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In The Grip Of Powerful Illusions

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.

Benjamin Netanyahu's Latest Rejection Of A Palestinian State

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed on Monday that he does not envision a two-state solution for Israel and the occupie...

Palestinians Suspicious Of Al-Aqsa Surveillance Promoted By Kerry

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Palestinian officials reacted warily on Sunday to what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed as Jordan's "...

Kerry Offers Optimism On Israeli-Palestinian Violence After Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian violen...

Jerusalem Has Erupted In Violence. Here's Why It's Happening Now.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Forty-seven Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in the most recent wave of violence to rock the region. Since the beginning of the month, an...

Frustration And Alienation In East Jerusalem Spotlight Latest Tension

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM — East Jerusalem, long the emotional heart of Palestinian life, is now the fiery soul of its discontent....

New Intifada for a New Generation

David Hearst | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
David Hearst

A new generation is attempting to shake off its occupier. A new generation has rediscovered the struggle of its forebears. What happens in the following weeks, months or even years will become their struggle.

Israel Approves Harsher Punishment For Palestinian Stone-Throwers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

Israel’s Security Cabinet on Thursday unanimously approved harsher punishments for those throwing rocks, firebombs and fireworks. The new rules lowe...

The 'Battle for Jerusalem': It Is Personal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli war on Gaza, but we know very little about them. In Jerusalem, however, the names of both Palestinians and Israelis who are killed are given much more prominence in media coverage and public discussions.

The Battle for Jerusalem

David Hearst | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
David Hearst

It will either be the last battle Palestinians will fight before Israeli Jews take East Jerusalem over. Or it is the first battle of a larger struggle -- in which Jerusalem serves as a magnet for militants from wherever they hail -- Sunni or Shia, secular and Islamist, takfiris, jihadis, or nationalists.

This Is How The Unrest In Jerusalem Has Unfolded In Recent Weeks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

On the night of October 29, a 32-year-old Palestinian opened fire at a meeting of right-wing Israeli activists in Jerusalem. Moataz Hejaz fled the sce...

Why The Holy Site At The Heart Of Jerusalem Clashes Is So Contentious

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

The Jerusalem site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, is not large -- less than three times ...

Israel Reopens Al Aqsa Mosque For Muslim Prayer

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

* Jordanian officials say the king intervened on the issue * Security tight with more police on streets, ID checks * Pra...

One Photo Shows The Power Of Prayer

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion

Israeli police forces restricted access to Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday, March 21, due to the annual Jerusalem marathon. But that didn't stop this litt...

LOOK: Hardships Faced By Palestinian Muslims To Pray At Jerusalem Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

On the last Friday prayer of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, Palestinians struggled to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The w...

Will the Jordanian Parliament Expel the Israeli Ambassador From Amman?

Ali Younes | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Ali Younes

A large majority of Jordanian Members of Parliament (MPs) voted last week to pass a resolution to force the government to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman over Israeli settlers attacks and attempts to occupy the Islamic holy site Al Aqasa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Leaders-less Jerusalemites looking to Fayyad

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been frustrated for years as they are caught between Israel's unilateral decision to annex East Jerusalem and ...

'You Must Visit Jerusalem'

Wardah Khalid | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

Funny how in life we are united with individuals who touch our hearts in unimaginable and meaningful ways. Our meeting was especially timely for me, since just earlier that day I was debating whether or not to venture to the Holy Land.

Massacre At Jerusalem -- Do The Crusades Still Matter?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

For better or worse, we remember the First Crusade now. But how should we do so? What did the battle of Jerusalem mean in 1099, and why should we care today?

Navigating the Sacred and the Dangerous in the Holy Land

Kazim Ali | Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion
Kazim Ali

Nothing is simple in this place and the more you find out about what is actually happening here -- not in history or in legend but in the immediate daily lives of people living in the place -- the more complicated things become.

Palestinians Remove Claim To Western Wall After U.S. Objects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) The Palestinian government has pulled a report stating that Jews have no historic connection ...

ReThink Review: Waiting for Armageddon -- the End of the World As They Want It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a person who is not religious, it seems to me that the major difference between a cult and a religion is popularity. And as the documentary Waiting...