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  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. Writing...
  • The soul of Israel is at stake

    The soul of Israel is at stake
    In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders. In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
  • Why Destroy Palestinian Jobs?

    In response to the article "Church Asked To Scold Israel; Resolution Calls For Divestiture In Protest" [Oct. 17, Page 1]. This resolution will hurt the very people that it purports to support, the Arab residents of the West Bank. If it is implemented,...
  • Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in West Bank

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian who allegedly was throwing firebombs at highway traffic in the West Bank on Friday night, news reports and sources said. Urweh Hammed was shot and killed in the village of Silwad, north of...
  • Israeli president calls 1956 massacre of Arabs a 'terrible crime'

    Israeli president calls 1956 massacre of Arabs a 'terrible crime'
    In a landmark gesture to the country’s Arab minority, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the town of Kafr Qasim to pay tribute to victims killed by Israeli troops in an incident that remains a gaping wound for Israel’s Arab citizens...
  • After the cease fire: What's next?

    After the cease fire: What's next?
    Ever since the cease fire between Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian terrorist organization that rules Gaza — was negotiated this summer, there has been much speculation as to what Israel should be doing regarding Hamas and the Palestinian...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says
    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
  • Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur

    Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur
    This article contains language some readers might find offensive. An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
  • Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

    A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably...
  • The return of Palestinian unilateralism

    The return of Palestinian unilateralism
    It sometimes seems as if the see-saw debate about the true intentions of Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority has been with us for an eternity. One day, we'll be saying that Abbas is genuinely a moderate, that he really is committed to a two-...
  • U.S. should back off support for Israel: My Word

    U.S. should back off support for Israel: My Word
    The U.S. shouldn't support Israel, if Israel continues its settlement policy on the West Bank. That policy is now too costly to the U.S. and the West as a whole to continue to support. The settlement policy is ethnic cleansing: removing from the land...