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Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war

In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year.<p>Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that have afflicted humankind in the usually …

Israeli opposition leader: peace is "absolutely possible" with the Palestinians - video

Israeli opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, says it's "absolutely possible" to make peace with the Palestinians. Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, the leader of the Israeli Labour Party says it is a mistake to assume that peace is unreachable. He says that if he forms the next …

As The Arab Spring Turns To Fall, A Lingering Hope For Peace Through Tech

Two decades after he served as the chief negotiator for peace talks between the then Yasser Arafat-led Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel under Yitzhak Rabin, Uri Savir remains ever optimistic.<p>Although the Oslo Accords laid tentative groundwork for an eventual two-state solution, it was …

A Palestinian Man Has Tense Meeting With Israeli Students In The Name Of Peace (VIDEO)

As part of the grassroots organization The Parents Circle, Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian activist, travels frequently from his home in the West Bank to schools in Israel. The story he shares with the students is a painful one, but he does it in hopes of creating a dialogue supporting peace between …

Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.<p>On Tuesday, the lower and more powerful house in the French …

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

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Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics

The popularity of The Simpsons, which is in the midst of a record-busting FXX marathon, is assured. But what about its political and global reach? …

Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America’s Greatest Superhero

Superman is America in that he was created by hard-working, exploited immigrants. An examination of the Jewish roots of the Man of Steel.<p>Superman is …

The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters

The story of Jewish immigrants and black migrants in Chicago, and how the blues were recorded, packaged, and sold.<p><i>Rich Cohen is one of those enviable</i> …

Europe’s Jews Punished for Israel’s War

As the fight in Gaza wears on, anti-Semites across Europe are attacking the continent’s Jews under the pretext of protesting Israel’s politics.<p>Since …

How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering

This Gaza war has brought a new level of American awareness of the pain of civilians, thanks in large part to The Daily Show.<p>When I interviewed <i>The</i> …

The History Behind Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis’s Awkward Jesus Moment

A tense exchange between the Israeli prime minister and the pope over Jesus’ language points to the complexity of the Middle East’s history—and …

Just Imagine Hologram Jesus Telling Paul Ryan and Pat Robertson Off

Watching that Michael Jackson hologram made me wonder: If we could conjure a Hologram Jesus, what would he say, and to whom?<p>Watching Michael …

High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles

Think thirtysomething single women are the only ones stressed about their dwindling options for marriage and kids? Turns out, men are the new Carrie …

March in Hungary remembers the Holocaust

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Seeking atonement for their relatives, the grandchildren of some of those involved in the Holocaust joined the annual March …

Denunciation of Imperialist Lackey!

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Forfeiting Israel's Reason to Exist

It is a given that every Jew in and outside Israel wants to see Israel as a vibrant country: an economic powerhouse with a thriving democracy, self-confident and secure, capable of defending itself and deterring any enemy far and near from challenging its right to exist, at peace with its …

Hundreds Of Jews Bravely Escaped Trains Headed For Concentration Camps, Study Says

A four-year study by a German historian revealed an estimated 764 Jews managed to escape from trains en route to concentration camps during the Holocaust.<p>Tanja von Fransecky sifted through European and Israeli archives and interviewed survivors and witnesses for her volume, “Jewish Escapes from …

Hats off to Brandeis University!

Last Monday morning, I read with disbelief and dismay that Brandeis University was scheduled to honor Ayan Hirsi Ali by awarding her an honorary degree as part of their commencement ceremony at the end of this academic year. My incurable optimism even made me think for a minute that this might be a …

20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i>, though they come from various sources, including …

The Jews Who Fought for Hitler: ‘We Did Not Help the Germans. We Had a Common Enemy’

They fought alongside them, healed them, and often befriended them. But how do Finland’s Jews feel today about their uneasy—and little …

Former Neo-Nazi Risks His Own Safety to Fight Racism

<i>By Adam Grannick and Antonia Marrero for the</i> <i>Moral Courage Project</i><p>On August 5, 2012, Wade Michael Page walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, …

Bernard-Henri Levy: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries Are Not Fascists

Putin says the events in Kiev signal the return of fascism to Europe, even as he foments anti-Semitic sentiment at home. Why the West must not …

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Syria’s Israeli Guardian Angel

Meet the woman heading a stealth team of aid workers helping to ease the terrible suffering of Syria’s refugees.<p>If there’s an afterlife, Anat (not …

Welcome to MorbidReality, A Subreddit Featuring Some of the Most Disturbing Content on the Internet

This dark little corner of the Internet features the exact opposite of cute cat photos. Welcome to MorbidReality.<p>A video of a man drowning in his own …

Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court

The case of the Texas woman, 22 weeks pregnant and being kept on life-support machines at a Forth Worth hospital against her husband's wishes, goes before a judge in North Texas on Friday.<p>Marlise Munoz has been on respirators and ventilators since she was found unconscious in her home in November, …

The Busy Person’s Guide to Becoming a Fitness Minimalist

<b>by Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn</b><p>Imagine a workout that can be done anywhere, anytime. This routine doesn’t require any equipment. There’s no …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley13 hours …