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The looming resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, announced last week, may be very bad news for the prospects of good governance in Palestine. But it has the potential to inject clarity and honesty into the problems of the much-too-...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Embattled Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned late Saturday after struggling for years against political rivals and lackluster public support. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who in recent months had also clashed...
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details Elected student leaders at UC Santa Barbara voted down a resolution early Thursday that would have urged the UC system to divest from companies said to profit from anti-Palestinian...
For some St. Agatha Academy students, a visit to a mock United Nations has turned into an opportunity to make a real difference to the world. “We just thought we could participate in a mock UN assembly and talk about problems in the world, and...
Tags: YMCA, United Nations, Teaching and Learning, Students, Israel
When the "Arab Spring" erupted, the cry of demonstrators to their rulers was Irhal ("get out"). And now, in Cairo, Tunis and elsewhere, we again hear cry of Irhal, directed at the new leaders of what increasingly seem like the old systems,...
“The Gatekeepers” offers an informative yet impassioned look at the tensions that have made the two-state solution — in which Israelis and Palestinians would live as neighbors, not adversaries — an elusive goal. Director Dror...
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say I want these kids to succeed." -- Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 WASHINGTON - Very true. But how does the other side feel about Israeli kids?...
Tags: West Bank, Israel, Human Interest, Washington, DC, Mahmoud Abbas
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'" — President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 — Very true. But how does the other side feel about...
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
Re "Palestinian politics do matter," Opinion, March 24 Khaled Elgindy, a former advisor to Palestinian leadership, is right when he says, "The United States does not have to like Palestinian politics or endorse its themes or outcomes — any more...
Tags: Barack Obama, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu
KAL's cartoon of March 24 depicting President Barack Obama disinterring a dove representing the two-state solution, only to see the dove shot at by "Israeli extremists" and "Palestinian extremists" is witty, clever, and inaccurate. The cartoon lazily...
Tags: Government, West Bank, Barack Obama, Israel, Mahmoud Abbas
Barack Obama’s first trip to Israel as president seems to have thawed his frosty relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at least for public consumption. But it appears to have done little to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, curb...
Tags: Iran, Israel, Islam, Civil Rights, Mitt Romney
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