US and Quartet pressure Palestinians to drop bid for UN status - The Guardian

World | InternAdmin

US and Quartet pressure Palestinians to drop bid for UN status | Palestinian leadership under pressure to abandon or modify bid for full UN membership

Israeli aircraft hit southern Gaza - AP

World | admin

‘Israeli military officials report an airstrike on southern Gaza following deadly attacks on southern Israel’

The UN should think twice before recognizing Palestinian statehood

Opinion | Ken Blackwell & Robert Morrison

If the UN recognizes Palestinian statehood, Obama should kick the international body out of New York City.

NYT's Friedman doubts sincerity of Netanyahu standing ovation - TheDC

World | Jeff Poor
Thomas Friedman

Says feat similar to Palestinians at U.N.: ‘They can both stand up and read the phone book and be assured that a bunch of knuckleheads will give them a standing ovation’

Abbas adviser: Palestinians eye $1 billion fund to rebuild Gaza - AFP

World | Paul Conner (admin)
Mideast Israel Palestinians

‘In the coming weeks, we will approach private sector businessmen to create a $1 billion fund to invest in the Gaza Strip’

President Obama is not Israel's friend

Opinion | Rep. Joe Walsh

Obama has effectively abandoned the 50-year-old U.S. alliance with Israel.

Words matter -- Obama's two different speeches on Israel

Opinion | Lanny Davis

The president got things right the second time.

Egypt to open Gaza border permanently - AP

World | interns

Decision could ease the isolation of 1.4 million Palestinians in Hamas-controlled territory

Obama's latest Middle East speech shows a failure of leadership

Opinion | Rep. Dan Burton

It appears as though the president is throwing Israel to the wolves.

Obama sells out Israel -- for nothing in return

Opinion | John Wohlstetter

The president has betrayed our closest ally in the Middle East: Israel.

Obama should return to his 2007 borders

Opinion | Eric Golub

Obama has demanded that Israel return to its 1967 borders. He needs to lead by example.

Herman Cain: I'd offer Palestinians 'nothing' in peace deal - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

‘I’m not convinced the Palestinians are really interested in peace’

Palestinians don't want a two-state solution

Opinion | David Andrukonis

There’s a reason Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian elections.

Violence erupts on three Israeli borders - Reuters

World | Laura Donovan
A Palestinian protester holds up a symbolic key during clashes with Israeli security forces at Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2011.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Israel-Palestinian violence disturbs Israel’s borders with Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria, killing at least eight

Palestinians aim to organize massive 'Facebook revolution' - AP

World | admin

Citing freedom as the common thread, Palestinians of varying viewpoints call for united protest front via Facebook

Helen Thomas doubts Obama's liberalism: 'Because he was black, I thought he would automatically be [liberal]' - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

Former ‘dean of the White House press corps’ doubles down on 2010 remarks about Israel and blames ‘organized lobbyists in favor of Israel’ for backlash

Arab unrest: Palestinian prime minister dissolves his Cabinet - AP

World | admin

The Palestinian prime minister dissolved his Cabinet Monday in what appeared to be a gesture inspired by unrest rocking the Arab world

Rand Paul is right about Israel

Feature:Opinion | Benjamin Friedman

Israel no longer needs American aid.

TheDC Interview: Michael Oren, Israel's face in America - TheDC

World | Jamie Weinstein

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren compares Obama to Bush on U.S.-Israel relations

Food politics in the Ivy League: The hummus battle of 2010 - TheDC

US | Alexis Levinson

At Princeton University, Hummus, the 80-calorie snack of which even first lady Michelle Obama would approve, has become a flashpoint issue