Palestine: the test-bed for Trump’s plan to tear up the rules-based...

Washington's decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than...

Trump Can Kill Oslo, But Not Palestinian National Aspirations

In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has taken a series of drastic punitive actions against the Palestinian people. Some analysts have accepted the official...

Ramaphosa, Oslo and the Two-State Mirage

During his recent visit to a Johannesburg synagogue, South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa repeated an overused mantra to assuage his Jewish audience about the...

Trump and Netanyahu: a dangerous mix

President Trump has just closed the Palestine Authority’s office in Washington for refusing to negotiate with his team, led by his son-in-law, on a...

In One Week: From Highs to Lows in Washington

During this past week in Washington, the political ideals to which we aspire ran head-on into the reality of the people we have become....

Legalizing Peace Is Far from Simple

As the U.S. government simultaneously threatens the International Criminal Court for even acting as if it might prosecute the United States for crimes in Afghanistan (a...

US cuts to UNRWA point to the dark future being readied...

The Trump administration’s decision to scrap all future aid payments to the main agency helping Palestinian refugees marks a new – and most likely...

Mankind Must Know: The United Nations and Global Leaders are a...

“….Human nature is at least in part wicked and in part foolish, how can human beings be prevented from suffering from the results of...

Mr. Trump, You Cannot Erase the Palestinian Right to Return

First, the Trump Administration "took Jerusalem off the table." Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do...

Ishmael and Isaac: An Essay on the Divergent Moral Economies of...

Abstract The Torah and the Qur'an offer different conceptions of individual autonomy. These differences are best illustrated by the manner in which the two scriptures...

Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win

When members of the Democratic National Committee voted to take power away from themselves and other “superdelegates” -- removing their leverage over the presidential...

What the Swiss can offer Lebanon

This week a Swiss delegation led by President Alain Berset is visiting Lebanon to strengthen “bilateral relations”. The team is also discussing the pressing...

Flashback 30 Years: Lessons to Learn, Work to Do

Thirty years ago, I mounted the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia to open the first ever political party debate on...

Have an Active Kellogg-Briand Day

There are a lot of things named Kellogg around here, and few who know why. The two biggest names in the news in 1928...

Will Imran Khan be Able to Translate Promises into Action?

With the federal government as well as two of the four provinces—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab—under his belt, Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehrik-e...

In detaining Peter Beinart, Israel has declared it no longer represents...

There are few places in Israel where its apartheid character is more conspicuous than the imposing international airport just outside Tel Aviv, named after...

What About Israel’s Airport Mistreatment of Arab Americans?

This past week the New York Times ran an article, "Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar," focusing on the airport harassment...

Status Quo Not Conducive to the Settlement of Kashmir

India is celebrating 72nd Independence Day to commemorate its independence from colonial British Raj. We extend our warm greetings to the people of India...

Yemeni Children Matter

We’ve been given a rare opportunity. While the United States military has slaughtered innocents by the hundreds of thousands in the Middle East over...

Hype Versus Reality

Fifty years ago, when I was getting started in national politics, Ibrahim Abu Lughod, a friend and mentor, offered words of wisdom I never...