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

Jacob Burns | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
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 10.23.2015 | World
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 | 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...

This Is What the Palestinian Youth Really Want

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
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 | World

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 10.16.2015 | World
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 09.21.2015 | Religion
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 08.31.2015 | World
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 07.24.2015 | World
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 05.20.2015 | World
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 | World

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

Police: Palestinian Driver Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

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 | Politics
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 | World

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 | 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.

Israel Vows Harsh Response To Synagogue Attack

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and sha...

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

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

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 | World

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

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...

Car Slams Into Jerusalem Crowd In Suspected Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A motorist rammed into pedestrians on a crowded Jerusalem street and then got out of his vehicle to attack people with ...

UN Chief Demands Israel Scrap East Jerusalem Settlement Plan

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Monday to scrap plans to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, ...

In Some Palestinian Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, Not Even 17 Liters of Water Per Day

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Hagai El-Ad

He who dared to ask that now-famous question is of course Mr. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament. So was Mr. Shulz's 70-to-17 liter water-consumption ratio a "blatant lie"? In actuality, for Palestinians in some neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, the situation can be much worse.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Netanyahu Announces New Settlements Hours After Prisoner Release

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday announced new construction in east Jerusalem — an area the Palestinians demand for their future ...