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  • Tuesday March 24, 2015 7:37 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: The Israeli elections and the future of the Palestinian Authority
    Last week’s victory of Benyamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies at the polls in Israel is merely one more indication that Israeli society continues a trend of radicalization. The only way to explain this drift in the direction of increasingly rigid and extreme political positions is the absence of accountability.

  • Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014 5:09 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Jerusalem at a crossroads
    Which way things go in Jerusalem depend on how the Israeli government handles its responsibilities in the occupied city--indeed, whether it maintains the practices and policies that are responsible for bringing us to this precipice.  

  • Monday July 14, 2014 7:14 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: The third war on Gaza--maintaining the status quo?
    As the first week of the third Israeli war on Gaza draws to a close, expectations seem to mimic the scenarios that unfolded in the previous two wars in 2008 and 2012. Yet to incur dead among its citizens, Israel is not in any hurry to reach a ceasefire, and the outside world is not feeling any urgency to end the confrontation.

  • Monday June 16, 2014 6:59 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Who's calling whose bluff?
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has seemed to make out pretty well recently, isolating both Israel and Hamas. But will it last?

  • Thursday April 25, 2013 8:36 PM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: Fayyad’s resignation and Abbas’ crisis
    The seemingly inevitable resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has left Palestinians in the occupied territories, and their president, knee deep in trouble.

  • Sunday March 3, 2013 12:19 PM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: Obama’s visit to mark crossroads
    There are numerous reasons to be worried about stability in the West Bank and the March 20 visit of US President Barack Obama to the region comes at a critical time.

  • Friday Dec. 7, 2012 2:13 AM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: President Abbas, get yourself off the hook
    The new status of Palestine at the United Nations, combined with the (albeit relative and temporary) improvement in his public standing provides President Abbas with the opportunity to get himself off the hook. He can and should call Israel's bluff.

  • Friday Dec. 7, 2012 2:07 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: If not two states, then one
    Author Saree Makdisi lays out in the New York Times how Israel is sealing the fate of the two-state solution, and why one state where Jews and Palestinians have equal rights is "infinitely preferable" to the current international consensus.

  • Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 11:18 AM (EST+7)
    EDITORIAL: On the brink of collapse
    Last week, the Palestinian Authority experienced the most dangerous internal crises it has faced since its establishment in 1994. 

  • Saturday Aug. 4, 2012 2:15 AM (EST+7)
    EDITORIAL: Between Obama and Romney
    The combination of US President Barack Obama’s abandonment of the Middle East peace process and Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s exaggerated support for Israel should generate worry among those who care about the Mideast region.

  • Thursday July 5, 2012 7:00 PM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Susiya expulsion recalls early Israel ethnic cleansing
    Writing in the New York Review of Books, David Shulman traces a direct line between the destruction and emptying of Palestinian villages during Israel's establishment to the impending expulsion of the West Bank villagers of Susiya.

  • Sunday June 10, 2012 5:43 PM (EST+7)
    VIEWPOINT: Inside the Palestinian prisoners' strike
    Palestinian prisoner and activist Ameer Makhoul describes at Electronic Intifada what he believes were the strengths of the recent hunger strike by over a thousand prisoners in Israeli jails.

  • Sunday May 27, 2012 4:52 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Palestinians need backing for development, not more aid
    Two gas fields off Gaza could fund the Palestinian Authority and its energy needs for years to come, so why doesn't the international community pressure Israel to allow their development?, asks Victor Kattan in an editorial for Foreign Policy.

  • Saturday Jan. 21, 2012 1:12 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: The diaries of Tom Hurndall
    Activist Tom Hurndall's diaries are a compelling portrait of the Middle East conflict, writes Robert Fisk in the Independent.

  • Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012 5:44 PM (EST+7)
    WITNESS: A Gazan reunites with her long-imprisoned uncle
    In this moving account at the Electronic Intifada, Fidaa Elaydi describes their first meeting when she travels home to Gaza to welcome him home after his release last year in a prisoner swap with Israel.

  • Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 8:30 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: For co-resistance
    In a comment for the +972 blog, Omar Rahman explains why the current transitional period on Palestinian politics is leading to a debate over "normalization" or contacts between Palestinians and Israelis.

  • Sunday Dec. 11, 2011 11:10 AM (EST+7)
    WITNESS: A friend writes of losing Mustafa
    Writer and activist Linah Alsaafin was at the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday when Mustafa Tamimi was fatally wounded in the face by a tear gas canister.

  • Saturday Nov. 26, 2011 2:50 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel's 'false friends' in Washington are beating the war drums, again
    In a frank opinion for Salon, Gary Kamiya argues that neo-conservatives beating the drums for war against Iran are ensuring Israel's "doom".

  • Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 11:58 AM (EST+7)
    Goldstone challenges Israel 'apartheid' comparison
    Judge Richard Goldstone, author of a United Nations report alleging war crimes in Israel's 2008 war on Gaza, has once again published an opinion piece rejecting charges that Israel is breaking international law.

  • Tuesday Sept. 27, 2011 10:44 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: AP fails fact check of Abbas speech
    When the Associated Press wrote a "fact check" on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech last week before the United Nations, it spent most of the time presenting Israeli arguments in lieu of facts, says blogger Roi Maor.

  • Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 12:55 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Diplomacy is now at the UN, where it belongs
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the United Nations Friday was a potential game-changer, argues Phyllis Bennis.

