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Why Redefining Israel's History Poses Major Obstacle to True Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As I walk the streets of Jerusalem this Chanukah and see the flickering candles in the windows of Jewish homes, I think back to a time 2,000 years ago, when my ancestors here were denied their rights to follow Jewish tradition by the Syrian-Greeks who then occupied the land.

A Spiritual Night in Hebron

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The first thing you discover about the residents of Hebron, whom the world derisively describes as settlers, is their warmth, friendliness and hospitality.

Reese Erlich: "Stop using the word 'terrorist'"

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

Defining what a terrorist is and isn't is a major dilemma. What one may consider terrorism, another may consider resistance. So where does one draw ...

The West Bank: A Firsthand Look

Kate Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Lowenstein

Four days after the Gaza flotilla incident, I boarded a flight to Tel Aviv and made my way to Ramallah to visit a friend.

A Message to the West from Palestinian and Israeli Students

Allen Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allen Grossman

The Middle East is a complicated place, but some things are not complicated. It is not complicated to understand that many young people care not for politics, but only want a just life and a decent job.

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli Heritage or Jewish Heritage or Both?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The most worrisome aspect of the decision by the Israeli government to recognize various West Bank sites as part of Israel's heritage is the conflation of the state of Israel and the Jewish religion.

Tony Blair Assailed At Palestinian Mosque, Called A 'Terrorist'

Reuters | Sangwon Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair, the Middle East envoy for the "Quartet" of powers - the European Union, the United States, Russia and the United Nations, was assailed by ...

A Place at the Passover Table - for Pharoah

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It was late, maybe midnight When we opened the door for Elijah Fully expecting Aunt Ida, in sable. But it was Pharaoh that walked in to the wine and the whining.

Palestinian Youth Killed In Clash In Hebron

Yediot Ahronot | Efrat Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 14-year old Palestinian was killed Friday afternoon in Hebron in what was apparently a clash between stone-throwers and IDF soldiers....

Occupation 101: Hebron

J.D. Lasica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J.D. Lasica

The Israeli occupation is nowhere more evident than in the heart of this once thriving metropolis, whose hillsides hold 166,000 Palestinian residents but whose streets are a ghost town patrolled by the IDF.

A Drive Through The Occupied Territories

J.D. Lasica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J.D. Lasica

Western journalists typically skim along the surface of the Middle East, covering the day-to-day outrages. Here is a video that shows a slice of life in a troubled land on a single afternoon.

Israel's Military On Alert For Settler Violence

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel beefed up security throughout Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, bracing for new violence after the evacuation of a dispu...

Jewish Settlers Shoot Palestinians, B'Tselem Releases Graphic Video | Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has released graphic video footage showing settlers fighting with Palestinians in Hebron and shooting two men ...

West Bank Stories

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

If Israeli settlers can make property claims in East Jerusalem based on title deeds that pre-exist 1948, why can't Palestinians make similar claims in West Jerusalem?

Report: Abbas' Palestinian Forces Torturing Suspected Militants

The Globe and Mail | ADAM ENTOUS and ALASTAIR MACDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HEBRON, West Bank -- Forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Western-backed Palestinian president, are rounding up suspected Islamist activists and allegat...

Israeli Troops Drag Jewish Settlers From Hebron Building

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HEBRON, West Bank -- Israeli troops forcibly evicted about 200 hard-line Jewish settlers from a contested building in this volatile biblical city on T...

Israeli Riot Police Enter Restive West Bank City

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HEBRON, West Bank — Escalating aggression by extremist Israeli youths holed up in a disputed house in the biblical city of Hebron approached the...

Report: 40 Jewish Youth Rampage Through Palestinian Neighborhood

The Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rabbi Yigal Shandrapi, the head of Yeshuat Mordechai Yeshiva, is expected to be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for a rem...

School Worker Solicited Teen For Adult Movie: Police

Northwest Herald | Sarah Sutschek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alden-Hebron District 19 school officials tonight are expected to discuss the arrest of the district's technology director after police said he solici...