Under Fire

The latest round of Grad rockets from Gaza paralyzed much of southern Israel for days. It’s hard to imagine what Iranian Shihab missiles might do.

A Few Notes on the Obama Interview

On Barak, the Palestinians, non-proliferation, and politics

Benny Morris on Palestinian Peoplehood

Israeli historian weighs in on Newt Gingrich’s ‘invented’ remark

Pink Eye

Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.

Martyrologies

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba

The Problem With OWS’ Palestine Association

Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole

Sundown: Rumor Has It McCartney Will Convert

Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more

The Birth of This Palestinian Refugee Problem

Hamas puts down protest following Syrian displacement of 10,000

Sundown: The Plight of Syrian Palestinians

Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more

Birth Right

A Jewish democratic state by definition must have a Jewish majority. Political scientist Rebecca Steinfeld studies how Israel has from its earliest days sought to establish and maintain that majority.

The Arab Spring Comes to Israel

Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported

Sundown: Palestinians Ditch Peace Process

Plus great old photos of great old Jews, and more

U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Resolution

In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice

Unsettled

An IDF vet with ‘a great sense of discomfort about my own personal behavior’ when he patrolled the Occupied Territories now leads a group called Breaking the Silence dedicated to exposing the messy work of occupation

Falling Out

Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.

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