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By Stephen Scheinberg, contributor
I hate the term "self hating Jew." Those who use it, employ the term to attempt to cut off all vigorous debate within the Jewish community. Designate Ms. X as one of that “gang” and you never have to confront her ideas. It is enough to apply the sobriquet and thus cast her beyond the pale of acceptability. (Full Story)
By Stephen Scheinberg, contributor
Those who seek peace, understanding and good will in the Middle East are constantly confronted with actions which demonstrate a complete inability of some Israelis and Palestinians to transcend their narrow nationalisms. Two recent stories illustrate this. (Full Story)
By Stephen Scheinberg, contributor
President Obama traveled to Turkey and took the opportunity of an address to the parliament, of that Muslim nation, to send a strong message to the new administration in Israel. (Full Story)
By Andrew Stroehlein, International Crisis Group
We've all watched the cutting of foreign news budgets for so long that we've become almost numb to it. Another bureau cut here, another three correspondent posts dropped there -- drip, drip, drip -- the dwindling capacity of overseas news gathering is constant background noise. Or ever-increasing silence, perhaps. But now we've come to two situations that show us what the world will be like when there are no foreign correspondents left. (Full Story)
By Rabbi Abraham Cooper

April 22, 2009 (UN Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland) - In 1938, in Evian, on the French side of Lake Geneva, the world’s democracies convened a meeting to discuss the “Jewish Problem”. Turns out no one wanted Europe’s Jews. By 1945, 6 million Jews were dead, systematically murdered by the Nazi’s Final Solution. Hitler solved his problem. (Full Story)

By Uri Savir, President of the Peres Center for Peace
The G20 Conference held in London in April 2009 was a milestone in the history of international relations. Not only did it change some economic doctrines towards capitalism with much greater government involvement, but it also created a change in the relations between the important powers in the world. (Full Story)
By Ruth, R. Wisse, Harvard University
The special ingredient of Palestinian nationalism that really does set it apart from, say, Jordanian nationalism, or that of Syria or Egypt, is its basis in antagonism to Israel and its usurpation of Jewish symbols, history, and identity. (Full Story)
By Bruce Campbell

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to London for the G-20 leaders’ meeting on the global economic crisis, he will undoubtedly tell other leaders that Canada is well positioned to manage the crisis domestically and provide advice on the international effort. (Full Story)

By Uri Savir, President of the Peres Center for Peace
I shall never forget the moment Anwar Sadat, the late President of Egypt, came down the stairs of an Egyptian airplane in Israel. As I stood there, at Ben-Gurion aiport, I could not believe my eyes. The moment was a dream coming true. President Sadat had just made the most courageous decision in the Middle East's modern history. In his one hour flight he crossed decades of hostility, hatred, war and, bloodshed in order to extend his hand to the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the Israeli people. (Full Story)
By Uri Savir, President of the Peres Center for Peace
The US administration under President Obama, working through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, understands the equation that exists in the Mid-East region. (Full Story)
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