Articles By Maya Shwayder

From Politics & Policy Dec 07, 2012

Israel's Elections: Already Sewn Up For Likud, While The Left Fractures

As Israel's parties drew up their candidate lists, Benjamin Netanyahu's victory seems more assured than ever.

From Politics & Policy Sep 19, 2012

U.N. Opens 67th Session, With No Direct Mentions Of Middle East

The 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly opened without much hassle Tuesday, amid indifferent tourists in a grey, rainy Manhattan.

From Politics & Policy Sep 19, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Hillary Clinton In DC

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with Hillary Clinton and receive the Congressional Gold Medal for her human rights work.

From Politics & Policy Sep 19, 2012

Romney, Not Mincing Words, Tells Donors Palestinians Have 'No Interest' In Peace

Romney's stance on Palestine, the two-state solution with Israel, and the peace process, were made abundantly clear in a recording obtained by Mother Jones. Thus far in the campaign, Romney's foreign policy statements in general have shown that he's not afraid to say what's on his mind.

From Politics & Policy Sep 19, 2012

NATO Pullback In Afghanistan Not 'Change In Strategy,' But Likely Response To 'Innocence Of Muslims' Protests

After a string of "insider attacks" against NATO forces by Afghan forces and the increased risk of violence and protests due to the "Innocence of Muslims" film, NATO officials announced that joint Afghan-NATO operations have been indefinitely suspended until the violence reaches a "tolerable level.

From Politics & Policy Sep 18, 2012

Iran Accuses IAEA Of Nuclear Sabotage

On Monday at a summit, Iran's nuclear head accused the IAEA of sabotaging one of Iran's newest nuclear plants, and once again denied that uranium was being enriched for warheads.

From Society Sep 18, 2012

Elephants In India Are Getting Fat. No, Really.

Elephants who are kept by Hindu temples in the south of India are getting dangerously obese, and efforts are now underway to help them slim down.

From Economy Sep 18, 2012

Majority Of French Would Not Vote For Euro Today But Don't Want To Switch Back To Franc Either

A French polling group found that 64 percent of France would vote against switching to the euro currency if the referendum were held today but also are against moving back to the franc.

From Politics & Policy Sep 18, 2012

Hamas Court Convicts Four Palestinians In Murder Of Italian Activist

Four members of a Palestinian terrorist group have been convicted by a Hamas-led court in Gaza in the 2011 murder of pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni.

From Politics & Policy Sep 18, 2012

Anti-'Innocence of Muslim' Protests Expand, Suspected Filmmaker Nakoula Taken In For Questioning

The director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, has been questioned by L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and al Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event.