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A Textbook Case of Discrimination as Palestinian Authority Schools Edit out Christians — and Jews
A Textbook Case of Discrimination as Palestinian Authority Schools Edit out Christians — and Jews

Seventy-six percent of Palestinian Christians gave the Palestinian Authority (PA) failing marks for how schools teach the history of Christians, according to a recent survey commissioned by The Philos Project.

On This Nakba Day, Palestinians Need New Leadership
On This Nakba Day, Palestinians Need New Leadership

Today, Nakba Day, marks 72 years since the 1948 war between the fledgling Jewish state and its Arab neighbors. But the most pressing issue for Palestinians today is not the existence of Israel. It is the absence of Palestinian leadership.

Catholics in Israel Call for One-State Solution
Catholics in Israel Call for One-State Solution

The Ordinaries’ statement is extraordinary, and not primarily for its reorientation away from a two-state solution toward one state.

POV: New Perspectives on the New US Embassy Jerusalem
POV: New Perspectives on the New US Embassy

As part of the Providence POV series, the editors reached out to friends and colleagues in the region—including Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Christians—to share their points of view on the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

Israel at 70: Independence and the Eleventh Commandment
Israel at 70: Independence and the Eleventh Commandment

David Ben-Gurion, who declared the establishment of the State of Israel 70 years ago this week, once mused that “God left one commandment out of the Bible. Perhaps the Almighty delivered this commandment to Moses, but Moses forgot to bring it down from the mountain. That commandment is No. 11: ‘Be strong.'”

“Universal Values” or Western Exceptionalism?
“Universal Values” or Western Exceptionalism?

President Trump’s purported remarks about “s—hole countries” have echoed off the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights—an echo being the usual response of a hollow institution.

Empires of Feeling and Fantasy

The Palestinian national movement is an illusory empire. Constructed on poetry and prejudice and generations of fantasy, it too must come crashing down so that it can be rebuilt, this time on a more solid basis.

Hidden Danger Just War Thinking
The Hidden Dangers of Just War Thinking

As a broad set of ethical principles, the just war outlook is vital to civilized society. However, errors come—and they can be dangerous ones—when proponents of just war take their categories too narrowly and apply their axioms without historical context.