Roane Carey, managing editor at The Nation, was the editor of The New Intifada (Verso) and, with Jonathan Shainin, The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent (New Press).
Two brilliant nominees, The Gatekeepers and 5 Broken Cameras, along with other recent documentaries, have deepened our understanding of the conflict.
Anything short of a categorical, even vociferous US refusal to countenance an Israeli attack on Iran might have horrific consequences.
Will the president have the courage to allow George Mitchell to apply the lessons of his experience of high-stakes conflict resolution?
Israel won't get a better deal than the Arab Peace Initiative. The alternative is nothing less than more warfare and, ultimately, the end of Zionism.
A lame-duck President's halfhearted diplomacy yields much hypocrisy and few results. But at least the leaders will keep talking.
Sandy Tolan's The Lemon Tree is a novelistic account of two intertwined lives, one Palestinian and one Jewish, and a house with two histories.
Three decades ago Winston Churchill's grandson asked Ariel Sharon how
Israel should deal with the Palestinians. "We'll make a pastrami
sandwich out of them," he replied.
At 5:20 on the morning of March 22, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Palestinian Hamas, was leaving a mosque in the Gaza Strip when he was killed in an Israeli helicopter gunship attac
Although the laboriously negotiated and long-delayed Middle East "road map" received a diplomatic boost by the recent intervention of George W. Bush, the plan is replete with the same structural flaws that doomed the Oslo Accords.
The Bush Administration's carefully stage-managed June 4 Aqaba summit
could not hide the serious structural impediments to a resolution of the