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Israel Is Still Racist and Colonialist—But at Least It Has a Name

Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah

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Actually, the Vatican Recognized Palestine in 2012—Not Today

But some media outlets, beginning with the AP, wrote otherwise

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Israel: The Original Terrorist State

Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland

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BDS and the Politics of ‘Radical’ Gestures

Boycotts and divestment can be useful tools for righting wrongs, but they are apolitical tantrums in cases of right versus right

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After PA-Hamas Pact

What it all means for the peace process

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What We Can’t Learn From the Passover Story

The incompatibility of Manichean moralizing and the modern Middle East

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How the Postwar Shift of Global Power to Washington Set the Stage for Today’s Geopolitics

A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East

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Video: Arafat Recognizes Israel as a Jewish State

Newly rediscovered footage upends Palestinian negotiating position

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Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

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Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there

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Did Zionism Cause the Holocaust? A New Biography Says Yes.

The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion

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Talking to Palestinians Who Won’t Talk Back

A rejoinder to Peter Beinart

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Report: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks to Resume

John Kerry is expected to make an announcement soon

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Google Won’t Be Changing Palestine Homepage

But a Google rep did go to Israel for a Knesset committee meeting about it

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Meet the Jerusalem Old City Basketball Legend Known as Issa 6

In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land

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The Women’s Wall

In calling for desegregation of the Kotel, the modern movement is actually reviving 19th-century traditions

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Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

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WikiLeaks’ Insight Into Arafat

The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years

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Pakistan’s Jewish Ghosts

According to the state’s election commission, there are 800 registered Jewish voters. That’s bogus.

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The Peace-Seeking Settler Rabbi

Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians

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Israeli-Arab War Over Textbooks

A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel

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Daybreak: Poll Shows Support for Two States

Plus more fuel for the theory that Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin for Argentina

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Islamic College Funded by Jews

The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims

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On the Reactions to Israel’s E-1 Plan

Is it actually the “death knell” for the two-state solution?

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The Blood Libel That Won’t Quit

In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians

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Sundown: Palestine Gets Upgrade in UN

Plus Jerry Finkelstein, icon of New York high society and politics, dies at 96

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Shades of Gay in Israel

For one Jewish filmmaker, making a documentary about gay Palestinians helped him accept his own identity

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Mahmoud Abbas Channels Paula Abdul

Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back

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On Romney’s Pro-Palestinian Allies

This says more about us than it does about him

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Coexistence March Nixed…

Because of the existence of Israelis

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