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Egypt, Israel and the Palestinians

President Al-Sisi of Egypt is fast becoming a leading regional figure, as is to be expected from an Egyptian leader. That in itself is not a surprise, as Egypt's leaders have traditionally behaved as if they are the responsible actors in a wild neighborhood. Show More Summary

Smartphone for people with limited mobility can be controlled without touch

From Israel, Sesame is the first smartphone that works for disabled people out of the box.

Ari Shavit Wants Plan B for Israel/Palestine

One day after the Jerusalem synagogue attack last week, Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land, proposed a Plan B -- an alternative peace process that is gradual and informal, and offers a "horizon of hope." When I spoke with him inShow More Summary

5 Questions With… Mike Tobin, Reporting Live from Ferguson

Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin has covered major events all over the world. He’s reported from Iraq, Israel and Qatar to name a few, in addition to being front and center for the Boston Marathon bombing and Sandy Hook tragedies. Tobin’s...Show More Summary

Israel's president criticizes Arab-excluding Jewish homeland bill

Israel's Knesset, or parliament, is set to debate a controversial bill that would enshrine in law that Israel is a Jewish state, where only Jews have "national rights." The bill was approved by the cabinet of Prime Minister BenjaminShow More Summary

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

6 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority.

Calling for Palestinian Forward Thinking

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The unique perspective of Israels vice-ambassador to Norway – an Israel-Arab.

Israeli raid on Palestinian soccer club signals dangerous hardening of Israeli-Palestinian battle lines

By James M. Dorsey A soccer brawl in Israel's politically most loaded derby and an alleged subsequent raid by the Israeli military on the offices of Israel's foremost Palestinian soccer club reflects a hardening of the Israeli-Palestinian...Show More Summary

Senator Ted Cruz Says He's Not That Conservative

Senator Ted Cruz was a kind of guest of honor during his visit of top Jewish donors and Israel supporters in NYC and during a lunch he actually said that he's not very conservative, I kid you not. I'd have to say that's the joke of the year. NY Observer: Mr. Show More Summary

Israel Moves To Become Formal Ethnocracy

The Israel government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formally moved to restrict national rights in Israel to Jews alone. The law has passed the cabinet and if it passes parliament then the pretense of a pluralistic democracy is over - to be a true Israeli one must be Jewish, full stop. Show More Summary

Bibi Opts For Vengeance Over Justice

In response to the recent spate of “lone wolf” terror attacks in Jerusalem, Israel revived its controversial practice of demolishing the homes of the perpetrators last week: Israel on Wednesday blew up the house of Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, a 21-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem who rammed his car into Israeli pedestrians in October, killing 3-month-old Chaya […]

UN Chief Ban: More Countries Will Recognize State of 'Palestine'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume peace talks, predicting the current pro-Palestinian diplomatic wave will only get stronger. Israel National News reports that Ban predicted that the recent trend of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will only grow. Show More Summary

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Bar Bolonat in the West Village

The chef Einat Admony and the flavors of multiethnic Israel shine after the restaurant’s rough start.

Elizabeth Warren visits Netanyahu, even as he undermines US negotiations with Iran

Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes her first foreign trip, to Israel, and meets with Benjamin Netanyahu even as he is working to undermine US negotiations with Iran. The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue runs through Jerusalem

Like an unrequited lover, ‘NYT’ confesses itself heartbroken over Israel’s (latest) betrayal of democracy

The New York Times says the Israel cabinet's decision to make Israel "the nation state of the Jewish people" is "heartbreaking." The emotion would be more appropriate to an American jurisdiction; and Israel has been violating principles of equality for more than 60 years.

Reggie Bush Compares Mike Brown To Palestinians

Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel -- suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians... the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. The Detroit Lions star went to Instagram and posted a photo of a man holding a sign…

A handful of Wellesley students are trying to shut down discussion of Israel/Palestine

A Wellesley College chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine formed this fall and tried to start a conversation about Palestinian human rights. A few pro-Israel students are trying to shut down that conversation, saying it is "menacing." The campaign represents a bigoted backlash against Palestinian solidarity

Hillary’s new difficulty: Iran

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is nonpartisan but composed mostly of Democrats. It has tiptoed gingerly through the wreckage of the U.S.-Israel relationship the Obama administration has created, often declining (as in the case of Chuck Hagel’s nomination) to publicly criticize the administration. But even AIPAC has reached its limit. In a written statement […]

The Roundup

- Juan Cole: "Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for Second Class Citizens and Religious Legislation" - After being criticized by Mexican officials for calling the country a "failed state," Uruguayan President Jose Mujica apologized for his comments; It's not like he's wrong. Show More Summary

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