  • Thursday Sept. 22, 2011 5:41 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Mr. President, we don't want a shortcut, we want our freedom
    Writing on the Mondoweiss blog, activist Abir Kopy responded to US President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday to the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Sunday Sept. 18, 2011 10:45 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Palestinian statehood will come only in the face of US opposition
    Academic Henry Siegman writes in a scathing editorial for Foreign Policy that Washington must know that, given Israel's right-wing leadership, Palestinians and Israelis will never reach a peace agreement if left to their own devices.

  • Saturday Aug. 20, 2011 11:37 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Israel's tent protests are part of larger identity crisis
    Journalist Mya Guarnieri describes the plight of thousands of African asylum seekers in Israel - and says it represents a wider problem of identity.

  • Thursday Aug. 11, 2011 10:49 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Why the delay in Palestinian unity?
    Experts agree that implementation of the agreement signed between Fateh and Hamas in May has been delayed because neither side is truly serious about reconciliation.

  • Monday Aug. 8, 2011 2:42 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: 'July 14 is not a movement I feel apart of'
    A tour of the tent encampment in Tel Aviv will not make any Palestinian feel comfortable, writes Abir Kopty. 

  • Monday Aug. 1, 2011 3:23 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Maybe Israelis aren't really seeking social justice after all
    Blogger Dahlia Scheindlin says she tried several times, to no avail, to ask Tel Aviv's protesters about their positions on Israel's occupation. 

  • Thursday July 28, 2011 11:09 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Law expert warns that Palestinian statehood bid has serious risks
    International law scholar Susan Akram has serious concerns about the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood at the United Nations, reports Max Blumenthal at his blog.

  • Thursday July 28, 2011 10:37 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Obama must act on Palestine
    Former Jordanian foreign minister Marwan Muasher makes a plea for Washington to address the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a plan of substance.

  • Monday July 25, 2011 12:25 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: 'Israel's failure is a moral failure'
    Ongoing demonstrations in Israel's cities against the high cost of housing are a sign of a greater moral failure, writes Aziz Abu Sarah.

  • Monday July 18, 2011 1:55 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: One view of the march for two states
    Sixteen-year-old Jalal Abukhater attended last Friday's East Jerusalem demonstration for two states as an observer. Read what he thought at the +972 blog.

  • Wednesday July 13, 2011 12:27 PM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Don't take the boycott law to court
    Opponents of Israel's new law penalizing advocates of boycott against Israel should not take the legislation to court, argues Yossi Girvitz.

  • Saturday July 9, 2011 1:36 PM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Mobocracy at Ben Gurion airport
    Jerusalem Post journalist Larry Derfner describes what happened at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv when a small group of Israelis demonstrated in support of pro-Palestinian activists trying to visit the West Bank from Europe.

  • Tuesday July 5, 2011 9:43 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Despite the bullying, the flotilla will sail
    A passenger on a United States-flagged boat seeking to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, activist Medea Benjamin, writes Monday that the flotilla is determined to sail, despite many obstacles.

  • Sunday June 26, 2011 2:12 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: 'This is why I sail'
    Renowned author Alice Walker tells why she is participating in an effort to break the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip in this essay published at The Guardian.

  • Saturday June 25, 2011 1:50 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israelis propose advantage of Palestinian UN bid
    Four Israelis, writing in the New York Times opinion pages, have proposed that Israel and the United States embrace the Palestinian move to have statehood recognized by the United Nations in September.

  • Wednesday June 15, 2011 9:23 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Israel's war through water
    Israel is waging a war on Palestinians by stealing their water resources and limiting their access to water, writes Palestinian Water Authority head Shaddad Attili in the Jerusalem Post.

  • Wednesday May 25, 2011 10:14 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Netanyahu's speech shows America will buy anything
    Israeli commentator Gideon Levy despairs of the rousing reception received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech to the United States Congress on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday May 25, 2011 10:03 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Washington speeches nudges Palestinians towards UN
    A week of Washington speeches calling on the Palestinians to abandon plans to take their search for statehood to the United Nations seems only to have increased the likelihood of them going down that path.

  • Tuesday May 24, 2011 10:16 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Even Israeli settlers seeking UN reference
    Blogger Yossi Gurvitz describes how a group of Israeli settlers are taking their case to the United Nations, a body not typically known for being sympathetic to their illegal cause.

  • Wednesday May 18, 2011 11:03 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Netanyahu is preparing for battle
    Haaretz commentator Aluf Benn says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is headed to Washington this week to gather support for Israel before the third Palestinian intifada.

  • Saturday May 14, 2011 11:59 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: What Mitchell's resignation tells us
    Foreign Policy editor Daniel Levy weighs in on what the resignation of US Mideast envoy George Mitchell means for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

  • Sunday May 8, 2011 10:57 AM (EST+7)
    WITNESS: Nabi Saleh continues its non-violent resistance
    Reporter Joseph Dana describes a Friday in Nabi Saleh, where Israeli soldiers patrol the village to prevent its residents from coming out in largely non-violent demonstrations.

  • Thursday May 5, 2011 1:49 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Dershowitz argues Bin Laden killing exonerates Israel
    Pro-Israel advocate and lawyer Alan Dershowitz says that the US killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden vindicates Israel in its policy of targeted assassinations.

  • Wednesday May 4, 2011 12:30 PM (EST+7)
    Carter calls on US to support Palestinian unity
    Former US president Jimmy Carter has penned an editorial calling on the United States to support the Palestinian unity agreement being signed in Cairo Wednesday.

