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.
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.
"There are no Palestinians. There are Arabs who inhabit the State of Israel." These are your words, Mr. Gingrich.
This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking the Palestinian people's case for statehood to the United Nations.
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.
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.
Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty were invited to attend the Toronto Festival this year to promote their new collaborative work, "Route Irish," and Laverty's own film "Even the Rain."
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.
"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?"
The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a sad ending to her legendary career.