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A Lament for Peace

This post has been co-authored with Rabbi Jack Romberg, Temple Israel, Tallahassee, FL. We write this as two friends, a Jew and a Muslim, both with leadership roles in our respective communities. Together we have broken bread, facilitated...Show More Summary

Suddenly We're All Proportionalists?

When there is a military objective, there is very rarely "proportionality." The lack of proportionality is what losers use to explain their defeat. In the current Hamas-Israel war, the concept of proportionality has become a front-and-center issue. Show More Summary

Putting the 'Arab' Back Into Mideast Peace

Israel and the Arab world share a rare and brief window of opportunity -- even of necessity -- for salvaging a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue. The Arab Peace Initiative (API) offers a regional peace when Israel concludes a permanent agreement with the Palestinians. Show More Summary

Western Media Has It Wrong - Israel is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

Imagine terrorists targeting Miami. Now think of thousands of missiles raining down on Miami and neighboring cities every year -- for more than a decade. What would America do? Is there the slightest doubt that the president would order a strike to destroy the missiles? Absolutely not. Show More Summary

In Ethiopia, Protecting Yourself Online Is a Crime

This post was written by PEN America's Freedom to Write Fellow Deji Olukotun. Six Ethiopian bloggers were formally charged with terrorism in Ethiopia's Lideta High Court last week, a move provoking deep concern for hackers and human rights activists in Ethiopia and around the world. Show More Summary

Protesting Media Control in Hungary

On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. There is a wide variety of newspapers that reflect different points of view from Nepszabadszag on the Left to Magyar Hirlap on the Right. There are some independent voices on the radio, including KlubRadio. Show More Summary

Gaza and Palestinian Leadership: The More It Changes, the More it Gets Worse

Back in June, 1967, the second day of the Six Day War, I became the first foreign correspondent to enter Gaza City when Israeli troops took that forsaken piece of real estate from Egyptian control. Two news colleagues had been killed when their vehicles hit mines the day before. Show More Summary

Is Paris Burning?

If French President Francois Hollande is serious about standing for a laic France, in which men and women of all races and religions feel as comfortable as if they were of one united people, then he must take all necessary steps to ensure...Show More Summary

The Day of International Criminal Justice: Exploring shared values of the ICC and the UN

Since 2010, the Day of International Criminal Justice has been celebrated on 17 July. It marks the date when the Rome Statute was adopted in 1998, which led to the creation of the International Criminal Court in 2002. This year's celebration...Show More Summary

Where Is the Respect?

Five days after Malaysian Airlines Flight 317 crashed, most of the bodies are finally headed home. It's unclear exactly how long that will take. Families still wait to find out when they will be reunited with their loved ones. As of Monday, 16 passengers were still reported missing. Show More Summary

Marshall Plan for the Northern Triangle?

There are two general views on how best to address the illegal immigration crisis the United States is facing on its southern border, notably as it relates to the tens of thousands of child migrants who have been arriving in the US from...Show More Summary

Has Sisi's Disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood Poisoned Egypt's Position on the Conflict in Gaza?

In November 2012 Mohammed Morsi's Egypt was a vocal supporter of Hamas. Now, less than 20 months later, Egypt's current leadership classifies Hamas as a terrorist organization that ought to be wiped off the face of the Earth. This about-face...Show More Summary

Let's Stop the War of Words

Today, the death toll in the Gaza-Israeli conflict stands above 500 people. In a few short weeks, 500 lives -- at least 100 of them children -- have been added to the death toll of a conflict that goes back much farther than most history...Show More Summary

Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Originally published, with accompanying video, on When I meet Kevin inside a Tijuana shelter, he stares straight into my eyes and asks me an urgent question. Can you pass me over there? He's slender, 16, and the words fall from his mouth without pause. Show More Summary

Will the Delhi Bonhomie Lead to a New Era in Pakistan-India Relations?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in office for two months now, and he has already taken several actions to change India's social and economic direction. The most surprising move the newly elected Indian leader has made to date, however, was his decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony. Show More Summary

The Failure of the Iraq War

Since the Korean war, the United States has been fighting wars across the globe. Some of these were justified, some of these were not. During the Cold War, it was to stop the spread of communism, a tactic that led us into Vietnam. We...Show More Summary

How the Downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 Could Play Out in Court

The immediate priorities following the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine must be to comfort the families of victims and to ensure the safety of other passenger flights over war-torn countries. After that, there will be calls for justice for the victims and to bring peace to Ukraine to avoid another missile attack on civilian airplanes. Show More Summary

A Generation's Obligation: The Cycle of Peace

When 9/11 happened, I was in the fifth grade. I was ten. I didn't understand the weight of it. I only knew it was horrible. For the next 13 years of my life, I would watch the aftermath and try to understand what happened. Throughout...Show More Summary

Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Co-authored by Dr. Sun Qingwei, Pacific Environment China Climate Coordinator President Obama's new carbon rule elicited a seemingly strong reaction from China: a pledge to institute a national carbon cap by 2016. But does China's pledge...Show More Summary


I am so sick and tired of this awful and idiotic polarization from Israelis and Palestinians. Looking at my Facebook feed is like looking at ongoing toddler tantrums. I see Palestinian friends supporting Hamas killings of as many Israelis as possible, and Israeli friends yearning for the death of Palestinians. Show More Summary

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