Opinion

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J. J. Goldberg speaks on Israel and Palestine: Is there a way out?

In half a dozen years the Israel Defense Forces may have a cadre of commanding officers no longer answerable to the Israeli government, but to their fundamentalist rabbis back home.

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Upon the fire of war, Netanyahu's government pours gasoline

War is a human disaster: Not only due to the victims, but also because it brings in plain view many evil and ugly phenomena: violence, racism, nationalist zeal.

 

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Turn away from death and destruction

Our government bears a heavy responsibility for all these horrors; it's time to push for peace and for a humane foreign policy that puts people before profits.

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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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