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The legal impossibility of limited Palestinian statehood at the U.N.

REUTERS Palestinian women take part in a rally in support of the efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to secure … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Why was Obama kvelling about Israel?

REUTERS President Obama speaks as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney listens during the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. … Continued

Shining a light in Odessa

As a child, one of my favorite pleasures each week was going to synagogue with my parents. At the end … Continued

Taking America Back to Greatness

Bonnie Jo Mount WASHINGTON POST Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on August 30 … Continued

Israel is no cancer

BLOOMBERG Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, speaks at a news conference in New Yor in 2001. When the Iranian President … Continued

At Passover, breadcrumb spirituality

It’s been fascinating being here — in the Jewish state — for Passover, or Pesach as it’s known here, one … Continued

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

All hell’s broken loose at the Old City here in Jerusalem the past few days. But you wouldn’t know it … Continued

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

 Although it’s Ash Wednesday, and Jerusalem has been revered as sacred in Christianity for some 2,000 years now, you won’t … Continued

Inventing peace after Gingrich’s ‘invented people’ comment

When I heard reports of Newt Gingrich calling the Palestinians an ‘invented people,’ I had a flashback to 1991, when … Continued

Do CEOs deserve the money? Video chat recap

The primary focus of last Tuesday’s video Q&A session was the increasing anger over CEOs’ skyrocketing compensation, and so many … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

Rick Perry: ‘As a Christian . . . I stand with Israel’

Mary Altaffer AP The Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate spoke in New York on Tuesday during a press conference … Continued

Video Q&A recap: Recession as the ‘new normal’

In today’s edition of our weekly live discussion, we started where Eli Saslow’s excellent article in the paper left off … Continued

Can the Middle East really offer freedom for all?

All over the Middle East spontaneous and organized crowds are assembling to demand freedom. Even experts on the region cannot … Continued

Miraculous demonstrations in Muslim world

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On countless visits to Israel the same questions have gone through my mind: How is it … Continued

U.S. Christians meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu

Last week, a coalition from Christians United for Israel, Texas Pastor John Hagee’s pro-Israel advocacy group, met with Israeli Prime … Continued

Attack on the legitimacy of the Jewish state demands pope’s response

By Rabbi Cooper On March 26, 2000, Pope John Paul II stepped up to the Western Wall, the symbol of … Continued

Biblical precedent in Israeli settlement freeze

By Rabbi Marvin Hier The current impasse over inserting pre-conditions between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas over what it … Continued

Gays should be welcomed by our religious institutions

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued