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The futility of politics (and how we can really make things better)

ONE Convention, Newark, New Jersey, May 19-22, 2016. Image by Tim Knox Last week's column "Fascism is looming over the US -- and it's bad news for the Jews," seems to have touched a raw nerve. The nearly 1,000 comments on Jerusalem Post...Show More Summary

Jerusalem soccer club exemplifies Lieberman’s rightwing nationalism — and should be barred from international play

The soccer club Beitar Jerusalem should be barred from European competition because the club has fostered racist outbursts by its rightwing fanbase and by a player too. It's no wonder new Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is a fan.

Putting One's Ear to the Ground: Rumblings of Mounting Discontent

By James M. Dorsey (Lecture at MEI Conference: The Middle East Peace Process After the Arab Uprisings) When Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, returned to Jerusalem earlier this month, he was asked by colleagues what story he would be covering. Show More Summary

Israeli environment minister quits, citing rightist government tilt

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's centrist environment minister announced he was resigning on Friday in protest at the inclusion of ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman in the coalition government, the second such cabinet walkout in a w...

Fix Mideast Water Crisis to Advance Peace Process

By Munqeth Mehyar, Nader Khateeb, and Gidon Bromberg (EcoPeace Middle East) Despite continuing disputes over settlements, Jerusalem, borders, and refugees, there is at least one problem on which Arabs and Israelis can still make progress--water. Much hard work lies ahead. Show More Summary

Israeli forces kill teenage Palestinian girl at checkpoint, and return another teen’s body 7 months after he died

Israeli forces killed a teenage girl at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem after she allegedly attempted to attack a soldier. Israel has killed more than 200 Palestinians in similar fashion since last October, and lately returned the bodies of two Palestinians seven months after they were killed.

British academic rejects Israeli prize in “political choice”

JERUSALEM (AP) — A prominent British academic says she has turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons. Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London, says her rejection of $300,000 in prize money from The Dan David Foundation was “an independent political choice.” She declined to elaborate Thursday, but the move appears […]

"America’s instructive humiliation in the South China Sea": Spengler

David P. Goldman in Jerusalem BY DAVID P. GOLDMAN on MAY 20, 2016 in Asia Times “Let us admit it fairly, as a business people should: We have had no end of a lesson: it will do us no end of good,” wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1902 after the Boers humiliated the British Army in the first round of the Boer War. Show More Summary

Israel's new defense chief jokes about curbing his fiery nature

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In first remarks as Israel's designated defense minister, right-wing settler Avigdor Lieberman joked about his fiery reputation: "I have undergone surgery to lengthen my fuse."

Israeli official says deal reached to expand government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday. Moshe Leon, a representative for Lieberman, said the deal will be signed later in the […]

Israeli official: Deal reached to expand government, Lieberman to become defense minister

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli official: Deal reached to expand government, Lieberman to become defense minister.

Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation. In a rebuke to the military justice system, the Israeli group B’Tselem said military […]

Israel's Lieberman agrees terms to join Netanyahu government: spokesman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Far-right Israeli opposition lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman has agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on terms for joining the coalition government as its new defense minister, Lieberman's spokesman said on Wednesday.

Head to Falafel Bar in Woodland Hills for great falafel and a taste of Israel

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Name of restaurant: Falafel Bar. Owner/chef Ayala Shlomo comes from a talented family who has operated Amirs Falafel, a successful restaurant in Jerusalem, for more than five decades. Ayala worked at her parents' restaurant for years and has brought their traditional recipes to Falafel Bar, her...

The Paranoid, Supremacist Roots of the Stabbing Intifada

Knife attacks on Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere are not based on Palestinian frustration over settlements, but on something deeper.

Shake-up in Israeli politics prompts 'seeds of fascism' warning

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A military affairs commentator interrupts his broadcast to deliver a monologue: I'm alarmed by what's happening in Israel, he says, I think my children should leave.

Netanyahu tells French PM he rejects French peace initiative

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader is giving a French peace initiative a cool reception in a meeting with the visiting French prime minister. France is hosting an international conference in Paris in June aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which collapsed in 2014. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his opposition to the conference on […]

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