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Netanyahu's Visiting The Trump White House For The First Time. Here’s What’s At Stake.

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington, D.C., on Monday for his first official visit to President Donald Trump’s White House....

Israel Lifts Restrictions On Settlement Building In East Jerusalem

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home

JERUSALEM, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told senior ministers he is lifting restrictions on settlement building in...

Israel Approves Settler Building In East Jerusalem Ahead Of Kerry Speech

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Israel approved construction of a multi-story building for settlers in annexed East Jerusalem on Wednesday, an NGO said,...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Anti-Settlement UN Vote

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.25.2016 | Home

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S....

Two Israelis Shot Dead In Jerusalem, Palestinian Attacker Killed

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.09.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A Palestinian who was due to begin a prison term in Israel next week went on a shooting spree on Sunday, killing a pedest...

Trump Tells Netanyahu He Would Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if ele...

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

This Is What Being 'Tough on Terror' Looks Like In East Jerusalem

Jacob Burns | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Jacob Burns

Every government has a duty to protect people under its rule from attack, but these measures must respect human rights and international humanitarian law.

This Is What the Israelis Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Israelis look for simple, external answers: They're anti-Semites, they hate us, they want to kill us, they want to drive us into the sea. While I don't understand this utter inability to self-reflect, I have to admit, I understand where it comes from: fear. I feel it, too, as I move through Tel Aviv. I, too, eye the people I pass on the street, sizing them up. Forget about racial profiling -- I'm scared of everyone I don't know right now.

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

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Home

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...

This Is What the Palestinian Youth Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.

Frustration And Alienation In East Jerusalem Spotlight Latest Tension

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

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

Israel Is Reaping What It Has Sown

Mohammed Suliman | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
Mohammed Suliman

Violence does not occur in a vacuum, and any discussion of violence has to start with addressing the context in which it occurs. One is led to believe that Palestinians knife Israelis to death for no reason except hate. Palestinians are not madmen, though. We quickly forget and take no notice of the political context of violence which, it has been forewarned, would only make this new violence inevitable.

Between Abbas' Bombshell and Palestinian Firebombs

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Dr. Michael Laitman

Where do we go from here? I once saw a young couple in Tel-Aviv wearing T-shirts that caught my attention. The captions on both their shirts said simply, "If nothing goes right, unite!" "How clever," I thought. "With these few words they captured the essence of our problem and the road to its solution."

A Time For Some Summer Levity: A Conversation Between Netanyahu And Abbas

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The following conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is fictitious.

Q&A With Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Tom Teicholz

The general consensus of Jerusalemites I spoke with, including many who characterize Barkat's politics as "right-wing" compared to their own, feel that he has been a good mayor for Jerusalem, and that life is better in Jerusalem due to his administration.

Remember the Suffering of Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- With the prospects for an overall peace slipping farther and farther away, it is important not to forget the human element of this decades-old tragedy, especially that of Palestinians living as deportees within their own country or as refugees around the world.

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Youth Wielding Knife At Checkpoint

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM, April 25 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian youth on Saturday as he tried to attack them with a knife at a checkpoi...

Police: Palestinian Driver Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Frida...

Fiction, Violence, Propaganda: War, War and More War

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Greg Barrett

First it was Clint Eastwood and American Sniper. For the sake of educating myself on all things mainstream, I endured two hours of this peculiar Western devotion to fiction, violence and American exceptionalism.

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.

Arab-Jewish School, Symbol Of Jerusalem Co-Existence, Torched

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, police said on Sunday, targ...

The Battle for Jerusalem

David Hearst | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
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.

Thousands Mourn U.S.-Israeli Rabbi Killed In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli ra...

Armed Men Launch Deadly Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Reuters | MAAYAN LUBELL | Posted 01.17.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before bei...