The US Is Complicit in the Atrocities Israel Commits

American media usually report on Israeli military assaults in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza as if the US is an innocent, neutral party to the conflict. In fact, a majority of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the...

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

May 14, 2021

Earlier this week, an Israeli military official evoked “a worst-case scenario” conducted by three Israeli infantry brigades that would amount to crushing Gaza on the ground rather than just bombarding it. Some observers have noticed that the current...

Bringing Hope to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

May 11, 2019

Hillel Schenker reflects on a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony and what it means for independence and freedom for both peoples. On May 7 at 9 pm, I joined at least 10,000 people in Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon for the 14th annual Israeli-Palestinian joint Alternative Memorial Ceremony....

Regional Players Make Moves on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

August 27, 2018

Regional players in the Middle East are looking for the next Palestinian leader in a bid to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A possible long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is proving to be much more than an effort to end escalating violence that threatens to spark yet another war...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The NYT Forgot this “Narrative”

May 21, 2018

A narrator in The New York Times abuses the notion of narrative when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When The New York Times observes contemporary history unfolding, it uses its reputation as a “newspaper of record” to demonstrate its philosophical hauteur. Describing the...

Just for a Second, Imagine Living in Gaza

May 19, 2018

This is why Palestinians marched to the border of Gaza and Israel, says Omar Shaban in Gaza City. On March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians headed toward the Gaza-Israel border in what became known as the Great Return March. The reason for this was not the decision to move the US Embassy to...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is So Predictable

May 17, 2018

All too predictable violence has again broken out between the Israelis and Palestinians, but this time with no mediator and, therefore, no possible good end for either side. Their conflict is so familiar, so predictable. The Book of Ecclesiastes sums it up prophetically: “The thing that hath...

Gaza’s Demilitarization is Not the Way Forward

November 07, 2014

Israel needs an enduring strategy that includes Hamas as a valid partner for peace. With heated debates about the progress of reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, it is vital to revisit one of the crucial issues regarding the latest Gaza conflict: the demilitarization of the...

What Hope for the Children of Gaza?

February 12, 2014

Trials and tribulations of children in Gaza, as witnessed by health professionals Peter Smith and Catherine Thick. Childhood in Gaza is scarred by oppression and distress. In 1991, Israel ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 37 states: "No...

Top 10 Ways Ariel Sharon Ruined Israel and the Middle East

January 16, 2014

Ariel Sharon probably helped doom the whole enterprise of Israel. Arik Scheinerman, who became Ariel Sharon, was from a Russian family that emigrated to Palestine at a time when Palestinians had been deprived of the right to set immigration policy into their own country. He would go on powerfully...

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