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Arab Israeli Conflict

If the Government Won't the People Will Part II: The Hand in Hand Schools

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

At the "Hand in Hand" school in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem everything is double, everything is done twice -- in Hebrew and Arabic.

Netanyahu Defies Obama On Israeli Settlement Freeze

Reuters | Adam Entous | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rebuffed U.S. calls to impose a freeze on all settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, sett...

Christian Arabs Like the Pope Want Peace with Justice

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian Christians are perhaps angriest with a radical but effective group of Christians who try to give Biblical support and legitimacy for the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Democratic & Republican Views Diverge on Israeli-Arab Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

A new survey found that, while favorable attitudes toward Israel remain strong, pluralities of Americans believe that Obama should pursue a policy less supportive of Israel than his predecessor.

Arab-Israeli Town Erupts After Hardliners March (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Riots erupted between border police and Israeli-Arab residents Tuesday in the northern Israeli town of Umm el-Fahm following a demonstration by Jewish...

Gaza and "Crimes" of Status

Tom Farer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Farer

Since citizens of Gaza are not free to enter and leave at will, they are in a condition fairly described as detention. To use a harsher but still accurate word, they are "imprisoned."

Iran's Anti-Israel Rhetoric Aimed at Arab Opinion

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 9 (IPS) - After Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called in October 2005 for an end to the state of Israel, Israeli leaders bega...

Avigdor Lieberman's Makeover Won't Work

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Should Israel choose the Lieberman path, limiting the democratic rights of its Arab citizens, it will run directly counter to profound American Jewish values.

Palestinian Factions Agree To Work Toward Unity Government

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After almost two years of bloodshed, various Palestinian factions have agreed to come together and work toward a unified government, reports Al Jazeer...

Fatah, Hamas Meet In Cairo Amid Hopes For Agreement On National Unity Government

Los Angeles Times | By Noha El-Hennawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reconciliation talks between Hamas, Fatah and smaller Palestinian factions began Thursday in Cairo amid hopes for an agreement on a national unity gov...

Israel Shells Lebanon After Rocket Attack

AP | HUSSEIN DAKROUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel Saturday, triggering an Israeli response and raising fears of renew...

Israel Election Guide: Can Netanyahu be stopped?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Can Benjamin Netanyahu's cruise to the premiership be scuttled? Can Avigdor Lieberman's juggernaut be run off the road at the last moment?

Israel, Hamas Prepare For Next Gaza War

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Israel prepared to launch its assault into Gaza in late December, it braced for substantial casualties among its own troops. Commanders warned thei...

Israel strikes Gaza after militant rocket fire

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel threatened "harsh and disproportionate" retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells across t...

Searching for Accountability in Gaza

Richard Bennet and Nicholas Quin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Bennet and Nicholas Quin

In handling the case of the Gaza airstrikes, any war crimes prosecutor would be dealing with a mere snapshot of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict.

Reporters' Role As Despised Chorus In Arab-Israeli Conflict

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Faisal Husseini, a Palestinian leader who died at the start of this decade, used to tell a story about his first visit to Israel. The 1967 war had jus...

How Israel Helped Spawn Hamas: Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal | ANDREW HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Surveying the wreckage of a neighbor's bungalow hit by a Palestinian rocket, retired Israeli official Avner Cohen traces the missile's trajectory back...

An Open Letter to President Obama

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Mr. President, you bring a lot of hope to my region, and people are counting on you to make a change for the better and to once and for all bring peace and prosperity to this very troubled part of the world.

Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire Violated

Haaretz | Amos Harel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Air Force on Tuesday evening bombed a target in the Gaza Strip used earlier in the day Palestinian militants to fire eight mortar shells at...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why So Global?

Jared Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Cohen

What is it about the Arab-Israeli conflict that makes it evoke emotion on such a global scale across such a diverse set of populations? Why does this issue dominate other more local grievances?

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

While Gaza Burns, the World Watches

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Unless Israel can make five to seven million Palestinians disappear, it must find some way to co-exist with them. Israeli leaders on the center and right continue to avoid facing this fact.

Escapism Is Not An Option

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

When I was younger, or so the legends go, the wars here were more robust. They used to come once a decade or so, coherent, conventional, with a clear ...

Gaza--How Jews Can Help Make Real Peace

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

There are far too many reasons to feel distress, sadness, and anger about Israel's massive air bombardment and invasion of Gaza--its shortsightedness;...