Opinion

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Gaza-Israel: cease-fire now

Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.

Iran, Israel and the U.S.: the slide to war

Wars are fought because some people decide it is in their interests to fight them.

Israel’s war on democracy (and why Americans should care)

Israel has always presented itself as "an oasis of democracy in a sea of despotism," an outpost of pluralism surrounded by tyranny.

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Mr. Gingrich: Are there no Palestinians?

"There are no Palestinians. There are Arabs who inhabit the State of Israel." These are your words, Mr. Gingrich.

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Votes and vetoes: Palestine at the UN

This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking the Palestinian people's case for statehood to the United Nations.

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Theater Review: My Name is Rachel Corrie

Bravo to the Theatricum for its courage in presenting the L.A. premiere and for insisting on freedom of speech.

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“Love During Wartime”: A Romeo and Juliet story from the Holy Land

A couple's innocent dream to escape the bonds of politics, time and tribe ineluctably butts up against the sanctions of all-too-organized society at every turn.

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"Miral": controversial film paints Middle East mirage

Painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel's latest venture onto the screen is a controversial adaptation of Rula Jebreal's novelistic memoir of her childhood and youth beginning just around the time of the Nakba, otherwise known as Israel's war of independence.

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Films show human element in Palestinians’ struggles

The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.

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Poem of the week: “Jerusalem”

"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"

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