  • Sunday May 1, 2011 10:44 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Hamas should be given a chance
    Writer Gideon Levy says that Israel responded with the same, tired response to Palestinian reconciliation: what is good for them, is bad for us.

  • Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:20 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: When Montgomery comes to Nabi Saleh
    The non-violent protests that happen weekly in the villages of Nabi Saleh and Bilin are made of the same stuff that US officials have lauded in other Arab countries, says Mark Perry in Foreign Policy.

  • Monday April 25, 2011 10:22 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: When in doubt, give a Middle East speech
    Palestinians, Israelis and the United States are all preparing individual gambits to promote their separate perspectives on how peace in the Middle East should proceed.

  • Wednesday April 6, 2011 4:01 PM (EST+7)
    Dugard: 'Strange' Goldstone op-ed doesn't change facts
    Former United Nations human rights official John Dugard argues in an opinion piece that no new facts have been presented concerning Israel's war in Gaza, despite judge Richard Goldstone's contention otherwise.

  • Monday April 4, 2011 1:08 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Goldstone 'retractions' vs facts
    Despite Israel's claims that international jurist Richard Goldstone has "retracted" the findings of a United Nations report on possible war crimes in Israel's 2008-2009 war on the Gaza Strip, the truth of the matter is quite different, writes author Ben White.

  • Saturday March 26, 2011 2:07 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Confronting airport discrimination
    Jerusalem resident Aziz Abu Sarah describes the insulting treatment he has received traveling through Israel's main airport - and how pleased he is that Israel's Supreme Court is reviewing the situation.

  • Thursday March 24, 2011 1:02 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: I wish you Egypt
    Palestinian boycott advocate Omar Barghouti writes a stirring call to the western public, asking them to rise up to fight for social and economic justice.

  • Saturday March 12, 2011 10:58 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Tear down this Israeli wall
    Singer Roger Waters calls for the boycott of Israel in this opinion peace in the Guardian.

  • Saturday Feb. 19, 2011 12:13 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: US veto could be good news for Palestinians
    Activist Phyllis Bennis argues that the United States' Friday veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements is still a victory for human rights.

  • Thursday Feb. 10, 2011 11:29 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: The long, lonely walk into Gaza
    The Guardian's Harriet Sherwood describes the journey through Israel's terminal leading in and out of the Gaza Strip.

  • Saturday Jan. 22, 2011 10:10 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Dahlan affair means Abbas has abandoned Gaza
    Palestinians experts are saying that the effective purging of former security strongman Muhammed Dahlan from the ranks of Fateh means that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given up all hopes of regaining control of the Gaza Strip.

  • Thursday Jan. 20, 2011 3:00 PM (EST+7)
    Ashrawi: US should support anti-settlement UN resolution
    Former Palestinian negotiator Hanan Ashrawi calls on the United States to support a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements in an op-ed published in the New York Times Thursday.

  • Monday Jan. 3, 2011 10:19 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Unarmed demonstrators face difficult struggle
    The death of Jawaher Abu Rahma in Bilin this weekend throws a new spotlight on the weekly anti-wall demonstrations taking place at eight villages in the West Bank, writes Donald Macintyre.

  • Saturday Nov. 6, 2010 9:05 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Is Hamas Islamicizing Gaza?
    Beginning this year, Hamas has gradually begun Islamicizing the Gaza Strip in law and through the educational system, argues Mkhaimer Abusaba in bitterlemons-international.org.

  • Thursday Nov. 4, 2010 10:23 AM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: Finish Rabin's work
    Former US President Bill Clinton fondly remembers Yitzhak Rabin and calls on peacemakers today to step up to the plate and :finish Rabin's work.

  • Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 5:51 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Crunch time
    In this New York Times column, Roger Cohen, describes a moment of truth for Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to tell the world what his vision of Israel's future borders with Palestine will be.

  • Saturday Oct. 30, 2010 1:57 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: A new kind of partition plan
    The passing of the benchmark of US mid-term elections next week could expedite a paradigm shift underway between Palestinians and Israelis, writes Aluf Benn.

  • Wednesday Oct. 27, 2010 8:50 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Trading beyond the Green Line
    In light of the acclaimed theory that economic peace leads to real peace between a future Palestinian state and Israel, the author pokes at an economic report released earlier this month by the Bank of Israel that illustrates Israel's trivial economic relationship with the occupied territories.

  • Thursday Oct. 14, 2010 12:41 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: The man behind Avigdor Lieberman
    Haaretz's Aluf Benn argues that Israel's antagonistic policies against its Arab minority are instigated not by its right-wing foreign minister, but by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself.

  • Saturday Oct. 9, 2010 9:30 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel should respect rights of foreign workers
    In this Global Post op-ed, the authors describe why Israel's supreme court has called the state's treatment of foreign workers a form of slavery.

  • Sunday Oct. 3, 2010 6:32 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: A new kind of two-state solution
    In this well-researched article in Foreign Policy magazine, the authors argue for an innovative system based on the principle of Permanent Residency for Palestinians and Israelis choosing to live where they wish.

  • Saturday Sept. 25, 2010 9:57 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: If Netanyahu can't halt the building, there is no hope
    Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to extend a freeze on new settlements says a great deal about the Israeli prime minister's politics, writes Donald Macintyre of the Independent.


  • Wednesday Sept. 22, 2010 5:03 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel's unreasonable request
    The current Palestinian leadership headed by President Mahmoud Abbas has been absolutely right in refusing to recognise Israel as a Jewish state because it does not have the authority to speak for the Israeli people; nor should it acknowledge such undemocratic expressions of ethno-nationalism.

  • Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 10:30 AM (EST+7)
    Fisk: Few lessons learned after September 11
    Journalist Robert Fisk writes about the lack of lessons learned from September 11 - two wars and hundreds of thousands of dead later.

  • Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010 1:25 PM (EST+7)
    This time in Washington, honest brokerage is not going to be enough
    Given the gross asymmetry between Israelis and Palestinians at the negotiating table, the United States will have to do much more than broker peace from the sidelines, it will have to force it on the parties. This is the argument of Avi Shlaim in his latest piece in the Guardian.

  • Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010 9:45 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Even if peace talks fail, Palestine's independence is inevitable
    Even if current negotiations fail, the Palestinians will still achieve statehood, says Daoud Kuttab in his latest Op-Ed in the Washington Post.

  • Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010 12:18 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: How to handle Hamas
    Now that Palestinians and Israelis are entering direct talks, there remains the outstanding question of how to handle Hamas.

  • Monday Aug. 23, 2010 6:37 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Direct talks and their potential consequences
    Alon Ben-Meir, a senior fellow at NYU's Center for Global Affairs, lays out a four-point plan for President Barack Obama as he gets set to engage Palestinians and Israelis in direct talks.

  • Sunday Aug. 22, 2010 8:51 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Three reasons why peace talks are going nowhere
    Esteemed scholar and co-author of The Israel Lobby, Stephen Walt, argues why he sees no positive outcome of the move toward direct talks, in Foreign Policy magazine.

  • Thursday Aug. 19, 2010 11:27 AM (EST+7)
    A third Lebanon war?
    Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak is staying in close contact with Washington, visiting often and hosting US diplomats in Israel.

  • Wednesday Aug. 18, 2010 7:58 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Jordan Valley is a microcosm if Israel's colonisation
    In his latest piece in the Guardian, Ben White, describes the ongoing process of Israeli colonisation in the Jordan Valley and why it is good example of Israeli policies vis-a-vis the Palestinians.

  • Wednesday Aug. 18, 2010 10:55 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Doing an 'Ilana'
    Author Ilana Hammerman took three Palestinian girls to an Israeli beach - breaking Israeli law that prevents Palestinians from entering Israel.

  • Sunday Aug. 1, 2010 7:05 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Abbas must test Obama's intentions
    If Abbas does enter talks he should make it public that he is testing the resolve and genuineness of President Obama, argues Lara Friedman in her opinion piece in Foreign Policy magazine.

  • Saturday July 31, 2010 12:41 PM (EST+7)
    Fisk: Israel in EU without anyone noticing
    The crash of an Israeli helicopter in Romania this week brought barely a mention from the international press, writes Robert Fisk.

  • Friday July 30, 2010 8:39 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Calls for one state from the Israeli right
    Calls for a one-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis has never been the rallying cry of the Israeli right wing, until now.

  • Monday July 26, 2010 12:58 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Tweeting never started a revolution
    New US funding for helping Arabs use new media won't help build democracy, writes Rami Khouri.

  • Saturday July 24, 2010 9:57 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Israel needs a Palestinian state
    Israel's policies towards Palestinians are making Israel more insecure, argues Alon Ben Meir in the Huffington Post.

  • Thursday July 22, 2010 9:21 AM (EST+7)
    Barghouti: Slow death of Palestinian democracy
    Politician Mustafa Barghouthi argues in Foreign Policy magazine that Palestinian democracy is gradually dying out, hindered by Western interference and Palestinian division.

  • Thursday July 22, 2010 8:59 AM (EST+7)
    WATCH: NYT's Kristoff visits Susya in Hebron Hills
    The New York Times' Nicholas Kristoff argues that Israel's West Bank policies are profoundly unfair, with a video visit to the Bedouin village of Susya in the Hebron hills.

  • Monday July 19, 2010 9:56 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Palestinians work, Lebanon wins
    The vote to grant the right to work to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is currently too close to call, even as the most serious debate ever held in Lebanon on this subject builds momentum, writes Frank Lamb in al-Ahram Weekly.

  • Thursday July 15, 2010 4:19 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Force Israel's hand on Palestinian home demolitions
    Seth Freedman argues in the Guardian, that the world needs to take direction action immediately to prevent Israel from carrying out future demolitions of Palestinian homes.

  • Saturday July 10, 2010 12:27 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: All this talk frittering away statehood
    All the talk about whether or not to engaged in proximity talks or direct talks, is frittering away the possibilities that negotiations will ever amount to anything, writes Matt Beynon-Rees.

  • Thursday July 8, 2010 3:48 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: In Gaza, Hamas may have weathered worst of storm
    The worst could be over for Hamas whose rule in Gaza has survived three years of economic blockade and a full-scale Israeli military onslaught.

  • Monday June 28, 2010 8:23 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel offers misdirection on Gaza

    Easing the import blockade won’t help Gaza. What it needs is a free pass on exports.


  • Tuesday June 22, 2010 9:27 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: German-Israel relations, isolating friends
    Germany has long been considered one of Israel's best friends in Europe, but relations have begun to sour as of late. A spat of diplomatic missteps has Israel feeling more isolated than ever.

  • Monday June 21, 2010 4:38 PM (EST+7)
    WITNESS: Writing on the walls in the Holy Land
    Reuters Bureau Chief in Israel/Palestine, Alastair McDonald, bears witness to three years of covering the Holy Land. 

