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  • Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace

    Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace
    President Barack Obama is reported to have said to his advisors last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would never make the concessions necessary for a peace accord. Well, we in the peace movement say, "duhhh." If the president really...
  • U.S. needs to hold Israel accountable

    The article, "Jewish population hits new high in West Bank," (July 27) states that 350,000 Jewish settlers now occupy the West Bank, as well as nearly 300,000 in the occupied East Jerusalem. Israel is in violation of international law, the 4th Geneva...
  • On Jerusalem, the U.S. must be an honest broker for peace

    Commentator Robert Pines could not have been more wrong in his statement that East Jerusalem was "annexed" by Israel in 1967 ("U.S. must recognize Israel's capital," Aug. 15). The facts are that Israel started a war in 1967 in order to steal...
  • The case against divesting from Israel

    The case against divesting from Israel
    The "divestment from companies working In Israel" bandwagon is rolling again in several Protestant denominations, among them my own, the Presbyterian Church (USA). In one way, that's a good thing. It does ask us to pay attention to Israel and the West...
  • What's next for Gaza?

    The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...
  • The anatomy of a cease-fire

    The anatomy of a cease-fire
    After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
  • U.S. works with Jordan, Europeans at U.N. on Gaza ceasefire draft

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a U.N. resolution demanding a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and is now working with European powers and Jordan on a joint text, diplomats...
  • How the war should end

    Forty-four years ago, an official of the Israel Government Press Office took me on a tour of the West Bank, which was named by the Jordanians in contrast to Jordan, the East Bank, a few years before the Jordanians were kicked out of the West Bank, and...
  • Diffuse Hamas structure complicates Gaza peace efforts

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel. In less...
  • Palestinian MPs accuse Israel of unprecedented crackdown

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian lawmakers have accused Israel of an anti-democratic crackdown as the Gaza war rages, with dozens of elected officials detained, placed under investigation or restricted in their movements. Of the 84 MPs...
  • Israel strikes targets across Gaza, killing 8

    Israel strikes targets across Gaza, killing 8
    With Egypt calling on Israel and Palestinian militants to agree to an open-ended cease-fire, Israeli forces pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, one day after an Israeli child was killed by a mortar strike. Rockets continued to hit Israel,...
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...