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Camelia Entekhabi-Fard


Why Can't Obama Enforce Peace Between Palestine and Israel?

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | July 31, 2014 | Politics
If U.S. President Barack Obama believes so strongly in the diplomatic approach, to the point that he has angered Israel -- one of America's closest allies -- by making up with Iran over the nuclear dossier, then why can't he enforce peace between Palestine and Israel?
Sharon Brous


Israel: Unity Not Uniformity

Sharon Brous | July 31, 2014 | Religion
Seeing the humanity in the other is not an act of disloyalty or an abdication of Jewish values. It is the deepest manifestation of Jewish values.
Jerome Karabel


The Meaning of Terror

Jerome Karabel | July 31, 2014 | World
Israelis, too, feel a sense of terror. But the most fundamental difference is that Israelis who find the situation too dangerous can leave with their children and take them out of the country. This is what makes the situation truly asymmetrical, and it compounds what is a great human tragedy for both sides.
Joan B. Rose


Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition

Joan B. Rose | July 31, 2014 | Impact
The situation in India reveals startling information about the link between waste pollution and stunted growth, even in a food-secure world. To help ensure a brighter future for India's youth, the nation requires an investment in waste-treatment infrastructure, including toilets and waste-water treatment.
Nathan Gardels


On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

Nathan Gardels | July 31, 2014 | World
This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914. Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.
Mark Shriver


Concentrate on Africa's Children

Mark Shriver | July 31, 2014 | Impact
The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children -- and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a terrible missed opportunity for these most vulnerable children and their mothers to not be at the center of the conversation.
Reggie Yates

The Other Side of Jamaica

Reggie Yates | July 31, 2014 | UK Entertainment
Today, Usain Bolt will compete in the 100m relay for Jamaica in his first ever Commonwealth Games. As the fastest man in the world, he is one of Jamaica's most famous exports, alongside the country's glorious, sun kissed beaches that thousands travel to every year. But my trip to the small island in the Caribbean with UNICEF was to see a very different way of life.
Aaron Gray-Block


Arrest of Forest Rights Activists Symbolic of What's Wrong in India

Aaron Gray-Block | July 31, 2014 | Green
Local authorities are trying to intimidate people to cater to the interests of corporate giants, but it does not end there.
Kevin A. Lees


Orbán Designs to Turn Hungary into 'Illiberal' State

Kevin A. Lees | July 31, 2014 | World
It sounds like a headline from the European version of The Onion, but Viktor Orbán, months from winning a landslide reelection in April, announced his intentions to turn Hungary into an 'illiberal state,' modeled after China or Russia.
Javier Bardem


A Plea for Peace

Javier Bardem | July 31, 2014 | World
I was raised to be against any act of violence, and the consequent suffering of humanity for it, regardless of religions, ethnicities and borders.
Daoud Kuttab


Gaza and the West Bank One Palestinian Entity

Daoud Kuttab | July 31, 2014 | World
The admission was buried deep in a long, drawn-out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed.
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

We Had Our 9/11 (But Pretended It Didn't Happen)

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | July 31, 2014 | World
That Europe is not raising its voice to stop the bloodshed in Gaza is no big surprise. What is more striking, however, is that a missile intentionally launched by someone shot down a civilian aircraft carrying numerous EU citizens amongst its passengers and somehow we have reacted as if it was due to a storm or a little bird inside of one of the motors.
James Dorsey


Netanyahu's Dilemma: From the War in Gaza to the War at Home

James Dorsey | July 31, 2014 | World
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic diplomatic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza.
Alan Elsner


Time for a Cease-Fire Agreement in Gaza

Alan Elsner | July 31, 2014 | World
The United States, the international community and all people of goodwill should joint together now and tell both sides that it is time for the fighting to end through a sustainable cease-fire agreement.
Robert J. Natter

Japan's Increased Defense Posture Is a Welcome Change That Strengthens the U.S. Alliance and Security

Robert J. Natter | July 31, 2014 | Politics
Japan's new program to allow its self-defense forces to take on greater responsibility is being debated in Japan, but it is fully supported by the United States, and for good reason.
Alon Ben-Meir


Trapped Between Delusion and Denial

Alon Ben-Meir | July 31, 2014 | World
The war will eventually come to an end. The question is, will the terms for ending the bloody conflict set the stage for the next round of hostilities, or will both sides shed their delusions, recognize each other and stop this vicious cycle of violence?
Gary M. Burge


'But They Use Human Shields!'

Gary M. Burge | July 31, 2014 | World
The argument "But they use human shields!" has now become a hollow justification for innocent casualties and atrocities in warfare (instead of an explanation), and while many of us suspect that Hamas may be guilty of this, Israel's massive bombardments have now crossed some ethical line.
Human Rights Watch


Gaza's Schools on the Battlefield

Human Rights Watch | July 31, 2014 | World
Both sides in the current conflict would do well to take note of the Lucens Guidelines, created to protect students and teachers around the world from the use of schools for military purposes, and to incorporate explicit protection for schools into their military doctrines and strategies.
Otávio Dias

A Lesson In Forgetting Social Classes

Otávio Dias | July 31, 2014 | World
I believe that the economic and social progress made in Brazil is the joint achievement of our young democracy and the members of the Brazilian society. But thank you, Dilma, because a recent statement of yours allowed me to recreate a wonderful experience over the skies of Brazil.
Lenni Benson

We Must Honor the Rule of Law for Desperate Children at the U.S. Border

Lenni Benson | July 31, 2014 | Politics
Regardless of their origin, all children have the same right to due process before the law. We should guarantee "equality under the law" not by lowering standards for more kids, but by raising standards for all kids.
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