  • Saturday June 19, 2010 10:44 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Obama faces obstacles as he changes tack
    In trying to change direction and find "a better approach" to dealing with the long running crisis facing Gaza, the Obama administration is confronting several deeply entrenched obstacles, writes James Zogby.

  • Friday June 18, 2010 9:14 PM (EST+7)
    Israel’s dilemma: Combining true democracy with control
    The aid flotilla to gaza attack has sparked a debate within Israel itself on the policies towards Arabs living within Israel and indeed on the wider question of combining true democracy with continuing to hold onto the Palestinian territories.

  • Monday June 14, 2010 9:22 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Mabhouh affair raises questions, worries
    Israel's alleged involvement in the killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai raises serious questions, says the Jerusalem Post.

  • Saturday June 12, 2010 1:56 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Israel's military loses its footing
    Palestinian analysts, asked their perspective of Israel’s raid on a fleet of ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip, see cracks in Israel’s usually-tough armor.

  • Saturday June 12, 2010 11:08 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: War crimes advocate to head Israel inquiry
    Israel's appointment of Giora Eiland to hear the flotilla inquiry is an "excellent choice" writes the Israeli Occupation Archive blog.

  • Thursday June 10, 2010 12:13 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Haaretz calls for Gaza inspection regime
    Israeli daily Haaretz says that the only way to salvage Israeli credibility is to implement a maritime inspection regime.

  • Wednesday June 9, 2010 7:46 PM (EST+7)
    Palestinian author gets film made in Hollywood
    Palestine will be heading to Hollywood this year as a film shot by famed director Julian Schnabel will be picked up by high-profile Los-Angeles producer Harvey Weinstein.

  • Wednesday June 9, 2010 12:21 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Israel's inquiry to be a whitewash
    Legal experts agree that the commission of inquiry dispatched by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's deadly boarding of a fleet of Gaza-bound ships last week is likely to be a whitewash, reports The National.

  • Monday June 7, 2010 6:33 PM (EST+7)
    Ibish: Israel must clarify Palestine's status
    In this article, Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at The American Task Force on Palestine, calls on Israel to clarify its position on Palestine.

  • Monday June 7, 2010 8:58 AM (EST+7)
    Queen Rania: Hardliners are the face of Israel
    Jordan's Queen Rania calls in The Independent for the end of the blockade on Gaza and a return to moderate politics in Israel.

  • Sunday June 6, 2010 9:07 AM (EST+7)
    Pappe: The deadly closing of the Israeli mind
    It is not the backing of the United States or relative weakness of the European Union that allows Israel to maintain its policies, writes Illan Pappe in the Independent.

  • Thursday June 3, 2010 12:44 PM (EST+7)
    Boyle: International law and Gaza
    In this opinion piece, Francis Boyle calls for the suspension of Israel from the United Nations system.

  • Sunday May 30, 2010 4:28 PM (EST+7)
    WITNESS: A true story
    The story and reflections of a Palestinian man and his journey of resistance. 

  • Wednesday May 26, 2010 4:17 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: The burden of collective narratives
    Peace activist Amal Abu Zeidan describes the burden of collective narratives in conflict situations and how a common narrative will eventually be needed to cement a permanent peace.

  • Monday May 24, 2010 8:37 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Path to peace runs through Damascus
    Phil Sands of The National notes that it is no coincidence that heads of state are paying a round of visits to Damascus in an attempt to ease regional tensions.

  • Saturday May 22, 2010 9:11 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Hariri finds himself between a rock and a hard place
    Next week's meeting between Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri and US president Barack Obama is expected to pass without great fanfare, says Omaya Abdel-Latif in al-Ahram.

  • Wednesday May 19, 2010 6:59 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: As non-violence takes root, so may a Palestinian state
    As non-violent resistance continues to take a firmer root in the occupied Palestinian territories, so may the results of its struggle.

  • Wednesday May 12, 2010 5:38 PM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: Israelis' state of denial about repression of Palestinians pervasive
    Despite the close proximity in which they live, Israelis largely remain in a state of denial over their military's repressive treatment of Palestinians.

  • Monday May 10, 2010 4:37 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Buy Palestinian products
    Haaretz columnist Akiva Eldar confronts arguments against the Palestinians right to boycott products made in illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. 

  • Sunday May 9, 2010 5:23 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Israel fights criticism by attacking the messenger
    Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office in 2009, Israel's civil society network of human rights groups and NGOs have increasingly found themselves under fire and persecution from the government.

  • Friday May 7, 2010 8:39 AM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Non-violence needs women
    Asma Asfour, a member of the Sinjal Municipality, argues that Palestinian women should take a more active role in the non-violent struggle for their people's rights.

  • Sunday May 2, 2010 5:37 PM (EST+7)
    Siegman: Is the Israel-Palestine conflict 'ripe' for Obama’s intervention?
    Renowned columnist and former National Director of the American Jewish Congress, Henry Siegman contemplates whether the conditions are 'ripe' for an imposed solution from the Obama administration.

  • Wednesday April 28, 2010 11:17 AM (EST+7)
    Miller: I am no longer a believer
    In this article for Foreign Policy, Aaron David Miller outlines why he is skeptical that the Obama administration can make any progress in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

  • Monday April 26, 2010 6:18 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Beating the Mideast's black hole
    Columnist Roger Cohen explains where the peace process now stands, and why there is some room for hope.

  • Sunday April 25, 2010 6:03 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Middle East peace: So why have we failed?
    Former Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy gives his insight on why some peace making efforts have succeeded and others failed.

