the Call to "Boycott Israel" Is Crap

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Regardless of what its promoters and its useful idiots say, the only real, accepted, hackneyed goal of this boycott campaign is to de-legitimize Israel as such.

Israel Trips For Jewish Youths Expand, Including For Disabled Teens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Jewish organizations are aiming to send more North American teens and young adults than ever to Israe...

Return to Haifa: Whose Narrative Is It Anyway?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leon T. Hadar

Return to Haifa, based on a novella by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, is not a cultural product of our age of globalization.

Goldstone Needs to Recant In Light of the New Evidence

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone has said that he hopes that new evidence proves his report wrong. Now is the time for him to show whether he is "mensch" enough to step forward and set the record straight.

New Israeli Art Site Aims For Pro-Zionist 'Virtual MoMA'

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Israeli art scene has experienced increasing recognition in recent years, with artists like Michal Rovner, Tamy Ben-Tor, Yael Bartana, and Sigalit...

Ghost Stories: Israel's Past Comes to Life

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

"I'm having a love affair," our cousin Motti confides, "with ghosts." It's a pitch-black night but artificial light glows on the walls of Jerusalem's Old City just beyond us.

The Carmel Wildfire Is Burning All Illusions in Israel

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

Israel's performance during the Carmel forest fire revealed the sad truth: its government has prioritized offensive military capacity and occupation maintenance emergency preparedness and general welfare.

Helen Thomas Reveals Her True Colors, Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Abraham H. Foxman

In defending the remarks that led to her ouster, Helen Thomas recently claimed that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists." She may be calling them "Zionists," but we all know who she means.

Adventures of an Accidental Zionist: Encounters with the Anxiety of Jewish Extinction

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Preserving, celebrating and perpetuating Judaism is not a solitary work but a noble collective pursuit, one within which each of us, Jew, or non-Jew, has a vital part and valued role.

Post-Midterms Foreign Policy: Will They Make a Difference?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Do not expect the change in the balance of power on Capitol Hill to have any dramatic effect on foreign policy.

Shilling for the Israeli Occupation: The ADL's New Mission Statement?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

An organization that describes itself as "the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency" is spending its resources decrying American organizations that are not blindly supportive of a foreign government it likes to align itself with.

Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Middle East conspiracism is here in America now -- our own political factions are now engaged in many of the same troubling patterns that drive some to unacceptable forms of violence.

Neo-Zionism -- Israel's True Threat

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

Unlike any Jew in the world, regardless of their human quality, that can set foot in Israel and welcomed with bells and whistles, kids who were brought to life here are being deported because they are not, simply put, Jews.

Israel's Jewish Character Is Subject for Debate

Ahmed Moor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Moor

I believe strongly that all people are equal, irrespective of race or religion. Israel was founded on just the opposite view.

Ahmadinejad's Use of Language Intended to Offend

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Elsner

Refusing even to say the word "Israel" negates thousands of years of Jewish history and identity. It is deeply offensive.

"There Are No Civilians During Wartime." Rachel Corrie's Family Confronts the Israeli Military in Court

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The treatment of Rachel Corrie's body is peripheral to her family's lawsuit. But it demonstrates the degree to which she and those whose homes she died defending have been dehumanized.

The Alienated Jew: Elijah On The Run From Ahab

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

Today's Jews largely emulate the national values of Ahab. They are first concerned with the military power of Israel and are obsessed with its enemies, whereas the Hebrew Prophets criticized the powerful and mighty in Israel.

Anna Baltzer: Palestinians "come second" at peace talks

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

A visit to the occupied territories of Palestine can change one's perspectives forever. Such was the case of Anna Baltzer. Baltzer is a Jewish-America...

Criminalizing Peaceful Protest: Israel Jails Another Palestinian Gandhi

Joseph Dana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Dana

On Tuesday, nonviolent grassroots Palestinian leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah was found guilty by an Israeli military court of "incitement, and organizing and participating in illegal demonstrations."

Anti-Zionists Plumb New Depths: Cliona Campbell's Story

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

Cliona Campbell is a 19-year old student from Cork, in Ireland. But right now, Cliona lives in fear. And all this because Cliona spent a couple of months in Israel as a volunteer for the IDF.

In Democracy's Wasteland, Israel Razes a Bedouin Village...Again (VIDEO)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

With no recourse from the Israeli state or its courts, the Bedouin villagers of Al-Arakib have no other option but to start over from scratch on their recently destroyed homes. And they have nowhere else to go.

Casting Stones at Oliver Stone

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

Though less consequential by orders of magnitude, recent attacks on Oliver Stone, following an interview he gave to The Times of London, recall the at...

Jewish-Mormon Relations: Mark Paredes Leads the Way

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Paredes, a Mormon who speaks seven languages fluently and has lived in five countries, is a religion columnist for the Latter-Day Trumpet and is a high councilor in the Santa Monica Stake LDS Church.

So Much Heat, So Little Light

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What I continue to find shocking is that the message, tactics, and unrelenting anger of the Republican Party are becoming echoed and displayed by so many Americans who call themselves "pro-Israel."