  • Saturday April 24, 2010 10:59 AM (EST+7)
    Bishara: Palestinian plurality being overtaken by Zionist mono-theology
    Former Knesset member Azmi Bishara warns of a process of cultural colonization underway, and says the best way to fight it is to treat all of historic Palestine as Jerusalem -- as sacred.

  • Wednesday April 21, 2010 12:56 PM (EST+7)
    Indyk: Mideast conflict now US strategic problem
    Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a US strategic imperative, writes former US ambassador Martin Indyk in the New York Times.

  • Monday April 19, 2010 5:20 PM (EST+7)
    Direction of US-Israel relations depend on which way the PM turns
    Former two-time US ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, explains why the decisions Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has to make, will determine the future relationship of the United States and Israel.

  • Monday April 19, 2010 1:45 PM (EST+7)
    VIEW: Nablus clings to past as Palestinian industrial center
    The city of Nablus was once the industrial capital of the West Bank, teeming with the processing of agricultural products and goods produced in local factories.

  • Monday April 19, 2010 11:32 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: What if Palestinians were to unilaterally declare statehood?
    Were Palestinians to declare statehood, argues Shlomo Avineri in Haaretz, not much would change on the ground, but negotiations would proceed between two sovereign states

  • Monday April 19, 2010 10:56 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Scud missile would be odd choice for Hezbollah
    Long-range Scud missiles, which Israel has accused Syria of sending to Hezbollah in Lebanon, seem unlikely weapons of choice for a nimble guerrilla outfit, although they might pack a psychological punch.

  • Wednesday April 14, 2010 4:52 PM (EST+7)
    Will religious Zionist soldiers disobey orders to evacuate settlements?
    In a final peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, will the Israeli military be able to enforce political compromises against the settler movement, when many in its own ranks are themselves settlers or sympathizers?

  • Wednesday April 14, 2010 9:29 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS:Summit helps Israel skirt nuclear scrutiny, for now
    US President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit was a high-yield event for Israel, with little of the diplomatic fallout that made the country's leaders duck such forums in the past.

  • Sunday April 11, 2010 10:05 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Israel's corrupt sweat in the same gym
    In Israel, those named in the latest corruption scandal -- a building and bribes affair -- all sweat in the same gym, writes Matt Benyon Reese.

  • Tuesday April 6, 2010 9:10 AM (EST+7)
    Khatib: 'Incitement' charges are a waste of time
    There is a great opportunity in the next few months to reach a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, argues Palestinian government spokesperson Ghassan Khatib.

  • Monday April 5, 2010 8:01 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: The strange love-affair of the US and AIPAC
    In this skathing look at the ties between the United States government and the Israeli lobbying group AIPAC, Dan Lieberman questions why US officials continue to maintain such a relationship.

  • Wednesday March 31, 2010 6:59 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: A new Middle East war?
    Columnist Conn Hallinan takes a look at the tension and tough talk between Israel and Lebanon, which many fear could spring from saber rattling total war.

  • Wednesday March 31, 2010 6:59 PM (EST+7)
    Swedish pension giant divests from Israeli company
    Sweden's largest pension funds have decided to divest from Israel's largest military contractor, Elbit Systems, citing 'ethical' reasons.

  • Monday March 29, 2010 9:40 AM (EST+7)
    Halevy: Why not Hamas?
    Former Mossad head Ephraim Halevy argues that Israel and the United States should break the peace process impasse by negotiating with Hamas.

  • Thursday March 25, 2010 9:03 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Why Netanyahu is wrong about Jerusalem
    Commentator Juan Cole lists ten reasons that Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis alone.

  • Wednesday March 24, 2010 9:25 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Israel in political isolation
    Washington's conflict with Israel may have been postponed, but it comes at a time of political isolation for Israel, writes the Washington Post.

  • Sunday March 21, 2010 12:04 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Jerusalem, settlements, and the 'everybody knows' fallacy
    Within negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis it is often considered that Israel will keep certain settlement blocs in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, as it has established "facts on the ground." This consideration, termed as the "everybody knows" argument by an article in Foreign Policy magazine is depicted as fallacy by coauthors Lara Friedman and Daniel Seidemann.

  • Thursday March 18, 2010 12:35 PM (EST+7)
    Saudi Arabia more worried about Israel than Iran
    Saudi Arabia may share Israel's concern over Iran, but more important is its worry about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Judith Miller in the LA Times.


  • Thursday March 18, 2010 11:42 AM (EST+7)
    OP-ED: The Biden effect
    "I’m tempted to see Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel as a parable," writes Roger Cohen of the New York Times. "Nice guy wanders into mess and truth is revealed."

  • Thursday March 18, 2010 8:14 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Snubbing US can hurt Israeli pols
    When Israeli politicians pick a fight with the United States, it can sometimes come back to haunt them, reminds Washington Post writer Scott Wilson.

  • Wednesday March 17, 2010 8:49 AM (EST+7)
    Friedman: Fayyad and Iran have plans, US does not
    Underlying the latest US-Israel spat over settlements is the deeper -- real -- problem, writes columnist Thomas Friedman.

  • Tuesday March 16, 2010 12:31 PM (EST+7)
    READ: Hamas' Yusef describes challenges ahead
    Hamas leader Ahmad Yusef is hopeful that the political dissension between Fateh and the Islamic Resistance Movement will be resolved by the coming Arab summit, he writes.

  • Monday March 15, 2010 4:32 PM (EST+7)
    No hiding place for war criminals and torturers
    In this article, British legal expert Sir Geoffrey Bindman, explains the merits of universal jurisdiction and why a hasty response by the British government in response to Israeli protests, was 'ill considered'. 

  • Saturday March 13, 2010 9:58 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Kairos and Lent in the Holy Land
    Last December, Palestinian Christians launched the Palestinian Kairos Document, 'A moment of truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering' (www.kairospalestine.ps).

  • Wednesday March 10, 2010 8:40 PM (EST+7)
    Israel punks itself
    With Benjamin Netanyahu's ridiculous new global PR campaign, Israel just tells itself lies.

  • Sunday March 7, 2010 8:57 PM (EST+7)
    US Jewish activist: Why I am protesting the Friends of the IDF dinner
    Israel is not the most moral army in the world says psychologist and former Zionist Donna Nevel in the Israel daily Haaretz.

  • Sunday March 7, 2010 8:27 PM (EST+7)
    Muslim right to the Jewish past
    Archaeologist Yonathon Mizrachi explores the complex histories surrounding the holy sites in the holy land and argues why they should be the responsibility of the local residents. 

  • Sunday March 7, 2010 10:25 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: A scandal for Israeli intelligence
    Israeli intelligence has become overconfident and careless, says Mustafa Alani, a Gulf security analyst.

  • Sunday March 7, 2010 8:36 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Mitchell's failed mission
    US envoy George Mitchell arrived in Israel on Saturday night, setting out on his mission to initiate indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

  • Thursday March 4, 2010 7:20 PM (EST+7)
    Hamas: Abbas must resign after failing to deliver
    Hamas on Thursday called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, accusing him of selling the Palestinians "illusions" by moving to resume peace talks with Israel.

  • Sunday Feb. 28, 2010 5:46 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: It is time for Israel's friends to condemn its acts of terrorism

    Professor of Political science at the Australian National University, Amin Saikal, takes a look at Israel's intelligence policies in the wake of the assassinations in Dubai. He calls for a wider definition of terrorism and a serious critique by Israel's friends.


  • Sunday Feb. 28, 2010 5:46 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Learning from the Sadat Years
    Belgian Journalist Khaled Diab writes that Arab leaders should take lesson from former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's legacy over thirty years ago in how to forge a peace with Israel.

  • Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 11:58 AM (EST+7)
    Siegman: For Israel, defiance comes at the cost of legitimacy
    The Middle East peace process and its quest for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict that got under way nearly 20 years ago with the Oslo accords has undergone two fundamental transformations. It is now on the brink of a third, writes Henry Siegman in the Financial Times.

  • Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 11:19 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Coming Arab summit opportunity for change
    The Arab summit to be held in Libya on March 27-28 provides on opportunity for changing the Palestinian-Israeli equation, says political science professor Hassan Naffa in al-Ahram Weekly.

  • Friday Feb. 26, 2010 9:08 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel's NGOs must operate freely
    A recent attack of credability on the New Israel Fund (NIF) by elements of Israel's right-wing is undercutting an important institution of Israel's democracy, namely those who monitor human rights and expose instances of abuse.  Antony Lerman, the former director of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research observes how this distubing trend could spell disaster for the foundations of liberty by eroding democratic culture.

  • Friday Feb. 26, 2010 6:30 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: US can't afford military aid to Israel
    Josh Ruebner, the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, lays out his argument for why the United States can no longer afford to provide billions in aid to Israel. US President Barack Obama recently secured $3 billion in military aid alone to Israel for the fiscal year 2011.

  • Thursday Feb. 25, 2010 7:47 AM (EST+7)
    Kouchner and Moratinos: Europe must shoulder its responsibilities
    Europe must do more than call attention to the contours of a final settlement between Palestinians and Israelis, the French and Spanish foreign ministers said in an op-ed published Tuesday in Le Monde.

  • Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010 9:11 AM (EST+7)
    Annan: Occupation means strife
    Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan calls for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in tandem with working towards mutual understanding.

  • Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010 8:58 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Mossad operation gone awry?
    Many questions remain about what is now believed to have been the Mossad's killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud Mabhouh.

  • Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010 5:37 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Declare a Palestinian state
    In this opinion piece in the New York Times, Professor and author Jerome M. Segal makes a point-by-point argument for recognizing the State of Palestine prior to negotiations.

  • Monday Feb. 22, 2010 8:48 PM (EST+7)
    OPINION: Israel's smiling PR drive
    The Guardian's Seth Freedman takes on Israel's latest attempt to fight negative public opinion with spin doctors and smiles.

  • Sunday Feb. 21, 2010 7:00 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Broken 'engagement' in the Middle East
    US President Barack Obama's efforts to 'reach out' to the Muslim world have only emphasized the disconnect between his administration and their potential Muslim allies. Doyle McManus observes how the breakdown in Obama's peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians has sullied his credibility.

  • Sunday Feb. 21, 2010 4:11 PM (EST+7)
    How settlers prevented the construction of a Palestinian hospital
    Director of the Settlement Watch project for Israel's Peace Now movement, Hagit Ofran, remarks on how a small contingent of settlers set the political agenda for the whole country. 

  • Sunday Feb. 21, 2010 10:22 AM (EST+7)
    Fletcher: Don't deny peaceful protests in West Bank
    It has become almost a cliché, yet people, including Irish rocker Bono, continue to wield King's name when they bemoan the alleged absence of his like among the Palestinians, writes the executive editor of Blackcommentator.com.

  • Sunday Feb. 21, 2010 10:03 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Getting gleeked on by the chosen people
    I've had it in my head that during these nine months of traveling, I will probably be disrespected in one way or another, writes blogger Brooke Dean. I DID NOT, however, think in a million years that I would be spat on by a religious Jew in Israel.

  • Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 9:23 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: The black humor of the Goldstone report
    As the UN dithers while people keep dying in Gaza, writes international lawyer Curtis Doebbler, it appears those of us who believed that things would change were fools for believing that justice could triumph over narrow political agendas.

  • Friday Feb. 19, 2010 11:24 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Israel needs to talk human rights
    Israel must learn to speak the language of human rights and cooperate with the international community if it wants to join it, writes media expert Gilad Heiman.

  • Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 4:58 PM (EST+7)
    The silence of Israel's liberals
    Israel's political left and peace groups were once a substantial force in Israeli society. However, since the collapse of the Oslo Accords, those voices have largely receded into obscurity and been overshadowed by Israel's right-wing. Israeli philosopher and psychologist Carlo Strenger asks the question: why?

  • Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 4:58 PM (EST+7)
    FACTBOX-A brief history of Israeli espionage scandals
    A look back into historical scandals involving Israel's Mossad and other intelligence agencies

  • Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 11:37 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Will Israel defy the US on Iran?
    It is symbolic that the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff chose Valentine’s Day to come here to talk about the meaning of the color red, writes Amir Mizroch in the Jerusalem Post.

  • Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010 8:40 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Hit team used Mossad methods
    Details of the carefully-planned killing of a Hamas commander disclosed by Dubai authorities Monday resemble techniques the Mossad has used in the past, says writer Yossi Melman.

  • Sunday Feb. 14, 2010 8:30 AM (EST+7)
    Usher: US choosing confrontation with Iran
    The US decision in late January to ramp up weapons systems in the Gulf can only mean on thing, argues reporter Graham Usher.

  • Thursday Feb. 11, 2010 7:42 PM (EST+7)
    Not valid forever
    Ghassan Khatib says the idea of a land swap for settlements cannot stay on the table indefinitely.

  • Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010 6:22 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel

    Columnist Bradley Burston responds to the argument from the Israeli-right that peace with the Arabs will be the death of Israel.

  • Wednesday Feb. 3, 2010 4:09 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Blair, Gaza's great betrayer
    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim

  • Monday Feb. 1, 2010 7:43 PM (EST+7)
    Robert Fisk: Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?
    As Israel's settlement policy destroys the chance for a two-state solution, so too does it destroy the chance for peace. Internationally renowned author and journalist Robert Fisk decries the world for letting it happen.

  • Monday Jan. 25, 2010 9:03 PM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: Israel's NGO crackdown spells trouble
    Last week saw the latest move in the Israeli government's clampdown on those working in solidarity with the Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.

  • Thursday Jan. 21, 2010 9:00 AM (EST+7)
    READ: Stinging criticism of Barak's granting university status to a settlement college

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak may have surprised some by designating as a university the college in Ariel settlement, but Yossi Sarid was not fooled.


  • Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010 1:14 PM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Palestinian Authority will have to give in
    As US envoy George Mitchell comes to visit the region, Palestinians should prepare for their government to acquiesce, writes Sami Abdel Shafi in bitterlemons.org.

  • Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010 9:36 AM (EST+7)
    COMMENT: The perpetual process for impossible peace
    Yasser Arafat has been dead for five years, the oval office has seen four new presidents, the Israelis had seven new prime ministers, Yugoslavia disintegrated into six republics, Pluto is no longer a planet and yet, according to the Obama administration's Special Envoy George Mitchell, we are still but two years away from a Palestinian state.

  • Monday Jan. 18, 2010 8:37 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Egypt's wall sends strong message
    Egypt's new wall on the Gaza border is causing Hamas to press the boundaries of its relationship with its neighbor.

  • Sunday Jan. 10, 2010 11:44 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Syria sits on top of the region
    Nobody should underestimate the power of the Syrian regime, writes professor Elias Samo.

  • Sunday Jan. 10, 2010 9:13 AM (EST+7)
    Henry Siegman: 'It's time to impose solution'
    An imposed solution in the Middle East simply means getting both sides to live up to committments that they have each made in signed agreements.

  • Thursday Jan. 7, 2010 10:21 AM (EST+7)
    BLOG: What Israelis think about Gaza
    The Israeli press seems immune to Gaza's blockade and the plight of its residents one year after the Gaza war.

  • Monday June 29, 2009 4:57 PM (EST+7)
    INTERVIEW: Fayyad to Palestinians: Yes we can!

    Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is influencing a new positive Yes-We-Can message to Palestinians. Fayyad believes that a positive outlook is how Palestine will get what it wants.


  • Wednesday March 18, 2009 1:46 PM (EST+7)
    BLOG: Why did Fayyad resign?
    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad plans to resign by the end of the month. Some say his success was his downfall.

  • Sunday Feb. 22, 2009 11:03 AM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Who is the new Netanyahu?
    As Benjamin Netanyahu steps into the Israeli prime minister's office, many are wondering where his leadership will take Israel.

  • Saturday Jan. 24, 2009 12:08 PM (EST+7)
    ANALYSIS: Not much has changed in Washington
    Arab commentators aren't very impressed with President Obama's words of empathy for Palestinian suffering.

  • Friday Jan. 9, 2009 2:20 PM (EST+7)
    Carter: Gaza war could have been easily avoided

    I know from personal involvement that the devastating invasion of Gaza by Israel could easily have been avoided.


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